Plan your weekend: Bottomless pinotage, a heritage dinner and gourmet Italian food

Get out there and enjoy a five-course dinner in Sandton, a wine festival in Durban or a three-course dinner in Stellenbosch.


Piccolo Mondo Gourmet Evening at The Michelangelo (Sandton)
The elegant Piccolo Mondo restaurant at The Michelangelo hosts a monthly dinner for gourmands and wine lovers. On Friday, 18 September, it’s a five-course Italian dinner complemented by a selection of wines from the Nederburg Heritage Heroes range. The event will begin at 7pm and the cost is R495 per person. To book, call 011 282 7463 or email


Pinotage on Tap (Salt Rock)
This popular wine festival kicks off next in Durban at The Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock on Saturday, 19 September. Visitors will be treated to a goodie bag on arrival, followed by a lunch featuring an array of foods (including dessert) that pair perfectly with pinotage. Bottomless coffee-chocolate pinotage will be on tap, available straight from the barrels. Local rock band CrashCarBurn will be headlining the event along with Howie Combrink. A festival pass costs R350, or R860 with a case of pinotage. Tickets are available from Computicket.

The Oude Werf Hotel. Photo courtesy of the hotel and restaurant.

The Oude Werf Hotel. Photo courtesy of the hotel and restaurant.


Heritage dinner at Oude Werf Hotel (Stellenbosch)
Stellenbosch’s beautiful Oude Werf Hotel invites guests to celebrate South Africa’s delicious heritage on 19 September with a special menu of South African favourites at the Oude Werf Restaurant. The three-course dinner will comprise dishes inspired by local Stellenbosch history and folklore. To start, diners can look forward to one of three soups: butternut and coconut, Karoo venison biltong and Simonsberg blue rock cheese, and hearty oxtail. For mains, guests will be able to enjoy bite-sized samples of Cape Malay bobotie, chicken pie and oxtail served with yellow rice and seasonal veg. Then there’ll be a dessert platter of Japie’s delight, Hertzoggies and a mini milk tart with vanilla-pod ice cream, and coffee or tea. It costs R333 per person. For more information and to book, call 021 887 4608 or email

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