H|H Food & Wine

Cavalli Estate

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Cavalli is a working stud farm so it’s only fitting that you are greeted by a bold bronze Black Beauty styled stallion as you drive through concrete clad gates and the many paddocks filled will tan toned award winning horses.

Walking into Cavalli’s restaurant is state of the art with electric doors that open to reveal a large dining area, an open faced kitchen and a bar boastfully offering you some of France’s greatest cognacs and of course the areas bold brandies.

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The dining area is kitted with shallow swivel chairs by Arper and locally manufactured modern oak dining tables. The attention to detail extends from the stunning lighting by Italian design groups Marset and Foscarini, to the crockery by famed Cape Town ceramicist Diana Ferreira and French ceramicist “Jars”. Making the perfect canvas for Chef Calum Anderson and his team.

Speaking of!

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Du Toitskloof Salmon on compressed tomato

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A playful steak tartare

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Delicious home baked break and farm butter

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Barn-raised duck breast, mango purée, sweetcorn salsa, nam prik and coconut reduction

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The menu is simple but creative Chef Anderson has aptly named his plating style as “Everyday Gourmet” which showcases a menu that is all about celebrating real food that is simplistic and yet intriguing. Putting a contemporary spin on classic dishes and proudly making use of the estate grown herbs and seasonal vegetable varieties grown from seed and cuttings. A true “no fuss nor frills” farm to plate experience.

With the wine list being slightly rebellious compared to its counterpart in that the offering is expansive and showcases many of Stellenbosch’s award winning wines and of course the estate produced wines too.

We loved the Vendetta, a Viogneir, Verdelho blend which showed a great balance of stone fruits and acidity.

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The restaurant at Cavalli is participating in restaurant Week.

The Lunch menu is R200 for Two courses and  R300 for three courses at dinner. 

To book or see more information about Restaurant Week, visit them HERE these great specials only run until October 30th so be sure to book soon!

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