"I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food."
In the green and lush hills of Constantia, Foxcroft is dishing up 2, 3 and 4 course winter menu items that will make the coldest day seem like a distant memory. Displaying immense care and thoughtfulness they have paired outstanding wines with delicate and elegant dishes, prepared to perfection.
Stand out dishes for us were the seared tuna Tataki with chipotle, avocado, cucumber and a rice puff. Also the free-range pork collar with gochujang, white cabbage, sweet potato and kimchi. They also serve champagne poached oysters if you are feeling particularly decadent.
The wines run the gamut from local to international, let yourself be advised the staff, they know what they’re talking about.
"Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was every granted by the gods to man." - Plato
Situated in Sea Point, La Boheme Wine Bar and Bistro is the brainchild of one of the co-owners of Bouchon (covered earlier this week) restaurateur Faisal Khakoo, who is also the owner of Engruna Eatery. He saw the need for a relaxed yet sophisticated bistro vibe with elegant wine and luxurious foods and created his venues in response to it.
In true bistro style, the menu is ever-changing, but examples of what you might encounter include Springbok au Poivre with fondant potato, exotic mushrooms, aubergine puree and a red wine jus, or the Duo of Duck (confit duck leg and seared duck breast) with sweet potato and aubergine tower, roasted peppers, spinach and orange jus. Pair these with any of the sixty wines available by the glass
Well worth a visit, take some friends and make an afternoon of it :-)
"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.
Winter is upon us and with it the much, much needed rains. Never fear, we have you covered in terms of entertainment for this time of year. Get your brollie and let's see what's going on in and around town.
This is a couple’s thing so grab your partner (or friend) and head over to the Life Day Spa in the V&A Waterfront for some well-deserved (and warm) pampering.
The heated lava stones are placed in specific areas of your back and body to alleviate all manner of aches and pains. It helps relieve muscle tension and pain, reduces stress and anxiety promotes healthy sleep and may help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases, help decrease cancer symptoms and boost immunity.
Enjoy pure luxury surrounded by exquisitely appointed marble, glass and wood finishes. Soak up the healing, the glass of bubbly and keep the winter chills away.
What better way to soak away the colder climes than to do so in a natural hot spring, a mere 1,5 hours drive out of Cape Town.
The springs are 100% added chemical free, the natural colour being enhanced by the water being rich in iron (a natural exfoliant). Geothermally heated groundwater rises from the earth’s crust, and this spring produces over a million litres of water daily with an average temperature of 65 degrees Celsius.
Where you want to soak is also up to you, there being several options, there are the outdoor mineral ponds which also include a jacuzzi, a floatation pool, a frigidarium pool, a Victorian Bath House and a Zen garden.
The whole venue is dedicated to allowing you to relax, and soak it all in.