Freshly made meals. Food on the move. Gifts.
We are taking a short winter break from July 7 to early August and plan some exciting surprises for you when we reopen. The Babushka Deli (with a smaller menu), Family MTB Park, Wonderdal Edutainment Centre and the WonderTruck food stall will still be open, but the Avant-Garde Restaurant, the Russian Tea Garden, the Wine Tasting Lounge and the Marvol Gallery will be closed during this period. Please consult the relevant website pages as well as Facebook for more details and operating times.
An “urban farmhouse kitchen” is probably the best way to describe Babushka Deli. The delicatessen fuses South Africa’s predilection for home cooking with nourishing Russian treats, inspired by the cooking traditions of babushkas (Russian grandmothers). Using high quality locally produced ingredients from suppliers who wholeheartedly embrace organic and sustainable farming principles, the Babushka Deli makes a spontaneous or planned visit to Hazendal one that satisfies an appetite for authentic, freshly baked goods with an emphasis on healthy eating.
The deli’s sit-down menu includes lighter meals, sandwiches and modern bistro style food, which can be enjoyed with the estate’s wines, fresh juices and local craft drinks. There is a menu for the younger gourmands which is approved by moms and even the fussiest small palate.
The deli’s shelves stock a bounty of products, many of which are made in Babushka’s kitchen, including pickles, preserves, relishes and oat and chia-seed mixes as well as interesting spice blends and rubs. There is also a tempting selection of premium deli items sourced from local and international suppliers and a collection of authentic Russian hand-crafted souvenirs.
When it comes to take-away items, the Babushka Deli makes a range of fresh and healthy salads and sandwiches plus a selection of custom made pastries that are a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. These pastries can be enjoyed at Hazendal or taken home in beautifully packaged gift cartons – ideal as a treat for someone special, or to add flavour to a home tea party or dinner.