Lifestyle | 05 May 2015 | By Sun International
Cape Town's gourmet food and wine experiences
Indulge in a feast fit for royalty at The Table Bay | Photo by Sun International
Cape Town is your destination for food and wine.
Cape Town is undoubtedly the food and wine capital of South Africa. The city is not only home to a massive selection of dining options, but the surrounding Cape Winelands also offers a culinary adventure.
At the gastronomic heart of Cape Town on the V&A Waterfront, The Table Bay, one of Sun International’s Sunlux Collection of 5-star hotels, is perfectly positioned as a base from which to explore the gourmet delights of the Mother City.
Go on a foraging experience
Unique to The Table Bay hotel, this experience will take you on a walking tour of the city to search for edible food with seasoned foragers. Once your baskets are full, The Table Bay’s Executive Chef, Wesli Charls Jacobs, will use your bounty to serve up a gourmet feast in your honour.
Chefs at Table Bay, past and present, see the foraging expeditions as appealing to the innate hunter-gatherer instinct that resides in many of us and believe the experience is quintessentially South African.
Fine dining at The Table Bay
Siba Mtongana at The Table Bay hotel dishes up an iconic 5-star dining experience with recipes featuring a unique African flair. The delectable cuisine is not the only thing to enjoy from the restaurant, as you will get a chance to indulge in the magnificent view of the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain while dining in luxury.
Tour Top Restaurants
One of Cape Town’s most famous restaurants, La Colombe at Silvermist Organic Wine Estate in Constantia, dishes up a fusion of Asian and French cuisine, with a side serving of spectacular views. The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale-Roberts at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock is also a treat.
Perfect Pairings in the Winelands
Cape Town’s surrounding vineyards are famous for producing some of the best wines in the world and synonymous with gourmet experiences.
Hidden Valley Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is home to the award-winning Overture Restaurant. The restaurant offers ingenious reinventions of local favourites, such as ox tongue served with nasturtium cream and gingery carrots paired with salsa verde. The wine list is also concise but well-curated and features several Hidden Valley wines that complement the menu perfectly.
Then head to Pierneef a La Motte at La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Much of their fresh produce comes straight from the estate’s gardens. They also offer a full range of La Motte wines and a selection of older vintages.
After savouring Cape Town’s flavours, head back to The Table Bay and watch the sunset over the harbour with a glass of Captain’s Cabin, the hotel’s signature wine.
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