Satiate your wanderlust for a Mediterranean adventure at the Terra del Capo Antipasto Bar in Franschhoek, where celebrating the “secret season” has inspired the new winter menu. Quintessentially Italian in all aspects, the focus is on flavour, freshness and generosity – la dolce vita.

This approach is complemented by the finest seasonal produce, produced on the Anthonij Rupert estate and sourced from local artisans, showcased across a feast of tapas-style vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes, and sharing platters. Great food and wine go hand in hand, and the estate’s Protea, L’Ormarins, Cape of Good Hope, Anthonij Rupert and Terra del Capo wines are available to elevate your enjoyment. 

As South Africa’s first producer of the Black Perigord truffles, the truffle tagliatelle, truffled Angus beef sausages and truffle salami offer intriguing, earthy umami delight. The freshly-made tagliatelle is tossed in a velvety parmesan cream, while a tangy homemade wholegrain mustard aioli plays with the richness of thesausages. Local beetroot-cured salmon trout, dressed in a lime vinaigrette and matched with the Cape of Good Hope Semillon, is a mouthwateringly memorable pairing. The journey continues with delectable dishes such as the warm duck and pancetta salad, griddled zucchini, and smoked bocconcini pinchos. The signature salt & pepper squid remains a favourite – dusted with seasoned flour, fried to crisp perfection, and served simply with a fresh salsa verde.

Extend your visit by booking a wine tasting or bespoke pairing experience, either to whet your palate before lunch or as the perfect finish to your meal. The Franschhoek Motor Museum, just a picturesque ride away on the estate’s private, complimentary tram vehicles, is a highlight for all luxury and vintage car enthusiasts. 

The Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasto Bar are open from Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 4:30pm), with all visits by appointment only. For more information and reservations, contact tasting@rupertwines.com or phone 021 874 9041.

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