A popup café set on the Vergelegen Wine Estate serving elevated street food/comfort food in a unique setting, surrounded by cows.
With alcohol being banned due to the pandemic, wineries and award-winning estates have been forced to get somewhat creative with their offerings. Vergelegen has set up a gourmet hot dog café in the scenic surroundings of their Nguni cattle pastures.
There are two seating options – a vast glass conservatory, bedecked with greenery and soft furnishings, or an outdoor grass-covered deck. The cattle graze and tend to their calves around the conservatory, which is in full view of the Hottentots Holland Mountains.
The ‘loaded’ Asian hot dog offers topping ingredients such as slaw, Japanese-style (kewpie) mayonnaise and nori seaweed; the German-inspired topping includes mustard, sauerkraut, and pickles; and the French-style topping incorporates truffle aioli, Comté cows’ milk cheese, and bacon bits. There are special sweet treats too.
Vergelegen is a renowned wine estate deeply committed to environmental rehabilitation offering sunset vineyard and cellar tours, themed gardens, and high-end restaurants. Its award-winning wines have a history spanning over 300 years,