Opulent Taste Archive


Refreshing approach

Celebrating spring with a beautiful selection of organic fresh produce and hand-made gifts from its Farm Shop, La Motte now also offers the stylish water bottles used in Pierneef à La Motte restaurant as take-home reminders of your visit to this beautiful Franschhoek Wine Estate. Branded with the restaurant’s name, the glass bottles for still…


Celebrating with a sparkling new menu

Simonsig’s signature restaurant, Cuvée, has added renewed sparkle to its look, feel and taste in celebration of the estate’s iconic Kaapse Vonkel, which turns 40 this year, with the appointment of a new chef and a menu and décor makeover. Now heading up the kitchen of this popular Winelands dining destination is newly appointed Head…


Signature restaurant

Renowned Executive Chef, Roberto De Carvalho, a member of the Chaîne des Rotisseurs as Maitre Grillardin and part of the South African Culinary Olympic Team, has opened his first 60 seater restaurant on the corner of Hout and Long Street, Cape Town, aptly called ‘Roberto’s signature restaurant’. Well known for his unique, Mediterranean and Portuguese…


Best of the best in wine

Exceptional wines with a creative edge and great diversity of styles is the hallmark of the 2011 selection of exclusive wines that will go under the hammer at the 27th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier outside Stellenbosch on Saturday, 1 October. There is great excitement regarding this year’s auction line-up as a result…


Aiming for the best

Kevin Arnold, Cellar Master and Managing Partner of Waterford Estate, is definitely one of South Africa’s icons of the wine industry. At a wine presentation and tasting last week at the glamorous Taj Hotel Cape Town he gave the opportunity to taste all four vintages released so far of the very sought after THE JEM….


Weekly German food festival

Following the success of their harvest feast earlier this year Allée Bleue in Franschhoek  starts a weekly German food festival every Sunday from July. Visitors to the estate will be tucking into a lavish buffet of authentic European-style sausages, cold cuts, mustards, breads and traditional side dishes, all washed down with ice cold Paulaner weiss…


Win 2 tickets for the shiraz and charcuterie festival

Carl Schultz, winemaker at Hartenberg Estate, has invited his favorite Shiraz producers to join him on Saturday, 4th of June from 12 till 17:00. Together with the best local charcuterie, cheese and bread producers they will talk about their wines and give you the opportunity to taste their favorite varietal. Charcuterie producers is the likes…


Coffee for R 3 000/kg now for sale in Cape Town

A newly opened boutique roastery and espresso bar in Cape Town is selling one of the world’s most expensive coffees, a rare and naturally sweet-tasting bean that has been through the digestive system of the Asian palm civet which removes all traces of bitterness. Known as Kopi Luwak, the Indonesian coffee sells locally for a…


‘Tea Amo’ – an affair to remember

The Hyatt Regency Hotel situated in the cosmopolitan suburb of Rosebank (Johannesburg) has launched  ‘Tea Amo’. The Hotels afternoon tea specialty is to tantalize your taste buds.  With a vast selection of teas and Nespresso coffees to choose from and scrumptious pastries, sandwiches, scones and cakes, indulgence is the order of the day and ‘Tea…


Magical French cuisine paired with top South African wine

Once again Majeka House in Stellenbosch (Western Cape) celebrates a week of fine food and exceptional wines. Michelin chef Aurélien Gransagne will be resident alongside Makaron’s head chef Anri Diener at the five-star luxury country house for a full week in February (8-15), preparing and serving fabulous lunches and gourmet dinners. Hailing from the popular…

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