Welcome to the Kitchen of Peter Ahern
... where Labour is Flavour
The Mount Restaurant is set in idyllic surrounds with a panoramic view of farmlands, vineyards and mountains. It is centrally located on a very popular and expanding wine route and is frequented by local residents, guest houses, tour groups and the like. The style, ambience and location of the restaurant lends itself to many weddings, birthdays and corporate functions.
Our Restaurant is situated in the beautiful Durbanville Winelands on the Hooggelegen Farm. The farm has been in the De Wit family for over 120 years. The Mount boasts idyllic views of the Hottentots Holland, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek mountains and nearby farmlands.
Fireplaces in the smoking and non-smoking areas are welcoming on a cold winter's evening and the vine-covered terrace is very popular for outdoor dining in summer.
Owner, Jaco Venter, is passionate about his restaurant and personally looks after you with innovative menus which cater for a wide variety of tastes.
Jaco will happily design a special menu to make your private function an occasion to remember.
Our fully stocked bar includes a variety of local wines.
Jaco invites you to experience his hospitality - all you need to do is relax and enjoy fine food, in good company.
At The Mount Restaurant we constantly update our specials to offer a wider variety of flavours and textures to our already extensive A-la-Carte menu. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter and we will send you our current Specials every time they are revised.
To avoid disappointment, please call us to make a reservation. We are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday for lunch.
IN THE KITCHEN AT THE MOUNT
SCENE 1: 20:30 - Middle of Service
Chef: “Right, New Order! One mussels, two snails, two pastas, one shank, one Duxelle, one breast…"
Waitress: “Peter, can I…”
Chef: “Hold on one minute… Go in thirty seconds... Fill in 10 seconds. Nathan, start filling up the Duxelle; on my board – come on, fill, fill, fill... Let me season it ... what table is this? Table one, right ... use your fingers…
Trainee: “Ow, damn it!”
Chef: “Use your fingers, I don’t care if you burn them, you weren’t given fingers not to burn them. Quickly, come on ... push, push, push ...”
- Excerpt from “Service at The Mount”
There are many more characters and now you too can meet them at The Mount.
Our kitchen is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am – 22:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 15:00pm
The Mount Professional School of Cookery
When it comes to preparing food, one can never stop learning; learning about creating new flavours, new combinations of food, new taste adventures etc.
With this in mind, The Mount has opened a Professional Cooking and Management School. Having registered with City and Guilds International and The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Peter Ahern is qualified to offer an International Vocational Qualification in both Professional Cookery and Advanced Management.
Peter, Principal of The Mount Professional
School of Cookery and Management, has,
during the last 26 years, utilised his cheffing skills around the world
and took charge of the in-house training course at The Mount Nelson
Hotel for 5 years.
He has lead brave young men and women into the exciting arena of Culinary Arts and Food and Beverage Service where they are excelling in the best establishments around the world.
For more information, please click here.
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