"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever." - Aristophanes
Relax to some gentle Salsa, an array of fresh and seasonal tapas and a pair of wine lists that has been curated with love and enthusiasm.
Bouchon’s wine list embraces both local and international gems and you have an option of enjoying their ‘Travel Through Your Glass’ selection (updated weekly, along with their menu) which allows you to discover and enjoy outstanding wines from around the world by the glass.
The chalkboard menu is constantly evolving, so you will be sure to have a unique experience in this lovely and relaxed venue, time and time again.
One of the ripple effects of the revocation of the Edict on Nantes in 1685 was an influx of French Huguenots into the Western Cape, bringing with them their various crafts such as viticulture and oenology (the growing of grapes and making of wine, brandy and vinegar).
Wine has always been one of the central themes in our provinces history, and this shows in the vast array of amazing locally made wines we produce. This week, we are looking at some of the best collections in the Cape, accessible places to taste some true greats.
Further along the coast, between Llandudno and Hout Bay you’ll find a beautiful and semi-antique location at the head of the Valley that leads down to Hout Bay Harbour, the Sentinel and Chapmans Peak.
Their Sunday buffet really kicks it up a notch, the starters include a selection of Meze’s, soup, pate (snoek, peppadew and chicken). The mains are beef fillet, gammon, honey-mustard pork belly and slow roasted chicken, fall off the bone tasty goodness.
Top it off with ice-cream, meringue, eclairs and mini pavlova’s.
On the way from Camps Bay to Llandudno a small divot of the Table Mountain National Park has been winkled out and made into a fabulous boutique hotel, spa and restaurant/bar.
The Azure Restaurant has been hosting Serendipity Sundays for a while now, and they are awesome. Relax to the soothing tones of the resident lounge singer and enjoy the expansive Sunday lunch buffet on offer.
There are fireplaces for the cold days and outdoor seating for those rarer patches of sunlight, bring a healthy appetite and some good friends :-)
Just Chilling – This is what the ‘JC’ in JC Brasserie & Pub stands for and it could not better describe the ambience of the place. Sporting large TV’s in their outdoor section and actively promoting their support for viewing the world cup is what got us interested.The venue has a warm feeling, lots of wood and little homey touches make it extra-inviting.
The food is great, think gastro pub meets old world pub, with gourmet burgers, salads and finger foods thrown in for good measure. In this weather, you want to make sure it’s hot and greasy and accompanied by one of their many exciting cocktail jars.
If you like your food in big portions with plenty to go round, this is the place for you :-) They specialise in burgers, beers, ribs and wings, and will also be screening all the FIFA 2018 matches for your viewing pleasure.
Try the BBQ pulled pork burger or the Camembert caramelised onions and bacon burger, they are melt-in-your-mouth amazing and come with giant onion rings. There are loads of beer on tap and the vibe is always inviting and celebratory.
Mark this as a must-go venue on your “tour of the soccer world cup games” through Cape Town!
They call Mitchells a place for friends where food meets sport, and that should set up your expectations correctly for this excellent spot. Big screen TV’s show your favourite games, the beer is brewed on the premises (and it’s superb) and they have a very decent menu to stop you from becoming too many parts liquid during the game.
Enjoy the spicy beef Trinchado - strips of tender sirloin and rump steak flash fried with garlic, doused with Trinchado sauce or a sumptuous chicken Roulade, tender chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta, served with mashed potatoes. Have that with a Milk & Honey or an Old Wobbly and you should be set up perfectly for the game.