Monday, February 18, 2013

The Best of South Africa's Culinary Experiences

Photo courtesy of The Boat House
As one of the top foodie destinations in the world, South Africa has a plethora of delicious culinary experiences from which to choose. New Frontiers Tours has hand picked some of their favorite gastronomic delights of the country which we've shared with you below. These are only some of the unique options available, so contact us about adding one or more of these experiences to your traveler's itinerary or even designing a complete South African culinary journey! Bon appetit!

Chef Bruce Robertson’s The Boat House
You are invited to join renowned chef Bruce Robertson in his stunning Scarborough beach house while he prepares a 5 course extravaganza based on local and seasonal ingredients with a strong seafood theme. With a maximum of 12 guests at any one time, this is an intimate and really unique way of dining while sipping on some award winning wines.

Photo courtesy of the Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen - Gourmand menu 
With a menu to die for and a reputation as one of Cape Town’s most innovative chef’s, Luke Dale-Roberts (ex La Colombe) offers an exciting new concept in dining with his Woodstock based restaurant. Enjoy a casual lunch at the ‘kitchen bar’ or dine on the likes of pan seared duck breast with cashew nut and turnip puree off the a-la-carte menu. A 5 and 8 course tasting menu is also available.

Home Hosted Dinners
You can’t get a more authentic experience than dining in someone’s home, where you’ll enjoy some traditional South African home-cooked cuisine and swop stories with families that have a long history in the Cape.

Le Quartier Francais - cooking courses
This Franschhoek based property enjoys an almost unrivalled reputation for all things food related. From the award winning Tasting Room to the rustic Bread and Wine, Executive chef Margot Janse continues to enthral serious diners from around the world. We particularly love their Culinary Concierge menu - a selection of day courses where you can learn anything from bread baking to the art of charcuterie. For those guests who are fortunate to be in-house on a Friday, you can join the team in the kitchen baking highly nutritious muffins which are then distributed, with your help, to over 70 children in 3 different pre-schools 5 days a week.

Cooking classes at African Relish
African Relish
This Karoo based recreational cooking school is a must for any food lover! They have a wide choice of day courses from Karoo classics to Preserving, Vegetarian cooking to Comfort food or more longer set courses usually hosted by a local celebrity chef. Stay overnight in one of their traditional Prince Albert cottages and soak up the hospitality of this quaint village.

Classic Cape Cuisine walk from d’Ouwe Werf
Savour traditional Cape food and wine as your culinary guide leads you through the historic heart of Stellenbosch. Try our Biltong and Bobotie, koeksisters and melktert while meeting a host of colourful characters en-route!

Ice-cream and wine tasting at Clos Malverne 
Multi talented winemaker Suzanne Coetzee and head chef Nadia Louw-Smith have joined forces to create a wine-tasting that strikes a chord with every woman I know! Pistachio praline ice-cream with coffee-style pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc with lychee and lime ice-cream . .  need I say more!

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