Wineries and restaurants across the Durbanville region have teamed up to present a series of what promises to be unforgettable dinners. Each takes place on a selected Wednesday and features a four or five-course meal at a different venue each week. Wine pairings are included.
The collaborations are between chefs, venues, and wineries. This ensures a broad showcase of Durbanville’s offerings from terroir to locations and exquisite dishes. The emphasis of the events is on intimate and premier experiences.
Menu highlights include fabulous creations such as Rooibos-glazed quail with textures of apple and parsnip, perfectly seared tuna, oak-smoked Stanford cheese, slow roast pork belly with brown butter mash; bruleéd Italian meringue with fennel chocolate; and, much more.
Each is paired with wines from Durbanville. Varieties and styles that will be cast in the limelight include evergreen favourites such as locally-produced Cap Classique; lesser known but equally excellent Gewűrtztraminer; formidable Pinotages and Sauvignon Blancs; and, delectable Noble Late Harvest.
The collaborations take place on
- September 8 at Tables @ Nitída, 18:30, with Altydgedacht, Hillcrest and Carlucci’s Meerendal. The venue is renowned for its family bistro style with cafe-quality ambience. An intimate indoor dining space adjoins tasteful outdoor seating, which is especially popular with breakfast and lunch visitors. The Spring Collaboration dinner is priced at R550 pp.
- September 15 at The Farm Eatery @ Diemersdal, 18:00, with Canto, Groot Phesantekraal and Bloemendal. The dinner will be presented in its contemporary function venue, a chic space characterised by black and white colour schemes, elegant chandeliers and exposed rafters. Tickets to the event are R700 pp.
- September 29 at Cassia @ Nitída , 18:30, with Maastricht, Tangram Durbanville Hills and Jean Klein Roosboom. As with its other venue, Cassia is renowned as being family-friendly with a focus on simplicity. It comprises various large-windowed spaces, including a deck overlooking a large dam. The dinner is priced at R550 pp.
As they have done throughout the past year, all wineries and restaurants observe strict Covid-19 protocols to ensure safety and social distancing.
Tickets to the wine and dine experiences in September may be purchased online at http://durbanvillewine.co.za/events/
For more information about Durbanville Wine Valley, visit www.durbanvillewine.co.za or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of the wines from Durbanville are available for sale directly from the wine route’s website.