Nothing beats a stylish picnic in a natural environment, with an awe inspiring backdrop and if you add dedicated service to that, Quoin Rock is a winning destination for a pleasurable, safe day out.
With its extraordinary cuisine, much has been said about this Knorhoek Valley estate’s Gåte restaurant. As such, Gåte’s outdoor Picnic Experience marries together a gourmet meal of the highest standard with private settings located away from the restaurant area. These custom-made picnic pergola’s feature comfortable seating spaced more than 10 meters apart for privacy. Only 8 Pergola’s are available, making this casual fresh air picnic option an excellent choice during the cautionary period of COVID-19.
What also makes Quoin Rock’s Picnic Experience different from other picnic alternatives, where you are simply handed a basket and left to your own devices, at Quoin Rock, a waiter services your table with fresh ice, more wine and even a portion of oysters or Espresso after your lunch.
This unique touch sees clients receive a walkie talkie on arrival, enabling them to communicate with their waiter to tend to their needs and service the table with additional Gåte treats. Every little detail at Quoin Rock is characterised by high-end luxury, and this translates to picnics, where glassware and crockery have been sourced to fit the location and offering – hence no plastic forks or plates.
Picnickers can relax in the garden after lunch, either on a picnic blanket or fat sac or alternatively enjoy the various lawn games provided, making this a truly leisurely excursion.
The Picnic Experience Menu at Gåte
A basket includes freshly baked French baguette with chef choice artisanal butters; basil and pesto cream dip; foie gras pâté; fresh snoek pâté, and a local cheese and charcuterie selection.
To add to the delight, a basket also features a butternut, baby mix leaves and feta salad; beetroot, baby mix leaves and goat cheese; a fresh poke bowl; smoked salmon wrap; delicious roasted lamb on Moroccan couscous; as well as Pina Colada and coconut panna cotta; and unlimited still and sparkling water.
A children’s basket includes rootstock crisps; a chocolate or strawberry milkshake; a handmade cookie and seasonal berries. Children also have the option of selecting a ham and cheese baguette, a cheese baguette, or a mac and cheese.
Note that chefs at Gåte are also able to create a delectable vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free version of the menu, with prior notice.
Picnics are priced at R400 per person, and R180 per children’s basket. They are available from Thursday to Sunday, from 1 October 2020 to 30 April 2021. Booking is essential, with a deposit payable to secure the booking.