beautiful views of table mountain from the restaurant

Today I was lucky enough to attend a winter tasting menu at Durbanville Hills Winery in their restaurant DH Eatery, paired with their award winning wines from all three of their ranges: Durbanville Hills, Rhinofileds and the Single Vineyard.

It felt more like summer on a beautiful and sunny 28 degrees celcious day, but then that’s just how it rolls for us down here in the middle of winter.

The Winery and restaurant are located on a hill that has about a 270 degree panoramic view from Table Mountain and up the West Coast which is simply spectacular.

I am very familiar with the Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc (which is pretty famous), but I really enjoyed tasting the Rhinofileds and Biesjes Craal Sauvignon Blancs.

a starter of biltong soup in a shot glass, lentil and almond bobootie and crsipy skinned linefish with salted potatoes and green olives
oxtail ravioli and thai green curry
the final course of lamb shank with parsnip and lemon gremolata and a few delicious home made truffles with brandy to round things off
modern and spacious set against a stunning backdrop

The highlights on the food for me were the oxtail ravioli, the lamb shank and the salted chocolate truffle.  On the wine side, I loved the Rhinofileds and Biesjes Craal Sauvignon Blanc and the DH Bastion Shiraz.

The restaurant is modern, spacious and very contemporary but at the same time has a relaxed bistro feel.  The food is unpretentious and focuses on seasonal and wholesome produce, that has a wide appeal.

The various beautiful spaces around the property are available to hire for private functions, from picnics, to weddings, to corporate events.

Otherwise its a must do stop off point when exploring the Durbanville Wine Route.

3 Comments

  1. Oh, how I wish I could have been at this. I had a client function at work and couldn’t make it.

    I’ll dream of the biltong soup and oxtail ravioli while I chew on some toast this side.

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