Category Archives: Valentines Day
With Valentine’s Day around the corner why not treat your loved one with an unusual day to remember. Celebrate this age old tradition at Opstal Estate, situated in the picture perfect Slanghoek Wine Valley, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, with their ‘Picnic in the Vineyard’ on Thursday, 14 February (6pm).
On arrival you’ll be greeted with refreshing Virgin Sparkle, served in a bottle with a Caprese canapé resting on top. Guests will be invited to partake in old school grape stomping with the love of their life and then sample your own ‘crushed’ Love Juice.
Having worked up a hefty appetite make your way back to the restaurant to enjoy a feast fit for kings and queens. This includes homemade bread, cheeses, salmon pâté, cold beef fillet, chicken terrine, figs and sublime summer salads. For dessert tuck into delectably sweet chocolate brownies, Turkish delight and nougat.
End off the perfect evening with freshly brewed coffee and homemade cupcakes.
Booking is essential and costs R150 per person. Contact 023 344 3001 or email@example.com for more information or to secure your table.
Treat your Valentine to one of the jewels of the Constantia Valley and visit Constantia Glen for an unforgettable day of fine wines and breathtaking, outstretched views, just 20 minutes from Cape Town.
Adding a romantic twist, the tasting room at this lush wine estate will have a special pairing of the 2012 Constantia Saddle Rosé with succulent strawberries on Valentine’s Day. Crisp and fresh with a rich, juicy palate, this sumptuous rosé is a gorgeous wine filled with a hint of strawberries, salmon hues, aromas of red summer fruits and strong citrus notes that capture the freshness and minerality so often associated with fruit from cool-climate vineyards.
The full Constantia Glen wine tasting experience and irresistible platters of cheese and charcuterie will also be on offer, as well as special Valentine’s Day wine offers if you want to stock up your private collection. The recently launched 2012 Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc will be available at the wine club price of R85 when you purchase a case of six on the day. The 2008 Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc will be available at R75 and the 2012 Constantia Saddle Rosé at R500 per case.
Known above all for cool climate Sauvignon Blancs and Bordeaux-style reds, the Constantia Glen tasting room is open daily from 10h00 till 17h00 on week days and from 10h00 till 16h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main road. Call 021 7956100, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.constantiaglen.com or www.facebook.com/ConstantiaGlen for further information. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.
Supercharge your pulse rate on Valentine’s Day with seductive dishes at Simonsig Wine Estate’s signature restaurant, Cuvée, the perfect place to treat your loved one to an invigorating 5-course feast in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands.
Cuvée’s Valentine’s Menu is a six course love affair of sensual and tasty indulgences. To set the mood, fresh oysters and a cucumber, seaweed and chili sorbet served with Kaapse Vonkel is followed by invigorating white gazpacho of almonds and grapes paired with Simonsig Chardonnay. Fish lovers can indulge in lovely pomegranate cured salmon with cucumber and honey soy dressing. Let the crisp Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc tease your tastebuds before Cuvée’s Ginseng Refresher will cool things down. A glass of Simonsig Pinotage with a succulent serving of sirloin with spinach, confit garlic and black truffle jus is sure to be the highlight of the evening that will end on a sweet note with indulgent dark chocolate tart, strawberry truffle, banana ripple ice cream and figs.
Cuvée’s Valentine’s Dinner starts at 19h00 on Thursday, 14 February and costs R 385 per person, which includes a glass of wine to complement each course. Bookings for this special evening are essential. Contact Cuvée restaurant at Tel: (021) 888 4932 or send an email to email@example.com to reserve your table.
Simonsig Wine Estate is located outside Stellenbosch, on the Kromme Rhee road between the R44 and R304.
Add some sparkle with Le Good Life on Valentine’s Day with bubbly pairings of seductive delights at The House of J.C. Le Roux.
With a glamorous new look and chic new additions to South Africa’s leading home of sparkling wine, you and your beloved can indulge in the famous J.C. Le Roux trio of La Vallée Rosé, La Fleurette and La Chanson paired with sweet delights.
J.C. Le Roux La Vallée Rosé is a refreshing Cap Classique that suits all palates. This stylish Rosé complements any occasion and is an ideal choice for those who prefer the elegance of a fine Cap Classique with just a hint of sweetness. The flirtatious La Fleurette perfectly balances freshness and sweetness with its playful palate of sweet strawberry and sensual plum flavours, combined with the richness of Muscat. Romantic and lively, J.C. Le Roux La Chanson reveals a delightful mélange of sweet, fruity flavours suggesting hints of strawberry and plum.
After this romantic tasting, be sure to extend your stay at Le Venue, the new signature restaurant at The House of J.C. Le Roux open for breakfast and lunch with an inviting al fresco deck.
The special Valentine’s Day sweet treat experience costs R30 per person. Booking is essential, phone 021-865 8200.
The House of J.C. Le Roux, situated in the Devon Valley in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, is open seven days a week. Le Venue is open from 09h00 till 16h00 with breakfast served between 09h00 and 11h00 and lunch from 12h00 till 15h00.
Spoil your lover with a Midsummer’s Night Dream date on 14 Feb
If Romeo and Juliet had to pick a spot for Valentine’s Day, they would look no further than the enchanting Robertson Small Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Robertson, where a magical Month of Love, crowned with a Midsummer’s Night Dream date on the 14th of February 2013 awaits lovers.
This Valentine’s Day, connoisseurs of Cupid’s craft will be whisked away to the hotel’s mystical garden for a sensory five course Food & Wine feast with cuisines fashioned from food and perfectly paired potions that personify love. Couples and groups of friends will be seated at their own private tables for a romantic moonlit affair infused with delights and surprises for the senses.
“Shakespeare so aptly proclaimed ‘If music be the food of love, play on’, so in addition to this fairytale dinner under the stars we will also transport the lovebirds to a world of romantic wonder by an exclusive musical dance performance,” shares Executive Chef Tiaan van Greunen whose special interactive dessert indulgence promises a decadent high on the evening.
If a dinner is not enough to declare your love, The Robertson Small Hotel, voted South Africa’s Best Luxury Country Hotel for the second consecutive year at the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards, also bestows their guests with added Valentine’s treats should they be spending a night or two in one of its 10 spacious luxury en-suite rooms during the month of February.
These ‘Valentine’s touches’ include a complimentary bottle of wine for your table if you dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant – Reuben’s at The Robertson Small Hotel – during your stay; a special gift and romantic treats in your room, and a R100 voucher to use towards any spa treatment valued at R300 or more at the hotel’s Wellness Room.
The Midsummer’s Night Dream Valentine’s Dinner at The Robertson Small costs R240 per person which includes the wine/beverage pairing per course. Cupid will be ready with his bow at 19h00 and bookings are essentials as seating is limited.
To reserve your table or to book a room contact The Robertson Small Hotel at Tel: (+27)23 626 7200 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Robertson Small Hotel is located at 58 Van Reenen Street, Robertson, Western Cape.