Catch Haute Cabrière Up Country with a Series of Pop-Up Dinners

From June till August Franschhoek’s Haute Cabrière wine estate, together with chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller, will set out on a second season of Pop-Up restaurants to be hosted in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and the Garden Route.

In addition to last year’s venues of Randpark in Johannesburg, Moonshot in Pretoria, and Zimbali in KZN, Haute Cabrière will also be collaborating with The Peech Boutique Hotel in Melrose Johannesburg, The Bryanston Country Club in Sandton and the Oubaai Hotel just outside George along the Garden Route.

“Last year’s overwhelming response and support was humbling. We sold out within weeks of announcing the tour, a sign that our loyal followers outside the Western Cape are very eager to experience Haute Cabrière in their own cities,” comments marketing manager Lientjie McLachlan. “It was an absolute pleasure sharing our passion for both food and wine with those who know and love the brand, while also introducing new food and wine enthusiasts to our wines and Chefs Nic and Westley’s cuisine.”

Haute Cabrière’s food and wine philosophy centres around the concept of harmony and balance. Second generation cellar master, Takuan von Arnim, aspires to produce well-balanced wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while still honouring the unique characteristics of these noble grape varietals. A perfect example of this is the winery’s iconic Chardonnay Pinot Noir. In the Cellar restaurant, Chefs Nic and Westley rely on classic French techniques to deliver bold South African cuisine that has stood the test of time. All dishes are expertly paired with wines from both the Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan portfolios.

The Pop-Up dinners offer guests from other parts of South Africa the chance to enjoy the highlights of a typical wine farm experience. A visit to Haute Cabrière in Franschhoek is ultimately a memorable day spent in excellent company, with fine food and wine to match. During this tour, diners can look forward to a six-course tasting menu, each course paired with a different wine to create a unique and unforgettable taste experience.

Menu highlights include pan fried Patagonia calamari with black tomato sauce and seared scallops, paired with the Haute Cabrière Unwooded Pinot Noir, and finishes on a high note with a chocolate torte with amaretti crumbs, candied pecan nuts and salted caramel popcorn, accompanied by a glass of Pierre Jourdan Ratafia.

Pop-Up dinner dates and booking information

Reservations should be made directly with the venue and all dinners are priced at R595 per person which include a six course menu paired with wine. The same menu will be served at each venue with the exception of Osa Restaurant, which will have an Indian inspired menu.

GARDEN ROUTE

20-21 June: Oubaai Hotel Golf and Spa, Herolds Bay, George

Bookings: nikki.schaafsma@oubaaihotels.com or 044 851 1234

KWAZULU NATAL

7 & 13 July: Osa Restaurant at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Ballito (Indian Inspired Menu)

Bookings: zim.dining@fairmont.com or 032 538 5000

10-12 July: Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito

Bookings: zim.dining@fairmont.com or 032 538 5000

GAUTENG

23-27 July: Randpark Golf Club, Randburg, Johannesburg

Bookings: facilitator@randpark.co.za or 011 215 8600

31 July – 4 August: The Peech Boutique Hotel, Melrose, Johannesburg

Bookings: events@thepeech.co.za or 011 537 9797

17-18 August: Bryanston Country Club, Sandton, Johannesburg

Bookings: reception@bryanstoncc.co.za or 011 706 1361

21-24 August: Moonshot, Menlyn, Pretoria

Bookings: info@moonshotcafe.co.za or 072 349 9569

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