Expect the unexpected…
Just outside Paarl, Nederburg Wine Estate is a popular Winelands destination, home to a slew of wonderful experiences – one of which is The Manor, the estate’s brand-new restaurant.
Boasting breathtaking views of the Drakenstein mountains and the farm’s vineyards and gardens beyond, The Manor celebrates Nederburg’s rich heritage in a beautifully reimagined manor house that dates back to 1791.
And, from 20 December until end-March 2021, gourmands from all corners of the world are invited to this wonderful destination for a delectable wine-paired lunch-with-a-twist!
Close your eyes…
The Manor’s Five Senses Food & Wine Experience is all about engaging the senses – without any distractions – so that diners can fully experience the tastes and textures of the dishes (and wines) presented. As such, guests will be blindfolded and asked to wear wireless headphones on arrival, before enjoying a glass of MCC, followed by three mini food courses, each beautifully matched with one of Nederburg’s fine wines.
Patrons will then be served the same menu over again, but without blindfolds and headphones, so that you may experience the difference in your perception of flavour.
Says Nederburg’s MD Niël Groenewald: “When one sense is taken away, the others work harder to help you identify what you’re eating and/or drinking. For example, without sight, your senses of taste and smell are heightened, while your imagination is enhanced. We eat and drink with our eyes much more than we realise! Meanwhile, with sound added, it becomes even more of a perception-shifting exercise.”
This is one event the epicures among us will not want to miss!
Good to know A minimum of four guests is required to participate, and a maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated at a time. Booking is essential.
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