The Table

you will no doubt remember my old friend Jessica from various posts on the blog, as well as her and husband Luke’s wonderful restaurant Nook in Stellenbosch. after some busy & hectic years they sold Nook and moved to the country for a while, but it wasn’t long before ideas began brewing for their next venture – and that came in the form of The Table at De Meye. already an established eatery, the previous owners Russell and Camilla were sad to sell this little piece of heaven in the winelands – but Jess & Luke planned to continue the tradition of family-style dining inspired by local & seasonal ingredients.

…and this past saturday was their first official lunch! we ate charcuterie, fresh bread and sunchoke soup to start, and then the table was laden with plates of braised beef shortrib, mashed potatoes with lashings of farm butter, sauteed oyster mushrooms and sugar snap peas, pickled baby beets, and a delicious baby onion tarte tatin served with micro-greens. dessert was quince served two ways – poached with celery & ginger ice-cream (!) and a picture perfect quince souffle.

if you’ve ever been to the The Table before you know that usually guests sit at rustic tables under the trees outside, but this weekend winter really arrived in the Cape, so we sat inside the main building – which used to be an old dairy shed – next to the cosy fire. you’ll see lots of pics of the lovely interior below, as well as some images of the farm itself (and the farm dogs!). De Meye is a family-owned boutique winery just outside Stellenbosch, so you can do wine tastings right next door to the restaurant to pick the wine you’re going to have with your meal (so smart).

eating at The Table really is an awesome outing, and a perfect excuse to get out of town for the day. they’re open Saturdays and Sundays for long, lazy lunches. you can contact Jessica & Luke via their website to book a table.

all photos taken by me.

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19 Responses to The Table

  1. Diana Moss (@miss_moss) Sunday 2 June, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    so proud of my pal @goodplacegather and their new venture, The Table: http://t.co/d5aBu6QnML

  2. @mattallison Sunday 2 June, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    RT @miss_moss: so proud of my pal @goodplacegather and their new venture, The Table: http://t.co/30ZYFg7oaX <— Well done Jess & Luke!

  3. @fliprecipes Sunday 2 June, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    The Table: you will no doubt remember my old friend Jessica from various posts on the blog, as well as her and… http://t.co/ZIHkCVzL57

  4. @pineapplemary Sunday 2 June, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    The Table http://t.co/Lbh0hl7Z6F

  5. April Louise Monday 3 June, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    This looks like a really lovely place to eat. I love the family lifestyle theme.

  6. @hellotwiggs Monday 3 June, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    “The Table” Oh gorgeous place! http://t.co/klSRYwNChq

  7. Joy Monday 3 June, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    the restaurant looks freaking amazing.

  8. @Metchoos Monday 3 June, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    The Table at De Meye now run by Luke and Jessica of Nook: looks awesome: http://t.co/SKcjp2bQOb

  9. Diana Moss (@miss_moss) Monday 3 June, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    The Table at De Meye: http://t.co/d5aBu6QnML

  10. @LuvSAWine Monday 3 June, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    RT @Metchoos: The Table at De Meye now run by Luke and Jessica of Nook: looks awesome: http://t.co/SKcjp2bQOb

  11. @moniquillatuit Monday 3 June, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    RT @miss_moss: The Table at De Meye: http://t.co/d5aBu6QnML

  12. Clarise Monday 3 June, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    This looks like my kind of place!

    I will make sure I visit when I’m in the western cape again.

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    P.S Love your blog x

  13. @visseranton Monday 3 June, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    went here for lunch in Saturday. ’twas fantastic RT @miss_moss: The Table at De Meye: http://t.co/5g9B4EvUDD

  14. @albert_swart Monday 3 June, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    The Table http://t.co/fr3TcOu92i via @prismatic

  15. Rayne Monday 3 June, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Going! Let’s go together! Well done Jess and Luke it looks ridiculously perfect right down to that dog! x

  16. thecitygourmand Monday 3 June, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Gorgeous, like having a dinner party at a friends’ place without all the fuss!

  17. Second Floor Flat Monday 3 June, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    I applaud the Sunchoke Soup option – I’m a vegetarian whose in South Africa about once a year and often battle to find good veggie food. Looks like a beautiful place!

  18. Classiq Tuesday 4 June, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    It looks charming. and very inviting.

  19. @yumivore Saturday 29 June, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    The Table | http://t.co/kZA9w0vavR #foodphotography

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