Spring is here! Durbanville Wine Valley will be hosting a variety of events, including an exclusive wine and dine collaboration for the month of September.
Based 20 minutes out of Cape Town’s CBD, wineries and restaurants across the region have teamed up with an aim to present a series of unforgettable dinners. Each event will take place on a selected Wednesday and features a four or five-course meal at a different venue each week.
Be prepared for a showcase of what Durbanville can offer from terroir to locations and exquisite dishes.
“Taking their lead from the year’s season of rejuvenation and creative energy, our restaurants and wineries have come up with a smorgasbord of fine dining that truly showcases the excellence of the region,” says Durbanville Wine Valley (DWV) manager Natasha de Villiers.
“The collaborations we’ve put together are designed to show why the region is among the most highly regarded by food and wine connoisseurs,” she adds
Here are the menu highlights:
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 so much more.
Each mouth-watering dish is paired with wine from Durbanville that will be cast in the limelight. This includes evergreen favourites such as locally-produced Cap Classique, lesser known but equally excellent Gewűrtztraminer, formidable Pinotages and Sauvignon Blancs, and delectable Noble Late Harvest.
“This is an opportunity that just cannot be missed,” says Natasha. “The tradition of hospitality across the farmlands of Durbanville is as synonymous with the region as it ever was. The Spring Collaboration is an invitation to experience this first-hand,” she mentions.
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 [email protected]. Many of the wines from Durbanville are available for sale directly from the wine route’s website.
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