Lunch at Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate


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.

Flower at the entrance of Indochine Restaurent

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. 

A waiter with a bottle of wine at Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate

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. 



Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate


ALOO CHAAT | mango, tamarind

TOMATO CURRY | makhani, curry essence

TANDOORI KHUMBI | pea & pine-ring atchar

Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate

BUTTER CHICKEN MOMO | ghee, curry leaf

Lunch at Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate

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

Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate

*Disclaimer – I was invited as a guest of Delaire Graff Estate

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  1. Deanne Herbert says:

    Absolutely stunning! The images make me imagine the delicious flavors and long to visit Indochine again. Been far too long and I have no excuse as we live nearby. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Thanks Deanne and so glad I could job the memory.

  3. I loved reading this post! this estate is where we stayed during our Stellenbosch visit last year. We never ate at Indochine because we were out and about at other wineries, but the hotel, our villa, the “casual” restaurant, the lobby, artwork, the grounds… all were exquisite. Oh, and that view!

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