#FBF to a Visit to the Famous Spice Route in Paarl

So one Sunday hubby decided that he wanted to cheer up his wife by having her dressed up and taking her wherever she wanted to go. How romantic. 🙂

We decided on the famous Spice Route in Paarl. We’ve heard quite a bit about it, but when we got there, we were not prepared for the awesomeness of this place!

We didn’t make a reservation and the restaurants were quite full. They managed to get us a table at Barley & Biltong. For those that don’t know, at Spice Route there are various places to eat, depending on what tickles your fancy. They have Barley and Biltong where you can get amazing, proudly South African burgers, chips and biltong with various craft beers and wines to choose from. They also have the La Grapperia that serve pizzas and tapas (Something we still need to try but we might need to make a reservation as it always looks full). There is also the famous Bertus Basson Restaurant that serves up South African favourites (We are trying out this one next). We decided on Barley & Biltong as it was the least crowded and hubby loves a good burger. J

After Barley and Biltong, Hubby went for a beer tasting at the home of CBC Craft Beers (Hubby LOVES craft beers so he was in heaven) and I went for a chocolate tasting at DV Artisan Chocolate. Ester is our favourite beer tasting room assistant. This woman is so lively and one of the only people I know that can keep up with Marc’s wit. Well done Ester! J For those that love chocolate, you have to try the chocolate tasting. They go from very bitter to very sweet and is an absolute treat! And if you want to take some chocolate home, they not badly priced at all! I got quite a few pieces from R100! 😉

We ended our day with a wine and cured meat tasting. I never understood my husband’s fascination with cured meats until I had this tasting. WOW! WOW! WOW! These meats go perfectly with the great wines they serve. One of my favourite wines is the Grenache. A definite must for every red wine lover.

We had an amazing time at this fantastic place. You can spend the whole day at the Spice Route and never get bored. It is the ideal way to spend the day with family, friends and loved ones. When visiting the Winelands, do yourself a favour and visit the Spice Route in Paarl.

This was our view from Barley and Biltong. Table Mountain looking stunning, as usual! :)
This was our view from Barley and Biltong. Table Mountain looking stunning, as usual! 🙂
Monster Simonsburger at Barley & Biltong with the famous CBC craft beer.
Monster Simonsburger at Barley & Biltong with the famous CBC craft beer.
Big Drakensburger served up in one of my favourite types of plates. I used to have a tin cup like this one when I was young. Fond Memories :)
Big Drakensburger served up in one of my favourite types of plates. I used to have a tin cup like this one when I was young. Fond Memories 🙂
My favourite wine at Soice Route
My favourite wine at Soice Route
Views! Views! Views!
Views! Views! Views!
Beautiful settings on a sunny day.
Beautiful settings on a sunny day.
These cured meats are life changing!
These cured meats are life changing!
Just love how the sun hits the bottles.
Just love how the sun hits the bottles.
Can you say Proudly South African?
Can you say Proudly South African?
Love how they used a nail on the board.
Love how they used a nail on the board.
One of my favourite images so far.
One of my favourite images so far.
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