On Saturday 21 November, Jordan launched their brand-new restaurant at their Summer Festival event. Now as a rule I do not visit newly opened restaurants until after a month or so, to allow for inevitable teething problems. However, the combination of Gary and Kathy Jordan with George Jardine sealed the deal and I happily booked a table for three.
Lunch was cleverly structured, with guests pre-ordering their Main course dish – the Butter and Thyme roasted line fish with crushed broad beans, wilted spinach and buerre blanc OR Tannie Christal’s Overberg lamb from the wood fired oven and the coals.
A selection of Starters were presented on oak staves and included the house Foccacia, Chicken liver and pork belly terrine with apple puree, Salt and sugar cured Springbok with watercress and parmesan, barrel smoked Salmon with sauce gribiche.
There were two dessert choices – the vanilla panna cotta with macerated raspberries and millefera Noble Late Harvest sorbet or a cheese board.
The wines as always were delicious and in particular the 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay. It has a residual sugar of 3,7g/l which offers a rounded, smooth mouthfeel. The wine has undergone malolactic fermentation and was left on the lees for 4 months resulting in a well balanced wine. Definitely one for the ABC club to get to grips with these summer holidays! The cellar-door price is R59.00.
To view the full range of Jordan wines and for additional info on their new restaurant visit Jordan at www.jordan.com