Café Fleur takes its inspiration from the stunning gardens at Vergelegen Wine Estate. Situated in what was previously Camphors, the space is now bright with a floral theme, and the menu is classically French. I was invited to attend a luncheon at Café Fleur as part of an introduction to the new winemaker at the estate.
My Lunch At Café Fleur
My lunch started with the classical French onion soup which was served with a Gruyère Cheese Croute (R135). This is one of the most amazing French onion soups I have had. In fact, it could rival the one I had in Paris in 2019! My main course was the French duck breast (R275), which was overdone for my preference. The reason I chose this dish is that it came with roasted farm plums and I wanted to see how that married with the duck. This was a good accompaniment for the duck together with the sides of potato Anna and vegetables. Carrie and I chose to share two desserts. The apple tarte tatin (R95) was sweet and served with French vanilla ice cream. My first choice was the Vergelegen cheese board (R125) which to me would be the perfect end to a meal.
Visit Café Fleur
They are open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday from 12h00 and for dinner Friday and Saturday from 18h00. Bookings are essential and you can contact them on +27 21 847 2111.
Disclosure: I was an invited guest and did not pay for my meal. A blog post about my experience was not requested. My thanks to Judy Bryant from Meropa for the opportunity to meet the winemaker and have lunch at Café Fleur.
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- 2018: Glenmorangie Long Zest
- 2016: Claire Allen Answers Questions For The Blog
- 2015: Charlotte Russe
- 2013: Tandy’s Smoker Challenge
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- 2011: Tuna Lasagne
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