Savour gourmet Christmas lunch at Holden Manz in Franschhoek

Thursday, 20 December, 2012
GC Communications
Avoid spending your precious hours in the kitchen this festive season and let Holden Manz wine estate in Franschhoek prepare a sumptuous Christmas lunch for you and your loved ones at the Franschhoek Kitchen.
Executive Chef Maryna Frederiksen has prepared a mouth-watering Christmas menu full of all your favourite traditional dishes for this special day. Her hearty festive fare is ideal with the bold range of Holden Manz wines, especially the flagship Bordeaux-style wine, Big G 2009.

A starter of soft, homemade breads served with Holden Manz farm chutneys and relishes will be followed by a main meal selection of orange and honey glazed gammon with thyme mustard, citrus brined and slow roasted farm turkey with a fresh herb crust, or roast beef with a creamy black pepper mushroom sauce.

Delicious sides to complement your meal include a green garden salad with freshly picked herbs and homemade vinaigrette from the estate, warm organic carrots, sausage and sage stuffing and turkey gravy.

Saving the best for last, dessert will be chocolate fudge cake with Ceres cherries in red wine.

The set menu for Christmas Day lunch costs R375 per person and will also be available on Christmas Eve, starting at 19:00 for 19:30. Booking is essential, phone 021-8762729 or e-mail The Franschhoek Kitchen will be open on New Year’s Eve, but will be closed on 1 January.

The Holden Manz tasting room is open daily from 10h00 to 17h00.