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Poké Bowls

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Poké Bowls are easy to make, packed with healthy ingredients and bursting with umami flavour. Executive Chef Veronica-Canha Hibbert from The Silo Hotel shares a variety of her favourite Poké Bowl recipes. From a more traditional Poké with the perfect sushi-rice base, to vegan and rice-free options, there is a bowl to suit every palate.

Hot Smoked Salmon

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Celebrate any special occasion with Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert’s decadent Hot Smoked Salmon served with Apple Salad tossed in a creamy Aioli Dressing. Flaky, indulgent and rich, this dish can be enjoyed on its own or used in a variety of dishes such as breakfast omelettes and creamy pastas.

Lamb Shanks

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Lamb Shanks braised in red wine and rosemary, served on a bed of mashed potatoes and with a side of vegetables, are a favourite among our guests at Royal Malewane. With winter on the horizon in South Africa, this showstopping-comfort food is the ultimate way to spend your winter nights indoors.

Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad

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Fresh produce, bold flavours and colourful ingredients characterise the summer season. Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert’s Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad is the ideal guilt-free meal for al fresco dining as the warmer weather arrives.

Mussels Laksa

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Mussels Laksa is a signature dish enjoyed by guests at Birkenhead House. The mussels are cooked in an Asian seafood broth infused with lemongrass, fresh ginger and green chillies and served with white coconut laksa and curry foam (a nod to South Africa’s Cape Malay culinary heritage).

Roasted Butternut soup

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Warm up with an indulgent bowl of Roasted Butternut soup, a favourite among many South Africans. Although soup fits perfectly into every season, if you are trying to beat the winter blues, this hearty recipe garnished with Dukkah spice is exactly what you need to brighten-up grey winter days.

Antipasto Platter With Chicken Liver Pâté and Rosemary Crackers

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Entice your guests with a delicious combination of rich cheeses, cured meats, pickled vegetables, homemade Chicken Liver Pâté and Rosemary Crackers. You’ll love how easy it is to prepare and how perfect it is for any special occasion or family gathering.

Rose Ginvino

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Our secret recipe to The Silo Hotel's signature and exclusive cocktail, The Rose Ginvino.

Cape Malay Specialities

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Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert from The Silo Hotel shares a few signature Cape Malay recipes – Cape Malay Beef Curry, Bobotie and Rotis.

Sun-Dried Tomato Ciabatta

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Executive chef Brandon Souris from Royal Malewane shares how he makes his delicious Sun-Dried Tomato Ciabatta. The perfect accompaniment to any meal.

Kadai Chicken Curry

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Kadai Chicken is a delicious North Indian tomato-based curry best known for its freshly ground spices and irresistible bold flavour. Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert from The Silo Hotel shares her Kadai Chicken recipe which includes a spicy Kadai Paste made using a mix of aromatic and roasted spices and her homemade Garam Masala.

John Jackson's Bush Granola

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This simple but delicious recipe comes from Royal Malewane. A wholesome and tasty breakfast booster, John Jackson’s Bush Granola is legendary among our guests and staff. We recommend you serve it with fresh, seasonal fruit and full-cream, plain yoghurt.

Plum & Almond Cake

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A traditional Plum & Almond Cake served with delicious thick cream. This recipe was inspired by the plum farm upon which La Residence was built.

Cheese Scones Benedict

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When guests are looking for something a little more indulgent, Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert always suggests her Cheese Scones Benedict. Replacing the traditional English Muffin with a decadent cheesy scone is the perfect way to turn an ordinary morning into a great one.

Chicken Korma

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A rich and creamy Chicken Korma made using homemade Garam Masala spice mix for a more authentic taste. Many thanks to Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert for this delicious recipe.

Slow-Cooked Beef Ragù

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As the seasons change around the world, you might need to warm up with this authentic slow-cooked Beef Ragù. Ragù is a very popular and widely-used Italian meat-based sauce, the the perfect partner to homemade Tagliatelle or Fettuccine and makes a great base for a Lasagne.

Napolitana Sauce

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Authentic, home-made, slow-cooked Napolitana Sauce. This easy to make tomato sauce is great on pasta or as a base for home-made pizza or oven-bakes.

White Chocolate, Cranberry and Macadamia Hot Cross Buns

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Executive Chef Veronica has included her traditional Hot Cross Bun recipe as well as her decadent twist on the timeless classic – White Chocolate, Cranberry and Macadamia Hot Cross Buns.

Many thanks to our executive chefs Veronica Canha-Hibbert (The Silo Hotel – Cape Town), Lennard Marais (La Residence – Franschhoek), Oliver Coetzee (Birkenhead House – Hermanus) and Brandon Souris (Royal Malewane – The Greater Kruger National Park).

A Message From Liz Biden

South Africa's international borders are open for all international travel. Travellers require a certified, negative test result taken within 72 hours from the time of departure.

Birkenhead House, La Residence, Royal Malewane and The Silo Hotel are open and we are delighted to welcome guests from near and far to our hotels and lodges which offer the perfect tonic to the pandemic. We have taken every precaution to keep our guests and staff safe. Our hotels and lodges comply with the strictest TBCSA and WHO hygiene protocols and provide ample space for social distancing. South Africa has one of the best private healthcare systems in the world.

The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects including our counter-poaching initiatives and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes.

I would like to wish all our wonderful guests, staff, industry colleagues and suppliers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021 - we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this year as we overcome the challenges of the pandemic. To celebrate the new year we are offering guests the opportunity to spend 6 nights at any of our properties and only pay for 5 until 31 May 2021.

Our expert Reservations Team is on hand to assist with any enquiries.