Five years after opening to the public, Cavalli Estate in the Stellenbosch Winelands has evolved into a versatile lifestyle destination deftly combining food, wine and art.

‘Cavalli’ may be the Italian word for ‘horses’, but this stylish Winelands estate offers so much more than the world-class equestrian facilities that grace the long driveway leading into the 100-hectare estate.

At the centrepiece of the farm remains the Cavalli Restaurant, which takes full advantage of the remarkable setting. It’s a space bathed in natural light, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening out to a spacious terrace. Beyond the tables, the views spill out across the farm dam, vineyards and paddocks; a scene framed by views of the distant Helderberg Mountains.

Head Chef Michael Deg has held the reins of the Cavalli kitchen since 2017, cementing the restaurant’s reputation for seasonal, produce-led cuisine.

It’s refined food without the frills, Deg’s elegant presentation never resorting to smoke and mirrors. His is a considered style of cooking, borne of years working in high-end restaurants both at home and abroad.

For his winter menu this year, Deg has created an enticing, pocket-friendly, 4-course food and wine pairing menu that will have you coming back for more.

The winter menu is available from 1 May all the way through until the 30th of September 2019 for lunch or dinner at R350 for the 4-course menu, R425 with Cavalli wine pairing and the 4-course vegetarian menu at R300 or R375 paired with Cavalli wine. Bookings are limited to a maximum of 15 guests.

Cavalli Estate is situated at R44 Highway (Strand Road), Somerset West. For more information call 021 855 3218. Cavalli Restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, as well as Sundays for lunch only.

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