01/07/2014

Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary | Mount Nelson Restaurant




Our tradition is to attend the Mount Nelson Hotel for our anniversary (firstly as we were married at this beautiful venue in 2012 but secondly it takes the hassle out of deciding where to go!) so on Monday, 30 June 2014, we spend our second anniversary enjoying a wonderful meal at the Planet Restaurant. We love it as we always go early and have a few drinks at the Planet Bar.

This is also a fantastic venue for their very traditional English Afternoon Tea not too be missed, serving savoury goodies at the table where you sit and sweet perfections on a huge table in the middle of the classic dining room. With an astonishing selection of teas, you will find sometthing for everyone!

Over the last 2 years the Mount Nelson have changed their menu to include more and more traditional meals and therefore we ended up having Lamb and "Cape-pondweed Bredie" (better known as waterblommetjie bredie) which is a almost like a green bean stew but with a local plant and springbok being a very popular game. For dessert we had Amarula Panna Cotta, Amarula also being a local cream liquor. The starters were amazing as instead of ordering from the normal menu, we ordered our starters from the tapas menu and each tapa is served with a cognac that compliments the particular dish. We unfortunately dived into the tapas before I could take a picture but what I can say is  the chicken was falling of the bone and the little mushroom tarts are a particular favourite of mine.

Here is the menu: 

Starters
Mushroom empanadas |R65
Served with Savingnac 1999 Pot Still

Peri Peri chicken wings|R85
Served with Joseph Barry 10yr old Cape Pot Still


Mains


Lamb noisette

Cape-pondweed bredie with fresh peas and braised mini shank,
lamb kidney pie|R170


Nut and seed crusted springbok loin

with spätzle, crispy chakalaka croquette and a roasted carrot purée|R185 


Desserts


Bananas!
banana caramel tart with caramelia mousse,
pot au crème and banana caramel ice-cream|R75 


Amarula Panna Cotta

coconut cake, pecan nut crisp, vanilla ice cream|R75 
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