new wine label: the brief

here is some direction …

this process must not be too serious … have some fun; we recommend wine be consumed as part of the process, preferably with some delicious nibbles

how big?  up-to-you but it should be cost effective

which way up?  up-to-you

by when?  Wednesday 22nd October 2014

what do you need to send us?  pdf or jpeg file of your label (email to

winner announced?  Friday 31st October 2014

our logo needs to be included somewhere on the label

we are looking for something that encapsulates the Foodbarn brand … delicious, rustic / rural, fun, a little out there …

one label will be used across our range of wines; we will handwrite the name of each wine (Noordelicious), the varietals (Sauvignon Blanc, etc) and the Vintage (2012, 2014 … )

prize: week-end Foodbarn experience which will include a night @ the de Noordhoek hotel, lunch, dinner and breakies at our restaurants in the Village


We are looking for a new receptionist

To start as soon as possible, the successful applicant will be responsible for:

Meeting and greeting guests, suppliers, and other visitors to the restaurant

Answering and forwarding phone calls

Answering and forwarding emails

Taking reservations using our online reservation system

Capturing supplier invoices

You will need great people skills, patience, be well organised, friendly and able to deal with sometimes difficult guests.

Please forward up-to-date CV to

Chenin, Chenin, glorious Chenin


We love this varietal and there are always at least three on our various wine lists. There are also a bunch of visionary wine makers that are producing Chenin Blanc wines of remarkable quality. This is evident in the number of celebrations of this varietal we are seeing. The latest one was the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge of 2014 recently held at the Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch. Neil Pendock’s Top Ten Terroir Chenin Blancs held earlier this year looks at this wine from a unique angle; he announced a terroir driven Top 10.

We are going to celebrate this delicious wine varietal by showcasing some of the Chenin we have had on our various lists over the past while with one or two thrown in for good measure which we have never tasted before. In true Foodbarn style, there will be food paired with each wine; is there any other way to drink wine?

When: Wednesday 10th September from 6pm

Cost: R300 which includes all the wine and the food

We will taste wines from Adi Badenhorst (Secateurs), Raats, KWV, Beaumont, Neil Patterson and Remhoogte

As always, we look forward to spoiling you.


all creatures great and small

free range chickens

We are always looking for ways to better ourselves in the world of free range, organic and sustainable products. Even though we have come a long way, we are very proud to be associated with companies like Solitaire Free Range Eggs.

Solitaire Free Range Farm in the Hemel en Aarde Valley, pride themselves in the products from truly happy, free roaming hens that wonder around during the day, outside their hen house.

We believe that happy animals provide us with a better quality product. Solitaire hens are fed on a varied vegetarian diet of good quality grains and pulses that contain no colorants, preservatives or animal by-products. Their hens are exposed to exercise and sunshine and are treated humanely at all times.

Our hearts are warmed when we can provide a product that is sourced from companies that care how animals are treated.

If you consider that our Deli uses approximately 10500 eggs per month, we believe we are making a difference and companies like Solitaire are helping us to do so.

Check them out on Facebook or alternatively visit their website at




1 block of butter (melted and kept hot)

4 egg yolks

Salt and lemon juice to taste

Hot water


-Whisk egg yolks, salt and lemon juice until thick and mousse like over a bowl of hot water

-slowly drizzle in the hot butter and keep whisking


We serve this hollandaise sauce with our delicious Eggs benedict.

feast at home eBook

Is now available …

Check all the websites; at the time of posting, Kalahari was a lot cheaper

There are a few hard copies available at … Yuppiechef

feast at home