Once apon a time in a land far, far away.... okay I am over reacting, Stellenbosch is not that far, us Cape Townians are just spoiled, because we don't have to travel too far to have a wonderful time. Do even Though the drive was about an hour from the Southern Suburbs, my wonderful partner, let's me know at about 11am that he needs to watch an important game at 12 lunch time and I had made a booking for 1 pm. Needless to say that because of that, we were only able to get to the restaurant just after 3pm! Obviously I let them know, I am not that awful, but I felt so bad, because they had kept the kitchen open for us, even though it closes at 3 for lunch (so that they can start prepping for supper). Yet, they kept it open for us. Customer service at its finest and it's not like they had to, because this place was vibrant, with tables filled with families enjoying the view of the mountains, with children playing on the cool jungle gym and chasing ducks into the dam right in front of us. Picture perfect and yet also intimate for couples wanting to enjoy a day out. They also do wine tasting and the owner gets involved in the kitchen as well. It helps to have an owner who is also an epic chef. Yet, he is so humble and sends our foodie compliments to his staff, who he says are the ones who make his meal offerings come to life. From starters El desserts, we savoured them all. I had the creamy cauliflower soup, which tasted like more and more, however, I couldn't be a glutton and ask for more, because I knew j had a line fish mains to get through as well and I am glad I resisted the urge, because even though I am not much of a line fish lover, this one was done to perfection and the seafood risotto that accompanied the fish was heaven! I also tried my first ever coffee souffle, which was yummy too.
I loved our time at Mont Marie. I call places like this, the secret garden, because I had to search to find you and I am glad I did. Easy to google map though!!!
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