Rupert & Rothschild Food & Wine Tasting – Some Not So Light R&R

Rupert & Rothschild
  • Good for: Wine and Food Tasting, Buying Rothschild wines
  • Cost: R150-250/pp
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Contact: Klapmuts Road, +27 (0) 21 874 1648 Web

After my amazing experience at Creation Wines in the Hemel en Aarde Vallei I thought it would be a good idea to try something similar a bit closer to home. I did a bit of digging and found a very nice sounding Food and Wine Tasting at Rupert and Rothschild Vignerons, just over the mountain from Stellenbosch. Yesterday started with smoke hanging in the air from an out of control fire in Jonkershoek but fortunately it cleared by lunchtime and I headed out to go and get some R&R. Continue reading

Creation Wines – A Religious Experience?

Creation Wines

The title for today’s post was inspired by a friend asking me on Facebook whether Creation Wines was a Christian farm, due to the name (she was being facetious!). Well, I wouldn’t know about that, but it did make me think and what I do know is that drinking and enjoying wine is close to a religion for me and I never pass up the opportunity to try out new wine related experiences like this one. Continue reading

Hussar Grill Stellenbosch – All about the Meat!

  • Good for: Steak, Game, Consistent Quality
  • Cost: R150-200/pp
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Contact Details: 23 Plein Street, +27 (0) 21 882 8088, Web & Menu

We went to the Hussar Grill on Valentine’s day but I never posted a review as I didn’t take pictures and frankly, I just wanted to enjoy myself and not think too much about what to post or how critical I need to be about food and service. We did have a very good meal then, even though I don’t have photographic evidence – and I even wore an LBD!
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Asta Italian Restaurant – and being a regular!

Last Thursday we had dinner at Asta Italian Restaurant in Stellenbosch. We’ve been going to Felix, Rosa and sons’ restaurants in various guises for many years (from the Al Frascati days!), and Asta in Dorp Street is the latest, and possibly best, version. The restaurant is not that easy to spot unless you know what you’re looking for, and situated in one of Stellenbosch’s lovely old buildings, with a ‘stoep’ where you can dine and watch the world pass by.

Asta Italian Restaurant
Asta Italian Restaurant

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Restaurants to Visit – or ‘Things to Do’ Updated!

We are spending the next few months in and around the Stellenbosch/Cape Town area and will be eating out, going out for drinks, going to markets, music events etc as much as possible. At the moment we go out for lunch and/or dinner 2-3 times per week and I will be reviewing the restaurants we go to; bars and other events are more spur of the moment but I will review these as well. Continue reading

Helena’s Restaurant – a gem in the historic heart of Stellenbosch

On a slightly windy and very hot Stellenbosch day at the start of the University year, we decided to venture into town for some lunch. After checking out various options and realising how busy all the restaurants were, we opted for Helena’s Restaurant in Dorp Street. Despite some unexpected load shedding (basically an electricity outage for non-South Africans!) we were seated straight away at a lovely table outside facing onto Dorp Street. Helena’s Restaurant is the restaurant attached to and serving Coopmanhuijs, which is a small boutique hotel and spa popular with foreign travellers.

Helena's Restaurant
Helena’s Restaurant

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