By day enjoy sweeping views from the chef’s garden below to False Bay. After dark the vineyard views are incognito with all the visual splendour you desire on each plate. Tapas for two is an avalanche of flavours served in three swift waves. Book a wine tasting before your meal, or enjoy them with your tapas.
Chef Ivor Jones, with partner Liam Tomlin, is renowned for bold flavours, having fun when designing his menu and delivering big taste and textures. Regulars love his wild honey and lavender crème, and he favours Asian flavours and cooking with varied tomatoes in summer. In winter you will be sure to see Jerusalem artichokes on the menu.
His travels, the seasons, interesting ingredients plus heritage and nostalgia provide constant inspiration. “We used to eat meals with my family, all of us together at a table. My ouma’s food used to put a big smile on our faces – loads of veggies and pots of goodies all over the table. The smell of food cooked with love took over, knowing you could relax and just be. Eating together as a family or friends, sharing and creating conversation is what it’s about! We design our food very much around that nostalgic feeling of coming together at a table to eat,” says Ivor.
Choosing a favourite dish might be impossible, but it may be the Korean fried chicken, piquantly flavoured, served with corn masa flat bread that you combine and eat with your hands, or the Jerusalem artichoke risotto, topped with small, dark discs of artichokes pickled in balsamic vinegar. Or the skirt steak tataki with burnt butter and BBQ corn dressing, served with a salt and vinegar popcorn dust…you decide.
“We are food driven and our love for what we do creates that experience.” Chef Ivor Jones
Address: Constantia Main Road
Telephone: 021 794 8632