Terra del Capo Antipasto Bar serves up a seasonal Italian feast this summer

Summer brings with it longer days, warmer weather and all the reasons to book a table for lunch at the Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasto Bar in Franschhoek.

Situated on the mesmerizing Anthonij Rupert Estate, Chef HW Pieterse and his team invite you to sit back, relax and savour their showcase of antipasti on the new summer menu.

Bursting with vibrant, fresh flavours and taking its lead from local Cape Winelands produce, the menu delivers Italian authenticity. Panoramic views and a wide variety of exceptional wines complete the sensory experience. Choose from a selection of inspired vegetarian, seafood and meat antipasti, or select your favourites from a variety of platters – perfect for sharing.

Vegetarian options include White Bean Panzanella with Heirloom Tomatoes and Peperonata, and the colourful, flavoursome and fresh Beetroot Carpaccio with Rocket, Raspberries, aged Balsamic and Tanglewood Cheese,  with a Sesame Crumble.

Keeping things local, the Franschhoek Trout Ceviche drizzled with Honey, Lime, Ginger & Sesame dressing is perfect for a balmy summer’s day. The crunchy Snoek Samosa, served with a homemade Peach and Apricot chutney, combines two South African favourites in one mouthwatering dish.

Keen for a little culinary adventure around the world? The Terra del Capo Tasting Room’s popular Italian Cheese & Wine Pairing and Shiraz & Charcuterie Pairing options present the ideal opportunity to learn about international ingredients and the best flavour combinations while you enjoy every morsel and sip.

Take respite from the hot weather and cool off inside with a view of the working bottling line from the stylishly intimate restaurant, or relax outside in the dappled shade of the olive trees for a languid, al fresco dining experience.

Before heading home, head upstairs and explore more of the estate’s wines with a tutored tasting, or browse the selection of bespoke homeware and décor items available to purchase. With the upcoming festive season just around the corner, the shop will be stocked full of unique gifts, custom designed and created by local suppliers and artisans.

The Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasto Bar are open from Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 4:30pm) and reservations are essential. For more information or to make a booking, please contact the farm on 021 874 9041.

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