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SAUCY CHEF
COOKERY COURSES

Saucy Chef cookery courses are offered as a corporate team building exercise or as a fun weekend activity for groups of 6 – 8 people. Brian Whitehorn a retired Land Surveyor, is a passion chef whose Dullstroom restaurant Die Tonteldoos Bistro, was awarded a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs blason and National Platter. He loves to share his culinary secrets through practical hands-on workshops, tailor-made to suit clients’ tastes. Day or weekend courses are available.

ONE DAY COURSES

Are held on the farm, and are normally planned around a luncheon accommodating up to 18 people. This can be made up of individuals, groups of friends, birthday parties, or work colleagues, or even year-end or team building functions. Day Courses cost between R300 and R500.00 per person, which includes the food, all the recipes for the day, a glass (or two) of an appropriate wine. (non participating friends or partners can join in for the lunch at R300.00 per person)

ONE DAY COURSES

Are held on the farm, and are normally planned around a luncheon accommodating up to 18 people. This can be made up of individuals, groups of friends, birthday parties, or work colleagues, or even year-end or team building functions. Day Courses cost between R300 and R500.00 per person, which includes the food, all the recipes for the day, a glass (or two) of an appropriate wine. (non participating friends or partners can join in for the lunch at R300.00 per person)

WEEKEND COURSES

Intended for couples or friends who share a mutual interest in culinary pleasures and the ambiance created around the table. The focus is on fellowship and the courses are intended to be fun, very sociable, and based on the fellowship of friends. Apart from the fun and games in the kitchen and around the table, Paardeplaats also has many getaway alternatives on offer, such as walking, hiking, mountain biking, birding, wild flowers or just relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine. Weekend Courses normally cost between R2000 and R2500.00 per person sharing, which includes all meals and accommodation in 4 en suite rooms. With hands–on, guest participation in the preparation, all meals are planned, and recipes provided for all we prepare in the kitchen, and then enjoyed around the table. All you need to bring along are your own appropriate wines (Brian can help with suggestions) and drinks for the weekend: Prices are dependent on numbers and the type of food planned for the weekend. A 10% discount, for groups of 8 pax, would apply.

WEEKEND COURSES

Intended for couples or friends who share a mutual interest in  culinary pleasures and the ambiance created around the table. The focus is on fellowship and the courses are intended to be fun, very sociable,  and based on the fellowship of friends. Apart from the fun and games in the kitchen and around the table, Paardeplaats also has many getaway alternatives on offer, such as walking, hiking, mountain biking, birding, wild flowers or just relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine. Weekend Courses normally cost between R2000 and R2500.00 per person sharing, which includes all meals and accommodation in 4 en suite rooms. With hands–on, guest participation in the preparation, all meals are planned, and recipes provided for all we prepare in the kitchen, and then enjoyed around the table. All you need to bring along are your own appropriate wines (Brian can help with suggestions) and drinks for the weekend: Prices are dependent on numbers and the type of food planned for the weekend. A 10% discount, for groups of 8 pax, would apply.

SOME ONE DAY COURSE THEMES:

Obviously some of the themes are seasonal, but the possibilities are endless and personal or group needs can be taken into consideration, even at fairly short notice. Please feel free to discuss this with Brian.

Salad Days
Autumn comfort
Winter Food for the Family
Healthy,  Spring Ideas
Summer Inspiration
Festive Ideas for a Traditional South African Summer

SOME ONE DAY COURSE THEMES:

Obviously some of the themes are seasonal, but the possibilities are endless and personal or group needs can be taken into consideration, even at fairly short notice. Please feel free to discuss this with Brian.

Salad Days
Autumn comfort
Winter Food for the Family
Healthy,  Spring Ideas
Summer Inspiration
Festive Ideas for a Traditional South African Summer

A FEW OF BRIAN’S IDEAS FOR WEEKEND COURSES:

The South African Outdoor Tradition
Uncomplicated Entertaining at Home
Health Food without Compromise
French Provençale Food
Practical Breakfasts & Dinner Ideas for Caterers

Note: All the relevant and related recipes are provided to the participants, and form the foundation of a fun experience.

A FEW OF BRIAN’S IDEAS FOR WEEKEND COURSES:

The South African Outdoor Tradition
Uncomplicated Entertaining at Home
Health Food without Compromise
French Provençale Food
Practical Breakfasts & Dinner Ideas for Caterers

Note: All the relevant and related recipes are provided to the participants, and form the foundation of a fun experience.

CATERED PAARDEPLAATS ‘SURREY’ (TRACTOR) PICNIC MENU OPTIONS

One of our prime, fun activities, for families, groups or team building exercises on Paardeplaats is a ‘Surrey Tractor Picnic ‘.  Spend 5 hours in nature, enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery we have to offer in our country, travelling at a slow pace! Picnics are either catered or self catered. For some ideas for catered picnics see below:

Note: One can ‘mix & match’ from the menu’s below. Most are suitable for up to 12  to 14 pax. All would need a minimum of 10 pax. Picnics take from 4 to 6 hours, starting from 9 am.  I would need at least a couple of days to plan and prepare. All options can include the option of a well chilled and matched white wine or “Anvil Ale House”(Dullstroom) beer at an extra cost of R50 – R60pp (depending on choices)
If you have any special requests, please discuss with Brian, or you can come up with your own ideas and I will do my best!
Remember we’re on a picnic, in nature, and it’s all in the name of fun! So enjoy yourself!

CATERED PAARDEPLAATS ‘SURREY’ (TRACTOR) PICNIC MENU OPTIONS

One of our prime, fun activities, for families, groups or team building exercises on Paardeplaats is a ‘Surrey Tractor Picnic ‘.  Spend 5 hours in nature, enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery we have to offer in our country, travelling at a slow pace! Picnics are either catered or self catered. For some ideas for catered picnics see below:

Note: One can ‘mix & match’ from the menu’s below. Most are suitable for up to 12  to 14 pax. All would need a minimum of 10 pax. Picnics take from 4 to 6 hours, starting from 9 am.  I would need at least a couple of days to plan and prepare. All options can include the option of a well chilled and matched white wine or “Anvil Ale House”(Dullstroom) beer at an extra cost of R50 – R60pp (depending on choices)
If you have any special requests, please discuss with Brian, or you can come up with your own ideas and I will do my best!
Remember we’re on a picnic, in nature, and it’s all in the name of fun! So enjoy yourself!

RATES

BREAKFAST / BRUNCH PICNIC (9AM – 2PM)

Fresh squeezed orange juice,
Home made muesli, yoghurt and fruit, toast, cheese & preserves
Bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and tomato in various forms (discuss with Brian)
Coffee

R200pp or R225pp with sparkling wine

MIDDAY PICNICS (10AM – 3PM)

Mezze platter- Spanokopita, hummus, tsatsiki, olives
Boerewors, lamb rib, chicken, ratatouille, pap, garlic bread.
Fruit salad & vanilla yoghurt

R250pp

home-made mayonnaise, egg & tomato.
cucumber, dill and cream cheese
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal Fruit basket

R200pp

With baguette
Basil Pesto, tomato & garlic oil
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal Fruit basket

R200pp

With ciabatta and olives
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

With a creamed horseradish sauce & ciabatta
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

With nuts, green figs & a fruit garnish served with Ciabatta. This needs 2 weeks to order. (sufficient for 12 or more people)
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R300pp

With a baguette
Gaucomole & prawns served on a lettuce leaf with a small salad garnish
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

FOR THE MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS (ALL SERVED COLD)

Lentil & Burghul Fritters with Tsatsiki
Gorgonzola with Honey & Nuts
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

Herbed, grilled, chicken breasts with pan-fried Halloumi & Pita
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

Served with an origanum marinated lamb chop & tsatsiki
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

RATES

BREAKFAST / BRUNCH PICNIC (9AM – 2PM)

Fresh squeezed orange juice,
Home made muesli, yoghurt and fruit, toast, cheese & preserves
Bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and tomato in various forms (discuss with Brian)
Coffee

R200pp or R225pp with sparkling wine

MIDDAY PICNICS (10AM – 3PM)

Mezze platter- Spanokopita, hummus, tsatsiki, olives
Boerewors, lamb rib, chicken, ratatouille, pap, garlic bread.
Fruit salad & vanilla yoghurt

R250pp

home-made mayonnaise, egg & tomato.
cucumber, dill and cream cheese
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal Fruit basket

R200pp

With baguette
Basil Pesto, tomato & garlic oil
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal Fruit basket

R200pp

With ciabatta and olives
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

With a creamed horseradish sauce & ciabatta
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

With nuts, green figs & a fruit garnish served with Ciabatta. This needs 2 weeks to order. (sufficient for 12 or more people)
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R300pp

With a baguette
Gaucomole & prawns served on a lettuce leaf with a small salad garnish
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

FOR THE MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS (ALL SERVED COLD)

Lentil & Burghul Fritters with Tsatsiki
Gorgonzola with Honey & Nuts
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

Herbed, grilled, chicken breasts with pan-fried Halloumi & Pita
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

Served with an origanum marinated lamb chop & tsatsiki
Fruit juice or cool drinks (chilled)
Seasonal fruit basket

R250pp

OUR HAVEN ‘ON TOP OF THE WORLD’

We speak English. Ons praat Afrikaans. Nous parlons français.

Get to us: Post Net Suite 158, Private Bag X20097, Lydenburg 1120
Call Us: Main Farm Tel: 079 694 9462 / 013 110 0320
Our Cell: Brian 082 416 1379   Gerda 079 515 7799

Photo Credit: Des Jacobs