Winter specials in 2008

If you want to beat the winter blues with a great dining experience, check out the following specials.

by: Food24 | 25 Jun 2008


Blues Restaurants' renowned Food and Wine Pairing evenings are back due to popular demand. This culinary experience offers guests a chance to tantalise both their palates and their noses as Blues combines food and wine to tease all the senses.

For R195 per person you can indulge in a four-course meal, of which the first three are paired with specially selected wines to complement each distinctive taste.

Blues will be hosting these exclusive events every second Wednesday, from 21 May until 27 August 2008, and have made sure that only the finest quality wines will be presented. To add to the experience, each Food & Wine Paring evening will be hosted by the winemaker himself who will take guests through the spectacular tastes and aromas from an expert’s point of view.

The impressive array of wine estates involved, all of which have longstanding relationships with the restaurant, are:

21 May – Ernst & Co
4 June – Napier Winery
18 June – Warwick Estate
2 July – Le Petit Ferme
16 July – Môreson
30 July – Neil Ellis
13 August – Nitida and Groote Post
27 August – Moët & Chandon (R280 per person)

Prepare yourself for a night filled with versatile flavours and lingering aftertastes which will leave you craving for more. For an unforgettable experience, contact Blues now to reserve your table.


Dip into a melting pot of culinary bliss, great wines and warm Winelands hospitality when Harald’s – the signature restaurant of Eikendal Vineyards – sizzles with its popular Swiss Cheese Fondue Feast between May and August.

From 23 May to 22 June and 16 July till the end of August, your Friday and Saturday evenings can now be booked for a taste of retro-nostalgia when chef Harald Siedler treats you to Eikendal’s spin on the all-time favourite cheese fondue.

Gruyere and Emmenthal meet superb Eikendal wines in a three course dinner including a hearty soup, a dreamy Cheese Fondue served with vegetables and bread and rounded off with dessert. The evening includes a traditional glass of Glühwein on arrival. For the meat lover there will be a selection of Harald’s hearty meat options from the restaurant’s all new Winter Menu as an alternative to the fondue.

The Swiss Cheese Fondue Feast costs R125 per person and booking is essential.

Harald’s restaurant is located at Eikendal Cellar situated on the R44, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.


Vergelegen is rolling out a smorgasbord of events this winter from dinners to barrel tastings to food demonstrations.

The programme starts on 25 June with the first of three barrel tastings hosted by winemaker André van Rensburg. The tasting starts at 18h00 and includes dinner. The cost is R95 a person and booking is essential. The two other tastings will take place on 30 July and 20 August. For bookings please call the Wine Tasting Centre on 021 847 2123.

The Lady Phillips Restaurant is hosting dinner and wine evenings presented by newly appointed chef, Henrico Grobbelaar and André van Rensburg. The evenings, on 25 July, 29 August and 3 October, include a four-course meal and wine and start at 19:30. The cost is R270 a head.

Henrico is also offering morning cooking demonstrations on 6 August and 3 September. The cost is R65 per person and includes tea and scones.

For bookings please call Lady Phillips Restaurant on 021 847 1346.


South Africa’s leading Thai restaurant group, Wang Thai, will be offering Capetonians a variety of winter warmer dishes certain to spice up our chilly Cape Town weather in royal Thai cuisine style.

This winter will see a selection of starters and main courses adorning an award-winning menu with a combination of authentic and modern Thai cuisine dishes. The Winter Warmer dishes will include an option of two delicious soups, Tom Yum Soup and Suki Soup with a selection of no less than six main course options that range in flavour, texture and delicate culinary design.

Tantalising starters of Tom Yum Prawn Soup or Suki Soup are thick and hearty and made using only the freshest seafood and deliciously aromatic flavours. They are both individually priced at R36.

The mixed selection of six main course dishes has been crafted to suit all tastebuds using a superb selection of fresh Thai dishes, such as Duck with Ginger and Coconut Sauce or Steamed Seafood Curry and last but not least the Stir-fried Beef with Green Curry Paste. The main courses are generously portioned, elegantly presented and priced from R56 to R89 per portion.

For those with a sweet tooth there are the wonderfully delicate Chocolate Springrolls, Fried Banana served with ice-cream, Sticky Rice with Thai Custard or the much loved traditional Malva Pudding.

The Winter Warmer menu will be available across all six Wang Thai stores from 2nd June until the 31st July.


Beluga Restaurant situated in the Foundry offers the best of new a la carte cooking, backed up with impeccable, seamless and friendly service. In addition, there is a suspended Attic Wine Cellar, a superb Cocktail Bar featuring great drinks and retro-cocktails, and a welcoming Café, which spills out on to an enclosed courtyard, serving light meals, sushi and coffees from early till late. There is also plenty of safe secure underground parking.

At the moment we are running our Winter specials that consists of a two course lunch at R125pp and a three course dinner at R165pp.

Also on special are the Beluga Blue Plate sushi special which includes 6 pieces Nigiri, 4 California rolls, 4 salmon roses, 6 rainbow roll and 6 pieces of tuna and salmon sashimi for R99 as well as the tiger prawn special consisting of 1kg of tiger prawns for R99

We are also very excited to announce that we have launched our Beluga Corporate Bubbles Card. This is just as a thank you to our corporate clientele for always putting your trust in Beluga to host your functions. Whether it is a business lunch or your annual year end function, we at Beluga always strive for service excellence. We will issue your company with a Bubbles card. For all functions / tables booked at Beluga we will give you a 10% rebate on the total of the bill. This rebate will be loaded on your Bubbles Card and can be redeemed by you at any given time. Either as an extra discount on your next booking or you can use it as an incentive to award staff members with an awesome lunch or dinner at Beluga! Please note that there are more set menu, canapés and finger food options. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Ruzaan Baard directly on 082 537 2733


Kauai (pronounced ka-why), the healthy food and beverage company, will keep you warm and ward off colds and flu with its winter menu, offering a delicious selection of smoothies, burgers, wraps and soup & sandwich combos.

Kauai’s ‘C’ monster smoothie is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin C and antioxidants, so your body is fortified against winter colds and flu. This ‘C’ monster smoothie is packed with Acerola cherries, rose hip, strawberries and apricots. At R17.95 it’s cheaper and far less painful than a flu shot!

Indulge in hot, steamy servings of Kauai soup and a delicious half sandwich. Choose from a selection of preservative-free soups including Chicken Zucchini; Chicken, Sweet Potato and Coconut; and Moroccan Butternut and one of three tasty half sandwiches to create your own combo for R29.95.

The nutritious gourmet safari burger is an ostrich patty on a soy-linseed roll and is rich in iron, protein and essential fatty acids. It’s also low in fat and cholesterol and a winner at only R34.90.

The Magma wrap with melted cheese will provide comfort from the cold. The wrap is made with tender chicken breasts, is high in protein and fibre and will leave you feeling warm and cozy for just R34.95.

Other good-natured products on Kauai’s winter menu include the “get up ‘n go” coffee and muffin combo with preservative-free muffins freshly baked in-store at only R14.95; and the kids spider burger with a chicken filling prepared on a soy-linseed roll is a steal at R19.90.

For information call (021) 552 0222 or visit

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