Fyndraai is the exciting new restaurant with a local twist, on Solms-Delta wine estate. The food, like its adventurous wines, lives up to the Solms-Delta claim of being proudly Hiervandaan (‘from this place’).
You not only walk into history in the 319-year-old wine farm restaurant, you walk OVER it. The glass floor covers the archaeological substructure of a 1740 wine cellar.
The innovative menu further combines historical ingredients with contemporary tastes. Seasonal menus with daily specials break away from the Franschhoek norm, with food that is “anything but french”. Instead, Fyndraai explores genuine Cape culinary traditions: European, Asian and African. This truly is ‘food of origin’.
Sauces and syrups enliven traditional favourites: waterblommetjies come with wild rosemary mint sauce; malva pudding takes on a new flavour with sour fig sauce; rooibos cheesecake comes with a koeksister drizzled with buchu syrup. Expect kraakbrood, kaaings – and possibly koekemakranka. Enjoy your meal paired with the equally innovative Solms wines that range from the serious and highly rated through unusual to light-hearted quaffers. There’s something for all palates and pockets — by the bottle and the glass. And yes, there is a glossary translating the unfamiliar local names for foreign visitors.