Category Archives: Restaurants
Do it for dad this Father’s Day at The Red Table restaurant at Nederburg in Paarl on Sunday, June 16, (also Youth Day).
The restaurant’s braai-themed Father’s Day menu offers slow-roasted tomato soup, curried potato samoosas, succulent lamb and beef burgers, gourmet boerewors rolls, grilled chicken, vanilla ice cream and traditional malva pudding for only R195 a head.
If you buy a 12-bottle case of Baronne, you get a manly Nederburg apron, absolutely free, for braaiing at home, worth R90.
The Red Table will be serving from 12:00 to 16:00. Booking is essential. To do so, please contact the restaurant well in advance on 021 877 5155 or email@example.com.
Nederburg’s Visitors’ Centre will be open for wine tasting and sales from 10:00 to 16:00 on June 16, with a cellar tour offered at 11:00. To reserve a place for the cellar tour, kindly contact Sunette Rust of Nederburg on 021 862 3104 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restaurant puts lid on winter blues with complimentary lunchtime tastings
The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne, a hidden culinary hotspot, idyllically situated on a family-run wine farm in the Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch, offers its guests the rare opportunity to taste the estate’s exclusive Limited Release wines on the house with their lunch on Saturdays.
These wines are available in limited quantities and exclusive to exceptional vintages only and from now until the end of August, the restaurant will be sharing these precious cellar gems as a winter weekend treat with its diners – all at the comfort of their own tables.
Clos Malverne is renowned for its repertoire of quality-driven, food friendly red wines and the flight of exceptional Limited Release wines to be tasted includes Clos Malverne’s brand new Cape Blend, Spirit of Malverne; as well as and old 2001 vintage and more recent 2008 vintage of the estate’s multi-crowned flagship Cape Blend, Auret.
Clos Malverne’s time-honoured, handcrafted wines can only be bought directly from the estate or via its newly improved online wine sales facility which delivers your wine to your doorstep in no time.
The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne embraces the chilly season with new Winter Menu that sizzles with hearty, seasonal tastes to transform winter from a period of hibernation into a food celebration.
Wholesome, wintery sensations on chef Nadia Louw Smith’s bill of fare include a steaming Smoked Snoek & Mussel Pot; and Asian inspired Orange & Thyme Marinated Duck Breast; Slow Roasted Pork Belly; an aromatic Chicken & Mango Curry, and all her time favourite Lamb Shanks.
Vegetarians can coax their senses with her homemade Gorgonzola Pasta; a nourishing Roasted Onion Soup; or a rich Sundried Tomato & Goat’s Cheese Risotto, whilst her ever-popular Tempura Prawns with a chilli cucumber, lime and coriander salsa provide just enough sting to melt jaded palates.
Or kiss winter blues goodbye with dreamy desserts such as a dark Chocolate Fondant with a white chocolate centre; Malva Pudding with Butternut & Pistachio ice cream; Apple Crumble, or a White Chocolate Crème Brûlée served with a berry-licious compote.
Most of the accompanying vegetables and greens are organically grown on the estate and The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne uses the eggshells and natural scraps from their kitchen to create their own compost.
In addition to its generous Food & Wine Pairing Menu, relaxed atmosphere and awe-inspiring views from its wraparound terrace, The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne, is also renowned for its signature Ice Cream & Wine Pairings which now feature four new winter inspired sensations – at R65 per person for four scoops and matching estate wines.
Nadia, who describes her own cuisine as ‘world food with an earthy sophistication, cooked from the heart and presented with perfection’ eschews the elaborate and creates sumptuous yet unpretentious food, simple in structure yet complex in flavour, texture and colour.
For reservations contact the restaurant at Tel: (+27)21 865 2022 or visit www.closmalverne.co.za. The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne is open daily for lunch except on Mondays and bookings are essential.
On Friday nights, the bistro-style eatery offers patrons a choice between regularly-changing set seasonal menus, and à la carte dishes. Set menus offer two courses for R125 a head (with a glass of wine at R140 a head) and three courses for R175 a head (with two glasses of wine at R215 a head). Expect hearty winter dishes and decadent desserts! Booking is essential.
The à la carte menu features food for everyone, with prices for starters ranging between R45 and R65. Mains are priced at around R100 per dish. Kids are also catered for. The focus is on fresh-flavoured, light dishes, using mostly locally-sourced ingredients for relaxed enjoyment in a gesellige atmosphere.
The Red Table opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: Lunch served from 11:00
Sundays: Lunch served from 12:00 (October to April only)
Sundays: Lunch served from 12:00 for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well as special events (May to September only)
Friday nights: Dinner served from 18:00 (May to September only)
For bookings or queries, please call 021 877 5155, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Vegetarians and those with special dietary needs can also be accommodated.
The nationwide quest to identify the country’s best steakhouse has come to an exciting conclusion with the announcement of the inaugural winner and 2013 Steakhouse Champion of South Africa on the 8th May – and the winner is:
The Local Grill in Parktown North.
Convenor JP Rossouw: “The Top Three Steakhouses were all excellent in terms of selection, knowledge, maturation and preparation of their meats, but what gave The Local Grill the edge was the fantastic meat experience it offers in terms of range of cuts (including grass and grain) and even choice of bovine. The fact that you get a tour of the meat locker if you show the slightest bit of interest, is also fantastic and says it all about a place that truly “preaches” steak!”
The Top Three were completed by the excellent Carne SA (Cape Town) and Little Havana (Umhlanga Rocks), both superb exponents of steak. The awards were held at Luke Dale-Roberts’ famed Pot Luck Club, where his innovative platters of excellent Chalmar Beef accompanied The Wolftrap wines. Very proud winner, Steve Maresch of The Local Grill and runners-up, Martin Lombard of Little Havana and Giorgio Nava of Carne SA, were all in attendance to receive their respective awards.
The Awards brings to a close a search that began with an open round during which the public nominated their favourite steakhouses – and nearly 200 establishments were named as contenders in the Championships. The Top Five from this nomination round then joined an expert’s selection of award-winning steakhouses to go into the Play-Off Round in April where 14 steakhouses went head-to-head during personal visits by the Steakhouse Championships judges, led by well-known MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood.
Pete Goffe-Wood was very happy with overall quality: “The standard of the last 14 was very high indeed and it is clear that the steakhouse category is alive and well in South Africa. Of course, steak is a South African passion and the steakhouse is the quintessential South African restaurant experience – it’s who we are – and this competition celebrates those who push the envelope of that experience.”
It’s been nearly a decade since we last had a steakhouse champion and The Wolftrap – steak’s ideal partner – was excited to take on the challenge of identifying the ultimate house of steaks. Over the next months, there is a prize of a meal for two at The Local Grill – simply buy a bottle of The Wolftrap for details!
Gear up for a Wild Fungi Forage in the forest on this legendary wine farm
17 & 18 June 2013
Want to know a Boletus Edulis from a pine ring and discover the secret world of wild mushrooms? While many fungi fans remain tight lipped about their favourite hunting spot for the elusive shroom, Delheim Wine Estate, just outside Stellenbosch, lifts the lid on this secrecy with its popular Mushroom Week which kicks off with two exclusive foraging expeditions in its own forest on 17 & 18 June.
Avid aficionados can slip on their boots and baskets and join the Sperling family for an enchanting trudge through the forest in search of these rare seasonal delicacies under the guidance of Nora Sperling-Thiel and Gary Goldman aka “The Mushroom Hunter’ – a guru with a keen fungi sense and sharp eye who can spot a camouflaged porcini in no time.
“Over the years mushroom hunting has become somewhat of a family passion. It is all about the mystique and excitement of the season, the timing, the search, and then the ultimate satisfaction…to create a delicious meal from something you have foraged yourself. As a winemaking family we love to live close to nature and besides mushroom are packed with good things like potassium, vitamin D and anti-oxidants” shares Nora, daughter of farm owner Spatz Sperling – a inimitable Cape wine pioneer and co-founder of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes more than 40 years ago.
After working up an appetite in the forest, foragers will head to Delheim’s Vat Cellar for an exquisite buffet-style lunch indulgence featuring wild and exotic* mushroom dishes, to be enjoyed with a selection of Delheim’s latest vintages and cellar gems.
There are only a few spots available for the Delheim Wild Mushroom Forage (on 17 & 18 June) and tickets cost R250 per person, which include a short-course in mushroom identification – a very important precursor to avoid poisoning and learn the dangers and don’ts when it comes to picking these edible wonders – prior to the forest forage, as well as the languid cellar lunch (beverages excluded).
The hunt starts at 10.30 and pre-bookings for this ex-CEP-tional experience are essential. For more information or to book, contact Delheim at Tel. 021 888 4607; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.delheim.com.
Delheim was the first wine estate in the country to serve food almost four decades ago and today its family-friendly Garden Restaurant with its stunning setting remains a firm lunchtime favourite, celebrated for its homely atmosphere and comfort food. Those who miss out on the mushroom foraging experience can still enjoy an array of delicious wild mushroom dishes at the restaurant throughout Delheim’s popular Mushroom Week which runs from 17 until 23 June.
* Wild mushrooms are those such as Boletus edulis, commonly known as the porcini or cep mushroom, which cannot be cultivated by man. They work in conjunction with the environment’s mycorrhizal system, growing in conjunction with the trees. Exotic mushrooms are unusual mushroom varieties that can be cultivated, such as Shiitake, Oyster, Shimeji & Enoki.
Online restaurant guide DiningCity Cape Town has changed its name to DiningCity South Africa
after selecting and adding over 500 top restaurants from all over South Africa to its website.
DiningCity is a leading online restaurant guide which includes maps, menus, reviews and ratings
of more than 10.000 top restaurants across the globe. After successfully launching DiningCity in
The Netherlands, countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia followed. South
Africa was added by first focusing on the restaurants in the Cape Town area. Currently, there are 500+ restaurants from all over South Africa listed on the online dining guide, calling for a nationwide approach.
As DiningCity is the proud organizer of the Restaurant Week, this culinary event will also be taken nationwide. During Restaurant Week one has the chance to dine at SA’s top restaurants for a discounted set menu price, but as tables are limited it’s first come, first served. The 2013 edition of the Restaurant Week South Africa will take place from 24 October – 3 November.
Tafelpraatjies Is An Exciting Addition To The Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show Celebrating The Afrikaans Heritage
An exciting addition to this year’s Good Food & Wine Show is Tafelpraatjies which will celebrate the rich and diverse culture and heritage of the Afrikaans nation through its food.
It’s also about stories told around the table, conversations about food, recipes, secret ingredients and the cooking methods that have been part of the Afrikaans table through the generations.
At each session, around the table, 20 to 30 guests will interact with well-known local Afrikaans celebrities: chefs, writers, local storytellers and performers who are there to share their own food and dining stories and memories. These include Johannes Bakkes, Isabella Niehaus, Dana Snyman and Lochner de Kock.
The table will be set in a way that is interesting and surprising, with décor complementing the storyteller and matching the food served.
The set will house an interactive kitchen, including an AGA oven and gas stove. ‘With a retail area forming part A retail aspect is part of the design, with there will be an opportunity to purchase décor items, bric-a-brac, CDs, recipe books, books, jams, table linen and more.
Free workshops in table setting and décor will form part of the schedule.
Another facet of the theatre is a unique restaurant concept, Searle’s Trading Post, which will demonstrate how to set a great table for lunch or dinner using items that people have in their homes, from beautiful linen and candles to antiques, bric-a-brac and kitsch. This is done with style and panache to create a ‘tafelpraatjie’ of note.
Caro Alberts will manage the kitchen for Tafelpraatjies, giving her the opportunity to showcase her flair by taking traditional Afrikaans cuisine and re-inventing it with ‘nuwe maniere en idees’. From humble pumpkin fritters with salted caramel sauce to delicacies such as koeksisters with lemongrass and ginger syrup, Soutribbetjie, Waterblommetjiebredie and biltong – it’s all about ‘wat ís nuut op die rak’.
There will also be easy to follow, back-to-basics demonstrations on doing the simple things like ‘lekker maklike beskuit, pot brood, konfyt, ‘chutney’, marmalade en padkos’.
The Cook Off presenters, all from Smile90.4FM, are Bobby Brown, Eloise Pretorius, Benito Vergitore, Tracey Lange, Maurice Carpede, Mehboob Bawa and Danie Marais.
Celebrities, chefs, cooks and singers who will be attending include:
He is a world traveller, author of “Samoe(r)sareis,” “Moer toe die vreemde in en Norrevok,” and a qualified CA who lectures in business economics at the University of the Western. He lives on a smallholding in the Paarl, and his adventurous spirit has taken him to destinations all over the world, the common thread being that these places are almost always off the beaten track!
This stylist, cook and market madame lives on a dune on the West Coast. She was previously a fashion editor for Sarie magazine and is currently a popular blog writer for Sarie’s “Ons-Proe Blog” and known as a “passievolle kok”.
He is a well-known and well-loved Afrikaans writer and storyteller. He has published numerous books and writes for Weg, Die Burger as well as for Huisgenoot.
Lochner de Kock
Singer and actor Lochner de Kock is also Cordon Broer for his cooking skills and his fantastic boerekos.
• Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town May 23 to 26 – Cape Town International Convention Centre
Booking And Ticket Prices:
Tickets cost R110 for adults for R55 for children. This includes more free theatres than ever before. Visitors will also receive a coupon book that will allow for massive savings and specials.
Demonstrating the Robertson Wine Valley’s commitment, innovation and excellence
in wine tourism development
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Robertson Wine Valley’s biggest annual wine festival, with the ever-popular Wacky Wine Weekend - with Kyknet as the new headline sponsor and ‘celebration’ as the theme – taking place from 6 – 9 June 2013.
Wacky Wine Weekend: a decade of wine, fun and phenomenal success
A decade ago, the Robertson Wine Valley Board, and marketing team led by Bonita Malherbe, identified wine tourism development as one of its core objectives, envisaging a series of weekend events with wine as the central theme but also embracing the wide diversity of activities and experiences on offer in the Valley. The result was the first Wacky Wine Weekend, a festival where all member farms opened their doors to wine lovers for a variety of fun events. The inaugural June 2004 Wacky was an instant hit and Wacky alone now draws over 18 600 visitors to the Valley annually.
Commenting on the phenomenal success of Wacky, Bonita Malherbe enthused: “Events like Wacky attracted visitors who might otherwise not have travelled to our Valley. It was vital that we offered memorable experiences and ‘wowed’ the visitors into becoming loyal, long-term supporters. The Valley’s picturesque beauty, inimitable country hospitality, extraordinary teamwork, value for money offerings and over-delivery on expectation ensured our success. Word-of-mouth became our best form of marketing and the rest is history.”
Between 2006 and 2009 three more annual weekend festivals, spread evenly throughout the year, were launched: Wine on the River in 2006, Robertson Slow in 2007 and Hands-on Harvest in 2009. Furthermore, in 2010 the Robertson Wine Valley team extended their warm hospitality and superb wines up north when they launched their first wine festival in Gauteng.
Elizma Botha, Bonita Malherbe’s successor says: “These events have evolved over the past ten years through the intelligent use of market research and visionary thinking. Wine tourism has been a key element in building the Robertson Wine Valley brand, locally and internationally. Our Valley has become a destination of note, creating opportunities that have a positive financial impact on members’ businesses as well as the local community.”
Wacky Wine Weekend 2013
The 10th Wacky Wine Weekend, sponsored by Kyknet and with ‘celebration’ as the theme, is going to be more festive and wacky than ever, so be sure to join the Robertson Wine Valley clan for an indulgently Wacky Weekend….
Wacky 2013 charity drive for winter
Festival-goers are invited to join the Robertson Wine Valley in supporting their local charities. Help take the chill out of winter by donating blankets and winter clothing, for all ages, for those less fortunate. In return the Valley will reward you with wine, according to the weight of your donation, with a maximum of a 6- bottle case of wine which weighs about 9kg. Donations that weigh less than a bottle of wine will be rewarded with vouchers for wine purchases at La Verne online wine shop (www.lavernewines.co.za). All donations are please to be handed in at the Robertson Wine Valley office, corner of Voortrekker and Reitz Streets, Robertson.
The Wacky Bag Project
As part of the 10 years celebration, members of the local community have been commissioned by the Robertson Wine Valley to produce the ±18 000 Wacky ‘goodie bags’, thus providing much-needed employment and the opportunity to learn new skills for the future. The inspiration came from Khaya Power (www.khayapower.co.za) who are empowering communities all over the Western Cape by offering them an energy source powered by solar energy: 5 litre containers that are safe, portable and rechargeable. No more paraffin and candles! These power units are beautifully packaged in colourful, varnished, recycled cement bags with rope handles. The Robertson Wine Valley has teamed up with Langeberg Doulos Trust who provide the homeless with physical, mental and spiritual care, employing them to produce the 2013 Wacky ‘goodie bags’ from recycled cement bags. A total of 7 pallets of cement bags were sponsored by PPC and 29km of rope, 900 litres of varnish and 29km of duct tape are being used to make the Wacky bags. These eye-catching bags, ideal for gifts and function, will be available for order via the Robertson Wine Valley office: email email@example.com.
Four days of celebration
With 48 wineries showcasing their wines and myriad key attractions, both old favourites and novel delights, this well-loved event is a ‘must-do’ on the annual social calendar. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary, festival–goers will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of vouchers and special offers, from various wine farms, inside the Wacky programme in their ‘goodie bags’. Some of these vouchers and special offers will be valid during the Wacky weekend, and others only after the weekend.
The Wacky Wine Weekend will include four festive days, with each day boasting its unique signature wine theme, to cater for all palates…. Whether you are a fun-seeker, novice or a wine connoisseur, there is something for everyone with: ‘Seriously Wine Thursday’, ‘Wine Up Friday’, ‘Full On Wacky Saturday’ or ‘Wine Down Sunday’. ‘Seriously Wine Thursday’ promises to inspire wine aficionados with a range of tailor-made activities, for instance: master wine-tastings, wine- and food-pairings, educational wine presentations and private tastings with the Valley’s most esteemed winemakers.
The Wacky Wine Weekend will embrace the usual line-up of fun-filled activities, for example:
‘meet-the-winemaker’ tastings, brandy tours and tastings, fun wine competitions, river cruises, tractor trips, cheese- and olive tastings, a simulated rodeo bull, a mountain bike challenge, a fresh goods market and local performing artists. The Valley will also be presenting a gastronomic extravaganza, with visitors spoilt for choice: oysters, perlemoen, sushi, riverside picnics, ‘braaivleis’ and ‘potjiekos’ are just a few of the gourmet delights on offer. And while the adults are revelling in all the above, there will, as always, be a wide range of children’s activities including: fishing, farmyard tours, jumping castles, pony rides, a treasure hunt and face-painting.
As part of the Robertson Wine Valley’s commitment to ensure a safe festival, a Zero Tolerance Policy is implemented towards ‘drinking and driving’. Visitors are requested to make use of the Buddy Bus or appoint their own designated driver. The Buddy Bus facility enables groups of seven or more visitors to hire a chauffeur-driven mini-bus.
Wacky Wine Weekend Bus-In Packages are also available. A2B Charters will be offering one day packages, with transport departing from the Waterfront, Tygervalley, Stellenbosch (Butterfly World) and Paarl, to Robertson, and ‘Buddy Bus’ transport between the participating wineries. See contact details below.
For visitors from further afield, Beyond Reach has once again put together great Fly-In Packages that include flights, car rental and accommodation. See contact details below.
So head out to the Robertson Wine Valley for a winter getaway at the Wacky Wine Weekend – where the fun never stops!
A R100.00 passport, valid for the whole weekend, must be purchased at one’s first port-of-call, ie at any of the participating wineries. The passport includes: a stylish tasting glass, free 25mℓ wine-tasting samples, and a ‘goodie’ bag with some great surprises, as well as the programme highlighting some special offers. All other activities during the Wacky Wine Weekend will be ‘pay-as-you-go’, with many of the activities free of charge. Visitors will also be able to purchase wine-by-the-glass or a bottle of wine to share amongst friends.
Programme of activities:
Visit the new website www.wackywineweekend.com. Many of the activities need to be pre-booked directly with the respective wineries.
Buddy Bus costs vary between R127 and R400 per person. The service will be available from 08h00 until 19h00 and guests will be collected and returned to their accommodation. Bookings must please be made in advance.
Please visit www.robertsonwinevalley.com. Accommodation establishments will require the payment of a deposit to secure the booking.
Book Day Packages with A2B Charters. Group bookings of between 7 and 60 passengers for day-trips cost R400 per person and include ‘Buddy Bus’ transport between the participating wineries. Bookings close 20 May!
Contact Jacques on 083 258 4769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Book with Beyond Reach:
(023) 614 3937 / 072 203 2457 or email@example.com
Contact the Robertson Wine Valley on (023) 626 3167
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the new Wacky Wine Weekend website. www.wackywineweekend.com.
Robertson Wine Valley office, c/o Robertson Winery, 1-10 Constitution Road, Robertson
10-12 May, 19h00, Grand Café and Beach, Granger Bay
Treat your mom to an unforgettable evening of Pongrácz and dinner theatre with Mom and Me at the Grand Café and Beach in Granger Bay, featuring celebrated singer Judy Page and daughter Kim Kallie, from 10 to 12 May 2013.
Guests will be welcomed with flutes of the blushing Pongrácz Rosé, followed by dinner with the scenic coastline as backdrop while enjoying a memorable production. A tailormade dessert paired perfectly with the singularly noble Pongrácz will be a luxurious indulgence for Mom and her entourage.
With musical accompaniment by Johan Laas, Mom and Me celebrates the special bond between mothers and daughters with jazz, popular music and theatre. Both Judy and Kim have earned high acclaim for their respective music careers and their new show is sure to delight music lovers over Mother’s Day weekend.
Tickets for the Mom and Me performances from 10 to 12 May at 19h00, including dinner, cost R450 per person and are available at www.webtickets.co.za.
For more on Pongrácz, visit www.pongracz.co.za, Facebook or follow @Pongracz on Twitter.
Spoil mom this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12) by treating her to a fine day out at Nederburg in Paarl. With its sprawling gardens, as well as stunning views of the surrounding Drakenstein Mountains and autumn vines, the venue will appeal to the whole family.
The winery’s bistro-style restaurant, The Red Table, in Nederburg’s historic manor house, is offering a bounty of seasonal gourmet dishes, from exotic soup to a roast, specialty pie, even fritters, rounded off with sticky chocolate pudding for just R195 a head! Nederburg’s award-winning wines will be on sale at very competitive prices.
To mark Mother’s Day, the Nederburg Visitors’ Centre is also offering six bottles of its connoisseur Manor House wines for the price of five, translating into a saving of more than R115. This range of wines is exclusively available from the farm.
The Red Table will be serving from 12:00 to 16:00. Booking is essential. To do so, please contact the restaurant on 021 877 5155 or email@example.com well in advance.
Nederburg’s Visitors’ Centre will be open for wine tasting and sales from 10:00 to 16:00 on May 12, with a cellar tour offered at 11:00. To reserve a place for the cellar tour, kindly contact Sunette Rust of Nederburg on 021 862 3104 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Dedicate a five-course extravaganza to your mom this Mother’s Day at Simonsig Estate’s ever popular Cuvée restaurant on Sunday, 12 May 2013.
Head Chef Lucas Carstens has cooked up an assortment of indulgences for Cuvee’s Mother’s Day menu for the whole family to tuck into. Potato and leek soup with bacon toast will be served as starters followed by a rich mussel risotto with a Chardonnay and saffron cream. A delicious beetroot sorbet with buttermilk and orange will clean the palate before a juicy beef sirloin with wild spinach, sweet onion and tomato relish arrives at the table. To end the afternoon classic apple pie will be served with delicious vanilla bean ice-cream.
The Mother’s Day lunch at Cuvée restaurant costs R295 per person and includes wine for three of the courses. Bookings are essential. As a special treat, Moms will receive a 10% off voucher for a pamper session of their choice at Linda van Niekerk Skin Care Clinic. For reservations or more information contact Cuvée restaurant on Tel: (021) 888 4932 or send an email to email@example.com.
Cuvée is open from Tuesday to Thursday, 12h00 – 15h00, Friday to Saturday, 12h00 – 15h00 and 19h00 – 22h00 and Sundays for lunch. Private evening functions and parties can be reserved in Simonsig’s stylish Van Niekerk Room.
Simonsig Wine Estate is located outside Stellenbosch, on the Kromme Rhee road between the R44 and R304. For more information on Simonsig Estate visit www.simonsig.co.za.
The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships has been a nationwide quest to find South Africa’s best steakhouse through public participation combined with expert judging – and now we have the final three.
Starting with the open round where the public nominated their favourites, nearly 200 establishments were named as contenders. The Top Five from this nomination round then joined an expert’s selection of award-winning steakhouses to go into the Play-Off Round in April where 14 steakhouses went head-to-head during personal visits by the Steakhouse Championships judges, led by well-known MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood.
The standard of the last 14 was very high indeed and scores were tight – but now the tally is in and the Top Three can be announced!
The Top Three Steakhouses (in alphabetical order) are:
Carne SA (Cape Town)
Little Havana (Umhlanga Rocks)
The Local Grill (Parktown North)
A hearty congratulations to the final three – but it’s not over… these Top Three restaurants will again go head-to-head in “The Steak-Off” – a steak show-down over three consecutive days in early May – with the victor emerging with the bragging rights of being South Africa’s Steakhouse Champion for 2013.
The Steak-Off Dates:
• The Local Grill (Parktown North): Wednesday 1st May at 12h30
• Little Havana (Umhlanga Rocks): Thursday 2nd May at 12h30
• Carne SA (Cape Town): Friday 3rd May at 19h00
The winner will be announced at an Awards Function in Cape Town on the 8th May.
Steak is a South African passion and the steakhouse is by far our favourite national restaurant. It’s been nearly a decade since we last had a steakhouse champion and The Wolftrap – steak’s ideal partner – is excited to take on the challenge of identifying the ultimate house of steaks.
You can participate today, by visiting votesteak.co.za or go to SteakHunter on Facebook. There are cases of The Wolftrap wine to be won – and for one lucky individual a prize of The Wolftrap wine for a whole year!