I’ve been keeping a keen eye on a new development on the corner of Kloof & Buitensingel streets in town… It’s a dining spot called Gourmet Boerie and they’re due to open later this month.
The term “boerie” being Afrikaans slang for “boerewors”, the name clearly points to the fact that they are going to be serving some designer boerewors rolls. Mmmmm, doesn’t that sound good? As you guys should know by now, I’m a BIIIG boerie roll enthusiast. Meat sausage on a roll equals perfection in my world. Simple, yet so incredibly satisfying, I never thought it could get better than it already is. But then, this Gourmet boerie concept popped up and I started thinking… maybe it can… maybe it’s time we started thinking outside the boerie box so to speak and shake things up a little, take a risk, try something new… a boerie revolution might be upon us!
My sources tell me the guys behind Gourmet Boerie will be putting a big proudly South African stamp on this new venture. Everything in-store will be locally sourced & produced, from the ingredients and menu items to the staff uniforms & furniture. And to top it all off they’ll be pairing their boeries with some ice cold Jack Black, Darling Brew & Devils Peak craft beers. Boerie and beer, a match made in heaven. As for the actual boerie creations, expect babies like these:
Of course I’m planning a visit as soon as they officially open their doors. So watch this space. In the meantime you can drool over their menu on their website and also enter a competition where you can win a gourmet boerie and craft beer each week for a year by simply leaving a comment on their home page.