Reuben’s Chef and the Vine (Morgenhof) – Mario Arendse

I’ve been to Reuben’s quite a few times now, and I always enjoy the Chef and Vine Series. It’s always a good opportunity to pair wines that you maybe haven’t had a chance to enjoy, and to get some insights from winemakers and sommeliers alike.



This was Passion fruit prawns, pea and wasabi with sesame rice crackers which was served with Morgenhof Brut Reserve MCC 2010. The prawns were fantastic!!


Oh my word, this was my favourite course for the evening and the flavours were amazing. Prawn bisque, topped with truffle foam and prawn dust. This was paired with Morganhof Chenin Blanc



Seared springbok loin, springbok denningsvleis wrapped in savoy cabbage, sweet potato springroll served with a jus and gooseberry chutney served with Morgenhof Malbec Vintage select 2014 which I really enjoyed.



Oxtail, served off the bone, with parsley pomme puree, onion soubise, tender-stem broccoli and baby beetroot, served with a natural jus and Morgenhof Merlot/Cabernet Franc Blend 2012



Apple and chocolate – spiced apple cake, manjari nameleka, apple pearls, sponged orange ice cream…..yummy, the perfect way to end the evening off. This course was served with Morgenhof Cape Late Bottled Vintage 2004, which was just way too sweet for me, but what an enjoyable night out.


Treat yourself; the atmosphere is always relaxed and comforting. Good food, good wine…and some good wine insights by the resident Sommelier Luvo.

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Restaurant Info:

Reuben’s at One&Only Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town,

Dock Road,

V & A Waterfront,

Cape Town,


Tel No: 021 431 4511


Opening Hours: Daily for Breakfast ; Lunch and Supper

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Mario Arendse

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen



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