Our favourite Constantia spot has had its doors closed since the end of May, keeping us all guessing as to the highly anticipated renovations. This beautifully appointed eatery tucked away in the mountains at Silvermist estate, is surrounded by the tranquillity and allure of nature. The vision behind the changes was to maintain the magic, whilst incorporating soft finishes, modern elements and lots of light.
“Taking into account the restaurant’s majestic setting amongst the trees at Silvermist, we decided to turn the interior into a refined treehouse with a calm, neutral palette, where the forest and the food do the talking,” says interior decorator Hayley Turner from Bone Studio.
Having been closed for six weeks for this major revamp, La Colombe recently reopened, with former Head Chef James Gaag, now full time at the helm as Executive Chef, while Jess van Dyk has returned to La Colombe as the new Head Chef, and Keegan Braithewaite takes over as Sous Chef. There’ll be a new menu, keeping true to form to deliver the kind of dishes diners have come to expect of this award-winning establishment.
To celebrate the reopening, La Colombe’s winter special menu is available weekday lunch only until the end of August 2018. for a cost of R465pp. Here is a sneak peak at what you can expect;
Sourdough, parmesan sablé, chorizo butter
Tuna ‘la colombe’
Barbeque pork belly, roti, pickled cucumber, kimchi, jalapeño, crackling, cape malay mozambican prawn
Korean style duck, miso tofu, aubergine, corn, bok choi, duck tom yum
Linefish, chorizo, squid, endive, bulgur wheat, smoked mussel
Oak smoked stanford cheddar, rhubarb, pecan, sherry pickled onion
La Colombe Awards
World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards (73rd position)
Trip Advisor Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the World (7th position)
Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Awards (Best Tasting Menu)
Eat Out Top 10 Restaurant
Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants (Runner up)
Eat Out Service Excellence Award
Eat Out John Psillos Outstanding Contribution to Service Award (Jennifer Hugé)
Trip Advisor Top 20 Fine Dining Restaurants in the World
Trip Advisor Best Restaurant in Africa
World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards (76th position)
Where: La Colombe Restaurant, Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town, 7806