There’s something rather special about hitting the road on a weekend morning and heading into wine country for a long, leisurely lunch with friends. The serene out-of-town setting coupled with magnificent views and fresh country air are what make winelands lunches momentous. And if you add an excellent meal to the mix, you have the stuff that magical memories are made of.
Cuvée Restaurant at Simonsig Estate is all of that, and more – there’s a reason it’s on our list of Best Stellenbosch Restaurants! Known for its warm hospitality, professional service and, of course, exquisite cuisine, Simonsig’s signature eatery has undergone a few exciting changes in the past few months – most notably the appointment of a new chef, and an interior refurbishment!
Executive chef Carolize Coetzee comes with oodles of experience (Delaire Graff and Haute Cabriere). Her menu is unpretentious and bursting with flavour, with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce (from the estate’s garden) and the best quality meat, fish and poultry sourced from reputable local suppliers.
Her knack for combining global flavours with homegrown ingredients is evident in some of her mouthwatering dishes: Asian-style slow-cooked pork neck with young carrots, braised cabbage and crispy kale, or young beetroot and citrus salad with whipped goat’s cheese, rocket, crispy wild rice and black-pepper dressing.
And then there’s the “winelands classic” – grilled boerewors with homemade kaapse vonkel mustard, which can be enjoyed with fresh garden tomatoes and shaved sweet onion in vinaigrette, or soft-dried boland peaches with coriander yoghurt. Mmmmm.
Her desserts take the meal to another level… how does pecan pie with spiced buttermilk ice-cream sound? Citrus and vanilla crumble with lime frozen yogurt? Or maybe Irish whiskey and dark chocolate fondant?
If you’re drooling while reading this, you’ll be pleased to learn that we are giving away a lunch for four at Cuvée Restaurant on Simonsig Estate, valued at R2 000!
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TS & CS
The prize is valued at R2 000. Additional food items and drinks are for your account. The winner’s name will be drawn on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 and the prize is redeemable from that day until 30 August 2016 (subject to availability). The winner will be notified by email and should reply within 24 hours in order to claim his/her prize. Once we have received your email, we will email your voucher to you. Ts & Cs apply.
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