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Free With Your Food: Specials at Devonvale's Chez Shiraz
From a free glass to a free bottle of estate wine, get something extra with your lunch or dinner
If you’re looking for a peaceful meal out of the city, there’s more than spectacular mountain views at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Just a 30-minute drive from Cape Town, the estate restaurant, Chez Shiraz, is open to the public and runs dinner or lunch specials three days a week and a summer platter every day.
Order a pasta or risotto on Tuesdays and get a free glass of estate red or white wine. Get a plate of ribs, wings, onion rings, chips and a Castle Lite draught on Saturdays for R110. On Sundays, order any two flatbreads and receive a complimentary bottle of 2012 Provoyeur Shiraz (lunch and dinner). When you order any three light meals, you will get a free flatbread of your choice (all for R270) – this one is valid every day of the week.
DINE IN STYLE
Chez Shiraz, the estate restaurant stands above the first hole of the championship golf course. Either sit outside on the terrace overlooking the greens, or, if it gets a bit chilly, step through the expansive glass sliding doors and into the enchanting French-style dining area. The restaurant is open to the public Monday to Sunday, so playing a round of golf is not a prerequisite for getting a table.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU
There’s an extensive menu, ranging from half shell mussels in cream with apple to pistachio crusted chicken breast or pork belly in maple syrup to the “meal of the day”, a rotating chef’s special.
CapeTownMagazine.com happened to go round when the special was a flavourful 200g beef burger topped with nachos, sour cream, guacamole and Eisbein. Very tasty.
COME FOR BREAKFAST
If you need to fuel up for a day in Stellenbosch, Devonvale has a full cold breakfast buffet and hot meal options a la carte for R190. Breakfast is served from 7am to 10:30am daily.
PLUS: LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
There are seven holiday houses on the estate, ideal for a family or friend getaway. Each one features a spacious ground-floor living area and a fully-fitted open plan kitchen, dining area and a lounge that leads to a private garden and braai.
Devonvale also has a two-floor lodge, consisting of single, double and petite hotel rooms. The single and double rooms also open up to a private garden and braai area. The rooms upstairs have balconies.
AND HOST YOUR FUNCTION AT DEVONVALE
There are three conference rooms ideal for corporate functions, team building activities, weddings, etc. The larger of the three, the Indaba Room, has seating for up to 180 people and leads out to a patio with a braai area. There’s also the Blumberg Room (up to 70 people) and the intimate Wine Tasting Room, which can fit up to 10 people.
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