Friday, May 16, 2014

White Lunch at Roots

Last weekend we spent a delightful afternoon at Roots Restaurant in the Cradle of Humankind, celebrating Wiets’ uncle’s 69th birthday. We are big fans of Roots at Forum Homini, so much so that we got married there two years ago and I’ve blogged about it here and here. All the guests were dressed in white and the warm autumn weather allowed us to spend time soaking up the sun whilst sipping champagne. Beautiful venue, AMAZING food and great company made for an unforgettable lunch. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

We got married here two years ago :) 
(I was wearing the same shoes!)

Opera singer and live painting as entertainment.

Watermelon sorbet. Creative bread basket. Mini macaroon, honeycomb & coffee beans.

Duck liver parfait & mushroom velouté.

Scallops with squid ink, pickled cabbage, roasted cucumber, apple pureé and caviar. 
Served with Jordan Riesling 2013.

Smoked Silver kob (kabeljou), butter poached lobster, fried foie gras, macadamia nuts & pears. 
Served with Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2013.

Brothers & sisters.

Duck breast, duck cannelloni, smoked cocoa bean pureé, tomato jelly, orange & leeks. 
Served with Cederberg Merlot Shiraz 2010.

Fillet, short rib, braised fennel, watercress velouté & cauliflower pureé. 
Served with Springfield Wholeberry 2012.

 Wild berry crumble, berry & nut salad, Cassis ice cream, hazelnut & rose mousse. 
Served with Simonsig Gewurztraminer 2013.

Cheese plate. Tanglewood, Junior & Kilimanjaro, herb bread, raisin chutney. 
Gruyère & goats cheese. 
Served with De Krans Cape Ruby NV.

The birthday cake

The white party

If you want to die and go to foodie heaven, do yourself a favour and pay Roots a visit. 
And if you want to make it even more special, spend the night at the Forum Homini Hotel 
– the rooms are just fabulous!

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