We may never be able to repay our moms for the countless sacrifices they’ve made for us. However, as a token of thanks, you can allow your mom to experience the most splendid Mother’s Day ever, by treating her to something special at one of the Cape’s premier hotels or wine estates. We recommend these places to visit on 14 May 2017.
1 One&Only Cape Town
To launch into the afternoon on a delicious note, take a seat at the eatery Reuben’s, named after acclaimed local chef Reuben Riffel. Armed with culinary secrets gleaned from his mother, he will be whipping up a gourmet lunch that you can savour with jazz tunes playing in the background. As a sweet treat thereafter, feast on a sumptuous assortment of iced cupcakes during the ‘Buttons and Bows’ themed high tea. At both lunch and high tea, you will be spoilt with the world-class Warwick First Lady wine. End off the day with a plush 80-minute customized spa experience, enhanced with the use of amenities like the vitality pool and aroma steam room.
Where Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Cost Lunch R495 per person, High Tea R350 per person, Spa treatment R1 495 per person
Contact Reuben’s: +27 21 431 4511, [email protected]; Spa: +27 21 431 5810, [email protected]; oneandonlycapetown.com
2 Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Don your fanciest headwear for the Mad Hatter’s Lunch Buffet, at which an array of piping hot dishes, carvery, salads and desserts will be served. To add to that, Mom will be gifted with a discounted Amani Spa Voucher, and a voucher for wine and chocolate tasting at Waterford Wine Estate! What more could she ask for?
3 Lanzerac Wine Estate
The 5-star hotel at this picturesque wine estate, is home to the Governors Hall Restaurant. Here, you can devour a superb lunch cooked by Executive Chef Stephen Fraser, especially for the affair. Starters include a baked goat’s cheese slice, while one of the main meals is Supreme of Chicken with a prawn centre. Wondering about dessert? Try the buttermilk curd and red velvet swirl. The hotel will also be offering an accommodation package on Mother’s Day weekend, allowing you to bask in a warm English breakfast on order, a complimentary wine tasting at the Lanzerac Tasting Room and complimentary use of the spa’s hydro facilities.
Where 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch
Cost Lunch: Adults R450 per person, Kids under 11 years R225 per person; Accommodation package: R1 800 per person per night sharing
Contact Governors Hall Restaurant: +27 21 887 1132, [email protected]; Spa: [email protected]; lanzerac.co.za
4 The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
This swanky resort will be hosting not one, but two lunch buffets! The meals at the Atlantic Marquee and Azure Restaurant will leave your mouth watering. In partnership with Lindt LINDOR, a Mother’s Day High Tea buffet will be available in The Conservatory, after which you will walk away with a scrumptious chocolate-filled goodie bag. To top it all off, you can indulge in the hotel’s much-loved Tea By The Sea in The Leopard Bar, during which a three-tiered dish of sugary delights will be placed on your table.
When Lunch from 1 pm, Mother’s Day High Tea 10 am – 12 pm or 2:30 pm – 5 pm, Tea By The Sea 10 am – 4 pm
Where Victoria Street, Camps Bay
Cost Lunch R495 per person, Mother’s Day High Tea R310 per person, Tea By the Sea R275 per person
Contact +27 21 437 9029, [email protected], 12apostleshotel.com
5 Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers
Located in the premium Crystal Towers establishment of the Marriott hotel group, is Towers Restaurant. The eatery, priding itself on sleek and contemporary decor, will be the setting for a stirring lunch with an extensive menu of both hot and cold delicacies. Begin your meal with a bowl of butternut soup, accompanied by a variety of breads. Move on to a crudité platter with hummus and smoked aubergine dip, or oxtail and bean casserole. To blissfully end off, bask in the flavour of sticky toffee pudding with custard. As an extra spoil, you can take a swig of your complimentary welcome drink.
When From 1 pm
Where Corner of Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City
Cost Adults R450 per person, Kids under 12 years R175 per person
Contact +27 21 525 3888, [email protected], marriottcrystaltowers.com
Nothing beats unwinding with a glass of Boschendal’s Brut Rosé. This premium bubbly with its original salmon pink tone, is a member of Boschendal’s Méthode Cap Classique collection, bursting with fruity flavour and organic freshness. Crafted using the traditional French technique, the classy bubbles are produced during second bottle fermentation to create unfailing panache and complexity. Mom can relish sips of this beverage, which acts as a flavourful complement to seafood, salads and berry desserts.
Where 10 Park Drive, 99 Helshoogte Road, Milton Park, Franschhoek
Cost R139 per bottle
Contact +27 21 870 4200, [email protected], boschendal.co.za
7 Benguela on Main
The idyllic environment of this fine dining spot boasts a tranquil ambience that beautifully lends itself to bonding over a divine repast. Chef Jean Delport guarantees an unforgettable occasion. His distinctive take on preparing fare is sure to spark your interest, due to the agreeable extras he will integrate into the courses throughout the afternoon.
When 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Where Corner of Main Road and Coronation Avenue, Greenway Rise, Somerset West
Cost R550 per person
Contact +27 87 357 0637, [email protected], benguelacove.co.za
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