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Weekend with Peter Rose

Weekends for this Cape winelands floral designer and 'country junkie' are all about making cheese and long table lunches Getting to lie in is not on the cards for me. A weekend at Bellerose Cottage means getting up at 6.30am to feed the horses and take my three dogs, Osca, Otto and Odin, for a run. dogs Living in the winelands on a farm just 55 minutes from Cape Town means friends tend to stay over and hang out often. All meals take place at the long table on the stoep – where I host lunches for parties of eight to 14 – with eggs from the hens and fruit and veg from the garden taking pride of place. I love sourcing everything from within a 10km radius. table Cheese is, of course, a staple since my goats produce some of the best milk in the country and Annie – my business partner in our cheesery, Bellecrème – is one of the finest cheese makers (we also offer cheese-making courses). cheese Should the mood dictate I love going to Pappa Grappa for a long lazy lunch or to another firm favourite, Noop in Paarl, for a delicious roast-duck dinner. Winding down on a Sunday means saddling up one of my horses and heading up one of the mountain trails behind the house, and in autumn foraging in the forest for wild mushrooms. I do get the urge to shake off some country dust every now and then, and I’m blessed to have several friends’ homes in the city where I can throw off my boots at any given time. Instagram @peterose37   PETER'S WEEKEND DIRECTORY Pappa Grappa, R45, Simondium, Paarl, 021 863 3555 Noop, 127 Main Street Paarl, 021 863 3925     READ MORE: Brew craft beer with attitude Weekend with Larissa Elliott Dichaba's trend scoop