Book now for the next ‘Jolly Day out in Darling’ tractor trip and food safari! After the success of the previous Jolly Day Out (click here for a review) the Darlingers are doing it again, on 21 Feb 2010. Don’t miss out on this fabulous and unique fun country outing including a 3 course meal, with each course served in a different location, and a tractor as your transport!
Main Course at Lelieblom Farm
Dessert at Cafe Mosaic.
Review and photos by guest blogger: Vanessa Crease
A friend invited us to the Darling Tractor Ride Food Safari. We decided that it definitely sounds like an event not to be missed. Armed with hats and sun block we headed for Café Mosaic to meet up with our fellow explorers, and to get to know everyone over a glass of Darling Rosé. What a fantastic fun crowd! After much laughter and more Rosé, we headed out to meet the driver with our transportation.
I have to confess that I was a little bit apprehensive about getting onto a tractor-trailer, especially one where you have to sit on a hay bale, but after a smooth take off it was apparent that our driver knew what he was doing, and everyone sat back and enjoyed the ride to Lelieblom Farm. The ride on the tractor-trailer was surprisingly comfortable, although we all soon realised that sippy cups and straws might be a good idea for drinks for the next ride. But then again spilling your drink in the wind and swinging your wine glass on the back of a trailer was part of the fun!
The owners of Lelieblom Farm warmly greeted us upon arrival, and we all felt so relaxed and comfortable in their lovely home. The owners went to great lengths to make us feel welcome. At the farm, we sat at beautifully decorated tables while the local flautist Owen Britz-van Ryneveld, vocally accompanied by Chantal Stanfield entertained us, before a light starter of tomato gazpacho. The soup was divine and everyone absolutely loved it. We were so relaxed and having such a good time that we nearly forgot to keep to our schedule and head back to Darling for our main course. The atmosphere on the farm gave one the surreal feeling of being somewhere on a cattle farm in Mexico.
We all got back on the tractor-trailer and headed back to Omnia’s at the Mantis Mall where Omnia had prepared a variety of delicious pies for us, served shortly after our arrival. The pies were delectable, and the company was extremely entertaining. Soon it was time to head on to our final destination.
We all hopped back onto the trailer and headed to Café Mosaic for dessert. Even though it was only a few meters away, we took the tractor, just because we could! The pavlova with ice cream and fruit was so delectable most of us had to share a second portion, even though we’d had more than enough to eat at this stage. Not wanting the day to end, we lingered for a while at Café Mosaic, thinking back on the fantastic experience. What a great way to spend a Sunday…
We will definitely be there for the next one! Thank you Darling!
Come join us on 1 November for an adventure in Darling!
A tractor ride, a three course meal and music!
Come join us in Darling for a jolly good day out! A very comfortable wagon, pulled by one of our trusty tractors will chauffeur you around Darling on a fun-filled tour stopping off at a farm, a small restaurant and the famous Cafe Mosaic! You’ll also be able to enjoy the beautiful music played by our local flautist.
For only R130 per person, come and enjoy all that Darling has to offer!
11h30 Meet at Cafe Mosaic for sherry.
12h00 Tractor departs on this restaurant safari!
12h30 Enjoy delicious starters of Cherry Tomato Gazpacho at Lelieblom Farm
14h00 Head back to the village on the tractor.
14h30 Main course of assorted home-made pies served at Omnia’s at the Mantis Mall
16h00 Hop back on the tractor and head to your final destination: Cafe Mosaic for Pavlova with fresh fruit and cream
16h30 The party continues at Cafe Mosaic!
For more information and bookings, contact Isabel 083 490 2298