Jazz every last Friday, Indonesian rijstafel every very first Thursday and fresh croissants any day you like!
Dutchies, the seaside dining establishment on Hermanus’ Grotto Beach that has actually been an 8-year pillar for residents, has a lot going, on a monthly basis.
FIRST THURSDAY IS INDONESIAN CUISINE Every very first Thursday of the month Dutchies puts on an Indonesian rijstafel. This is a Dutch custom (owners Joke and Daan Gonggrijp are from the Netherlands, for this reason… Dutchies) going back to the days of the Dutch East Indies Company, which returned from its seafaring journeys with different flavours and meals.
The rijstafel ended up being a way to reveal and experience the Indonesian flavours and spices with meals such as nasi goreng, describes supervisor Ramon Celliers. Dutchies continues that custom (Joke experienced this with her own mom) serving plain and hot rice together with a wide variety of meals from curried green beans to chicken satay.
LAST FRIDAYS IS JAZZ NIGHTS On the last Friday of the month is jazz night. The acts are generally from out of town and differ, a three-course set menu is used on the night (there are options for each course). It’s crucial to book for both occasions, preferred seating gets used up rapidly.
FRESH DAILY BREAD AND CROISSANTS And every day you can consume fresh-from-the-oven almond, pecan or chocolate croissants, baked products and bread from the brand-new plume in co-owners Daan and Joke Gonggrijp’s cap, Daan’s Bakery.
You can consume the bread at home, however, we advise that you stay for any and all your meals. There’s an option of 3 seating locations there: inside the dining establishment, which in the evening is lit with candle lights; the yard, where wood tables under umbrellas are set out around an ancient milkwood tree; and the breezy outdoors ‘patio’ locations to the front and sides, which has kindly spaced low tables and comfortable chairs. Wherever you choose to sit, you can relax and unwind; you will not be hurried at Dutchies Beach Restaurant.
If you’re trying to find an unwinded seaside restaurant in Hermanus, that’ll be Dutchies.