The Bistro at Klein Constantia
The Bistro at Klein Constantia
Nestled alongside the newly renovated tasting room, the Bistro at Klein Constantia opened its doors to the public in January 2018. This was my first visit to the estate. I’ve tasted their wines on numerous occasions, but never visited the estate before. We always end up visiting Steenberg, Silvermist, Beau Constantia or the Groot Constantia wine farm.
For starters, I ordered a coal baked beetroot and grilled Pepe Buche salad paired with Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2015. Apart from the beautiful and clean presentation, the salad was delightful! Goat’s cheese served at the perfect temperature with a crisp top, adding texture that worked well with the smokiness and sweet flavours from the beetroot. The zesty, citrus and lime flavors of the Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2015 worked really well with the salad.
Mains at Klein Constantia
Conversations filled the table as we were surrounded by greenery, chirping birds, and tranquility. I love visiting restaurants that help me escape reality, relax and unwind, and the Bistro at Klein Constantia did just that! A recurring thought crossed my mind as I sipped my wine, why have I never visited before? But alas, I digress. It was time to choose our mains, and almost everyone at the table opted for the beef fillet, fondant potato with café au lait. The main dish was served with Klein Constantia Estate Red 2014. I’ve tasted quite a few beef fillets in my life, this one was sensational! The beef fillet almost melted on my palate, accompanied by the rich and flavourful cafe au lait. It took every ounce of self-control not to lick my plate because I did not want to waste anything! I’m not the slowest eater, but the fillet and café au lait were so good that I savoured every bite, and did not want to rush the process. Needless to say, I was the last to finish. If you love beef fillet as much as I do, then you have to try it at Klein Constantia. Chef Graham Davies and his team make an exceptional beef fillet! The country-style food is sourced locally and focuses on the “farm to table” concept.
A private tasting in the cellars of Klein Constantia
After mains, our host made an announcement that we would be taken down into the private cellar (not open to the public) to taste the Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014. The Vin de Constance 2014 is an elegant, creamy, well-rounded, refreshing sweet wine. It cost R1150.00 a bottle because of the sophisticated winemaking process. From the start, each grape is carefully handpicked, aged in French oak for 3 years and a great amount of detail is invested in the final product. Vin de Constance 2014 is rated as one of the top natural sweet wines in the world, and understandably so, the wine is exceptional!
The Overall Experience at Klein Constantia
The experience in the cellar and Bistro at Klein Constantia was really special. If you’re wanting to visit the Bistro, the maximum amount that you are allowed to book is 6 persons per table. Unfortunately, no children under 12 are permitted. If you’d like to make a booking for a private function, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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