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. At Babel, we harvest selected pickings from winter’s larder and bring them directly to the table in sensory combinations. Produce gathered from our very own farm, combined with ingredients sourced directly from heirloom farmers in the region, provides the basis for contemporary recipes that lend a fresh touch to heritage. A wintery feast awaits…

Babel Menu June 2015Food from the Babel Menu June 2015

The carefully designed dishes currently on offer at Babel echoes the rich flavours of local communities like the Khoisan, Cape Malays and early European settlers. Head Chef Cornelle Minie’s enticing winter menu includes age-old regional ingredients; Cape sugarbush nectar, honeybush tea, waterblommetjies, pampelmoes, sweet potatoes and guavas. In keeping with our food mantra, “simple but with edge”, she also ensured our menu is on trend by showcasing current techniques like fermenting chillies, curing Magret duck (like biltong) and cold brewing coffee. See our full winter menu here.

One of the food items on the Babel Menu June 2015Cornelle Minie, one of the head chef's at Babylonstoren

Catch Cornelle, on the 9th of July, in the kitchens of the One & Only Cape Town where she will be cooking alongside Reuben Riffel as part of the ‪Reuben Invites‬ winter series. For bookings and more information visit their website.


  1. Loraine kopman says:

    I ADORE your photographs…

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