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her establishment feeling hurried or hungry!"
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Traditional South African Food at “Annie
Marika, is the new enigmatic owner of Annie se
Kombuis in Warrington Place, along Harbour Road.
Since the restaurants’ inception in 2001, it was
chosen as one of the
Top 3 restaurants in Hermanus, by none other than
the New York Times nogal.
Marika is a people’s person, she loves promoting South Africa and
in particular Hermanus.
She enjoys getting to know her customers and
always goes the extra mile
to ensure a good time is had by all.
The extensive wine list promotes the wine of the region.
great emphasis on supporting the local wine estates in the Overberg
region. She assures “You will find yourself ordering more than one bottle after
sampling the fruits from our local wine estates,”.
Her music evenings have become legendary and are much anticipated by
locals and tourists.
Good food, good wine and good company is in keeping with Marika’s motto:
|“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
The wide variety of traditional South African cuisine is lovingly
prepared by Marika and her staff, the secret to her success is her
hands-on approach. The recipes were passed down from Marita’s great
grandmother to her mother and are now being used in the kitchen to
continue the legacy of traditional South African cooking. “Traditional
South African cuisine is inspired by the romanticism of the culinary art
of earlier centuries at the Cape of Good Hope.”
Different nationalities each brought with them a favourite recipe – and
these old-time recipes have become part and parcel of the Cape culture
and many of these dishes feature on the menu. “Our forefathers enjoyed
simple cooking – and were mostly free from the modern man’s curse of
high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity,” explains Marika. The Germans
brought stuffed vegetable marrow and their extremely popular pies made
from chicken, venison or lamb. Annie’s pies are just as popular and are
sold at the Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Boeremark on Saturdays.
The German influence afforded us a variety of boerewors, while the
French introduced their renowned sauces.
. “I love cooking food the traditional way, as I would cook at home, so
I cook in the restaurant, obviously in bigger quantities. We have
transformed recipes such as waterblommetjies, venison, chicken pie,
offal, bobotie, smoorsnoek and many other mouthwatering dishes, to serve
to our customers in the true “boere” fashion.”
Annie se Kombuis serves a mean oxtail and she is famous for her tasting
platter – even Dassiesfontein now offer a similar dish!
With the onset of winter, the old antique stove will be lit for warmth
and the soup of the day will warm the cockles as a kick-start to your
dining experience. Or try the smoorsnoek – a true South African
For the more adventurous diner – the exotic Kudu, Oryx (Gemsbok) Eland,
Springbok and Ostrich fillets done to mouthwatering perfection will
satisfy the most discerning palette.
Vegetarians are catered for and Marika promises that
no-one will leave
her establishment feeling hurried or hungry!
Tel/Fax: (028) 313-1350