Opulent Taste Archive

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History revamped

It takes over 365 days to craft a bottle of Krone Mèthode Cap Classique. Each bell-shaped glass vessel nestles carefully upon the other in subterranean cellar racks, waiting, with seemingly infinite patience, for golden bubbles to rise slowly from within…

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Tasty winter at the Waterfront

Mondiall Head Chef Stephen Mandes has created a Winter Menu both for Lunch and Dinner, with a Winter Special Menu for each too, featuring hearty risottos, grilled red meats and juicy burgers – the latter of which have been elevated to a cult-like status.

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A chocolate lover’s dream

The Master Chocolatier’s new home in Cape Town houses both the classic LINDT Chocolate Boutique, as well as a world first LINDT Chocolate Studio concept, which offers customers a fully immersive chocolate experience.

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Modern menu of fresh, farm food

The middle of this month sees the opening of a brand-new dining destination in the Breede River Valley on BOSJES Farm, close to Ceres. An 18th-century, Cape Dutch manor house on this family owned, protea and fruit farm has become the historical, architectural counterpart to the modern lines of the estate.

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SA’s best culinary wonders announced

Gourmet Magazine in association with Valpré proudly presented the winners of the first-ever Gourmet Restaurant Awards. Opulent Living had the honor of attending this exclusive cocktail party hosted at picturesque Klein Constantia Wine Estate on 6 December 2016.

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New releases for the whisky connoisseur

The reputation of The Macallan is based on a product of outstanding quality and distinctive character, founded upon a set of guiding principles, the Six Pillars. An obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its founding.

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Home cooking for holiday makers

Tamassa Resort has just launched an exciting new guest experience. Home cooking is part of every country’s culture but rarely experienced by tourists. The resort innovates and includes Manzé Lakaz (Food from Home) within the facilities it offers its guests.

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Contemporary heritage on a plate

Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg has embarked on an adventurous journey with Executive Chef Archie Maclean breaking new ground on the culinary frontier, exciting palates with his ‘contemporary heritage’ cuisine.

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Climbing up the list

SA’s Luke Dale-Roberts of The Test Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town, continued on an upward trajectory at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, from number 28 last year to number 22 this year — being the only African restaurant on the list.

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