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table des amis; la suite

a convivial & deliciously informal dinner experience   a glass of rickety bridge sauvignon blanc 2019 on arrival   starters for the table: warm, whole sourdough ciabatta with whipped beurre noisette braised lamb & almond spring rolls, tahina & harissa dip tomato tart with basil and ricotta wild rocket & crunchy cos with parmesan dressing […]

The people in our lives: Aaron lemon

When Aaron Lemon dreamt of being a sportsman growing up in Zimbabwe, he never imagined that he would end up at the Foodbarn!!  “I left Zim when I was 18 to pursue my education in South Africa. When I got here, I realized that this was not possible and the cost of studies was beyond […]

The people in our lives (Aunty) Caroline Daniels

Caroline Daniels walks with purpose through the parking lot and into the Foodbarn Deli. She is carrying precious cargo; the freshly baked goodies she is going to stack lovingly on the shelves. You can spot Caroline with her brightly coloured tights from a mile. Aunty Caroline is THE darling of the Deli. She makes the […]

table des amis

“Breaking bread” has, for centuries been a symbol of fellowship and an expression which is used to suggest that the people doing it “have something in common” … a sense of community if you will. This is how we roll in the Valley and the Table des Amis (table of friends) is our way of […]

Wine Wednesday: May 29th

on arrival:  Eikendal rosé ~ crunchy fish taco with cauliflower & lime mousseline, smoked chili & chickpeas Eikendal Sauvignon blanc 2018 ~ poached baby leeks, pecorino sauce, poached egg, black pepper Eikendal Chardonnay 2017 ~ grilled duck breast, potato croquette, roasted jus with cabernet Eikendal Classique 2015 ~ sourdough, caramelised onion and raclette “tartine” Eikendal […]

The people in our lives: Gladys Mhlekwa

I walk outside in to the courtyard and find Gladys Mhlekwa washing the restaurant chairs.I take a chair and tell her that I would like to know more about her. Gladys giggles an infectious giggle of a young girl and starts telling me about herself.“I used to work at the KFC in Fish Hoek and […]

The people in our lives: Aubrey Batala

Aubrey Batala gets up at 2am every morning and his first thought is whether or not his car is still in the driveway. “After I check my car, I get ready for work”. Aubrey is a baker at The Foodbarn and has been a part of the team since this business started in 2006. “I […]

The people in our lives: James Zvinanamo

Nelson Mandela said: “My country is rich in minerals and gems that lie beneath its soil, but I have always known that its greatest wealth is its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds.” The Foodbarn Family is a huge part of what makes this business. We would like to acknowledge these gems and […]

wine wednesday March 2019

wine wednesday @ tapas 20th March 2019 @ 18h30 menu classic caprese: buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil & vinegar foodbarn rosé (grenache, shiraz,  cab franc) ~ moules marinière; steamed with white wine, garlic cream & parsley foodbarn house white 2017 (sauvignon blanc / semillon) ~ soft fish taco with crunchy cabbage, tomato and 48 […]