If you ever create your Restaurant Bucket List, Indochine on the Delaire Graff Estate should be up somewhere near the top.
Delaire Graff has been a website partner of ours for a couple of years and it was good to accept an invitation from Tanja McKay Davidson, the Marketing Manager to lunch again at the restaurant and to try some of Virgil Kahn’s new dishes.
It was about a year since we had last tasted Virgil’s food, but a light year away in terms of the way he has raised his game. We had a superb meal with Delaire Graff Wines matched to perfection to the dishes by Sommelier Kathryn. Zane’s table service was unobtrusive and his sense of humour and quiet professional manner added to our enjoyment of the meal.
The view from the restaurant, over the lodges and along the side of the majestic Simonsberg was a gently misty one, and you certainly feel as though you are on top of the world.
Here are some of the dishes we had. One or two of them still have to find their way to the menu. Virgil was trying them out on us – such fun tasting fabulous dishes before they appear on the menu.
Indochine is part of the Delaire Graff Lodges, a Relais & Chateaux Hotel and Spa. The Delaire Graff Wine Estate is situated on the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch.
Telephone – 021 885 8160