Main Ingredient has compiled a huge list of Valentines attractions for 2013. Treat yourlover with one of themHere is our list of Valentine’s attractions. They have come from various sourcesand we have not always been given contact details. Where we have, they arehighlighted and the email addresses and web addresses are all hyperlinks, so click onthem to make reservations. The list is arranged by area or town, with venues inalphabetical order. Above all, have a lovely time with your special person.CAPE TOWNBuonvino Three-course dinner menu with bubbly on arrival at R320 per person. Enjoya taster of selected vino with every course.Café Chic The special Valentines Day five-course gourmet set menu dinner at R290 perperson includes dishes like salmon gravlax with lemon Chantilly; cucumber cannellonistuffed with goat’s cheese and served with beetroot mille feuille; duck breastcaramelized with honey and peach sauce; and grilled sea bass with broccoli flan; and,for dessert, a plate of blueberry tart, iced meringue, watermelon, layered strawberrycake and chocolate sauce.Café Manhattan The Valentines three-course menu at R189 per person includesavocado ritz for starters; a choice of a beef, chicken or vegetarian Valentines burger formains and Bar One cake for dessert. There will be live entertainment by Saxy Sthe (of 3Tons of Fun), Lesley Wulf and Zion 3.CAROLINE’S WINE TASTINGS: SPAIN – EXPLORE THE MAIN REGIONS of Rueda, RiasBaixas, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Toro, Priorat, Castillo Y Leon. Vina Oropendola Verdejo2010 (R183), Martin Codaz Albarinho 2011 (R208), Fincas de Ganuza Res 2004 (R431),Vega Sicilia Alion 2008 (R659), Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2007 (R1400), Vega Sicilia Pintia2008 (R529), Teso La Monja Victorino 2009 (R439), Terroir al Limit Arbossar 2008 (R766),Mauro (ex winemaker of Vega Sicilia) VS 2006 (R863). R395 p/p Find the Booking formHere.Catharinas A 4-course gourmet set menu is available for R560 per person, or R760 withSteenberg wines paired with each course. Dish choices include sugar-cured salmon troutwith crispy angel hair pasta, salmon caviar and a citrus and herb dressing, summertomato risotto croquettes with Puglia mozzarella, basil pistou and watercress and agrilled lamb rack with fondant potato, a pea, lemon and mint pesto and a spiced tomatorelish. Alternatively, order a picnic for two for R500, including a salmon platter withblinis, crème fraiche, caper berries, and lemon and Travia, and a bottle of Steenberg’s1682 Chardonnay MCC.Connexxion Enjoy a four-course dinner menu at R395 per couple.The Conservatory The Valentines Day special dinner is a six-course meal whichincludes a glass of Graham Beck Brut Rose and the Vin de Hohnort dessert wine.Dear Me Enjoy a three-course set dinner menu. The menu is designed for couples toshare at R400 per couple.Gold On Valentines Day, couples can enjoy a 30-minute interactive drumming sessionfollowed by a hand washing ceremony, and a set dinner menu and live entertainment atR275 per person.Harvey’s at the Winchester Mansions, Beach Rd, Sea Point. Valentine’s Dinner Special.Executive Chef Jochen Riedel has created a delicious Valentine’s Dinner for twoincluding a welcome drink and a little surprise. Come and join us in our romanticcourtyard for your special night out. R595.00 for two. To check out the menu click
here. Booking is essential! For enquiries & bookings please email@example.com or phone 021 434 2351Il Cappero Enjoy a three-course dinner at R580 per couple.The Island at President Protea Hotel Valentine’s Day dinner includes the set menu,entertainment, a gift for the couple and a bottle of sparkling wine, at R700 per couple.Enjoy dishes such as beef fillet served with exotic mushrooms and grilled youngvegetables; vanilla-poached Norwegian salmon served with basil risotto; and butternuttagliatelle with wild mushrooms and ginger-cream sauce.Keenwa Valentines Day set menu at R450 per couple includes a glass of Miss MollyBubbly and a bottle of Miss Molly in my bed (red) or Miss Molly Kitchen thief (white).Dishes on offer are shredded chicken and mayonnaise; mussels, tomatoes, corn andserved with lime juice and chilli; peppadews stuffed with mince; grilled hake servedwith a spicy seafood sauce; chicken breast rolled and stuffed with prawns and spinach.Dessert will be alfajores (delicate honey almond biscuits) to share.La Mouette Enjoy a dinner menu at R350 per person and R550 with wine pairing. Themenu will include tapas to share and other dishes like crayfish ravioli, summer salad,beef sirloin and a deconstructed strawberry cheesecake.Massimos Special Valentines Day dinner at R240 per person includes three-coursemenu, an arrival drink and live music. Dishes include beetroot-cured farmed local troutwith horseradish cream; Piemontese veal with tuna sauce dressed with capers & lemon;gnocchi of ricotta and parmigiano with brown butter & truffle cream; fillet steakmedallions with whisky cream sauce; porcini mushroom- stuffed ravioli with trufflecream sauce; or a pizza of your choice. Dessert offerings are panna cotta with rhubarb,vanilla and ginger syrup; chocolate fondue with fresh fruit; or an Italian cheese platewith a glass of sweet Carolyn and home-made preserves.Mezepoli (Camps Bay) Celebrate being single with an ‘Anti Valentine’s dinner’ forR180 per person. Drink on arrival, shooter on departure and a whole lot of meze in themiddle.Moyo (Kirstenbosch) The special dinner menu at R325 per person includes the setmenu and live entertainment, but excludes gratuity. Dine on oysters and bubbly onarrival at 6pm or 8pm; and continue with dishes such as smoked snoek pâté in a capesalmon trout parcel; dukkah aubergine and pepper salsa; beef fillet medallion; chickenbreast topped with red onion marmalade and grilled baby carrots; or rooibos tea-infusedcouscous on a grilled vegetable tian. Dessert options include cinnamon chocolate moussecake, meringue roulade, Amarula sabayon and wild berries for dessert. Contact Minetteon 021 762 9585 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.Moyo (V&A Waterfront) Enjoy a special dinner at R350 per person, which includes anarrival drink, the set menu and live entertainment, but excludes gratuity. Feast on moyoflat breads; a starter platter for two; dukkah-crusted lamb rack served with grilledseasonal veg; fresh trout served on grilled asparagus spears with a toasted almond andcoconut milk sauce; or lentil and vegetable cape curry served with fragrant organicbasmati rice and salsa. The dessert platter includes traditional koeksisters, chocolatebrownies, strawberries and ice cream. Contact Laura on 087 351 1121 email@example.com to make a reservation.Petit Caveau Enjoy a three-course dinner and coffee with petit fours at R250 perperson. Highlights on the menu include mushroom and asparagus terrine drizzled withtruffle oil; confit duck with herb mash, fine beans and berry jus; and red velvet puddingwith cream cheese frosting and vanilla tuille.
Planet Restaurant (Mount Nelson) R795 per person for Valentine’s menu, offered on 14and 15 February 2013. Dished include oysters, cold tomato soup, lamb wellington and achocolate fondue.Pigalle (Green Point) Valentine’s Day dinner at R1000 per couple includes a four-course meal, a glass of Pongracz on arrival, live entertainment and gratuity. Enjoydishes such as olive-crusted fillet of kingklip; grilled beef fillet with truffle gnocchi; or aplatter of prawns and langoustines in lemon and garlic butter. Desserts include CapeVelvet crème brûlée with homemade biscotti and chocolate fondant with Cointreau andorange ice cream. Service will start at 7pm. Contact Laurette Janse van Rensburg on 021421 4848 to make a reservation.Ricks Café Americain Enjoy a Valentines dinner at R245 per person which includes awelcome drink, three-course menu and after dinner glass of Pongracz Rose and sweetpastry.Salt Restaurant Enjoy a three-course menu at R295 per person.Savour Restaurant Enjoy a three-course menu with amuse and bottomless bubbly atR350 per person.Stardust Restaurant Enjoy a three-course menu with chocolate dipped strawberriesand grapes on arrival at R325 per person if you book before 31 January 2013 and R350thereafter.Tobago’s Restaurant Savour a six-course set menu, welcome cocktail, entertainmentby Dawie Goldberg Duo, and a red rose for every lady on departure for R425 per person.The dinner includes dishes like phyllo port duck mousse with pomegranate gems andblood orange coulis; tomato consommé with belle ravioli and smoked paprika straw;crisp salmon scaloppini with gremolata crumble; tender contre-filet of lamb with coppaham wrap, smoked garlic and zucchini risotto; Asian pork belly slow braised with anis-and-honey glaze. Dessert includes sweet strawberry pavlova, syllabub, pistachiochocolate salami or deep chocolate mocha pudding with orange chocolate crumpets,fresh orange compote and blackberry coconut milk ice-cream.DURBANVILLEDe Grendel Restaurant Valentines Day Menu: Salmon, rosé, ginger, ponzu, coriander,asparagus, chilli - Lamb rack, fine beans, potato, butternut, blueberry, merlot -Strawberry champagne sorbet - Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate Bookings: 021 5587035 R550 for 4 courses, R650 for 4 course with wine pairing. All bookings include a freebottle of De Grendel Rosé per couple.Diemersdal farm eatery. Valentine’s Day Dinner Tapas Menu: Oysters with avocado andchili salsa. Legend has it that Casanova ate 50 oysters a day. Enough said. - Ajo blanco(cold almond, olive oil and garlic soup). The aroma of almonds is said to arouse passionin women. It may just well be the boost of vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant whichflatters the skin that explains the blush and pouty lips. - Goats’ cheese and fig saladwith honey dressing. In ancient Persia couples drank a honey-based brew called mead inthe first month of marriage to get into the groove for wedded bliss - Asparagus andtruffle risotto. Asparagus is love food from tip to toe. Brimming with minerals andvitamins to boost all the right things, it comes as no surprise that French bridegroomswere served three courses the night before their wedding - Quail blackened withMoroccan spices with pomegranate jus. The perfect fruit to ignite the inner goddess:Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty and pleasure looked towards lusciouspomegranate to fuel her seductive powers - Chorizo, tomato jam and basil tart. Tomato,the original love apple, forms a ménage à trois with basil (the Roman symbol ofromance) and hot-blooded Spanish sausage - Banana infused white chocolate wrappedaround milk chocolate ice cream. While Indian cultures offered bananas to the fertility
gods, it was taboo to others. The potassium gets the nerves functioning like they should.Smooching up to chocolate, this culinary liaison sets off a flood of endorphins, theultimate love hormone - Vanilla and cardamom infused dark chocolate truffles. Aztecruler Montezuma binged on chocolate before entering his harem! Like magic thephenylethylamine in chocolate rouses excitement, attraction and pleasure. The perfumenose of cardamom gets blood flowing and makes skin tingle. 18h30, R500 per couple,includes a bottle of Diemersdal Rosé. Booking essential: 079 917 2797The Eatery at Durbanville Hills Picnic baskets at R420 per basket serving two will beavailable over lunch and in the evening of 14 February. Included in the package are sixoysters with a glass each of Pongrácz on arrival. Spread out and relax on the beautifulblankets and pillows with a bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé, artisan bread,chicken liver pâté and grape chutney, minted Moroccan salsa on nutty couscous,Grabouw sausage and red onion marmalade quiche, parmesan chicken on a garden freshsalad, and a selection of cheeses and biscuits, as well as a decadent dessert bag filledwith Turkish delight, nougat and chocolate truffles. Coffee and biscotti round off yourmeal. The picnics are offered from 12 noon to 3.30pm and again from 7pm to 9pm. Thespecial Valentine’s Day dinner at R350 per person includes a glass of Pongrácz and half adozen oysters on arrival as well as a bottle of Merlot Rosé to enjoy with dinner. Disheson offer include beetroot cured salmon salad; beef fillet with sage-infused gnocchi, wildmushrooms and truffle sauce; and pan-fried kingklip in a creamy Malay curry sauce.Share a chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries and shortbread fingers followed bycoffee and biscotti. Dinner is served from 7pm until 10.30pm. Bookings are essential.Contact The Eatery on 021 558 1337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Sterling EQ’s picnic concert at Nitida. Show starts at 19h30 – gates open at 18h30.Sterling EQ’s picnic concert at Nitida has become an annual highlight on the Durbanvilleevents calendar, and the organisers have announced that the 2013 event will coincidewith Valentine’s Day to make this an event not to be missed! Cassia, signaturerestaurant at the award-winning Nitida Wine Estate, will spoil lovebirds with adelectable picnic offering. Tickets: R600 per couple/ R300 per person. Tickets include apicnic basket filled with a variety of delicious sweet and savoury eats, as well a bottle ofCassia’s red or white wine. *Free entry for kids (under 12). Yummy picnic packageavailable for kids at R60 each. Bookings: Via Computicket Please note: Only food andbeverages purchased at the venue will be allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring alongpicnic blankets or camping chairs. Cassia Restaurant: +27 21 976 email@example.comEASTERN CAPEMorgan Bay Hotel, Wild Coast. A romantic weekend getaway. Valentines Day is justaround the corner...... and the Morgan Bay Hotel along the Wild Coast is the perfectplace to enjoy a romantic weekend break for you and your partner. From as little asR1190 per person sharing for the weekend. Price includes dinner, bed & breakfast andour magnificent seafood evening on Friday night. Plus theres more.... included is acomplimentary R250 voucher for the Milkwood Spa. *(T& Cs apply) 15th - 17th February2013. CLICK here to make a booking. At the magnificent Milkwood Spa you will struggleto find a more breath taking view from a spa in the Eastern Cape. You will be treated tothe sights and the sounds of the rugged Wild Coast while you relax and enjoy your timewith us. CLICK here for our treatments MORGAN BAY HOTEL, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape.+27 43 841 1062 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.morganbayhotel.co.za *Terms and conditions: Price quoted of R1190 pp is for Non-Sea View room. Partial seaview is R1390 pp, Sea View R1510 pp & Deluxe R1630 pp for the weekend. Dinner, bed& breakfast included. One spa voucher per couple - voucher expires 17th February 2013FRANSCHHOEK
......the ideal romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the month of love with avisit to the picture perfect and romantic Franschhoek Wine Valley. Be it a weekendaway, an overnight stay, a pamper session or simply a special lunch, your Franschhoekexperience will be memorable. Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading winedestinations and culinary capital, wine farms and fine dining establishments in andaround the valley will be taking full advantage of Valentine’s Day with something extraspecial. Some of these include:Akkerdal For the month of February guests staying at this elegant guesthouse willenjoy a 15% discount on accommodation when booking two nights or more.Camelot Spa Treat yourself to a one hour Spa Indulgence which includes a spatreatment or massage. If you’d prefer your partner to join you enjoy the 90 minuteCouples Escape which includes an invigorating scrub and massage. A glass of MéthodeCap Classique and chocolates is included with each treatment. Valid for the month ofFebruary email email@example.com for more information.Dutch East Restaurant Enjoy an evening of live music and superb food in a romanticsetting. Guests can look forward to a four-course menu, at R300 per person, whichincludes a Love Cocktail on arrival. The menu will be available from the 11th until the15th of February, for what they have called ‘Love Week’. Franschhoek Kitchen Thespecial Valentines Day dinner at R700 per couple includes a glass of Colmant MéthodeCap Classique on arrival. Starters include a choice of oysters Kilpatrick, Rockefeller andnaturelle, duck liver mousse on a plum confit tartlet or warm Asian salad with truffleoil. For mains, diners can enjoy succulent chateaubriand, béarnaise sauce and chateaupotatoes, tuck into Cape lobster, savoury lobster soufflé and vanilla chive sauce, or try avegetable terrine with chateau potatoes and basil vinaigrette. A chocolate three waysdessert selection, which includes a chocolate berry semifreddo kiss, espresso chocolatemousse and sea salt caramel truffle will be served for dessert.Gooding’s Groves Olive Farm Book into one of their luxury en suite Manor House roomsat a special rate of R650 per person per night, which includes breakfast and acomplimentary olive hamper. This offer is valid for the month of February.Valentines Lunch & Dinner at Haute Cabriere. Haute Cabriere Restaurant will beserving lunch and dinner a la carte, and Chef Ryan Shell has also created a Valentine’sinspired 6-course tasting menu, including wine. Guests will also be served an aperitif ofPierre Jourdan Belle Rose to celebrate the occasion. Haute Cabriere Summer Soiree: 14February. Relax with good food, wine and music on the terrace and lawns of HauteCabriere: Every Thursday from 17h00 to 19h00. Haute Cabriere Restaurant will beserving its delightful Terrace Menu, and all wines are available by the glass and by thebottle. The summer vibes of the Cape Dutch Connection will keep guests entertained forthe evening. Tel : 021 876 3688. Email : firstname.lastname@example.orgLa Bri Purchase 12 bottles of La Bri wine and stand the chance of winning one night’saccommodation for two people on the farm, which includes breakfast as well as wineand chocolate pairing.La Chataigne Wines When purchasing a bottle of La Chataigne Wines, during 11th and14th February, you’ll get your personal message signed on the bottle for your loved one.Noble Hill Order a picnic basket to enjoy on the lawn and receive a free bottle of theirmaiden vintage Mourvèdre Rosé, at a cost of R295, which serves two. Advance bookingrequired.Pearl Valley Spoil yourself and your partner with a luxurious bath ceremony whichincludes a full body exfoliation and hydro bath session. Included in your experience is aglass of Méthode Cap Classique and chocolates. Or while your partner is on the golfcourse indulge yourself with a 30 minute Hydrotherapy session followed by a full body
Aromatherapy massage. A glass of Méthode Cap Classique and chocolates also included.Valid for the month of February email email@example.com for moreinformation.Reuben’s Restaurant Spoil your loved one with an unforgettable five-course meal forR320 per person at this highly acclaimed restaurant, including dishes such as butternutcannoli, red wine-poached and grilled beef fillet, foie gras, crayfish, whiskey ice creamand strawberry sablée.Solms Delta Cupids Choice FYNDRAAI VALENTINES DAY. Celebrate Valentines Day intrue romantic style by enjoying a Valentines picnic at a private spot along our shadedriver banks or farm dam with a bottle of chilled Solms Astor Cape Jazz Shiraz and aspecial chocolate. Should you prefer a set-menu, you can sit under the oaks and orderoff of our special Fyndraai Valentines Menu. Email us to book or call 021 874 3937 ext115.Vrede en Lust Book your farm stay in one of their luxurious accommodation houses,and enjoy the magic of the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Don’t miss out on the opportunityto spend a night in the luxurious Manor House at the special rate of R890 per person pernight (normal rate is R2 270 per person per night). The accommodation rate includesbreakfast. For details on their Valentine’s rates and offerings email firstname.lastname@example.org.For more on these and other exciting Valentine’s Day offerings visitwww.franschhoek.org.za.HERMANUSThe Pavilion at The Marine Enjoy a glass of Methode Cap Classique on arrival and aspecial Valentines Day menu at R310 per person.JOHANNESBURGBrowns of Rivonia. Enjoy a three-course menu at R375 per person. The menu willinclude dishes like Bobotie won-ton, salmon Caesar salad, char-grilled beef fillet, glazedduck and Amarula tiramisu.Clico Boutique Hotel. The special Valentine’s Day menu for R500 per person (excludingbeverages) includes freshly shucked oysters and smoked salmon with traditionalgarnishes; pan-seared bass or roasted duck breast; a pre-dessert of strawberries donetwo ways; hot raspberry soufflé to share; and petite fours. The Valentines monthovernight package for R2600 per couple is valid for on Saturday nights throughoutFebruary (subject to reservations made three days prior to overnight stay), and includesfull breakfast and Valentine’s dinner. Phone Clico at 011 252 3300, email@example.com or visit www.clicoguesthouse.com to make your booking.EVK Village Restaurant Treat yourselves to a Valentines Day mezze banquet set menuat R245 per person, which consists of a selection of five different mezze, salad, dips,bread and a dessert, including a welcome drink.Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Treat yourselves to the Valentine’s dining indulgencemenu at R650 per person, which includes dishes like Namibian grand oyster caviargratin; summer leek cannelloni; a duet of salmon and kingklip; duck breast withrhubarb; and carved chateaubriand with exotic mushroom, pomme purée and bordelaisejus. Indulge in sinful chocolate dessert with mousse and strawberries, or glühwein-poached pear, almond, jelly tots and cinnamon. Tea and coffee will be served withfriandise.The Fairlawns overnight Valentines package comprises Valentine’s Day dinner bycandlelight served in your private suite; one night in a bedroom decorated for romance;a specially selected bottle of a top SA sparkling wine; and a scrumptious full breakfast.Prices per couple per night: Grand Chateaux – R4855; Courtyard – R5340; Villa Suite –
R5735; Presidential Suite – R17220. Call 011 804 2540/1/2 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation or visit www.fairlawns.co.za for moreinfo.Gourmet Gurus at the Farmstall Enjoy a three-course dinner and a complimentaryglass of bubbles on arrival at R285 per person. The meal will comprise of dishes such assmoked salmon and with a king prawn garnish, grass-fed beef fillet, seared Scottishsalmon or duck leg confit with seared duck breast, creamy mash and green beans.Dessert options include crème brûlée, chocolate tart, or warm dark Belgium chocolatetart served with Madagascan vanilla ice cream.Gwefey Asian Cuisine Choose between two Valentines set menus priced at R250 perperson or R350 per person.Medeo (The Palazzo Hotel) Savour a five-course set menu for R800 per couple. Dishesinclude the likes of onion consommé with shredded duck confit and gruyere cheesecrouton; poached salmon in olive oil and garlic with avocado and coriander sorbet;grilled aged beef fillet with foie gras; and grilled seabass served on a bed of prawns,scallops, cherry tomato and rocket salad. For dessert, indulge in red wine panna cotta,caramel swirl baked cheesecake, passion fruit jam and berry gastrique.Moyo (Melrose Arch) Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day dinner at R295 per person, whichincludes arrival drink, set menu, entertainment and gift. Dine on specialities like fishcurry with coconut milk and sun-dried mango; cous cous with hanepoot-braisedspringbok shank; calamari with molasses, groundnut and chilli sauce; morogo-and-mozzarella-stuffed beef fillet served with mushrooms; peri peri spatchcock baby chickenwith chips; or the vegan lentil and vegetable cape curry. For dessert, choose either asoft rosewater-scented meringue filled with berries and mascarpone cheese; cinnamondark chocolate mousse cake served with a berry coulis; or toasted almond ice creamserved with a caramel sauce. Contact Lizzy on 011 684 1477/8 or email@example.com tomake a reservation.Moyo (Zoo Lake) The special Valentine’s dinner at R295 per person includes an arrivaldrink, the set menu, entertainment, and a gift to take home. Dishes include starters likesamoosas, spicy prawns, mussels and roasted veg kebabs. Mains are a choice ofTanzanian chicken breast; Tunisian-inspired line fish kebab; mild vegetarian curry; or300g rump smothered with a mushroom and peppadew sauce. All dishes are served witha choice of starch, sweet carrots and green beans. Dessert options include cinnamondark chocolate mousse cake served with a berry coulis; berries poached with vanillasugar and topped with an almond crumble; and meringue filled with mascarpone cheeseand strawberries. Contact Ania on 011 646 0058 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make areservation.Pigalle (Bedfordview) Special dinner at R350 per person includes canapés; starterssuch as prawns, venison carpaccio or grilled calamari tubes; mains of flame grilledbalsamic fillet, crispy half duckling with a strawberry and Drambuie sauce, roastedchicken breast with apricot and Parma ham, the catch of the day, or king prawns; and adessert such as crème brûlée, ice cream nut cake or mille feuille.Pigalle (Melrose Arch) Dinner at R350 per person includes an amuse boucle; starterssuch as calamari, prawns, oysters and duck spring rolls; mains of duck l’orange, balsamicfillet, queen prawns, sole or calamari; and a dessert of crème brûlée, chocolate torte,malva pudding or ice cream and hot chocolate sauce. Cost excludes gratuity andbeverage.Ten Bompas The special three-course menu for R700 per couple includes a welcomedrink each and canapés. Dishes include beetroot-and-vodka-cured Norwegian salmon;king prawn cocktail; tomato and caramelised garlic tarte tatin with basil cream; grilled
beef fillet with roasted potatoes and red wine and bone marrow sauce; pan-roastedkingklip with butter bean croquettes and chorizo; pan-fried duck breast with sweetpotato mash; and roasted rack of lamb with parmesan and caper crust. Dessert optionsinclude granadilla, ice cream and meringue terrine with ginger biscuits; banoffeecheesecake with salted caramel sauce; chocolate and berry tart with rose-scentedcream; and gorgonzola and caramelised apple stack with ciabatta toast.Turbine Hall at The Forum conference venue Singles, couples or crowds can enjoy athree-course dinner with a complimentary welcome cocktail for R330 per head in Jozi’sarts and culture precinct. Bookings are essential. (Visit www.theforum.co.za for moreinformation.) Contact Hazel Ndebele on 087 310 3888 or email@example.com.KWAZULU NATAL9th Avenue Bistro Sit down to a set menu at R395 per person, which includes a glass ofbubbly on arrival. Enjoy starters like smoked ostrich fillet with milk stout and pecan nuttoast; pear, pecan and gorgonzola salad; homemade roasted butternut squash ravioli;crispy fried calamari; and slow-roasted suckling pig with apple and gorgonzola risotto.Mains include fillet of beef with rosemary roast potatoes; crispy roasted free-rangeduck; mushroom and leek phyllo pastry tart; grilled Norwegian salmon; slow roastedlamb shoulder with roasted garlic mash; and prawn tail pasta.Hartford House, Mooi River, KZN. Spoil your loved one with a romantic Valentine’s Stayat Hartford House. Choose from any of our luxurious rooms, stay for two nights or moreand your partner gets 50% off. To qualify for our Valentine’s accommodation specialplease refer to this advert upon booking. Valid from 11th to 16th February 2013.http://www.hartford.co.za RSVP - Emma firstname.lastname@example.org 033 263 2713.CONTACT us TODAY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONMoyo (Pier Bar) and Moyo (uShaka) The special Valentines Day meal in the mainrestaurant (uShaka) for R320 per person includes an arrival drink, set menu and liveentertainment (excludes service fee). You could also settle in at the Pier Bar for R450per couple. Dishes include shucked west coast oysters; smoked salmon parcels; jumboprawns: west coast mussels in a white wine and garlic cream sauce; flame-seared filletof beef; pan-fried chicken breast in a rich sherry cream sauce; and succulent braisedoxtail. Sweets include malva pudding; cinnamon mousse cake bites; pistachio baklava;rum-soaked and flambéed bananas; and koeksisters served with toasted almond icecream.Unity Brasserie and Bar R190 per person will get you a shared starter platter, plus achoice of one main dish and one dessert. Enjoy dishes such as butternut and gorgonzolarisotto; lemon and rosemary grilled chicken breasts on roasted sweet potato andbutternut; sirloin with bacon and blue cheese sauce; Amarula malva with vanilla icecream; and baked cheesecake with double chocolate ice cream.MAGALIESBERGRambling Vine Treat yourselves to a three-course set menu at R320 per personthroughout the month of February. The dinner includes a goat’s cheese tartlet starterwith roasted cherry tomato fondue; a choice between fillet of Karan beef à la bordelaiseserved with pommes Anna topped with foie gras butter or oriental cashew red Thai currywith sweet peppers. Dessert will be crème caramel with strawberries, cream and hotchocolate sauce.Zeederburg Restaurant at Valley Lodge & Spa The Valentine’s Day package, effectivefrom 1st February to 28th February, includes one night’s accommodation; a romanticturn-down with rose petals; a candle-lit dinner in the privacy of your room; a bottle ofsparkling wine; a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage for two, followed by a
Deluxe Spa Hydrotherapy bath experience; and buffet breakfast. Prices: Standard Room– R2790 per couple; Luxury Room – R2990 per couple; and Superior Room – R3290 percouple. There are also discounts on all rooms for a second night’s stay. Call Valley Lodgeat 014 577 1301/5, email email@example.com or visit www.valleylodge.co.za tomake your reservation.PAARLeat@simonsvlei The Valentines Day two-course dinner for R215 per person or three-course dinner for R225 per person will also feature dancing. Enjoy dishes such as venisonspring rolls and plum dipping sauce; mussel pot with garlic, cream and fresh ciabatta;grilled rump steak with brandy cream; baked salmon with lemon butter; and prawnpasta with linguine. All mains are served with croquette potatoes and baby veg. Fordessert order Pavlova with cream and fresh berries or deep fried ice cream andbutterscotch cream.Glen Carlou Restaurant Enjoy amuse bouche, a three-course menu and liveentertainment at R300 per person.Harvest at Laborie Valentines Day dinner at R245 per person includes starters, mains,dessert and coffee with Belgian chocolates. Dishes include roasted beetroot soup withherb chevin ravioli; smoked ostrich carpaccio; chargrilled, free-range rib eye withbrandy and black peppercorn sauce; and lightly-smoked Norwegian salmon niçoise.Desserts include warm, soft chocolate tart with a chocolate and hazelnut spring roll andhomemade Kit Kat ice cream; and fresh summer berries with homemade strawberryyoghurt ice cream.The Red Table at Nederburg Have a romantic lunch or dinner on 14th February.Starters include West Coast oysters and tempura tiger prawns. For mains try grilledNorwegian salmon with a warm fondant potato and leek and cherry tomato saladdrizzled with a lemon dressing. The Valentine’s Day special dessert is an upside-downhoney cheesecake with seasonal berry compote. Starters range from R65 to R90 perperson and mains are priced from R75 to R145. A selection of desserts is available fromR45 to R55. A Valentine’s Day picnic basket for two or more can also be pre-ordered forR250 per person. The baskets are packed with savoury and sweet treats such asasparagus spears wrapped in Parma ham, a beetroot, feta and rocket salad, lime andtequila-marinated prawns, sticky chicken with peppadew and pineapple skewers, artisancheeses and cured meats, flatbread and crackers, strawberries dipped in Belgianchocolate and red velvet cupcakes. Also enjoy a bottle of Nederburg Brut or non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water and sparkling apple juice. For reservations atthe restaurant, or to pre-book picnic baskets, call 021 862 3104 or send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.PRETORIACasta Diva Charismas Restaurant Enjoy a six-course menu and entertainment byvocalist, Richard Nazombane at R325 per person.De Kloof Valentine’s Day dinner at R775 per person includes champagne, canapés, afour-course dinner, service charge and petit fours to take home. The meal featuresdishes such as ballotine of chicken and foie gras; pan-grilled kabeljou, asparagus,crayfish and mango spring roll; Parma ham-wrapped fillet; and a dessert platter for twoof poached apricots, hazelnut praline shortbread, vanilla crème brûlée and Valrhonamilk chocolate ice cream.Geet The four-course Valentines Day dinner at R550 per person includes a bottle ofchampagne and a gift. Dinner will be served either in the main dining room or in thelounge, seated on the floor with soft cushions and lamps.
Granita Celebrate with a romantic seven-course gourmet dinner and wine pairing atKievits Kroon’s signature restaurant, Granita, for R550 per person. The package includesa glass of sparkling wine each on arrival; a seven-course gourmet dinner; speciallyselected wines from the award-winning list; and live music. There’s also the option ofdining under the stars at the pool. Call 0860 543 8487 or email@example.com.Hemingway’s Treat yourselves to a three-course set menu served between 6pm and10pm, and a bottle of Vrede en Lust wine, at R650 per couple. Dinner includes a starterof prawn, calamari and mussel ravioli; a main course of beef fillet with butternut purée,parmesan cream, and a brandy jus; and dessert of mocha strawberry, mocha cream andstrawberry mousse.Moyo (Fountains) Couples can opt for dinner at R295 per person, which includes anarrival drink each, set dinner menu and live entertainment (excludes service fee); or gofor the romantic picnic basket at R440 per couple. Click through to menu for details.Contact Ruth on 012 341 5729 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.Namaskar Restaurant Enjoy a four-course buffet menu with live music at R295 perperson.Prue Leith Chefs Academy Valentine’s Dinner Menu. R480.00 per person, paired withwine. Amuse Bouche. Starter: BEETROOT CARPACCIO Raspberries, Belnori phantomforest goat’s cheese, basil and raspberry vinaigrette. Soup. PRAWN BISQUE Coconutfoam and prawn tails. Main Course: GRASS FED BEEF TWO WAYS Sous vide fillet andbraised short rib ravioli, white bean puree, caponata and roasted vine tomatoes, bonemarrow vinaigrette or SEARED SCOTTISH SALMON Potato puree, pickled radishes,asparagus, campari beurre blanc. Pre-Dessert: WILD STRAWBERRY SORBET Roasted milkchocolate, poppy seed brittle. Dessert: PLUM TART Caramel ice cream, dark chocolatedipped honeycomb with plum coulis. Friandise. Please ask your waiter for suitable winesuggestions. 262 Rhino Street, Hennopspark, Ext2, Centurion. Reservations by email email@example.com or +27 12 654-5203Spiced Coffee Sit at a rose petal adorned table, enjoy a rose soda on arrival, a SpicedPlatter for two and a delicious home-baked cake for dessert. The Spiced Platter consistsof Camembert, cream cheese, feta, German salami, country ham, cherry tomatoes,home-made onion marmalade, sundried tomatoes, rocket, olives and home-made whitebread at R244 per couple.Villa San Giovanni Valentine’s Dinner R280 per person includes dishes like homemadebutternut and roasted almond ravioli; fillet filled with Emmental and parmesan cheeseand served with creamy mushroom sauce; and risotto served with two tiger prawns.Dessert will be canoli Siciliani (crispy pastry shells filled with creamy ricotta andspeckled with choc chips and candied fruit) and coffee panna cotta. Contact Villa SanGiovanni on 012 543 0501/0843/1736 Fax: 086 561 5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make areservation.ROBERTSONMo and Rose at Soekershof, Klaas Voogds, near Robertson. Dine à la carte or chooseour VALENTINE’S WINE PAIRING MENU: Amuse *** Duo of Salmon Trout - Tartare andHome-Cured - with Lemon Pannacotta Balance Chenin Blanc Wooded - Winemaker‘sSelection 2012 *** Yellowtail-Roulade with Saffron Beurre Blanc, Pok Choi and Pecan-Nut-Purée Quando Pinot Noir 2011 *** Classic Crèpes Suzettes with Poppy Seed Ice CreamKranskop Noble Late Harvest 2011 *** R 255 per person excl. wines, R 295 with 3 glassesof wine to complement each course FOR RESERVATIONS please call 023 626 4134 orsend an email to email@example.com
The Robertson Small Hotel celebrates Cupid’s craft in February. Spoil your lover witha Midsummer’s Night Dream date. The Robertson Small Hotel, voted South Africa’s BestLuxury Country Hotel for the second consecutive year at the 2012 World Luxury HotelAwards, also bestows their guests with added Valentine’s treats should they be spendinga night or two in one of its 10 spacious luxury en-suite rooms during the month ofFebruary. These Valentine’s touches include a complimentary bottle of wine for yourtable if you dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant – Reuben’s at The Robertson SmallHotel – during your stay; a special gift and romantic treats in your room, and a R100voucher to use towards any spa treatment valued at R300 or more at the hotel’sWellness Room. The Midsummer’s Night Dream Valentine’s Dinner at The RobertsonSmall costs R240 per person which includes the wine/beverage pairing per course. Cupidwill be ready with his bow at 19h00 and bookings are essentials as seating is limited. Toreserve your table or to book a room contact The Robertson Small Hotel at +27 23 6267200 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Robertson Small Hotelis at 58 Van Reenen Street, Robertson, Western Cape.SLANGHOEKOpstal Estate: Valentine’s Day with a twist at With Valentine’s Day around the cornerwhy not treat your loved one with an unusual day to remember. Celebrate this age oldtradition at Opstal Estate, situated in the picture perfect Slanghoek Wine Valley, lessthan an hour’s drive from Cape Town, with their ‘Picnic in the Vineyard’ on Thursday,14th February (6pm). On arrival you’ll be greeted with refreshing Virgin Sparkle, servedin a bottle with a Caprese canapé resting on top. Guests will be invited to partake in oldschool grape stomping with the love of their life and then sample your own ‘crushed’Love Juice. Having worked up a hefty appetite make your way back to the restaurant toenjoy a feast fit for kings and queens. This includes homemade bread, cheeses, salmonpâté, cold beef fillet, chicken terrine, figs and sublime summer salads. For dessert tuckinto delectably sweet chocolate brownies, Turkish delight and nougat. End off theperfect evening with freshly brewed coffee and homemade cupcakes. Booking isessential and costs R150 per person. Contact 023 344 3001 or email@example.com more information or to secure your table.SOMERSET WESTCLOUD NINE VALENTINE’S EXPERIENCE AT WATERKLOOF. Exclusive Degustation Menuof six food and wine pairings to woo the senses. The exclusive ‘Waterkloof Valentine’sDinner with View’ costs R650 per person which includes all the wines on the evening orR500 per person excluding the wine pairings. Bookings are essential. To reserve yourtable, contact 021 858 1491 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Waterkloof Estate is outside Somerset West on the M9 Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road.STELLENBOSCHBarouche Enjoy a three-course menu and a complimentary glass of Blaauwklippen Roséon arrival for R350 per person. Dinner includes spicy butternut and coriander broth withpeppered goats cheese tortellini; a starter of cured Norwegian salmon and golden crab;mains of either crispy fried spiced beef tartare ravioli with macerated cabbage andbuttered asparagus, or crispy roasted pork belly with minted apple purée and pommesWilliam; and dessert of chocolate marquise with almond parfait, bourbon chocolatetruffles and macaroons with nachtmusik infused cream.Cuvee at Simonsig Tempt your Valentine at Simonsigs Cuvée Restaurant, KrommeRhee Road (between the R304 and R44,north of Stellenbosch). This year Cuvée’sValentine’s Menu offers a six course love affair of sensual and tasty indulgences. Cuvéerestaurant’s chef Lucas Carstens has devised a Valentine’s Day menu that will set theperfect mood for an excellent evening. To set the mood, fresh oysters and a cucumber,seaweed and chili sorbet served with Kaapse Vonkel is followed by invigorating white
gazpacho of almonds and grapes paired with Simonsig Chardonnay. Fish lovers canindulge in lovely pomegranate cured salmon with cucumber and honey soy dressing. Letthe crisp Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc tease your tastebuds before Cuvée’s GinsengRefresher will cool things down. A glass of Simonsig Pinotage with a succulent serving ofsirloin with spinach, confit garlic and black truffle jus is sure to be the highlight of theevening that will end on a sweet note with indulgent dark chocolate tart, strawberrytruffle, banana ripple ice cream and figs. Cuvée’s Valentine’s Dinner starts at 19h00 onThursday, 14th February and costs R 385 per person, which includes a glass of wine tocomplement each course. Bookings for this special evening are essential. Contact Cuvéerestaurant at +27 021 888 4932 or send an email to email@example.com to reserveyour table. Fax: +27 21 888 4909 firstname.lastname@example.org www.simonsig.co.zaDornier Valentine’s Day Menu. The true romance of Valentine’s Day is just around thecorner and this year we’ve planned a wonderful three course set menu to tantalize thetaste buds while you enjoy a beautiful sunset overlooking the majestic StellenboschMountains. Whet your appetite with oysters and Colmant bubbly, before selecting youchoice of starters, mains and dessert. For starters, decide between a delectableSeafood Plate, Kudu Mellazane or French Brioche with sautéed exotic mushrooms. Threewonderful main dishes give you a choice between grain fed Karan Beef, fresh Line fish orhomemade Italian Pasta. End of the meal with Eton Mess, rich Chocolate Brownie ortangy Raspberry Sorbet. Finish off the meal with coffee and Friandise. All dishes arepaired with one of our fantastic Dornier wines. Three course menu is priced at R380without wine and R450 including wine. Bookings are essential so please phone us on021 880 0557 or book online www.dornier.co.za. We look forward to seeing you there.R 380 for 3 course & R 450 for 3 course with wine. Bookings are essential and place islimited, so phone 021 880 0557 or send an email to email@example.comEmbrace nature with a Valentine’s picnic at Hartenberg Wine Estate. Add a touch ofwinelands romance to your Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, 14 February with a relaxed,late afternoon picnic on the lush lawns of Hartenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.Whether you choose to sit at a table or lounge on cushions under the trees, youll findthe perfect little nook in Hartenberg’s beautiful garden to share some delicious picnicbites with the special person in your life. Prepared with an abundance of fresh, locallysourced ingredients, youll be spoilt for choice with a decadent picnic spread includingprawn skewers, wholesome salmon trout and cucumber salad. Picnic lovers can lookforward to Eleanor’s famous snoek pâté, preserved figs, artisanal cheeses, crisp freshfruit and creamy strawberry cheesecake. These are just some of the delights in thebasket served with a bottle of Hartenberg Estate wine and a glass of pink bubbly. As aflag bearer for conservation and sustainable farming, Hartenberg’s philosophy ofprotecting the environment is evident in every aspect of the estate, even on Valentine’sDay. In addition to sourcing local ingredients as far as possible to minimise their carbonfootprint, completely biodegradable containers are used and made into compost to feedthe vines. Hartenberg Wine Estate’s Valentine’s Day picnic is available between 12h00and 18h30 at R380 per couple and includes a bottle of estate wine and a glass of VillieraBrut Rosé. Bookings for this special picnic are essential. Call +27 21 865 2541, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hartenbergestate.com. Hartenberg WineEstate is on the Bottelary Road (M23) off the R304 to Stellenbosch.Makaron at Majeka House Treat yourselves to a special dinner of ingredients especiallyselected for their romantic qualities for R375 per person. Start with sautéed asparagus,poached quail egg, truffle espuma, basil foam and crispy quinoa and move on to pan-seared catch of the day with butter-poached marron, smoked tomato, roasted garlicpuree, gremolata, fresh oyster or springbok loin with turnip puree, baby beetroot, honeyroasted figs and port jus. Fifty shades of chocolate is the quirky dessert, followed by
coffee or tea and petit fours. Dinner includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, and aromantic gift.Moyo (Stellenbosch) R395 per person gets you drinks on arrival, the full buffet,entertainment (which includes live music and a photo booth), a small gift to take home,and the service fee. Contact Bianca or Lauren on 021 809 1133 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.The House of J.C. Le Roux Enjoy Le Good Life on Valentine’s Day with bubbly pairingsof seductive delights at The House of J.C. Le Roux. Add some sparkle with Le Good Lifeon Valentine’s Day with bubbly pairings of seductive delights at The House of J.C. LeRoux. With a glamorous new look and chic new additions to South Africa’s leading homeof sparkling wine, you and your beloved can indulge in the famous J.C. Le Roux trio ofLa Vallée Rosé, La Fleurette and La Chanson paired with sweet delights. J.C. Le Roux LaVallée Rosé is a refreshing Cap Classique that suits all palates. This stylish Rosécomplements any occasion and is an ideal choice for those who prefer the elegance of afine Cap Classique with just a hint of sweetness. The flirtatious La Fleurette perfectlybalances freshness and sweetness with its playful palate of sweet strawberry and sensualplum flavours, combined with the richness of Muscat. Romantic and lively, J.C. Le RouxLa Chanson reveals a delightful mélange of sweet, fruity flavours suggesting hints ofstrawberry and plum. After this romantic tasting, be sure to extend your stay at LeVenue, the new signature restaurant at The House of J.C. Le Roux open for breakfastand lunch with an inviting al fresco deck. The special Valentine’s Day sweet treatexperience costs R30 per person. Booking is essential, phone 021 865 8200. The Houseof J.C. Le Roux, situated in the Devon Valley in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands,is open seven days a week. Le Venue is open from 09h00 till 16h00 with breakfast servedbetween 09h00 and 11h00 and lunch from 12h00 till 15h00. Visithttp://www.jcleroux.co.za or www.facebook.com/HouseofJCLeroux.