The Vineyard in Newlands will offer the perfect romantic escape for Valentine's Day. Rich in history, embody romance and will set the tone for a nostalgic time with your loved one. Enjoy the lush surroundings and panoramic views of the mountains accompanied by fragrant and delicious dishes at The Vineyard.
Follow the petals to a secret Valentine's picnic in Cape Town.
Looking up towards the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, The Vineyard has always been a romantic destination, and never more so than on Valentine's Day. And it's not only lovers who love Valentine's at The Vineyard.
On 14 February, diners at the 219-year-old estate can choose between the annual petal-strewn Valentine's Picnic beside the Liesbeek River, or dinner inside at The Square restaurant.
The menu for the picnic baskets include Dalewood mini camembert, sweet chilli cream cheese, gorgonzola, preserves and health seed bread; hot-smoked salmon, baby potato salad with dill gribiche; smoked roast beef, carrots, sprouts, cucumbers, coriander and noodles with botanical dressing and a crisp baguette; olives, artichokes, roast peppers and aubergine with basil pesto and rissoni; country-style duck terrine, chicken and tarragon galantine, pickles and crackers ... For the sharing, the dipping dessert this year is chocolate Nachtmusik fondue with berries, shortbread, truffles, macaroons and Meringue kisses. There's also a bottle of wine tucked into the basket.
Just as special, always, is dinner at The Square. This year's Valentine's Dinner Menu is sure to thrill: The amuse-bouche sets the scene with crispy and fragrant sesame tempura vegetables and duck with a tantalising dipping sauce. The starter is your choice of grilled camembert with tarragon dark berry compote and a rye wafer or gin-cured salmon trout with dill potato pancakes and cress. After a palate cleanser of strawberry daiquiri sorbet, the main course is served for sharing: grilled kingklip with a shrimp-bisque sauce and seared fillet with a béarnaise sauce for two. Pudding is similar to that being served at the River Picnic: a sharing plate of chocolate Nachtmusik fondue with berries, shortbread, truffles, macaroons and Neapolitan gateaux.
The Valentine's Picnic at the River is R650 per person; Valentine's Dinner at The Square is R495 per person.