de grendel chefs table

Ian Berg, Cheffy’s sous chef from La Colombe days is now the head chef at De Grendel, one of Cape Towns oldest wine farms, stretching out over almost 330 hectares on the fynbos covered slopes of Tygerberg Hill. Needless to say, Cheffy and Ian have stayed in touch and one day Ian invited us to taste their wines”as they are actually quite good”. Well, we tasted the wines and in our opinion, they are way more than quite good!

So Cheffy felt suitably inspired to come up with this menu …


De grendel sauvignon blanc 2017

scallop crudo, mild green chili water, citrus oil


De Grendel sauvignon blanc 2013

tuna tartare: with potato crunch, anchovy oil, crushed iodine & crème fraiche


De grendel chardonnay 2016

soft raw beef taco: with shimejis, nasturtium pesto & parmesan cream


De Grendel pinot noir 2011 and 2013

porcini tart, cauliflower & almond aioli, pinot noir jus


De Grendel syrah 2015

nori wrapped salmon, winter herb compote, cabbage, bay leaf oil


De Grendel rubaiyat 2013

 pot pie: beef short rib, olives and prunes, light puff


De Grendel nlh sauvignon blanc 2014

citrus gratin, granadilla crème, buttermilk & quince syrup sorbet

R965 pp (all in)