Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate is embracing its 17th century culinary roots with a new spring-inspired menu brimming with flavoursome delights. All the more reason to visit the Franschhoek Wine Valley, I’d say!
Prepared by passionate head chef Marvin Robyn, the new Heritage Spring Tasting Menu is all about fresh, seasonal produce and heirloom ingredients.
Featuring dishes such as ostrich tataki and springbok loin served with mieliepap, chakalaka puree, honey and buchu jus, the new menu is a collection of true South African heritage cuisine. Chef Marvin describes his cooking style as refined South African classics, bringing new inspiration and modernity to each dish. And does he ever…
There is plenty of choice among the starters from a fresh Saldana Bay oyster with fynbos-infused kimchi, fresh plums, oyster kaiings and dune spinach, to heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella bavarois, basil pesto and Kalamata olives.
Vegetarians will go wild for the carrot risotto with heritage carrots, blue cheese and white chocolate spuma, or fire-roasted beetroot with pink beetroot puree, honeycomb walnut praline, chevin and suurvytjie dressing.
For mains, meat lovers will relish the beef ribeye with cauliflower, sweet corn, charred cabbage, boerenkaas and truffle oil, or free-range chicken breast with stewed apricots, pickle curried onions, cream cabbage and ginger bread jus. The vegetarian option is grilled cauliflower, sweet corn and charred cabbage served with boerenkaas and truffle oil.
For dessert, heavenly blueberry parfait served with white chocolate, toasted marshmallow and berry compote hits the spot. Equally delicious is the 70% Valrhona chocolate fondant, Amarula crème and apricot served with chocolate sorbet. If you prefer ending your culinary journey on a more savoury note, end with a platter of local artisanal cheeses served with preserves, crispies, fruit and nuts. Actually, looking at these exquisitely plated desserts below, I wouldn’t mind having all three for starters, mains and afters!
The new Spring Heritage Tasting Menu is priced at R495 and R595 for 3, 4 courses respectively without wines and from R780 and R880 with an elegant Grande Provence wine paired with each dish. To book your table, call Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email reservations@grandeprovence