Monday, February 6, 2012
Brilliant Winelands deli at Vrede en Lust
After an awesome weekend at Up The Creek, we headed to Backsberg yesterday afternoon for the evening picnic concerts (http://backsberg.co.za/picnicconcerts/). However, what we didn't realise was that the picnics had to be pre ordered, and no food was for sale, save some lamb burgers.
So we went off in search of some picnic fare, and just down the road on our way to Franschhoek, we stumbled a big sign that said 'deli', at Vrede en Lust (www.vnl.co.za).
The deli falls under the Cotage fromage country bistro and deli at the entrance of the estate.
Relieved that we didn't need to mission very far, we went inside to check it out.
I ended up spending R220, which got us the following delectable local produce: goats milk chabris, fresh rye loaf with citrus bits, Bos ice teas, olives with chilli and garlic, a packet of Richard Bosman's salami vino, pickled onions and flavoured water. It was more than enough food for two people.
Other items found in the deli include olive oils, local specialty chocolate and various relishes.
Do yourself a favour and get in touch with Richard (richardbosman.co.za). His superb quality cured meats won't let you down.