Food and Wine

“It’s a chef’s responsibility to make an ingredient shine“.  And that’s exactly what Jackie Cameron does so well in her great Midlands kitchen at the beautiful Hartford House.

Think Cape Winelands and imagination calls forth immaculately goomed green valleys dotted with small towns and framed by exquisite mountain ranges. The Winelands are home to South Africa’s famed viticulture, and a host of gastronomic experiences. Scattered prettily across the neatly combed vineyards, are a prime pick of luxurious boutique hotels, guesthouses and spa retreats.

Quite a lot, actually, and it comes beautifully parcelled as a unique experience at gorgeous Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse. During the last three weekends of May, Abalone House’s Saffron Restaurant will be offering brandy-tasting evenings by Blaauwklippen and Laborie vineyards. This comes paired with an exquisite 5-course menu, priced at only R250.00 per person.

De Hoek Country House in serene Magaliesberg is hosting a food and wine weekend with lots of international flair and flavour on the weekend of 11 – 13 May 2012 (which also happens to be Mother’s Day weekend).