Cape Point Vineyards

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A true hidden gem, taking nothing away from the breath-taking 360 degree views, the venue is simply stunning. I don’t have words to describe it, so I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

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There is something for young and old, Wine Tasting ; Picnic Baskets, Jungle Gym’s and an amazing restaurant.

 

Wine Tasting

They have the most amazing, award-winning wines. Open Mondays to Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Please note that the Tasting Room Closes at 2:00 pm on a Thursday.

Tasting is only R10.00 per glass (subject to change) and the also offer various platters for you to enjoy.

Cheese and Charcuterie Platter 295.00

Cheese Platter R165.00

Charcuterie Platter R165.00

Cheese Platter for One R95.00

Fresh Bread and Crackers R35.00

Picnics

The beautifully manicured lawns are just begging for a picnic basket to be enjoyed and the offer various baskets as well.

Picnic BasketR395 per Basket, Serves 2

Vegetarian Basket – R395 per Basket, Serves 2

Kid Picnic Hamper – R65 per hamper

Restaurant

Executive Chef, Jonathan Gargan and his team have put together the most fantastic menu, packed with fresh yummy and totally beautiful dishes.

A La Carte Winter Menu

 Starters

Warm home cured salmon carpaccio, marinated artichokes and chive and smoked butter sauce.     R95

Soft shell crab, yuzu mayo, pickled ginger, toasted nori, spring onion, sweet soy and squid ink crackers.     R125

Slow roast pork belly, quince and apple compote, spiced walnut crumble, rocket shoots and cider sauce.     R75

Charred asparagus, soft egg yolk ravioli, crisp home cured pancetta and toasted pine nut granola and salsa verde.     R90

Pan roast quail, kimchi and Asian greens salad, baby radish, gochujang egg net and a peanut -coriander dressing.     R115

Creamed Cauliflower and tarragon soup with Pernod flambéed tiger prawns and lemon oil. R120

Warm baby beet salad, sultana compote, chevin gratinée, salted hazelnut praline, caper berries, balsamic vincotto aioli.     R85

Mains

Grilled Chalmar rib-eye, baby potatoes, roast baby carrots, parsnips and Tonka bean and red wine sauce.     R195

Springbok shank, smoked vanilla mash, fine green beans, braised radicchio and black cherry jus.     R165

Slow braised pigs cheeks, soft buttered polenta, tender stem broccoli, pearl onions, toasted almond crumble and brandy prune compote sauce.     R185

Soy marinated duck breast, wok vegetables, sirarcha egg noodles and ginger soy broth. R195

Baked Kingklip, popcorn puree, cob corn, crisp kale, burnt onion mayo and saffron oil.        R185

Mussels, line fish, baby calamari and tiger prawns with white wine sauce and fresh vermicelli pasta.     R205

Baked Provencal vegetable tart with herbed cream cheese and rémoulade sauce.R145

Mushroom agniolotti, gruyere cheese sauce, wild mushroom fricassee and truffle-sage olive oil.     R165

Desserts

Vanilla panna cotta, red wine poached pear, chocolate sorbet and toasted hazelnut daquoise.     R65

Dark chocolate fondant, coco puff, white chocolate cremeux, macaron, Seville orange analgise.     R85

Warm traditional Malva pudding, thyme stewed apricots, brandy biscuit and bourbon vanilla bean custard.     R55

Baked cheesecake with salted caramel and crushed Brazil nuts.     R75

Cheese board – Local artisanal cheeses with homemade preserves and crackers.     R110

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They are currently running a Winter Weekday Special of two courses for only R185.

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Thursday Market

Every Thursday they have a Market evening from 4:30-8:30pm

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For more information please contact them on Cape Point Vineyards; SILVERMINE RD, Noordhoek. 7979 | Telephone: +27 21 789 0900

 

La Colombe easy to see why its the best!

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Driving up to La Colombe the long and winding road, not only builds the excitement in anticipation, but also clears you mind and opens you up to what is too come,the beauty of the area,the view the fresh air. Everything is simply fantastic!!!

Having heard so much about the establishment, we were somewhat overwhelmed by the prospect of being about to dine at the 76th best restaurant in the world and 2nd in South Africa.

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The gravity of what the term “best restaurant” means really hits you from the moment you step out of the car are greeted in the parking area, the front of house, wait staff and all the amazing people who assist the incredible Chef Scot Kirton who also happened to win the S.Pellegrino Chef of the Year Award are truly an award winning team.

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As this is a photo blog, I will let the pictures do the talking, but what I will say is that it if you reading this it is a MUST for your bucket list.

La Colombe Restaurant

Gourmand Lunch Menu

Food R590/R890

With Fine & Rare Wine R1090/R1550

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Sourdough, bone marrow, pickled fish butter

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La Colombe garden

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West coast oyster, caviar, kalamansi, apple and soy
Richard Kershaw Wines Chardonnay 2014 (Elgin)

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Or

Lamb tongue and sweetbreads, smoked garlic and Jerusalem artichoke
Warwick Wine Estate Cabernet Franc 2010 (Stellenbosch)

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Tuna ‘La Colombe’
Avondale Wine ‘Camissa’ Rose 2014 (Paarl)

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Asian steamed pork bun

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Cured Norwegian salmon, king crab, blood orange, melon and wood sorrel
Thelema Mountain Vineyards Riesling 2009 (Stellenbosch)

and

Miso seared scallop, quail, parsnip, braaied corn, bok choi and teriyaki
Tesselaarsdal Wines Pinot Noir 2015 (Hemel-en-aarde)

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Grannysmith

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Linefish, squid, mussel, chorizo, coriander and soubise
Mullineux Wines White Blend 2014 (Swartland)

and

Chalmar beef, langoustine, oxtail, peas and mustard
(Wagyu beef R150 supplement)
Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate Red Blend 2009 (Stellenbosch)

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Three ages of boerenkaas, onion, quince, walnut and cumin
Blaauwklippen Vineyards Noble Late Harvest 2012 (Stellenbosch)

and

Azelia cremeux, Jerusalem artichoke, grapefruit and hazelnut
Klein Constantia Vin De Constance 2011 (Constantia)

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Petit fours
Yirgacheffe

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Vegetarian Lunch Menu

Food R490/R790

With Fine & Rare Wine R990/R1450

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Sourdough, virgin butter

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La Colombe garden

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Wild mushroom velouté, quail egg, pickles
Richard Kershaw Wines Chardonnay 2014 (Elgin)

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Sweet potato, smoked garlic and Jerusalem artichoke
Warwick Wine Estate Cabernet Franc 2010 (Stellenbosch)

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Corn ‘La Colombe’
Steenberg Sémillon 2013 (Constantia)

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Asian steamed bun

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Blood orange, melon and wood sorrel
Thelema Mountain Vineyards Riesling 2009 (Stellenbosch)

and

Beetroot risotto, burrata, sage beurre noisette
Tesselaarsdal Wines Pinot Noir 2015 (Hemel-en-aarde)

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Grannysmith

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Bulgar wheat, coriander and soubise
Mullineux Wines White Blend 2014 (Swartland)

and

Herb gnocchi, gorgonzola, butternut
Morgenster Wine Estate Red Blend 2009 (Stellenbosch)

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Three ages of boerenkaas, onion, quince, walnut and cumin
Blaauwklippen Vineyards Noble Late Harvest 2012 (Stellenbosch)

and

Azelia cremeux, Jerusalem artichoke, grapefruit and hazelnut

Miles Mossop Noble Late Harvest ‘Kikka’ 2015 (Stellenbosch)

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Petit fours
Yirgacheffe

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LA COLOMBE RESTAURANT, SILVERMIST WINE ESTATE, CONSTANTIA NEK, CAPE TOWN, WC, 7824(021) 795 0125 RESERVATIONS@LACOLOMBE.CO.ZA