Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar Winter Menu is a Wow!

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Winter Menu, Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar on Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate near Franschhoek

Just outside Franschhoek lies a wine estate with so many food and wine delights, it’s simply irresistible. Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate hosts a number of venues, amongst which the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar and Tasting Room in the main building.

The cosy, intimate Antipasti Bar is tucked away behind the grand entrance lobby and serves a variety of small plates of Italian-inspired snacks along with estate wines. The menu is carefully composed to showcase the best of local and seasonal produce, sourced from the surrounding Winelands. A selection of vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes as well as an assortment of platters are perfect for sharing. As a family of four, we’ve been known to order the entire menu, an easy feat since the food is extraordinarily delicious and very well priced! My advice is to start with a glass of L’Ormarins Rosé or Brut MCC, definitely some of the house-baked bread, and then steadily work your way through the menu.

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Sauteéd porcini with olive oil and Parmesan at Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar
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Franschhoek salmon trout with Cape of Good Hope Semillon, Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar Winter Menu

The tapas-style dishes perfectly complement the range of Protea, L’Ormarins, Cape of Good Hope, Anthonij Rupert and Terra del Capo wines. Why not visit the Terra del Capo Tasting Room upstairs before your lunch and try some of the estate’s finest vintages and sparkling wines?

A firm favourite is the Italian mini burrata with artichokes, capers and pinenuts with a drizzling of white Balsamic and Zá-atar vinaigrette. Fresh local smoked salmon trout with gremolata crème fraiche, preserved lemon and watercress is paired with the Cape of Good Hope Semillon, one of the best culinary matches from the Franschhoek valley.

Highlights on this season’s menu are the estate-raised Black Angus Beef and Truffles produced from their Altima Estate. To get your Truffle fix, look no further than the Truffled Polenta chips served with Truffle Aioli. Making a comeback is Chef HW’s estate-raised Black Angus Italian-style beef sausages, as well as the mouthwatering Angus Beef Salsiccia Meatballs served in a heartwarming Beef Brodo.

Tip: for more about the black truffle-inspired lunches at Anthonij Rupert, click here: Anthonij Rupert Black Truffle Lunches 

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Beef brodo with black truffles perfectly matched with Terra del Capo Sangiovese
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Burrata with artichoke, in the glass Terra del Capo Pinot Grigio

Extend your visit to the estate by booking a winetasting to taste some to the estate‘s excellent wines, either before or after lunch. The Franschhoek Motor Museum, just a short tram ride away, is a highlight for all luxury and vintage car enthusiasts – the perfect ending to your day out.

The Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasto Bar are open from Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 4:30pm), but pre-booking is essential. For more information and reservations contact tasting@rupertwines.com or phone 021 874 9041.

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