Last Sunday I enjoyed a lovely lunch at Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch. I hadn’t been in a while, so it was good to be back to sample chef Virgil Khan’s Indian-inspired menu. It’s the second last in the Silk Road series where they celebrate a particular country’s cuisine.
The menu is a three-course set menu and the evening is a four-course. We luckily tried the fourth course which was a prawn dish with pink grapefruit. You can opt for the menu to be paired or not. Here you will sample wines from both the Delaire Graff Estate portfolio & other local wines.
The à la carte menu is precise featuring delicious Asian flavours and ingredients.
With their iconic blue and copper-toned decor, dining under the Swallows in Flight art installation by Lionel Smit and André Stead is always a treat. It was a chilly day so we got to sit next to the giant fireplace. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to winter.
After lunch, it’s always nice to take a stroll through the sculpture garden filled with Dylan Lewis, Lionel, and Anton Smit pieces. The views are among the best from any property in the Cape Winelands. Draw dropping.
ALOO CHAAT | mango, tamarind
TOMATO CURRY | makhani, curry essence
TANDOORI KHUMBI | pea & pine-ring atchar
BUTTER CHICKEN MOMO | ghee, curry leaf
KASHMIRI PRAWN | roti, grapefruit, aioli
SAAG LAMB SADDLE | vaduwan jus, chard-cabbage roulade
TAMARIND LAMB RIB | amasi gobi bombay, meethi, boondi
SPICED LAMB CHOP | new dheli spices
TAMARILLO & TELICHERRY | ras malai pistachio nougat, tamarillo ice-cream, carrot sponge, telicherry crème
*Disclaimer – I was invited as a guest of Delaire Graff Estate