Fodor's Expert Review Roggeland

$$$ Paarl Eclectic

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

For an unforgettable Cape experience, make a beeline for this glorious Cape Dutch manor house on a farm outside Paarl. Meals are long, languid rituals, whether it's an alfresco lunch in the garden or a four-course dinner in the 18th-century dining room. The menu changes daily, but you might start with sweet-corn soup with cilantro cream followed by trout fillet on handmade pasta with a basil sabayon. A main course of lamb loin comes teamed with roasted butternut and shallots in muscadel, with an indigenous malva pudding with a rooibos-tea mousse as the finale. This feast is priced at R240 and includes a different wine with each course.

Eclectic $$$

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Paarl, Western Cape  7646, South Africa

021-868–2501

www.roggeland.co.za

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