Cooking On The Blue Train

As someone who can't manage to drink a cup of tea on a moving train without getting half of it down his shirt I wanted to know how the chefs on The Blue Train cope with the movement of the train and the cramped conditions but still succeed in producing such amazing meals so we had a chat with Executive Chef Esther Ndlovu

Franschhoek

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.

The Language Of Food

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.

Add A Bit Of Spice

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.

Tasting 101

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.

Tasty Africa

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.