Steenberg’s Bistro 1682 – country restaurant in the city

Steenberg’s Cellar Door & Bistro 1682

An invitation from Anetha Homan, Marketing whizz at Steenberg, and Cape Town’s PR whizz Janie van der Spuy of Five Star PR, to lunch at Bistro 1682 to try Brad Ball’s new Summer Lunch menu is one not to be turned down.

Steenberg Chef Brad Ball at the passe – by Vermeer? Light from the left

Brad has been presiding over the stove at the Bistro ever since this popular restaurant opened its doors to the public almost exactly three years ago.  And he is at home here.

Eggs Benedict with Pork Belly Bacon

The Bistro does breakfast [Eggs Benedict, please Brad], lunch and early evening tapas and wine.  And the beautiful summer evenings in Constantia are the perfect weather for tapas and Steenberg’s bubblies.

Namibian Crab Risotto, grilled corn

Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2009

Duck Liver Parfait, toasted brioche & onion marmalade

Steenberg Semillon 2011, the current vintage

It’s rus in urbe [Latin – country in the city] at Steenberg and the blissful setting, sublime food and stunning wines make for a happy outing. Here are some images for you to enjoy, the place, the food and the wines we drank!

Best Pork Belly in ages, with prawns too!

Steenberg Nebbiolo, we had the 2010

Valerie’s Choice Cheese Platter

Valrhona Crunchie – yummy

Bistro 1682 is open for breakfast and lunch every day and serves tapas in the evenings to 20h00

Reservations 021 713 2211

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