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These Winter Specials Will Make The Season Work Hard For You
These 7 winter specials are light on the budget but big on flavour
Last Updated: 13 July 2020
Sit-down dining is back and restaurants are ready to welcome back their sorely missed customers with a host of winter specials. From Le Pommier’s burgers and wine and Bertha’s Restaurant’s full menu discount to Foxcroft’s fine dining from home deal, Capetonians have many reasons to look forward to the cold weather.
DINE WHILE YOU DO GOOD
When you drop off your unused clothing at Jordan Wine Estate’s annual clothing collection drive, make a day of it and stop by the restaurant for their special winter sharing meal. For R150 per person, you can enjoy a delicious slow-cooked lamb Rogan Josh with pickled aubergine, toasted coconut, raita and traditional naan bread. End it all off with a sweet surprise of the chef’s freshly made patisserie of the day.
Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch | 021 881 3441 | jordanwines.com
SO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM
If you’re looking for the kind of meal where you can have little bites of everything you’ll want to check out Protégé’s Winter Special Menu. Between 2 July and 30 September, Protégé restaurant in Franschhoek has curated an exclusive selection of twelve small plates. Have your pick from spiced oysters and steamed mussels to Korean fried chicken and Asian pork rotis. Protégé recommends you order four to five dishes per person and share, so you can sample as much as possible. Plates range from R65 to R165.
Image credit: Andrea van der Spuy.18 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek | 021 224 0801 | protegerestaurant.co.za
TAKE AN IDYLLIC TRIP THROUGH SIMON’S TOWN
No trip to Simon’s Town is really complete without a lunch stop at Bertha’s. To welcome back their customers and give back during these tough times, Bertha’s is offering a 25% discount on their entire menu. Bring the family and share Bertha’s combo of hake, prawns, mussels and calamari strips. For something lighter, try out their freshly shucked oysters.
1 Wharf St, Simon's Town | 021 786 2138 | berthas.co.za
NOT ONE BUT TWO WINTER SPECIALS
Foxcroft in Constantia is offering not one but two winter specials: For R295 you can choose whether you’d like to enjoy a sit-down meal there, or take it home. The Sit Down Winter Special offers your choice of either the steamed line fish or the lamb shoulder. Plus, it comes with four delectable small plates and Foxcroft’s homemade bread. If you’re not ready to venture out just yet, get out the good silverware and tuck into the Foxcroft at Home Winter Special. The four courses include green olive focaccia, yellowfin tuna, Oak Valley pork belly and a sweet freshly baked banana bread.
Image Credit: Candice Bresler. Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia | 021 202 3304 | foxcroft.co.za
TRY A NON-ALCOHOLIC PAIRING
Until 30 September, La Colombe is offering a lunch and dinner winter special menu. Each menu has nine courses, and the lunch goes for R595 per person while dinner is R995 per person. Wow your taste buds with a host of dishes including a mussel passion fruit curry, and Karoo lamb with Jerusalem artichoke and braaied rib jus. Take it up a notch and expand the flavours with La Colombe's non-alcoholic pairing.
Image credit: Candice Bresler. Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek | 021 794 2390 | lacolombe.co.za
FIND OUT WHAT FERRYMAN’S NEW NORMAL IS
Ferryman's Tavern in the V&A Waterfront is offering a 25% discount on their entire menu for July. Enjoy the crisp ocean air while you snack on their spicy nachos with guacamole and salsa, or their firm favourite traditional hake and chips. If you prefer the air at home, however, the menu is also available for collection.
Locomotive Shed, Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront | 021 419 7748 | ferrymans.co.za
GET YOUR CHOPSTICKS READY
You’ve probably been itching to get your chopsticks on a freshly made California roll. Lucky for you, Blowfish is back with not one but two opening seafood specials. Their decadent solo seafood platter comes with grilled hake, calamari, mussels and two regular prawns and two queen prawns for R150. Bring a buddy and indulge in their Duo Seafood Platter for two, which contains a double portion of grilled hake, calamari and mussels with four regular prawns and four queen prawns, for R300.
1 Marine Dr, Table View | 021 556 5464 | blowfishrestaurant.co.za
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