Last month Dalene Claassens was announced as the new Estate Manager at Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards. We wanted to get to know Dalene and find out what plans she has for Mont Rochelle so we gave her a grilling:
Ethos has deliberated a lot over the last few years about the benefits of individual properties exhibiting at consumer shows. How do you track the success of such shows and how do you determine which ones to do?
The meal at Mange Tout was amazing. We had some incredible food on this trip, but this meal was probably the most memorable – especially the Chocolate Fondant!
Ethos Marketing in conjunction with South African Airways have organised an afternoon of tea and scones at one of Britain’s most luxurious hotels, South Lodge Country House Hotel in West Sussex.
As well as having two very different yet equally appealing restaurants at Mont Rochelle there is also the town of Franschhoek a mere 20 minute walk away. Considered by many to be the gourmet capital of South Africa this picturesque town has plenty to keep you occupied and with 36 restaurants and 42 active wineries in the area you’re guaranteed not to go hungry or thirsty.
Today's recipe comes from Mont Rochelle's fine dining restaurant Mange Tout which is beautifully appointed to give full expression to the spectacular valley views. The décor is classic Provencal and the menu is elegant with a South African flare.
Located in the wine tasting facility of Mont Rochelle vineyards, the Country Kitchen offers relaxed dining, with the slant on mediterranean fare. The perfect spot for an al fresco lunch or cosy dinner.
The popular themed Tasting 101 events are an eagerly anticipated monthly happening on the Franschhoek calendar, and were created by the Mont Rochelle team to provide an informal and informative forum for all individuals wishing to learn more about wines from the Franschhoek valley and beyond.
Over the next few weeks the Ethos blog will be on a mission to make your tummy rumble, mouth water and taste buds tingle as we go on a foodie journey from Cape Town to Mozambique.