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Physical address: Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, Cape Town
Cuisine: Fusion, French, South African
Ambience: Classic Elegance, Contemporary Cool
closed for annual maintenance and staff holiday from 19th May – 14th June 2013 inclusive
Chef Scot Kirton’s culinary philosophy lies in classic technique, fresh seasonal produce and clean, uncomplicated flavours. Making his own mark at this global gastronomic destination, he combines flair and artful simplicity on a contemporary menu with a French and Asian treatment of South African produce. His own signature dishes tempt with scallops and confit of pork belly in langoustine stock, or beetroot cannelloni and umami broth with steamed langoustine and miso scallops. Every dish demonstrates a light, creative interpretation of top-quality local ingredients from venison, lamb and offal to shellfish and poultry, plated with sublime sauces. The daily chalkboard menu reflects the earthy, savoury flavours of fresh country fare to match the gorgeous setting from artichoke velouté to wild mushrooms and root vegetables.Wine:
Try one of Constantia Uitsig’s own estate wines on the extensive Cape, vintage and imported wine-list.Service:
Impeccable, discerning and charming. Put yourself in the sommelier’s hands and go for wine pairing by the glass to each dish.Ambience:
A light and airy sanctuary with heavenly views. This restaurant, built around a tranquil pond and courtyard garden, coos as soothingly as its namesake, the dove.And...:
Don’t forget to share some of the gorgeous breadbasket with the greedy ducks that paddle past the window. (GH, October 2012)
Amazing food! Service! Everything was just incredible. Loved how the waitress describes each item on the menu on a big board in front of your table! Nice touch!
Hendré van Zyl
The third and last restaurant on our weekend of food. Similarly, a near perfect chef's tasting menu, and probably the most interesting wines in the pairing. Service (in spite of a confirmation of 3 persons the previous day, we were met with a table set for 2) ever so slightly less "real" than the other two restaurants, but no less professional, if a bit over-enthusiastic.
The 8-course tasting menu also brilliant (especially the duck and pork dishes), and probably the most interesting wines and best pairing of the trip.
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