As with braaing, boerewors is part of our National Heritage and something everyone in South Africa is familiar with! Well you will be happy to know that “boerewors” is getting a facelift.
The Boerie is coming! It is no secret that Boerewors is one of the most renowned traditional dishes in the South African cuisine. Whether you braai it with your chops, steam it with mash and veggies or eat it on your meaty pizza, every South African loves a good boerie – especially with an ice-cold Craft Beer! Like most good things, the traditional boerie is due for an upgrade and thus a diverse group of top South African entrepreneurs would like to introduce – GOURMET BOERIE.
The concept behind Gourmet Boerie is all about the traditional Boerewors roll and Craft Beer, with a touch of pizzazz! It boasts a proudly South African stamp, with every item in-store produced locally by South Africans in South Africa. Ingredients have been sourced from local suppliers, all menu items are manufactured in SA and all merchandise and staff uniforms are made from native hemp – even the furniture has been created by a local designer. The three Craft Beers – Jack Black, Darling Brew and Devils Peak – are pumped from a cold room on site, ensuring ever-cold beer. Local SAB beer, as well as ciders and spritzers for the ladies, are also available.
We are a Proudly South African business that sells an iconic South African brand in a really fun, sexy and creative space that will be appealing to all South Africans and tourists alike,” pronounces Craig Bright, co-founder of Gourmet Boerie and owner of Rocking the Daisies.
What is on the menu you may ask? Well Silwood-trained, Kate Marek, is taking the reins and will be running the kitchen. Her culinary experience reaches as far as, vocations in food capitals of the world, such as London and Melbourne. Marek’s creations for Gourmet Boerie include The Breakfast Boerie, The Gorgonzola, The Hangover, The Herbiwors, and even a Kiddies Boerie. Gourmet Boerie has something for everyone! Customers have the choice between traditional, lamb, chicken or vegetarian boerewors, with an Ostrich boerewors in the pipeline. All boeries are available on a selection of different bread rolls. For those of us with a sweet tooth they offer traditional South African desserts such as Koeksisters, Milk Tart and Malva Pudding.
As if that isn’t a big enough bite to chew, the Gourmet Boerie team has also developed their very own, unique boerewors recipe, available to buy and braai in the comfort of your own home – along with incredibly delicious sauces to complement each dish. Furthermore, for sport enthusiasts, there will be two 53” high definition plasma screens, crafting a place where local is truly lekker! It’s the ultimate spot for South Africans to enjoy their own culture cuisine with free WiFi and food for thought while also introducing newcomers to this world-famous hospitality.
Gourmet Boerie will be retailing its succulent boerewors and Craft Beers to the public as from October 2012.You can find them at Buitenkloof Studios on the corner of Buitensingel and Kloof Street. All boeries are available as sit down or takeaway – if you don’t have time to sit down and dine, grab a boerie on the run!
To celebrate the launch of Gourmet Boerie they are running a competition on their webpage. To enter the all-time “Win a Gourmet Boerie and a Craft Beerie each week for a year” competition, you can visit their webpage here and scroll down to the bottom to comment.
Gourmet Boerie will be situated on the Corner of Kloof & Buitensingel Street Cape Town.