The five-course meal has become our principal meal, where the daily menu variations include a diversity of the season’s best foods. Marie and her team’s philosophy is that food must be prepared and presented with love.
“I have access to wonderful ingredients that arrive in our kitchen from different sources; bought at the fresh produce market by my daughter Marie-Louise, sourced at different suppliers or plainly from the local butcher. All the wonderful produce gets studied, smelled, touched, appreciated and respected before we start to transform them. Only then can they be approached with humility.” - Marie Lombard
Marie Lombard was born and raised on this 4th generation farm, and has formed a dedicated team from fourth generation farm workers. Her daughter Marie-Louise Nel, who grew up in the guest house cooking along side her mother, joined De Oude Kraal permanently three years ago. The team skilfully combine Free State farm style cooking with a touch of French flair to create a variety of meals, such as the buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, freshly baked goods as well as five-course gourmet dinner.
For more on Marie’s food philosophy read Marie’s Passion for Food.