Some meals are just special. Everything works in harmony. From the flavours and textures on the plate to the perfectly chilled wine in your ice bucket and expertly executed service. This was one of those meals.
Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia is a sensory treat. Set in one of the most beautiful locations over looking the Constantia wine valley surrounded by vineyards, forest and wild proteas. The setting matches the food which is almost too pretty to eat. The attention to details is astounding. Each flourish adds flavour and texture and nothing is placed on the plate without careful consideration. The oysters were a major highlight for me. Just wow. What a way to start the meal. Adorned with flavours from the garden and a paprika oil drizzled over them. They were spectacular.
Here are some of the highlights from this utterly sensational meal:
Middle Eastern Beef Tataki, Buttermilk Dressing, Persian Dressed Cucumbers and Char Grilled Brick Pastry
Tomatoes on Toast, Confit and Pickled Tomatoes, Curds and Herbs
Linefish Escabeche, Pickles and Lime Labne
Saffron Risotto with Cajun Spiced Brisket, Sour Cream and Fried Onions
Char Grilled Blesbok, Pickles, Burnt Butter and Beetroot Sauce
Wild Honey and Lavender Crème, Honeycomb and Smoked Cassia Bark Ice Cream
Lemon Posset with Berry Coulis
The service is seamless. Just the right amount of attention without becoming overbearing. The courses are perfectly timed and plentiful. It really is exceptionally good value for money and you will not leave hungry. They also have a sublime cheese platter but by the end of lunch we had lost count of the amount of courses we’d had and needed to roll ourselves home. I cannot wait to return for another spectacular meal.
Make it your next restaurant mission to dine at Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia.