Images: supplied by Vergelegen and Gabrielle Holmes
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The Cape’s cold season is when many food and wine lovers enjoy indulging in leisurely culinary experiences – and a highlight will be three innovative, hyper-seasonal winter dinners at Camphors, the signature restaurant of 318-year-old Somerset West estate Vergelegen. Camphors, a multi award fine dining experience, is the currentEat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award Winner.
The theme of the first, one-of-a-kind dinner, planned for Saturday 28 July, will be ‘Progression of our Food Source’. Executive Chef Michael Cooke told us about the menu, “At least 80% of Camphors ingredients are sourced from hand-picked small producers. Many have overcome considerable difficulties during the recent drought to maintain the highest standards. It is now our responsibility to do the ingredients justice.”
In addition to the three themed dinners, Camphors will continue to offer lunches during winter every Wednesday to Sunday. For the ultimate fine dining experience, be sure to select the ‘tour’ menu. This multi-course sequence captures a range of flavours, textures and aromas and draws inspiration from the estate’s fascinating multi-layered history of African, European and Eastern influences.
Vergelegen Hospitality Manager Sharon Hosking says: “This is a wonderful opportunity to explore more adventurous dining, and to gain a fresh appreciation of seasonal ingredients. It’s also a chance to enjoy novel, small batch Vergelegen wines brought out only on such special occasions.”
Bookings: The three themed winter dinners, with Vergelegen wine pairings, are planned for Saturday 28 July, Friday 31 August and Friday 28 September. The cost per person is R795. Booking is essential. Contact 021-8472131 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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