ALL THE WAY AL FRESCO IN PAARL

Forget about InstaEats, hit Paarl for #summereats that caters for the entire family.  Sample the best of local cuisine with surprising twists, while marveling in the gorgeous outdoor settings and amazing weather.

For a subtle Austrian touch, a visit to Amberg Art and Kitchen in the magnificent Du Toitskloof Pass is well worth a visit.  Le Bonheur combines scintillating reptile encounters with picnics, a braai area as well as prime fishing spots. For a more glamorous touch, try a polo brunch at the exquisite Val de Vie estate.

Crafty beer offerings are available at Karoo Craft Brewery, Berg River Brewery Taproom and Soul Barrel.  If wine is your preferred tipple, a visit to KWV Wine Emporium should surely claim a spot on your itinerary.  The grandiose Cathedral Cellar offers a variety of unique food and wine pairing options, but non-drinkers are also catered for with an impressive chocolate and tea tasting. Fifth-generation family farm Landskroon presents some incredible food and wine pairings that are great value, while a visit to the home of the first white Pinotage in the world at Mellasat Vineyards should be on the diary of every wine lover.

Take a gastronomical journey ranging from slow food at Marvel Bistro to cheese platters and picnic baskets at Volksmond restaurant at the iconic Afrikaans language monument.  Faber restaurant at Avondale offers a contemporary farm-to-fork menu handcrafted using the finest fresh and organic ingredients in season. Blacksmith’s Kitchen is located in the historical blacksmith cottages on Pearl Mountain estate.  Visitors can enjoy the laid-back ambience of the restaurant bistro with exquisite views of the surrounding valley and mountains.  Another superlative spot for spectacular summer dining is the deck at Ridgeback Wines.

A great child-friendly option is Perdeberg Wines where younger visitors can indulge in a kiddies tasting box or cookie painting activity, while the adults taste award-winning wine before joining in for a sumptuous braai picnic.

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