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Mont Rochelle

South Africa

Dining at Mont Rochelle

There are two restaurants at Mont Rochelle including the Country Kitchen which joins up to our wine cellar – it’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine. Our main restaurant, Miko, is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including for those special occasions and delicious Sunday roast lunches. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sun set.

MIKO Restaurant

At Mont Rochelle the food served is a blend of international dishes with a healthy nod to the varied nature of South Africa cuisine, paired naturally with some superb local vintages. Miko is our main restaurant located in the hotel's Manor House.

For Miko reservations you can reserve online by using the booking engine to the right, or contact us directly: reception@montrochelle.virgin.com | Tel: +27 21 876 2770

Open 7 days a week
Breakfast: 7am – 10:30am
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 7pm – 9:30pm

Miko Breakfast Menu

Please note this is a sample menu only and is subject to change and availability.

COLD BUFFET

Assorted cold meats
Selection of fruit compotes
Local cheeses with fruit preserves and crackers
Seasonal fruit salad
Assorted smoked fish
Cut fresh fruit
Selection of yoghurts
Cereals and muesli (N)
Pastries, muffins, croissants and fruit bread (N)
Assorted homemade jams
Selection of fruit juices

FROM THE KITCHEN

Country Style
Scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, roast vine tomatoes, rocket and Parmesan cheese on char-grilled ciabatta

Twice-baked Cheese Soufflé
Mushroom sauce, bacon and creamed spinach

Eggs Benedict
Ham and soft poached eggs on a toasted English muffin with Hollandaise sauce
or Eggs Florentine – with spinach (V)
or Eggs Royale – with smoked salmon

Smoked Salmon and Avocado
Thinly sliced Three Streams smoked salmon, ripe avocado, rocket and lemon crème fraiche

The Full English
Two eggs cooked to your liking served with crispy bacon, beef or pork chipolatas, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans and grilled tomato – with or without black pudding

Miko Pan Perdu
Lemon French toast, stewed apricots, toasted almonds and salted butter caramel cream (V)(N)

Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled egg, bacon, spicy tomato relish, fresh coriander and cheddar cheese rolled in a soft flour tortilla

American Style Pancakes or Traditional French Toast with:
Blueberries, vanilla syrup and toasted pecan nuts (V)(N)
or
Crispy bacon and maple syrup

Moroccan Style Frittata
Tagine omelette served with spicy beef sausage, green olives, red onions, baby tomatoes, cream cheese and fresh coriander – vegetarian option available without beef sausage

Traditional Country Porridge
Cinnamon, raisins and honey (V)

Full breakfast – R245
Hot Breakfast – R165
Cold breakfast – R165

All of the above options are per person and include tea/coffee and fruit juice.
(V) denotes vegetarian dishes. (N) indicates a dish contains nuts. If you have any specific dietary requirements, and in particular any food allergies, please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible. Our chefs work with as many local suppliers as possible to reduce the amount of ‘food miles’ before dishes arrive at your table. We’re also careful not to use any endangered species of fish and aim to use those approved by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Miko Menu

Please note this is a sample menu only and is subject to change and availability.

STARTERS

Crispy smoked paprika squid (F) (M) R120
Served with saffron aioli, confit tomatoes, chorizo and coriander oil

Rooibos smoked kudu (M) R130
Served with creamy truffle leeks, porcini dust and crisp basil

MIKO salad (V) (Mu) R100
Pea mousse, foraged leaves, pickled red onion, olive cheeks and shaved fennel dressed with marjoram dressing

Pumpkin and sage soup (V) (N) (G) R85
Served with chestnut tapenade, garlic wafers and crispy kale

Beef tartar (M) (G) (Sp) R115
Served with capers, Chinese 7 spice, caper berries, Japanese mayo and crispy brioche

Pork cheek and prune terrine (Mu) (Sp) R95
Served with carrot BBQ sauce, quince carpaccio, kale and honey mustard dressing

Cape Malay spiced prawns (Cr) (E) R150
Served with tomato and grapefruit tartar, mango atchar aioli and coriander served with sweet potatoes

MAINS

Pan fried kob (F) (M) (Sp) R195
Served with pea and west coast mussel fricassee, lime marinated tomatoes and cos, crispy nori

Bobotie spice chicken (M) (Sp) (G) R170
Served with cauliflower purée, crispy sweet potato, sultanas and potato croquette with a chorizo cream

Northwest venison loin (G) R270
Served with beef fat potatoes, cumin spiced apple purée, sago beetroot wafers and brussel sprouts, gooseberry jus

Oak valley pork loin (G) R190
Served with garlic creamed potatoes, elderflower glazed bok choy, parsley coulis and onion crisp granola

Butternut and rosemary cured canneloni (V) (M) (G) (M) R165
Served with parsley and garlic cream, pickled beetroot, parmesan, foraged leaves and pine tree oil

Beef fillet (G) (Mu) (Sp) R265
Served with bone marrow and mustard crust, beef short rib croquette, pea purée, shiraz onions, HP gel and straw wine jus

Franschhoek salmon trout (F) (E) (M) (Sp) R185
Beetroot purée, tenderstem broccoli, poached egg and lime crème fraîche

SIMPLY GRILLED

Beef fillet R180
Ostrich R170
Seabass (F) R175
Venison R180
Norwegian salmon (F) R190

Choose port jus, gooseberry jus or lemon butter sauce to accompany your grill (C) (M)

SIDE ORDERS R45

Mash, bacon and gravy (Sp) (M) (C)
Fine beans & almonds (V) (N)
Garden salad (V)
Seasonal vegetables (V)
Rosemary salted skinny fries (V) (Sp)

DESSERTS

Carrot cake (G) (M) (E) (M R75
Served with cream cheese icing, pineapple compote, cinnamon and condensed milk ice cream

Chocolate fondant (G) (N) R90
Served with frangelico ice cream, raspberry leather and rustic truffle

Strawberry steri stumpie mousse (N) (M) (Sp) R90
Served with cranberry, white chocolate and pistachio bark, cranberry gel, mebos gummies

Local cheeseboard (M) (N) (G) (Sp) R125
Goats cheese, gorgonzola and mature cheddar served with chilli and sultana chutney, preserved figs and homemade crackers

Seasonal fruit R80
Selection of seasonal fruit, sorbet of the day

Chocolate and walnut brownie (M) (G) (N) (E) R75
Banana fudge crumble, caramel sauce and rocky road ice cream

Banoffee cheesecake (G) R75
Served with ginger crumble, honeycomb, lemon curd and rum roasted banana gel

(C) Celery (CI) Cereals with gluten (CR) Crustacean (E) Eggs (F) Fish (L) Lupin (G) Gluten (M) Milk (Mo) Molluscs (Mu) Mustard (N) Nuts (P) Peanuts (Ss) Sesame (S) Soya (Sp) Sulphur Dioxide (V) Vegetarian. If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, and in particular any food allergies, please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

Sunday lunch

Three Courses: R375.00 per person

Available for Sunday lunch service only

STARTERS

Curried butternut and cinnamon soup, crispy roosterkoek croutons and coriander oil
(Sp)(G)M) (V)

Double baked smoked snoek soufflé, smoked tomato fondue, orange and rocket salad
(F)(E)(Sp)(G)(M)

Traditional “skilpadjies” with bacon muesli, roasted apples and Mrs Balls jus
(M)(Sp)(C)(G)

MAINS

Butternut and feta cannelloni with parsley and garlic cream, sweet potato and baby beets
(E)(M)(V)

Pan fried line fish with Marsala butter, confit tomato and coriander salsa, tempura turmeric
spinach and coriander butter sauce (F)(Sp)(G)

Roasts
All roasts are served with roasted rosemary potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Roast sirloin of beef with mustard and parsley crust, Yorkshire pudding and creamed
horseradish, pan gravy (M)(G)(E)(Sp)(M)

Roast pork belly with crackling with sweet potato crisps, apple and sage compote, caramelised
onion gravy (Sp)(G)

Roast honey and thyme baby chicken with salsa verde, bread sauce and cranberry chutney
(Sp)(G)(M)

DESSERTS

South African sago pudding with cinnamon crumble, fynbos honey tuiles (E)(M)(G)(Sp)

Cape vinegar pudding, apricot compote and condensed milk ice cream (E)(M)(G)(Sp)

Selection of ice cream or sorbets (E)(M)(Sp)

(C) Celery (CI) Cereals with gluten (CR) Crustacean (E) Eggs (F) Fish (L) Lupin (G) Gluten (M) Milk (Mo) Molluscs (Mu) Mustard (N) Nuts (P) Peanuts (Ss) Sesame (S) Soya (Sp) Sulphur Dioxide (V) Vegetarian. If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, and in particular any food allergies, please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possi

White, Sparkling & Rosé

HOUSE WHITES

• Little Rock Blanc 2015 R65/R195
A very fresh, clean wine. Pale straw green in colour and has a delicate peach and citrus profile
• Sauvignon Blanc 2016 R80/R240
Pale straw with green tinges the wine displays a mix of tropical fruit characters on the nose. The lively palate exhibits hints of passion fruit, pineapple and limes and has a fresh citrus finish
• Chardonnay 2014 R85/R285
Expressive nose of peach and orange zest, intelligent vanilla-oak flavor. Full and rich, butterscotch and lemon rind
• Mont Rochelle Miko White 2015 R745
Beautiful stone fruit nuances and lovely fresh citrus and lime tones including butterscotch and orange peel aromas. The palate is complex and well balanced by a finely judged and elegant toasty oak component

CHAMPAGNE

The original from France...
• GH Mumm Rose R1595
• GH Mumm Brut R1255
• GH Mumm Demi-Sec R1368
• Taittinger Brut Reserve R1595
• Laurent-Perrier Brut R1485
• Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut R1540
• Billecart-Salmon Rosé R2510
• Laurent-Perrier Rosé R2510
• Guy Charbaut R1085
• Krug Grand Cuve R3420
• Louis Roederer Vintage Brut R1370
• Moet et Chardon Brut Imperial R1085

METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE

South African sparkling wines - you can't call it champagne, but the quality is at least its equal...
• Pierre Jourdan Cuvée Belle Rosé (Franschoek) R115/R345
• Pierre Jordan Brut (Franschoek) R115/R345
• Graham Beck Brut Rosé (Franschoek) R145/R435
• Graham Beck Brut (Franschoek) R135/R400
• Krone Cuvée Rosé (Tulbach) R145/R435
• Krone Cuvée Brut (Tulbach) R120/R355
• Moreson Solitaire Blanc de Blanc (Franschoek) R160/R480
• Le lude Brut (Franschoek) R155/R470
• Le lude Brut Rose (Franschoek) R155/R470
• Colmant Brut Reserve (Franschoek) R155/R470

WHITE

SAUVIGNON BLANC
• Vergelegen 2015 Somerset West R95/R295
Bouquet of pear and green apple, fresh finish.
• Springfield Life from Stone 2016 Robertson R285
A great wine with unmatched complexity
• Spioenkop 2013 R345
A wine with a high natural acid leaving a fresh, clean after-taste following a beautifully silky, round palate
• Steenberg 2016 Constantia R95/R285
A complex nose of Green peppers and tropical notes opening up to beautiful Asparagus flavours.

CHARDONNAY
• Eikehof 2016 Franschhoek R70/R205
A full, rich, creamy feel on the palate of almonds and vanilla with a lingering aftertaste of smoky peach and citrus
• Mulderbosch 2015 Stellenbosch R110/R320
A wine with homely aromas reminiscent of hot buttered toast, marmalade, oatmeal and vanilla pod
• Thelema 2014 Stellenbosch R405
Complex yeasty wooded flavours with flavours of marmalade
• Hamilton Russell 2015 Hermanus R820
An elegant yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality

CHENIN BLANC
• Mulderbosch Steen op Hout 2016 Stellenbosch R80/R235
Peach aromas, juicy flavours, 10% oaked for extra bounce.
• Raats Family Original 2016 Stellenbosch R270
A subtle yet distinct wine with great minerality and citrus flavours
• Jean Daneel Signature 2014 Napier R515
Notes of lime, butterscotch, honeysuckle, baked apples and dried apricot
• Mullinuex Kloof Street 2016 Swartland R285
Pale straw in colour, this wine has a nose of sun ripened pears and wet granite. The palate has a vibrant acidity balanced by a soft, round texture and some pithy character

SEMILLON
• Landau du Val 2013 Franschhoek R640
Private selection, beeswax and lemon marmalade, dry and rich palate
• Boekenhoutskloof 2014 Franschhoek R565
Lively pear, citrus zest, freshly cut apple and blossom on the nose with attractive, wet stone, spiced oak and nutty undertones
• Cederburg Ghost Corner R480
An aromatic Semillon displaying aromas of green fig, white fruit and nettles characteristic of the cool climate in Elim. A distinct minerality with a slight earthiness on the nose that follows through onto the palate. A small amount of French oak adds a hint of smokiness leading to a creamy palate with a crisp acidity
• Rickety Bridge Paulinas Reserve Semillon 2013 Franschhoek R400
Vibrant and zesty with aromas of pear, gooseberry and passion fruit layered with subtle mineral tones. Full flavoured with a rich mid-palate and peach and litchi flavours which linger on the finish

VIOGNIER
• Kasteelberg Viognier 2014 Riebeek Kasteel R400
Private selection, beeswax and lemon marmalade, dry and rich palate
• Lynx Wines R80/R240
Rich & aromatic. Ripe pineapple, apricot, infused with floral notes and jasmine tea. Mouth feel viscous, subtly oaked. Perfect with spicy food

WHITE BLENDS
• Boekenhoutskloof, Wolftrap 2015 Franschhoek R150
Soft on the palate, fruity, off-dry finish
• Haute Cabrière Chardonnay/Pinot Noir 2015 Franschhoek R235
Firm fruitiness, supple and dry
• Stony Brook Ghost Gum 2014 Franschhoek R130/R390
Freshly styled and complex Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon blend
• Chamonix Reserve 2014 Franschhoek R425
Sauvignon 55% and Semillon 45%. Aromas of gooseberry, mint, honeysuckle and beeswax, fresh on the palate with a long mineral finish
• Aristargos 2014 Swartland R970
A wine by David&Nadia with a small percentage of Sémillon from a vineyard planted in the 1950’s is blended with Chenin blanc (oldest block planted in 1966), Viognier, Clairette blanche and Roussanne. The wines were aged from vintage to vintage

AROMATIC WHITES
• Terra del Capo Pinot Grigio 2015 Franschhoek R60/R170
A wine that offers ample refreshment and crisp appeal with fresh lemon fruit
• Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2015 Stellenbosch R80/R235
A wine that provides a delicate sweetness, kept in balance by the refreshing acidity

ROSÉ-STYLED
• Boschendal Blanc de Noir 2015 Stellenbosch R150
Aromas of fresh strawberries and red fruit with delicious, elegant flavours
• La Couronne Merlot Rose 2015 Franschhoek R65/R185
Crisp and elegant with an intense strawberry and Turkish delight bouquet
• Waterford Rose-Mary Blanc de Noir 2015 Stellenbosch R85/R250
The aroma is minerally driven with delicate fresh raspberry and apricot fruit

Reds, Ports & Dessert

HOUSE REDS

• Little Rock Rouge 2015 R65/R195
Vibrant red fruit aromas reminiscent of cranberries and raspberries, with hints of vanilla and fine polished tannins
• Merlot 2009 R470
Notes of red cherries & cassis with mulberry and plum on the palate
• Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 R470
Elegant and complex, powerful with good fruit intensity
• Syrah 2009 R470 and Syrah 2014 R125/R375
Spices, herbs, peppers and black fruit. Layers of fruit flavours and complexity
• Mont Rochelle Miko Red 2009 R975
A complex mouth feel of seductive Blackberry fruits, spice and an enticing meatiness that combines harmoniously to produce a well-balanced wine

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
• Eikehof 2011 Franschhoek R65/R185
A wine that is lean and taut with a smoky cassis flavour
• Stonybrook Ghost Gum 2009 Franschhoek R754
Lead pencil, cigar-box aroma on the nose, followed by ripe, black cherry and blackberry fruit.
• Cederburg 2015 Cederburg R515
The elegant oaking expresses hints of smokiness and tobacco leaf creating a complex wine with a velvety finish on the palate. A prime example of a well-crafted South African Cabernet Sauvignon
• Le Riche Reserve 2013 Stellenbosch R1135
Ripe cherry aromas with a spiciness and touch of mint

MERLOT
• Longridge Merlot 2013 Stellenbosch R125/R365
Slightly charred caramel vanilla and allspice aromas
• Thelema 2012 Stellenbosch R420
Juicy, upfront red fruit and concentrated flavours. Wonderfully balanced
• Dieu Donné Merlot 2013 Franschhoek R115/R345
A full bodied Merlot with minerality and dark berry fruit flavours
• Meerlust 2014 Stellenbosch R740
Tall, dark and handsome. Minty notes, spicy oak and dark chocolate
• Steenberg 2012 Constantia R640
The Merlot show notes of dark berries, cassis and milk chocolate on the nose. This is followed up on the palate with dried prunes, herbs and spices. The palate is supported by fine tannins and a bright acidity
• Clarington Franschhoek R330
The Merlot show notes of dark berries, ripe fruits and is 100% oak matured, an elegant, yet complex wine

PINOTAGE
• Moreson 2013 Franschhoek R150/R440
The natural fruit flavours of plum, dark cherry are fused with the secondary flavours of Christmas cake, spice and sweet tobacco
• Chamonix Greywacke 2014 Franschhoek R100/R295
Full body and rich dark chocolate bits and extract of fruit flavours
• Vriesenhof 2011 Stellenbosch R570
heavy aroma of black cherries and chocolate with
a hint of spice. The palate shows beautiful aromas of sour
cherries and raspberries with a slight savoury note

• Kanonkop 2013 Stellenbosch R785
Complex wine with hints of red fruit flavours

SHIRAZ/SYRAH
• Glenwood 2014 Franschhoek R250
Aromas of vanilla, spice and red currant, a full bodied.
• Raka Biography 2012 Hermanus R105/R315
A kaleidoscope of blackberries, violets, vanilla & white pepper aromas
• Waterford Kevin Arnold 2011 Stellenbosch R455
Intense aroma of mulberry, spices & red currants
• The Sadie Family Columella 2013 Robertson R1655
Very spicy and immense fresh red fruit aromas with some very delicate violet notes

PINOT NOIR
• Haute Cabrière 2013 Franschhoek R160/R480
Elegant red berry aromas with concentrated ripe cherry and cranberry flavours
• Chamonix Reserve 2014 Franschhoek R660
Ruby red with cherry, red berries, crushed black pepper, cinnamon & violets
• Vriesenhof 2013 Stellenbosch R740
Bright red fruit, strawberry and raspberries on the nose with a hint of forest floor
• Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak 2012 Hermanus R790
Flavours of mulberries, plums and violets – lingers with a nutty fullness
• Hamilton Russell 2014 Hermanus R965
Soft and “sweet”, not overtly fruity with hints of an alluring savoury “primal” character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume

BORDEAUX-STYLED BLENDS
• Chamonix Troika 2013 Franschhoek R150/R450
With undertones of vanilla, sweet ripe cherries, blackberries, cinnamon and other spices this wine is amply structured, full, round and smooth
• Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2013 Franschhoek R390
Very youthful Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot and a dollop of Shiraz
• Rustenberg John X Merriman 2012 Stellenbosch R455
Plum and cigar-box aromatics prelude a multi-layered palate
• Meerlust Rubicon 2012 Stellenbosch R970
Sensational, great vintage. 70% Canernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. Dark fruits, complex
• Infinity winers, The Belter R330
It shows red fruit, peach, vanilla and spice with a fynbos top note. It’s flamboyant – fruit-forward with soft tannins
• Badenhorst Secateurs R310
Deep mid crimson. Bright cherry plum aromas integrating into faintly Smokey, more brooding earthy characters, elegant rather than substantial on the palate, ample spice persistent savoury finish

OTHER REDS
• Stony Brook Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Viognier 2011 Franschhoek R320
A wine that offers ground herbs evolving into dark chocolate and coffee beans with red berries
• Fairview Mourvèdre 2014 Paarl R85/R250
Supple, Red and black berried fruit, cloves
• Raats Family Wines Cabernet Franc 2012 Stellenbosch R970
Blackberry, black cherry, and plum with expressive notes of cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and spice

DESSERT WINES AND PORT
• Nederburg Reserve Noble Late Harvest (50ml) 2013 Paarl R55
Honeyed pineapple and marmalade aromas, viscous and rich on the palate, savoury jasmine notes
• Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest (50ml) 2013 Elgin R85
A vibrant wine with the classic Riesling flavours of spice and florals
• Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet (50ml) 2009 Constantia R190
Intense, brooding nose with sweet spicy peach and pear notes and a fresh apricot finish
• Allesverloren 2011 Swartland R55
Richly textured and creamy with aromas of honey, chocolate and leather
• Peter Bayley Cape Vintage 2009 Swartland R55
Black edged vermillion. Forest floor and bruised red fruit aromas
• De Krans Cape Tawny Port non vintage Calitzdorp R55
A fine, full-flavoured classic port, with rich coffee/chocolaty flavours and complex structure
• De Krans Vintage Reserve 2009 Calitzdorp R75
Deep cerise cherry and black rare aromas

Cocktails

The Monty R60
Our signature Mont Rochelle cocktail made with Sauvignon Blanc from our vineyard and infused with vanilla and ginger and topped with soda

Lanique & Lime R60
Lanique Crafted liqueur built tall with fresh lime juice over crushed ice.
Lanique is a 200 year old liqueur, from the Kingdom of Prussia, the Two Sicilies and the Austrian Empire drank by the elite and wealthy at grand balls and celebrations. The drink has a unique flavour and colour and is completely natural (ingredients from the Attar of Rose).

Kraken Mai Tai (N) R85
Spice rum shaken with orange, pineapple and orgeat extracts, strained over ice and finished with Kraken Black spiced rum.

Cosmopolitan R65
KGB Cassis Vodka shaken cold with triple sec liqueur, fresh lime and cranberry juice

Lanique & Tonic R80
Linique Crafted liqueur built tall with fresh lime juice and charged with tonic

Spicy Orange Mojito R70
Premium rum muddled with spicy chilli liqueur, fresh orange wedges, mint and pure sugar cane, topped with crushed ice and a splash of soda

Brazilian Mango R80
Cachaça shaken cold with passion fruit liqueur and mango puree. Strained over cubed ice with a splash of ginger ale

Tommy’s Margarita R60
Tequila shaken cold with triple sec liqueur, lime juice and sugar extracts

Mont Eclipse R65
KGB Cassis vodka shaken cold with passion fruit liqueur, raspberry puree, a splash of lemon juice, sugar cane extract and fresh cranberry juice

Lemon Grass & Basil Spritz R70
Gin stirred in with lemon extracts, fresh basil and charged with tonic water 

Spicy Mango Daiquiri R50
Spiced rum blended smooth with spicy chilli liqueur and mango

MOCKTAILS

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri R40
Strawberry puree blended smooth with grenadine

No-jito R40
Fresh mint, sugar extracts built tall over cubed ice and charged with lemonade

Peach and Mint Crush R40
Peach puree blended smooth with fresh mint leaves

DESSERT COCKTAILS

Krak’d Coffee R50
Kraken Black Spiced rum built tall and stirred in with freshly drawn coffee, vanilla extracts, layered with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick

Apple Pie R45
Vanilla vodka frothed with vanilla extracts, fresh apple juice and finished with a fresh cream layer

Espresso Martini R50
Vanilla vodka vigorously shaken with white chocolate liqueur, vanilla syrup and fresh coffee

Choc Mint Dom Pedro R45
Choc mint vodka and cream liqueur blended with vanilla ice cream and a splash of fresh milk

Live music evenings at Miko with James Stewart

Get ready to wine, dine and relax with live music at Miko! It’s the perfect season to get cosy and tuck into delicious dishes, paired with some great wines, and relax to the acoustic sounds of Emmy-nominated musician, James Stewart.

Singer/songwriter, and Franschhoek-based, James is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed artists with chart-topping hits including ‘Shine’ and ‘A Man Like Me’. His musical success has taken him to the UK, USA, Thailand and Australia, before returning to Western Cape with his signature melodies.

Music-lovers can join us for dinner between 7pm – 9pm and enjoy acoustic performances on the following evenings:

Wednesday 22nd August
Tuesday 25th September
Monday 29 October 2018
Monday 26 November 2018
Wednesday 19 December 2018

To book a table at Miko, please call us on: 021 876 2770

Book a table


The Country Kitchen

The Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle's informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to our wine cellar. If you’re visiting the Country Kitchen for lunch or if you’re off to the wine cellar, just let us know and we can help with directions.

PICNICS
You are welcome to explore the grounds at Mont Rochelle, and what better way to this than with a picnic basket prepared by our team?! Just let us know whether you’d prefer a bottle of white, red, or perhaps both! Picnic baskets are for two adults sharing and children baskets are available per child. The list of our available picnic baskets are below. Baskets needs to be pre-booked at least 12 hours in advance. To place an order call +27 21 876 2770.

RESERVATIONS
For reservations at the Country Kitchen you can reserve online using the booking engine to the right or contact us directly: countrykitchen@montrochelle.virgin.com | Tel: +27 21 876 2770

COUNTRY KITCHEN HOURS
Open 7 days a week
Wine tasting 10am – 6pm
Lunch (à la carte) 12pm – 5pm
Closed for dinner

We have taster bites, cheese and charcuterie available throughout the day until 7pm.

The Country Kitchen Menu

Please note this is a sample menu only and is subject to change and availability.

STARTERS

Zucchini fritter (V) (G) (M) (E) R85
Vegetable ratatouille and parmesan crisps

Fairview camember (V) (G) (M) R105
Deep fried camembert, homemade spicy tomato jam with smoked paprika tortilla crisps

Elgin buffalo wings (G) (M) (C) R100
Free range fried chicken wings served with blue cheese dressing and celery salsa

Klein karoo hand cut ostrich carpaccio (Ss) (Sp) (S) R105
Served with chilli, ginger, spring onion, coriander and sesame seeds with a citrus soy dressing

Franshhoek trout pâté (F) (G) R105
Served with pickled red onion and coriander salad, caper berries and homemade seed loaf
Butternut salad (V) (M) (Sp) R95
Butternut purée, roasted butternut, butternut crisps, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, baby leaves and dried cranberries
CK salad (V) (U) (M) (Mu) R90
Feta, peppers, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber, green olives, carrot, red onion, baby potatoes and marjoram dressing

Soup of the day (V) R75
Focaccia croûton

MAINS

Frittata of the day (V) (N) (E) R165
Served with spring leaves and apple salad with skinny fries

Pea arancini (V) (G) (M) R160
Pea velouté, minted peas, edamame beans, parmesan

Cape Malay butter chicken curry (M) R170
served with infused basmati rice, cucumber raita and sambals

Haddock fishcakes (F) (G) (C) R170
Served with wild rocket, radish and celery salsa with tartar sauce

CK Burger (G) (M)(E) R175
200g Angus beef burger or Elgin chicken breast. Served with cumin boerenkaas, onion rings, mayonnaise, and thick cut fries. Add guacamole R10, crispy Parma ham R15 or mushroom sauce R20 (M)

Grilled rump steak (M) R195
250g pan fried Sparta beef rump served with Madagascan green peppercorn sauce, crispy potatoes and roasted carrots

SASSI line-fish (M) R195
Blackened line-fish, served with chickpea, spinach and rosa tomato fricassee and malay butter

SHARING PLATES (ENOUGH FOR 2 PEOPLE)

Farmer Angus ribs (M) R385
Boerewors spiced pork belly ribs with brandy and coke glaze, served with country slaw and sweet
potato wedges

DIY tacos (G) (M) R370
Soft shell tacos with line-fish, served with red cabbage, spring onion, coriander, red chilli, lemon crème fraîche

One hot bird (Ss) (G) R380
Peri peri chicken, hummus, pita pockets, grilled aubergine and grilled lime cheeks

CK platter (G) (M) R470
Buffalo wings, cheese and jalapeño rissoles, farmer Angus ribs served with zucchini fritters and CK
salad

LOCAL CHEESE AND CHARTCUTERIE PLATTERS (N) (G) (M) (Sp)

The Country Kitchen cheese & charcuterie platters are served with pear and raisin chutney, cape white onion marmalade, toasted nuts and tortilla chips.

Choose any 3 for R155, 5 for R200, or 7 for R220
Cured Meats: Biltong, bresaola, chorizo, coppa, droewors, prosciutto and salami
Soft cheeses: Camembert and gorgonzola
Semi hard cheeses: Emmental, cumin boerenkaas and peppered kwaito
Hard cheeses: Local parmesan

DESSERTS

Apple & berry crumble (N) (G) (M) (Sp) R65
Served with caramello cream and rose mulled berry coulis

Eddie’s malva pudding (G) (M) (E) R65
Traditional South African malva pudding served with salted caramel sauce and amarula ice cream

Chocolate brownie (N) (M) (E) R65
Gluten free chocolate brownie served with salted caramel popcorn, honeycomb and vanilla ice cream

Trio of ice cream (M) R55

*(C) Celery (CI) Cereals with gluten (CR) Crustacean (E) Eggs (F) Fish (L) Lupin (G) Gluten (M) Milk (Mo) Molluscs (Mu) Mustard (N) Nuts (P) Peanuts (Ss) Sesame (S) Soya (Sp) Sulphur Dioxide (V) Vegetarian. If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, and in particular any food allergies, please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.*

Picnic Menu

Little Rock (N) R400
• Selection of South African cheeses and homemade preserves (Gorgonzola , Smoked kwaito and Pecorino)
• Selection of charcuterie served with homemade pickles & chutneys (Italian salami, Black forest ham and Coppa)
• Smoked salmon pate, capers, fresh lemon and rocket
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap with cream cheese and coriander
• Country salad: Feta, peppers, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber, green olives, carrot, red onion, baby potato and marjoram dressing
• Dark chocolate and cranberry Torte, salted caramel sauce
• Selection of homemade breads and smoked paprika tortilla crisps

Chardonnay Basket (N) R480
• Selection of South African cheeses, homemade preserves (Gorgonzola, smoked kwaito and Pecorino)
• Selection of charcuterie served with homemade pickles & chutneys (Italian salami, Black forest ham and Coppa)
• Smoked salmon pate, capers, fresh lemon and rocket
• Potted shrimp cocktail
• Roast butternut and feta salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap with cream cheese and coriander
• Country salad: Feta, peppers, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber, green olives, carrot, red onion, baby potato and marjoram dressing
• Dark chocolate and cranberry Torte, salted caramel sauce Selection of homemade breads and smoked paprika tortilla crisps

Miko Basket (N) R520
• Selection of South African cheeses, homemade preserves (Gorgonzola , Smoked kwaito and Pecorino)
• Selection of charcuterie served with homemade pickles & chutneys (Italian salami, Black forest ham and Coppa)
• Smoked salmon pate, capers, fresh lemon and rocket
• Potted shrimp cocktail
• Zucchini Fritters, smoked tomato aioli
• Roast butternut and feta salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap with cream cheese and coriander
• Homemade haddock fishcakes with tartar sauce
• Country salad: Feta, peppers, cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber, green olives, carrot, red onion, baby potato and marjoram dressing
• Dark chocolate and cranberry Torte, salted caramel sauce
• Malva truffles, rose mulberries with chocolate sauce
• Selection of homemade breads and smoked paprika tortilla chips

Mont Rochelle Mini Basket (N) R100
• Sticky BBQ chicken wings
• Fish goujons with tartar sauce and fresh lemon
• Mini Greek salad
• Chocolate Torte with toffee sauce
• Fresh fruit

Please note:
• Wine or any other beverages are excluded in the cost of the baskets, beverages may be purchased from Country Kitchen when collecting your picnic basket.
• The Mont Rochelle Mini Basket is only available to children under the age of 12 years old.

(v) denotes vegetarian dishes. (n) indicates a dish contains nuts. If you have any specific dietary requirements, and in particular any food allergies, please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

Our chefs work with as many local suppliers as possible to reduce the amount of ‘food miles’ before dishes arrive at your table. We’re also careful not to use any endangered species of fish and aim to use those approved by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Tasting Room Snacks

Any 3 NIBBLES FOR R180 OR ANY 5 NIBBLES FOR R280

Garlic snails (N) (Mo) (G)
Pancetta and homemade seed loaf

Marrow bones
Oven roasted marrow served with gremolata and homemade roosterkoek

Crispy potato skins (V)
Loaded with blue cheese crumble and coriander salsa, finished with a crème fraiche

Kalamata olives (V)
Marinated in chilli, orange, rosemary and extra virgin olive oil

Chorizo and leek
Grilled chorizo, charred baby leeks, smoked tomato aioli

Snoek Pate (F) (G)
Homemade smoked snoek pate, pickled cucumber and smoked paprika tortilla crisps

SHARING PLATES (ENOUGH FOR 2 PEOPLE)

Farmer Angus Ribs (M) R 385
Boerewors spiced pork belly ribs, brandy and coke glaze, country slaw and sweet potato wedges

DIY tacos (G) (M) R 370
Soft shell tacos, line fish, red cabbage, spring onion, coriander, guacamole and lemon crème fraiche

One hot bird (Ss) (G) R 380
Peri peri chicken, hummus, pita pockets, grilled aubergine and grilled lime cheeks

CK platter (G) (M) R480
Buffalo wings, cheese and jalapeno rissoles, Farmers Angus ribs, Zucchini fritters and CK salad

CHEESE AND CHARTCUTERIE PLATTERS (N) (G) (M) (Sp)

All Country Kitchen cheese & charcuterie platters are served with pear and raison chutney, cape white onion marmalade, toasted nuts and tortilla chips

Cured Meats: biltong, bresaola, chorizo, coppa, droewors, prosciutto, salami
Soft cheeses: camembert, gorgonzola
Semi hard cheeses: emmental, cumin boerenkaas, peppered kwaito
Hard cheeses: local parmesan

(C) Celery (CI) Cereals with gluten (CR) Crustacean (E) Eggs (F) Fish (L) Lupin (G) Gluten (M) Milk (Mo) Molluscs (Mu) Mustard (N) Nuts (P) Peanuts (Ss) Sesame (S) Soya (Sp) Sulphur Dioxide (V) Vegetarian.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies please let your waiter know before placing your order. Our chef will be more than happy to adapt any of our dishes where possible.

We favour home grown and local flavours wherever possible and so our menu has been specially created to celebrate the finest ingredients that have made a short journey from source to your fork (some so short it’s just walking to the garden and back!). We work hard to reduce our food miles and we are proud to have some fantastic local specialities on our menus! And it doesn’t just stop at the food; at Mont Rochelle we are in a unique position to be able to serve a wide range of high quality wines from our very own vineyard. We’re all about footprints in the sand and not in carbon, so when you dine with us you can rest assured the food is sourced locally and responsibly. Think of it as you helping the environment – one bite at a time! Talk to one of the team to find out more about where the food on today’s menu has come from.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dining options at Mont Rochelle?

All our room rates include breakfast which is served in our main restaurant, Miko. Miko is one of two restaurants at Mont Rochelle and is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including for those special occasions. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sunset. The Country Kitchen joins up to our wine cellar-it’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner. Our restaurant, Miko, serves lunch until 6pm and dinner in the evening. The Country Kitchen serves dinner Friday to Sunday only from 7pm until 9pm. During the week The Country Kitchen is open from 10am until 6pm serving lunch and light bites. Both restaurants are open to visitors who are not staying the night, but we recommend calling in advance to reserve a table at your preferred time. Please call +27 (0) 21 876 2770

Do you cater for special diets?

Our menus are one of the highlights of your stay, but we understand that some people have special requirements and personal favourites too. Let us know in advance, and we’ll do our best to make sure we have exactly what you need.

What if I want to have lunch or dinner in Franschhoek?

There is a wide range of restaurants in the area so please ask a member of our team for a recommendation. We can reserve a table for you and organise taxis if you don’t have a car and would like to sample some more of the region’s wines

What’s on the menu?

At Mont Rochelle the food served is a blend of international dishes with a healthy nod to the varied nature of South Africa cuisine, paired naturally with some superb local vintages. The wrap-around views of the Franschhoek valley do steal the show somewhat, but you can be sure our chefs have been focusing on dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.