It’s summer – officially! And what better way to start off your summer in Cape Town than with some delicious fresh West Coast Oysters paired with some equally delicious Méthode Cap Classique from the picturesque Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

The oysters will be served from an oyster bar located under majestic oaks in the magnificent Sculpture Garden, and the MCC & oyster pairing embraces three uniquely dressed oysters to complement the character and personality of each of the Grande Provence Brut MCCs.

Grande Provence Brut, a beautifully balanced blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is paired with an oyster bedecked with dill, yuzu and cucumber in a dill infused dressing with yuzu pearls and vermouth compressed cucumber adding the finishing touches.

The delightful Grande Provence Brut Rosé MCC, bursting with red berry and strawberry flavours, shares the limelight with an oyster enriched with home-made fermented kimchi, toasted sesame seeds and a dash of tom yum mayonnaise.

With hints of baked apples, biscotti, brioche and pears, the flagship Grande Provence Vintage Brut 2011 is a superb taste partner for an oyster enriched with vintage brut velouté (a cream based, bubbly and linefish sauce), Franschhoek trout roe, and dried nori.

The oysters are shucked directly from the Grande Provence oyster tank and garnished freshly at the oyster bar.

The summer MCC & oyster pairing is available daily between 12h00 and 16h00 at R 180, weather dependent.

Additional fresh Saldanha Bay oysters are available at R90 for three. The oysters are served with lemon and mignonette sauce (a condiment made with shallots and cracked pepper).

Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence offers true South African wine heritage, exceptional food and wine, and luxury boutique accommodation.

For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za

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