Experience Cape Town in the most beautiful way possible. Dine al fresco on the terrace at Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia and take in the vistas of the vineyards. As they say, ‘Good food. Good wine. Good times.’
The Constantia Valley is oldest wine producing region in South Africa – with nine award winning farms in the region, churning out international quality wines. The valley has been as to be called the ‘cradle of quality wine making in South Africa’ and is famous for producing wines enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and his 18th century royals.
We started off our meal with a light Caprese Salad – a beautifully presented plate of the classic Fior di Latte mozzarella, Italian Tomatoes, Cheery Tomatoes, Toasted Pine Nuts, Red Onion and Basil Pesto. I really enjoyed the classic elements and style of plating, with the extra ingredients veering away from the tradition. Feeling a little festive, I decided to pair this with the Môreson Miss Molly NV MCC.
We shared a Vanilla Crème Brûlée and the Dark Chocolate Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Coulis. The Groot Constantia Blanc de Noir 2017 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Blend paired wonderfully with our desserts. We had our eye on the New York Cheese Cake and the Brownies too, but were just too full to possibly eat anything else.
Follow Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia on Social: Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Book your table or picnic by calling +27 (0)794 1143 and find them at Groot Constantia Estate in Cape Town. Groot Constantia is a working farm so please be aware of the tractors and staff on the grounds. Please drive carefully though the farm and park only in designated areas around the venues. And please don’t help yourself to grapes on the vines. Seriously.
DISCLAIMER: The pairings of wine were my own. Although we were invited to dine, and were hosted at Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia, we are under no obligation to share a positive review about our experience and the above is totally in the opinion of The Social Needia. Please note that the menu was correct at the time of publishing, and items tested may no longer be available at the venue.