After celebrating 10 vintages of award-winning Idiom wines, the Bottega family is now embarking on a new adventure with the unveiling a food-focused venue at the top of the Helderberg mountains near Sir Lowry’s Pass outside Cape Town. The location is set to open in June 2016 and will be home to the new Idiom Restaurant and Wine Tasting Centre.
The Idiom Restaurant will offer fusion of South African and Italian cuisine with a modern twist, all created to pair with the extensive Idiom wine offering. The new 40-seater fine-dining restaurant will also boast panoramic views of the majestic Helderberg basin and the full expanse of the Cape Peninsula, from Table Mountain to Cape Point, as well as offer a more casual, terraced outdoor seating area for family-friendly weekend gatherings.
The restaurant will be headed up by Irwin de Vries who has previously cooked at Morukuru’s AtholPlace in Johannesburg and Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve. The restaurant will offer a seasonal, à la carte menu and a multi-course degustation menu, which will available by prior booking. Walk-in wine tasters will be able to choose from the lighter canapé and wine-pairing selections, while a deli menu featuring charcuterie, gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads will be on offer for light eaters.
In the warmer summer months, guests will also be able to order a picnic basket from the deli to enjoy under the thatch-covered lapas.
The Idiom Restaurant is set to open in June 2016 from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday.