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Opening soon: a Cape Town wine bar from the team behind La Boheme and Dorrance Wines

Cape Town’s city bowl is about to gain yet another stylish eatery – and one that’s perfect for wine-lovers. Opening within the next few weeks, Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro will offer wine enthusiasts and foodies the opportunity to enjoy international and local wines by the glass in a charming urban winery setting.

The entrance to Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro

The entrance to Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The passionate pair behind the wine bar is winemaker Christophe Durand of Dorrance Wine and restaurateur Faisal Khakoo (the man behind Sea Point’s popular La Boheme Bistro & Wine Bar and Engruna Eatery). The duo teamed up after they saw the gap for a sophisticated yet relaxed wine experience that compliments the winery in a stylish yet accessible urban setting.

Capitalising on the earthy, industrial charm of the cellar, Bouchon sits alongside wine barrels and machinery with a glass wall separating the working cellar from the restaurant space.

A sneak peek of the interior at Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A sneak peek of the interior at Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A local and international wine list, which is complimented by a “special selection”, will allow the guests to discover a range of exceptional wines by the glass and will also feature new local and international wines each week. Wine-lovers can look forward to enjoying chardonnay from the south of France, pinot noir from Chile, rioja red blends, barolo from Monforte d’Alba and more.

On the food front, a bistro-style menu of simple yet flavoursome dishes are on the cards. It will be served as a “side” to the wine offering and will be made from fresh, good quality ingredients. The offering will change regularly and will include tasty tapas, a handful of mains, and desserts.

Make sure you don’t miss the opening, by staying tuned to Eat Out.

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