The scintillating idea of a romantic and spontaneous spot to relax is just what anyone needs after a long day or week, so consider a divine break away to Truffles On The Park. This lovely bistro and bar sits – somewhat ironically – in Sandton’s Mushroom Farm Park and promises to take dining to a whole new level.
Good Food And A Botanical Romance…
Inspired by its surroundings, the bistro tells the tale of a love affair with botanics that is relatively new to Joburg. When you hear about a place that boasts playful palate eats and an inspiring environment, what is left but to indulge in it?
Dive right in to the creative menu. I’m going to come right out and say it, my absolute favourite was the sauteed mushroom truffle risotto; absolutely took my breath away. Melt in you mouth does not even begin to explain the experience of indulging in this dish. What really stood out for me was the presentation, unexpected and witty – effortless elegance beyond what you can imagine.
Truffles On The Park have scrumptious eats for vegans too – mouthwatering dishes such as warm Moroccan chickpea and roasted tomato salad or burnt corn and avo with red onions. This was fresh and bursting with diverse flavour.
Truffles head chef, Lance Louise, aims to fill everyone’s tummy with happiness through the effortless flair that he and the team literally bring to the table. And he gets it right. “My passion is to use local fresh organic produce that is sustainably sourced and farmed. My food style is rich in flavour with some unusual and unexpected twists but always unpretentious and accessible.”
If you’re a foodie, put Truffles On The Park down as one for the books.
A Drink With A Difference
Billed as a botanical bar, Truffles has well over 40 clear spirits infused with floral and plant-derived ingredients, ranging from the botanical inspired theme with lavender, rose and violet, elderflower, hibiscus and more.
Their beautiful selection includes something fruity too, with cocktails strategically made to fit the essence of what botanicals are about – be it through the use of subtle colours or effortless garnishes.
Touches Of Romance
Ryan Illgner, a reputable Interior Design Honours graduate and partner of the infamous Blacksmith – worked on the decor to add some inspiring, creative, romantic touches to Truffles. It’s the botanical features that make you feel you’re sitting in a magical garden instead of the city.
Pooches are welcome
Of course, Sandton’s Mushroom Farm Park is a favourite to many who run or walk with their pets. So feel free to drop in at Truffles with your best friend, as long as they are kept on their leashes.
See you there!
Pop in to enjoy this unique bistro and bar:
Soft opening hours until 31 March 2019:
Mon – Tue: closed
Wed – Fri: 11:30 – 22:30
Sat: 11:30 – 22:30
Sun: 10:00am – 16:30pm
From 1 April 2019:
Mon – Fri: 11:30 – 22:30
Sat: 10:00 – 22:30
Sun: 10:00am – 16:30pm