Milhaus Food & Wine Bar is one of the best hidden gems in Kyalami. The small space capitalises on the sophisticated charm of its wine cellar, lending the feeling of being in a quaint winery restaurant in the heart of the Cape. Warm lighting, simple art, the clinking of wine glasses and the aroma of sizzling steaks make this a place you want to linger! On the menu, there’s an extensive selection of tapas, meat, seafood, burgers and pizzas.
The dishes are elegantly plated and served in generous portions. To begin, we opt for a few plates to pair with Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block. The jalapeno poppers are a spicy start, and the generous stuffing of cheddar is a happy sight. The crunchy yet cloud-like cheese croquettes are satisfying, while the deep-fried halloumi tastes even better with a dip of sweet chilli and lemon sauce. Moving onto mains, the Picanha rump is a melt-in-your-mouth option for carnivores; the umami-rich meet served with triple cooked chips is a heavenly combination.
Then there are the thin-crust pizzas topped with fresh, gourmet ingredients such as Parma ham, parmesan and fresh rocket. They come out with the cheese bubbling and just the right amount of char. Desserts are kept relatively simple, with only a handful of options to choose from. The oozing chocolate fondant is tempting and fresh-from-the-oven. Served with homemade vanilla ice cream, the decadency is the perfect way to end a meal! Kyalami on Main Shopping Centre, corner Forssmann Close & Dytchley Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg. Details: 011-466-0128