Living a low-carb lifestyle isn’t always easy – especially when it comes to eating out and treating yourself. Luckily more and more restaurants are starting to embrace the low-carb lifestyle and we’re seeing low-carb inspired menu items popping up everywhere from burger joints to pizza restaurants. But, what about high tea? Everyone loves a good high tea but when it comes to cakes and sweet eats there aren’t many places you can go that are low-carb friendly. Until now that is, because the oh-so-chic Cellars-Hohenort has recently launched an absolutely fabulous low-carb high tea menu! The new offering offers low-carbers the opportunity to indulge a little and enjoy the finer things in life without compromising your diet too much.
Those wanting to enjoy this stunning new offering can expect a delicious array of low-carb offerings such as succulent Grass-fed Beef & Peppadew Sosaties; Broccoli, Roasted Red Pepper & Goats Cheese Tarts; Prawn Vietnamese Rice Paper Spring Rolls, and a selection of hummus, lavash & crudités. On the sweeter side, guests can enjoy Dark Chocolate & Beetroot Cupcakes, sugar-free Fresh Fruit Pavlova, Yoghurt Honey Panna Cotta,and Homemade Seed & Grain Bars to name but a few. I got the chance to try some of the goodies mentioned above and was beyond surprised at how yummy everything was. The Asian-inspired Rice PaperSpring Rolls are divine and the Homemade Seed & Grain Bars are beyond moreish!
For those who would still like to indulge in carbs a little (sssh – I promise not to tell!), Cellars still offers their signature scones on the menu, but this time around it’s served with sugar-free strawberry jam and whipped cream cheese to keep calories at a minimum. I also stuffed a few of these in my pie hole and you can’t even tell that it’s a low-calorie version. For those still on the carb train – there are healthy sarmie options – dig into delicious bite-size open sandwiches which include toppings such as Coronation Chicken, Roast Beef, and Smoked Salmon on squid ink ciabatta.
Join Cellars-Hohenort for high tea with a difference in The Cellars-Hohenort’s renowned gardens, or even cosied up in front of the fire on those cold winter days. The cost of the Low-carb High Tea is R195 per person including tea or coffee and is available from 15:00 – 17:00 daily. For information and bookings visit the McGrath Collection website or call 021 794 2137.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.