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Chef Edgar Osojnik blends European flair with local produce and seasonal inspiration at this fine-dining stalwart of the Constantia winelands. With complimentary amuse-bouche, palate cleanser and petit fours, it’s an indulgent dining experience all round.
A pair of à la carte offerings await diners, with both the ‘Rustic Affairs’ and ‘Indulge’ menus showcasing the considerable talent of the kitchen brigade. The Rustic Affairs dishes are more bistro-style but show great care in both the balance of flavours and plating.
Edgar’s Caesar salad with pan-fried Norwegian salmon is a must as a starter, while the oriental lamb – rack and loin, enlivened by pomegranates, aubergines and pistachio – is superb. The Indulge dishes are more refined, but similarly generous in size.
Mains lean towards classic flavours in the beef fillet with café de Paris butter, and duck in l’orange sauce, while starters show more of an adventurous streak. Think shallot soup with madumbi crema and quail deconstructed into its flavourful components.
Do try and leave room for something sweet from the talented patissiers. The fondant, phyllo parcels and mousse in the Chocolate Variation will send you into a dreamy cocoa coma. Too sweet? Try yuzu mousse with elements of coconut, lemongrass and mango.
An impressive wine list with an extensive range of the estate’s own vintages, along with selected cellars both in the valley and further afield. Good selection of estate wines by the 250ml carafe. A pity the chunky stemware doesn’t match the quality of the wines.
Refined and friendly service from well-trained staff who have been here a while and know the menu backwards.
Romantic dinners, celebrations and European-style fine dining with a view.
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The food was excellent and the staff went out of their way to make us feel special after getting engaged on the estate. Super!
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