Avoid restaurant set menu panic and pick somewhere comfortable and classy to celebrate your Mom, this Mother’s Day.
Celebration meals don’t have to be fine dining experiences – they’re as much about the people you’re sharing the meal with as the meal itself. If you’re looking to celebrate the most special lady in your life, look out for a restaurant that reflects what she means to you – whether it’s a family-style sharing feast, or a fabulous art exhibit on a plate.
Taste of Home
The unique mix of cultures that have informed everything about Cape Town – from its architecture to its culture and its food, come together in the kitchen at Upper Bloem in Greenpoint.
Chef Andre Hill – formerly of La Mouette and now a partner in Upper Bloem with the former’s Chef Patron Henry Vigar – and his team put together small-plate offerings that make the most of the Cape’s seasonal produce. Traditional South African dishes get modern reinterpretations with flourishes of fine dining technique, without ever forgetting their roots or the heartwarming elements that mark them out as homegrown staples.
Level Four Restaurant atop the 54 on Bath hotel is notable for a couple of Mom-friendly reasons. First of all, the view… While the growth of Rosebank has seen plenty of apartment blocks going up around the hotel, they haven’t interrupted the beautiful sunset views from the deck of the restaurant and the adjoining Perrier-Jouët Champagne Bar.
Start with a glass of something bubbly on the terrace and watch the sun set, before heading inside to enjoy Executive chef Matthew Foxon’s innovative, bold food – or keep it simple with an Afternoon Tea with all the trimmings.
9th Avenue Bistro in Morningside, Durban is owned and run by jet-setting couple Graham & Gina Neilson, who have worked in top establishments around the world.
The warm, modern and unpretentious venue serves fresh, creative cuisine with a focus on seasonality and sustainability. Issuing forth from the kitchen is a mix of modern interpretations of bistro classics, and some pretty cutting-edge experimental dishes. Their wine list is always interesting too, with a focus on boutique SA wineries and several international options.
Warwick Wine Estate lays on beautiful gourmet picnics, matched with their stunning wines, on one of the most beautiful properties in Stellenbosch.
Settle down on the rolling lawns, in the classically-styled Forest Courtyard, sophisticated Picnic Pods, the shaded Deck, or The Penthouse – with its staggeringly-beautiful 360-degree views of the winelands and enjoy a selection of salads, charcuterie, cheeses, homemade bread and tempting desserts. There are also healthy kid-friendly picnic options and a beautiful Vegetarian basket.
Warwick is one of the sponsors of the R200 000 worth of prizes up for grabs in the www.mothers-day.co.za competition. Enter now and you could score some epic prizes from them, UCOOK, Volva, Life Grand Café, Dainty Bess, Mally Bags, Black Betty, Travelstart, Zana, Ludwig’s Roses and more!