Haute Cabrière Embraces Summer
Haute Cabrière boasts one of the most unique views in Franschhoek, making it a popular winelands destination year round. The farm is nestled at the foot of a majestic mountain, and serenades the sunset daily.
“With summer approaching it only makes sense to make this beautiful setting available for longer, and extend our food and wine offering,” comments Marketing Manager Lientjie McLachlan.
New tapas and oyster menu for summer
From 1 November, the Tasting Room extends its hours until 18h00 to celebrate the golden hour. The addition of a tapas-style small plates menu to the Tasting Room’s offering is a perfect accompaniment to the range of wines and Méthode Cap Classiques. Think Pierre Jourdan Brut with fresh oysters, the iconic Chardonnay Pinot Noir with Huguenot cheese croquettes, and Pinot Noir Réserve with crispy squid and paprika aioli. The small plates menu will be served on the terrace from 11h00 to 18h00 from Monday to Saturday during season, giving guests the opportunity to linger a little longer while taking in views of the valley.
Inspired winelands dining seven days a week
Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant is now also open for lunch and dinner on Mondays, making lunch available seven days a week, and dinner Mondays to Saturdays.
Chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller start to bring a lighter touch to the menu making it perfect for summer. Favourites include malt-braised short rib with parsnip purée and nettle cream, trout escalope with buttered asparagus and hollandaise, and a gold leaf chocolate glazed mousse.
“Our garden is producing an abundant asparagus crop and who doesn’t love the classic combination with hollandaise” comments van Wyk.
The Sunday Feast celebrating traditional family lunch, which was originally launched for winter, now becomes a permanent addition to the menu. Guests are invited to sit back and enjoy a hearty meal, making it the perfect end to the weekend. The Feast menu is priced at R370 pp and includes Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan wines.
The home of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
With a rich history and terroir, Haute Cabrière has been specialising in wines made exclusively from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir since former Cellar Master, Achim von Arnim, launched the brand decades ago. Many pioneering moments have been celebrated at the winery, with 2017 marking the launch of the maiden vintage of Chardonnay Réserve, which is available for sale from the Restaurant and Tasting Room.
“It’s been a year in the making, and we are very proud to add this wine to our portfolio,” enthuses Cellar Master Takuan von Arnim.
Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant and Tasting Room are situated on Franschhoek Pass (Lambrechts Road), Franschhoek. From 1 November 2017 the Tasting Room is open from Mondays to Fridays from 10h00 to 18h00; Saturdays and Public Holidays from 10h00 to 18h00 and Sundays from 11h00 to 16h00.
From October 2017 until May 2018, the restaurant is open for lunch seven days a week from 12h00 to 14h00 and for dinner from Mondays to Saturdays from 18h30 to 20h30. For reservations and enquiries: call 021 876 8500, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.cabriere.co.za
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