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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 or a relaxed dinner. Our main restaurant, Miko, 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 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

Breakfast: 7am – 10.30am Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm Monday to Sunday
Dinner: 7pm – 10pm Monday to Sunday

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, fruit juice and a glass of Graham Beck Brut
(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 Lunch Menu

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

STARTERS
• Caesar Salad R90
Crispy streaky bacon, garlic croutons, white anchovies and poached egg with baby gem lettuce and anchovy dressing
• Duck and Beet Salad R95
Smoked duck and baby beet salad with baby salad leaves, orange segments, chive crème fraiche pomegranate molasses dressing
• Cauliflower and truffle soup (V) R75
Cauliflower and truffle soup with lava croutons, crispy leeks and coriander pollen
• Pan Fried Calamari R100
Pan fried calamari with soba noodles, coriander and mint salad, laksa sauce and crispy tentacles
• Miko Salad (V) R85
Candied baby beets, pickled red onions, pea mousse and green olives with raspberry dressing and foraged leaves

MAINS
• Beef Sirloin R195
Grilled sirloin with gorgonzola butter, truffle scented hand cut chips, smoked tomato cream and rocket parmesan salad
• Line Fish (N) R175
Sustainably caught line fish with compressed melon and pickled ginger, feta mint and pea salad, parsley pesto and marjoram dressing
• Pork Chop R165
Grilled Kassler chop with spiced apple puree and warm potato salad of gherkins, capers and spring onion
• Franschhoek Trout R180
Pan fried Franschhoek trout with hannepoort grape compote, pea gnocchi with lemon and radish salad
• Chef’s Pasta (V) R150
Sun dried tomato pesto with linguine pasta, roasted artichokes and peas with parmesan and fresh basil

DESSERTS
• Passionfruit and orange tart R75
Passionfruit and orange tart with blueberry sorbet
• Elderflower panna cotta R70
Elderflower panna cotta with citrus and mint salad, sesame tuile
• Chocolate crème brulee R70
Chocolate crème brulee with white chocolate crumble, peppermint mousse and chocolate pearls
• Local Cheese Platter R130
Local sourced cheeses with homemade chutney, preserved figs and lavosh

SIDE ORDERS (all charged at R45 each)
• Skinny fries with rosemary salt
• Steamed green vegetables with garlic butter
• Garden salad with raspberry dressing

YOUNG DINER’S MENU

MAINS
• Fish nuggets
Served with steamed seasonal vegetables, skinny fries and tomato sauce R85
• Chicken schnitzel
Served with mash potato, steamed broccoli and parmesan cream R85
• Homemade spaghetti bolognaise
Served with picked basil and parmesan R70
• Mini pizza
Tomato and mozzarella OR salami and mushroom OR bacon and pineapple R85
• Toasted Sandwich
Cheese, tomato and ham with mini garden salad and skinny rosemary fries R60
• Kiddies cheese burger
Served with BBQ sauce, skinny rosemary fries and tomato sauce R80

DESSERTS
• Peanut butter and banana milkshake R45
• Chocolate brownie with hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream R55
• Fruit salad with vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce R45
• Trio of ice creams with chocolate pearls R50

Miko Dinner Menu

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

STARTERS

• Ham Hock Terrine R100
Durbanville Ham hock terrine, apple gel, horseradish foam, parsley sauce and lava wafers.
• Veal Tartar R110
Veal tartar with gherkins and caper berries, cumin roasted pears, ricotta and wood sorrel.
• Miko Salad (V) R85
Candied baby beets, pickled red onions, pea mousse and green olives with raspberry dressing and foraged leaves
• Malaysian Prawn Wonton R110
Malaysian prawn wontons with carrot and ponzu sauce, pickled cucumber, fennel salad and sesame lavoush
• Pumpkin and Sage Soup (N) (V) R75
Roasted pumpkin and sage soup with almond yoghurt cream, dukkah and parsley pesto
• Buffalo Mozzarella (N) (V) R95
Marinated buffalo mozzarella with smoked tomatoes, rocket, basil crumble and toasted pine-nuts, 5 year old balsamic vinegar
• Franschhoek Salmon Trout R100
Pomegranate and lime cured Franschhoek salmon trout, fennel and grape salad, shaved radish and marjoram dressing

MAINS

• Salmon Trout R185
Pan fried local salmon trout with truffled tomato and spinach salad, mushroom puree and bordelaise sauce
• Duck Breast R195
Pan fried duck breast with mousseline potatoes, crispy leeks, fennel glazed baby carrots and sour cherry jus
• Beef Fillet R210
Pan fried beef fillet with a marrow and basil pesto crust, roasted baby leeks, fondant potatoes, pea puree and burnt onion, port jus
• Durbanville Pork Belly R170
Braised Durbanville pork belly with ginger masala sauce, coconut sushi rice, pickled radish and coriander and spiced crackling dust
• Artichoke Cannelloni (V) R155
Artichoke cannelloni with smoked tomato cream, braised endive and goats curd, basil and garlic crumble
• Line Fish R175
Malay spiced sustainable line fish with pickled onion ragout, buttermilk cauliflower puree, sweet warm cucumber and coriander yoghurt dressing
• Springbok Loin R225
Sumac spiced springbok loin with creamed spinach gnocchi, horseradish cream and red pepper and blueberry compote

SIDE ORDERS (V) R45

• Skinny fries with rosemary salt
• Steamed green vegetables with garlic butter
• Garden salad with raspberry dressing

DESSERTS

• Frozen lemon soufflé R80
Frozen lemon soufflé with raspberry parfait, citrus mint salad
• Valrhona chocolate cremeux R85
Valrhona chocolate cremeux with rose geranium sorbet, passion fruit jellies and vanilla cream
• Carrot Cake (N) R70
Carrot cake – coconut powder, cream cheese sorbet, spiced carrot puree and walnut crumble
• Apple Terrine R75
Compressed granny smith apple terrine with tonka bean panna cotta, blue berry ripple ice cream and pastry shards
• Local Cheese Platter R130
Local sourced cheeses with homemade chutney, preserved figs and lavosh

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

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 dinner, or if you’re off to the wine cellar just let us know and we’ll take you over in one of our vehicles.

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 Country Kitchen reservations 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
Wine tasting daily 10am – 6pm

Lunch: Monday – Thursday 12pm – 6pm
Lunch: Friday – Sunday 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: Friday – Sunday 7pm – 9pm

Over the weekends we have taster bites , cheese and charcuterie available throughout the day.

The Country Kitchen

Choose your date to make a reservation.

The Country Kitchen Menu

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

TASTER BITES

Perfect for something to nibble on while you wait - R40 each
• Marinated olives with rosemary & lemon peel (v)
• Potato skins, sour cream & tomato salsa (v)
• Zucchini fritter with whipped feta (v)
• Charred baby leeks and chorizo with lemon aioli

STARTERS AND SMALL PLATES

• Hout Bay smoked snoek pâté, cornichons, sesame & black pepper crackers R70
• Chicken liver pâté on toasted brioche, pear cider chutney R65
• Mushroom risotto cakes, Parmesan shavings and wild rocket (v) R70
• Soup of the day with homemade mini bread loaf R55

MAINS

All our mains come with your choice of any 2 sides or salads from our deli – R195 each
• Ostrich fillet with red wine reduction
• Rolled pork belly with black pudding and apple sauce
• Grilled Karan beef ribeye steak, Café de Paris butter
• Quiche of the day (v)
• Herb crusted chicken schnitzel with sour cream chive and garlic sauce
• Fresh grilled fish of the day, lemon butter sauce
• Grilled sumac spiced Karoo lamb chops, mint yogurt

SALAD AND SIDES (V)

Available as a side @ R50, or choose any 3 as a main @ R140

Cold
• Baby beetroot, broccoli, pickled candy beet, feta & toasted sunflower seeds (n)
• Pear gorganzola salad, mixed leaves, red onion, grilled pears walnuts and gorgonzola with balsamic vinaigrette (n)
• Lebanese chickpea salad with garlic, parsley & lemon zest
• Classic Caesar, romaine lettuce homemade Caesar dressing topped with Parmesan cheese and croutons
• Garden salad of cos lettuce, spring onion, mangetout, vine tomatoes, cucumber

Hot
• Sweet potato wedges
• Skinny fries
• Mashed potatoes
• Honey and thyme vegetables
• Thick hand cut potato chips
• Creamed Spinach

ROOSTERKOEK

Traditional South African bread, cooked on the griddle until golden brown all served with sweet potato wedges and garden salad

• Salmon, avocado & horseradish crème fraiche R110
• Biltong & gorgonzola R100
• Grilled seasonal vegetables & basil pesto (v)(n) R90

LOCAL CHEESE AND CHARTCUTERIE PLATTERS (n)

Enough for one as a light meal - or two to share as a snack
Choose any 3 for R125, 5 for R165, or 7 for R195
• Cured meats: Prosciutto, chorizo, salami, bresaola, biltong, droewors
• Soft cheeses: Goat’s milk chevin, Dalewood brie, Cremelat Gorgonzola
• Semi hard cheeses: Peppered Kwaito, Mature cheddar, Boerenkaas
• Hard cheeses: Local Parmesan

All Country Kitchen cheese & charcuterie platters are served with homemade crackers, roasted nuts, fresh grapes, apple chutney and Mont Rochelle Artemis red wine onion marmalade

DESSERTS

• Malva pudding with homemade Amarula ice cream R60
• Chocolate brownies with vanilla bean ice cream (n) R60
• Chocolate sundae (n) R55
• Homemade ice cream (3 scoops) R50

LITTLE CHEFS MENU

• Spaghetti Bolognaise, Parmesan cheese R60
• Steak & chips R75
• Crumbed fish & chips, tartar sauce R65
• Grilled chicken breast, mash & peas R65

(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.

Picnic Menu

Little Rock (N) R360
• Selection of local cheese and preserves (v)
• Selection of cured meats and homemade chutneys
• Smoked salmon, herb cream cheese, capers and lemon
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap
• Fresh garden salad (v)
• Chocolate brownies (n)
• Selection of crackers and homemade bread (v)

Chardonnay Basket (N) R420
• Selection of local cheese and preserves (v)
• Selection of cured meats and homemade chutneys
• Smoked salmon, herb cream cheese, capers and lemon
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap
• Fresh garden salad (v)
• Tomato, mozzarella and avocado salad with basil pesto (v) (n)
• Duo of melon and Parma ham
• Steamed prawns and cocktail sauce
• Chocolate brownies and strawberry swirl mini meringues (n)
• Selection of crackers and homemade bread (v)

Miko Basket (N) R480
• Selection of local cheese and preserves (v)
• Selection of cured meats and homemade chutneys
• Smoked salmon, herb cream cheese, capers and lemon
• Harissa spiced chicken and vegetable wrap
• Fresh garden salad (v)
• Tomato, mozzarella and avocado salad with basil pesto (v) (n)
• Steamed prawns and cocktail sauce
• Honey glazed roasted vegetables (v)
• Duo of melon and Parma ham
• Sticky BBQ chicken wings
• Chicken liver pâté with cranberry compote
• Chocolate brownies, strawberry swirl mini meringues and nougat (n)
• Selection of crackers and homemade bread (v)

Mont Rochelle Mini Basket (N) R110
• Sticky BBQ chicken wings
• Fish nuggets with tartar sauce
• Mini marguerite pizza (v)
• Mini beef burger
• Yoghurt
• Chocolate brownies (n)

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

TASTER BITES

R40 each
• Marinated olives with rosemary & lemon peel (v)
• Potato skins, sour cream and tomato salsa (v)
• Zucchini fritter with whipped feta (v)
• Charred baby leeks and chorizo with lemon aioli

LOCAL CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE PLATTER (n)

Choose any 3 for R125, 5 for R165, or 7 for R195
All Country Kitchen cheese & charcuterie platters are served with homemade crackers, roasted nuts, fresh grapes, apple chutney and Mont Rochelle Artemis red wine onion marmalade
• Cured meats: Prosciutto, chorizo, salami, bresaola, biltong, droewors
• Soft cheeses: Goat’s milk chevin, Dalewood brie, Cremelat Gorgonzola
• Semi hard cheeses: Peppered Kwaito, Mature cheddar, Boerenkaas
• Hard cheeses: Local Parmesan

(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.

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.