Enjoying high tea with close friends has become extremely popular these days with establishments throughout South Africa treating patrons to an unforgettable culinary experience. Visitors to the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, situated on Anthonij Rupert Wines can enjoy this pastime with the picture perfect Groot Drakenstein Mountains as its background.
At a cost of R140 per person guests are served a beautifully displayed selection of five sweet and two savoury items. The treats are freshly baked on the premises by the chefs who incorporate new treats all the time. A sample menu of what to expect includes the following:
- Orange and verbena semolina cake
- Dark chocolate Grenache cake with berries
- Brandy snap cigars with passion fruit mousse
- Crust less baked blueberry cheesecake
- Cheddar cheese scones with farm butter
- Smoked salmon blinis
- Strawberry and vanilla maccaroons
A firm favourite on the menu is the L’Ormarins Brut Classique or L’Ormarins Brut Rosé served as an accompaniment, which can be enjoyed with each high tea experience.
Booking is essential which needs to be made at least 24 hours in advance, and is ideally suited to parties of 2 to 20 people. The perfect occasion for a book club get together, birthdays, kitchen teas and baby showers.
And if you’re a wine aficionado take time to enjoy a bespoke wine tasting experience of the Cape of Good Hope and Anthonij Rupert Wine ranges in the original Manor House. The Manor House, restored to its former glory, features beautiful wooden beam ceilings, yellow wood floors and spacious areas for entertaining, furnished throughout in the style of the mid-nineteenth century in the Cape. The rooms all feature carefully sourced items which include marble fireplaces, several antique furniture pieces as well as a beautiful collection of art depicting landscapes of the Cape during that period.
The front rooms lead out onto a veranda with breathtaking views of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, whilst the back porch displays views of the beautifully landscaped back garden with vistas onto the rose garden and the mountains. A carefully selected herb garden, showcasing some of the country’s best culinary and medicinal herbs, is situated to the side of the house.
The perfect venue to enjoy a favourite pastime. For further information, please call 021 874-9004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.