Since writing this review, Husk has relocated to a stunning venue, right on Beach Road. We last visited when they were still in the industrial area. A little gem of a place, that I wish the best of luck to in their permanent space.
Last year December I asked Gerhard how he found himself in our small corner of the world, creating street food meals. Originally from Pretoria, he felt the need to spread his wings and make his own dishes. Rather than doing what a head chef wanted, his creative juices needed an outlet. And this came in the form of Husk Eatery in the vibrant neighbourhood of Woodstock. When the building was put up for sale by the owner, Gerhard decided a move was needed. And as he was friendly with the owner of Late Bloomer Wines, a collaboration was the next logical move.
Late Bloomer Wines
Fanie moved into an old brewery in Gordons Bay in his 50’s hence the name Late Bloomer. The winery soon expanded, and the space was perfect for a few tables, good coffee service, and meals. The marriage of the wines and the food was a perfect fit for Gerhard and his passion for creating unique plates of food could be served alongside Fanie’s interestingly named wines.
The move to Beach Road
In July, Husk made the move to a larger venue in Beach Road Gordons Bay. The restaurant is the perfect spot in summer to catch the magnificent sunsets. And in winter one can sit inside and enjoy a heart warming meal.
Gerhard started off with a small blackboard menu, guaranteeing freshness of ingredients. In the new space they are offering a small a la carte menu which includes pizzas. They have taken over an old pizzeria and are making the best use of the pizza oven. Not only for pizzas, but to slow cook meat. The original blackboard menu will be available at the end of each month. Dave and I went for dinner in December and ordered one of everything from the menu, sharing each plate as we went along. We did the same when we went for lunch with friends. Given how many of the dishes sound delicious, this is really a great way to go.
Two lunches in a row
When we went for lunch with my parents Dave and I shared the Soft Shell Crab Burger with Coleslaw (R165) and the Smoked Angel Fish with a Sauce Vierge (R120). This was the first time we had tried soft shell crab and it was really good. I love smoked angel fish, and the dish did not let me down. My parents had the 300g Rib eye with a Green Peppercorn Sauce (R180). My mom left two slices for us to take home, and this was one of the most tender rib eye steaks I have ever had, eating out. The following weekend I went for lunch with a friend. Because the bun on my crab burger had been so good, I ordered the Smash Beef Burger (R150). Erica decided on the same, and ordered one to go it was that excellent.
Contact them on +27 79 693 3909 – bookings are recommended.
View the previous posts on August 3:
- 2022: July 2022 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2020: Sourdough Chocolate Cake
- 2018: Chocolate Tiffin
- 2016: July 2016 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2015: Chocolate Soufflés
- 2012: Ambrosia Custard
- 2011: Chilli Plants