Food & Drink

From Field to Plate

July 17th, 2015

Every winter our master baker and chef Karen Pretorius flies abroad to work alongside fellow artisan producers. This year she left little Trompie and the chicken brood heartbroken to spend time with animals of a different feather. Read more

Food & Drink

Magical Mushrooms

July 9th, 2015

This month we turn our attention to the magical world of mushrooms. At the top of the garden, next to the nursery, is our mushroom cellar. In this controlled environment our garden team grows flavourful mushrooms for the restaurants on the farm. Read more


How to Make a Worm Farm

June 25th, 2015

The food we serve in Babel and The Greenhouse come from the garden and the menus are inspired by the fresh produce currently in season. With two restaurants it’s no surprise that we have quite a bit of fruit and veggie offcuts – this is great for making nutritious compost! Read more

Food & Drink

A Wintery Feast – Babel’s New Menu

June 18th, 2015

From June through to August, the crisp cold brings with it sweet root vegetables, pulled fresh from the soil; warmed wine; the vibrant orange of pumpkins and citrus; and the rich green of winter leaves. Read more


Eat, Drink & Be Cozy

June 4th, 2015

We often get asked what the best time of year is to visit our garden. In reply we quote Patrice Taravella, the architect of our heritage garden, who says that a garden is like someone you love, it is beautiful in every season. Winter at Babylonstoren certainly has its own charm… Read more