We had to go to Stellenbosch for business on Friday. Of course we had to have lunch as it was Friday, our day for exploring Cape Town.
Stellenbosch, for me, will always be a very special town to visit. The sounds, the smell of bread baking, bicycles (yes, I was almost hit by one on Friday), students, beautiful old buildings, bistros and coffee shops, tourists with cameras and many more always remind me of France.
Before we left for Stellenbosch, Deon had a look at restaurant reviews on Tripadvisor and as Oppiedorp on 137 Dorp Street received good reviews, we decided that we would give it a try. We were seated at a table outside on the pretty vine-covered patio. It was soon clear that the restaurant was quite popular, as the tables were almost all booked.
Meat lovers would appreciate the menu, as there are a variety of meats to choose from like Sirloin, Fillet, Venison or Lamb. Unfortunately there is only one chicken dish on the menu, so I had to settle for the Deboned Chicken Breast, stuffed with olives, Danish feta and fresh spinach, oven baked and topped with a creamy white wine and herb sauce. It was a bit too long in the oven, but it was creatively plated, which won me over.
Deon was more fortunate, as he ordered the Deboned, Grilled Duck Breast which was grilled medium, topped with litchi vinaigrette, caramelized onions and a berry port reduction. It was served with a crisp cabbage and carrot veggie dish and potato chips.
After coffee (Deon) and a Don Pedro (Sandra), we strolled back to the car and drove back home, both thinking quietly how fortunate we are to live in beautiful Cape Town.