Olives aren’t just flavoursome salad-enhancers and convenient cocktail snacks; they’re part of the healthy Mediterranean eating style and can form part of your daily diet.
We were excited to taste some zesty olive products from Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, on the slopes of the Bothmanskloof Pass in the scenic Riebeek Valley, an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Use Kloovenburg’s Lemon Infused Olive Oil (R44 from the cellar) as a salad dressing, or for grilling fish or white meat. The Olive Chutney (R51) is delicious with braaied foods, sausages, cheese and any beef, lamb or venison dishes. And the piquant Chilli & Garlic Black Olives (R40) are a winner in a chicken-couscous salad, on a tapas platter or popped straight into your mouth from the jar….
Find these products at Spar and Tops outlets in the Western Cape or contact the farm directly on 022 448 1635, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kloovenburg.com.
Visit this historic estate, owned and run by the Du Toit family, at the fourteenth Riebeek Valley Olive Festival on 3 and 4 May, which sees the twin towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West come to life with olive-tastings, olive-spitting contests, live bands and food stalls galore.
Kloovenburg is transformed into a festive carnival of stalls, including cured meats, gourmet steak rolls and pizzas, imported cheeses, waffles, biscuits and cupcakes. Stock up on their award-winning olive oil and body-product range, and taste their wines. And join the Du Toits at 10h30 on Saturday 3 Mayand Sunday 4 May for a free guided walk through the farm’s olive groves, followed by an olive-press demonstration.
Link: Buy Riebeek Valley Olive Festival tickets at http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=409738063