Partner content: 5 reasons foodies love The Restaurant at Grande Roche Hotel


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Every now and again, a restaurant manages to surprise you in the best way possible, and that is most certainly what Kevin Grobler and his stellar team set out to do at The Restaurant at Grande Roche Hotel. 

See, the Grande Roche may be the grand dame of hotels in the beautiful Winelands town of Paarl, but the restaurant is anything but stuffy. In fact, if you like your food encounters lively, engaging and inspiring, this is the place to be. 

Here are five reasons why discerning foodies are flocking to this eatery in droves: 

1. Nimble seasonal menus

The menus at The Restaurant at Grande Roche Hotel change every four to six weeks, depending on the seasonal availability of local produce, as well as Chef Kevin’s inspiration. As such, patrons can look forward to a fresh line-up of delicious takes on classic dishes, as well as brand-new culinary inventions, every month or so.

2. Epic food and wine collaborations

The Cape is renowned for its amazing wineries and Chef Kevin has decided to collaborate with some of the Winelands’ finest winemakers to bring his guests food-and-wine pairing occasions of epic proportions. These events provide guests with a lovely opportunity to taste some amazing vintages that are enhanced to perfection with a selection of tailor-made dishes. 

Keep an eye on the Grande Roche social pages to be the first to know when a new food-and-wine event will take place. 

3. Inspiring cooking classes

Learn how to make a few of the incredible seasonal dishes Chef Kevin has up his sleeve and discover some of the tricks of the trade … Group cooking classes at The Restaurant at Grande Roche Hotel are a superb option for families and groups of friends who are on the lookout for an entertaining way to learn something new (and tasty!). 

4. Glamorous high teas

The time-honoured high tea is enjoying a lingering moment in the limelight, and with good reason – we all need an excuse to get a little fancy every now and again. Ideal for hen parties, baby showers, daytime get-togethers or on those days when you feel like really indulging your sweet tooth, these teatime occasions are delicious to the core. 

Outside at Grande Roche

5. Immersive chef’s experience

If you’ve ever wanted free rein to wander around a restaurant, join the chefs at their plating stations and be encouraged to play with your food. The Grande Roche Chef’s Experience comes highly recommended. It’s also a great way to learn all about Chef Kevin’s food philosophy and why he loves South Africa’s edible landscape so much. 

There you have it: five excellent reasons to put The Restaurant at Grande Roche Hotel on your must-visit menu if you adore an engaging foodie encounter.

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