As we have mentioned already we are pleased to say that we are no longer just a bed and breakfast guest house but now are happy to serve platter lunches and also dinners by candlelight.
We are the first to admit that we are not a restaurant – that is not our aim – we like to think that our dinners are more like ‘dining with friends’ with the accent being on freshness, quality and taste. We are also keen on presentation but more like ‘looking nice and tempting to eat,’ rather than ‘art on a plate’ in fact something you might like to find when dining on a country estate.
Our kitchen is small, so we cannot offer a lot of choice, but we can be flexible and always offer a vegetarian option – which is not something often found in ‘meat loving’ South Africa. We try to source our food from neighbouring producers wherever possible and intend to ‘grow our own’ as soon as we are able to do so.
Being so close to the Robertson wine valley we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the wines to complement our dinners – we have chosen some of what we think are the best available varietals and blends for our small but constantly updated wine list. Our dinners are an ‘unhurried pleasure’, relax in our comfy dining chairs, enjoy the view (in the summertime), let our cheerful and friendly service staff attend to you whilst our kitchen staff delight your taste buds. We know that our guests do not have to drive home so why not an after dinner brandy, local liqueur or grappa with the coffee?
Our menus change daily, depending on our food supplies, so two or three night stays mean that those lucky guests get to experience our candlelight dinners over and over again! Here is a copy of a sample menu to give you an idea of what it is like to dine at Galenia.
Halloumi & Avocado
With Baby Salad Greens & Dill Vinaigrette
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Slow Roasted Pork Belly
Served with Potato & Leek Bake and Seasonal Garden Vegetables
Accompanied by a Pineapple Chutney
With Sage & Parmesan Butter
Strawberry Sorbet & Limoncello