The first Green-Star rated restaurant in South Africa: EQUUS dining at Cavalli Estate.
I found out about this restaurant after being invited for lunch by friends. Situated between Somerset West and Stellenbosch with views of Cape Town to the West and the Helderberg mountain range to the East. Cavalli is born from a family’s love for Horses, Wine and Cuisine.
Led by local chef Henrico Grobbelaar, who after being Executive Chef at The Twelve Apostles, joined the team behind this restaurant. Cavalli’s approach to cuisine is described as ‘a contemporary take on the classics’.
‘As a Chef you never, ever stop learning. There are always new trends, new styles and new techniques, and this is what keeps my passion alive. I want to learn as much as I can. Passing this knowledge on to the next generation of Chefs is another fulfilling part of my job as I witness the evolution of their skill sets. “Being involved from the project inception at Cavalli Wine Estate, I am fulfilling another ambition which is the ability to showcase the culmination of my experience gained in the past 15 Years.’ – Grobbelaar.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 4 days a week, Wednesday through Saturday for relaxed, generous Bistro lunch and Fine-Dining Dinner and Sunday Fine-Dining Lunch.
So here’s what I had for lunch:
Amuse-Bouche: Chicken Liver with Curry.
As a starter I had the “Twelve Pigs” Bresaola, Hens Yolk, hay Ash, Horseradish, Boerenkaas, Daikon, Mulled Red Wine.
As a main I had the Lamb Loin, lamb Neck Tagine, Kidney, Charred Eggplant, Minted, Marrow, Hoisin, Parmesan Veloute.
For dessert I had Chocolate Fondant, Salted Milk, Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Grit, Chocolate Foam, Cocoa Nib Ice Cream.
Wine recommendation for this meal: Red Wine Black Beauty, Shiraz 2012, Cavalli Wine Farm
After lunch I had the opportunity to visit the Gallery downstairs.
It was a wonderful experience and I will definitely go back!
Cavalli Estate ContactTel: +27 21 855 3218 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cavalliestate.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cavalliestate Twitter: @cavalliestate
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