On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains lies Quoin Rock Wine Estate, a serene sanctuary with lush gardens dotted with mystical sculptures. It’s here where custom built picnic pods (equipped with tables and chairs) and plush Fat Sacs provide the perfect setting for gourmet picnics all summer long.
It’s the Head chef Nicole Loubser (formerly La Colombe, The Test Kitchen and the Michelin-starred JAN in Nice, France) and her talented team – who run the esteemed on-site restaurant, Gåte – are behind the delectable delights to be found in your picnic basket.
Think foie gras, panna cotta, cheese and charcuterie, with additional unexpected gastronomic surprises. Bottomless bottled water is included, and the award-winning estate wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle. Those feeling especially decadent can opt for the MCC and oysters, while the little ones can enjoy their custom basket after building up an appetite on the jumping castle.
The picnic food is made with sustainably sourced ingredients, and vegetarians and vegans are catered for. More good news? The picnics are entirely plastic-free, so they’re not only good for your tastebuds and tummy, but the planet too.
So spread the picnic blanket, gather family and friends, and savour all that summer – and Quoin Rock – has to offer!
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