The sun shining happily, making the grass seem extra green, and the rows and rows of vineyards pop against the bright blue sky. Rolling hills. Always the faint sound of rushing water, somewhere in the background. Am I in Tuscany? The South of France? Guess again. Right here in Cape Town, the Steenberg estate in the heart of the Constantia Wine Valley possesses an otherworldly charm that will make you feel like you’re on an idyllic vacation.
This winter, Chef Kerry Kilpin’s inspiring seasonal creations will be my go-to. The Bistro offers delectable dishes at special prices for this year’s chilly days. Whether you’re looking for a classy breakfast spot, an indulgent lunch with colleagues or simply a relaxing afternoon nibbling on tapas, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
On a recent visit, my colleague and I were pleasantly surprised – nay, enthralled! – when Chef Kerry herself left her bustling kitchen in between masterpieces, to come and say hello to us. Her attention to detail is just phenomenal and it’s what makes her dishes so extravagant, each one only the best and finest.
So, when next you’re on the hunt for an extraordinary culinary experience, complemented by unparalleled views of mountains and vineyards, you know where to go.
The special Hearty & Homely Menu includes parsnip & spinach soup, pulled pork pot stickers and smoked fish tacos for starters, all with Chef’s signature exotic twists. The mains of chicken livers in puff pastry, ethically sourced fish in a tarragon bisque, pulled beef & bacon crumble, and a risotto of the day are enriched with great depth of flavour. The dessert line-up is a choice between a dreamy blueberry mousse, a mouth-watering treacle gâteaux, or the almond & chocolate streusel with salted caramel ice cream.
Take your pick from R275 for two courses, R315 for three or R350 for a four course lunch.
The Vintner’s Breakfast is another fabulous Bistro Sixteen82 winter offering. This special breakfast for wine lovers includes a glass of Steenberg bubbly with your choice of signature classics on the breakfast menu including Chef Kerry’s famous eggs benedict served with tea or coffee. The Vintner’s Breakfast at R215 per person is available Monday to Sunday until the end of November and ends with a vintner’s tasting of four Steenberg wines.
The chef’s special Tapas Menu Selection of five tapas dishes for R355 for two people sharing is ideal as an early supper every day of the week between 5pm and 8pm until the end of September. This is the perfect after work indulgence with your choice of top notch Steenberg bubblies and wines.
Special offers valid until 30 September 2021.
Bistro Sixteen82 is open seven days a week. The Vintners Breakfast and Hearty & Homely lunch menu are available for tables of up to 10 people. To book, call 021-713 2211 or email [email protected]
For more information, visit Steenberg’s website here.