Celebrate a Baa-Baa-licious Braai Day with Reuben Riffel

Chef Reuben Riffel in action.
Chef Reuben Riffel in action.

Flex your braai-ceps on a Cape sheep farm

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Braai buffs and grill enthusiasts can join celebrity chef Reuben Riffel for a baa-baa-licious celebration at the charming Bartholomeus Klip in the Riebeek Valley, when he will fire up a Terroir to Table feast in preparation for National Braai Day on Saturday, 13 September.

Set on one of the biggest wheat and sheep farms in the Western Cape that includes a 10,000 hectare private nature reserve, Bartholomeus Klip – a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town – is the perfect retreat for one to get up close and comfortable with the gourmet side of the grill, whilst escaping the hustle and bustle with friends and family.

Reuben will be joined by resident chef and author, Louise Gillett, to share sumptuous tastes and tricks straight from the open fire and together this blazing duo will let guests in on a few smokin’ hot secrets to master this ultimate South African pastime. 

“Whether you are a seasoned ‘braaistro’ or a roasting rookie, it is your ticket to brush up on your skills and indulge in pure bucolic bliss while we celebrate our common heritage. It’s a fun, carefree day out for the whole family fuelled with the excitement of the daily operations of a working farm,” shares Chef Louise Gillett, who will sizzle with a few dishes from her award-winning cookbook, Life on a Cape Farm, on the day.

From venison wors; West Coast fish; award-winning wines, and kids running wild to weird and wonderful side dishes; gumboots; sun hats, and friendly chitchats at the long table. This pre-Braai Day bash is hosted by Food Routes – SA’s first online Foodie Holidays and Tours specialist – and includes interactive cooking demos by the chefs, a tantalizing array of produce unique to the area and a four course al fresco lunch.

Guests will tuck into a hearty spread ranging from savoury appetizers to flame-kissed dessert delights – all and all a memorable Terroir to Table indulgence not to be missed.

Foodie firebugs will also be able to flex their own braai-ceps on the day during a team challenge when each group will have to create a braai-inspired starter from a mystery box of simple ingredients.

The exclusive Terroir to Table Braai Day at Bartholomeus Klip costs R385 per adult and includes the lunch and wine on the day. Kids between 6 and 12 years cost R185; kids five years and younger are free. There will also be lots of exciting attractions to keep the little ones busy.

Pre-bookings are essential as seating is limited. The country fun starts at 12h00.

The tranquil Bartholomeus Klip, which features a supremely comfortable five-room farmhouse and a self catering Wild Olive House & Cottage set beneath a spectacular mountain range, invites guests to make a Braai Weekend of it with special accommodation rates on offer for the weekend of 12- 14 September.

To book your seat at the Terroir to Table Braai Day or for more information regarding the special stay and play packages on offer at Bartholomeus Klip contact Food Routes at Tel: 082 542 7566 or send an email to reservations@foodroutes.co.za. Also visit www.foodroutes.co.za and www.bartholomeusklip.com.

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