Haute Cabrière Pop-Up Restaurant – Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Haute Cabrière Pop-Up Restaurant – Fairmont Zimbali Resort




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DURBAN, June 2018 – Durbanites can get ready to tantalize their taste buds. Following on from 2017’s successful debut venture, Franschhoek’s Haute Cabrière wine estate, together with chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller, have officially set out on a second season of Pop-Up restaurants. A countrywide tour that celebrates delectable cuisine and fine wine, the acclaimed Fairmont Zimbali Resort will play host to the only Pop-Up restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal. The first pop-up dinner will be taking place at the OSA Restaurant at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, on the 7th and 13th July, while the Zimbali Lodge will be hosting additional pop-up experiences between the 10th – 12th July.

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Beach Club

“Last year’s overwhelming response and support was humbling. We sold out within weeks of announcing the tour, a sign that our loyal followers outside the Western Cape are very eager to experience Haute Cabrière in their own cities,” says Lientjie McLachlan, Marketing Manager of Haute Cabrière. “It was an absolute pleasure sharing our passion for both food and wine with those who know and love the brand, while also introducing new food and wine enthusiasts to our wines and Chefs Nic and Westley’s cuisine,” further explains McLachlan.

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Chef Nic and Chef Wesley

Haute Cabrière’s food and wine philosophy centres around the concept of harmony and balance. Second generation cellar master, Takuan von Arnim, aspires to produce well-balanced wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while still honouring the unique characteristics of these noble grape varietals. A perfect example of this is the winery’s iconic Chardonnay Pinot Noir. In the Cellar restaurant, Chefs Nic and Westley rely on classic French techniques to deliver bold South African cuisine that has stood the test of time. All dishes are expertly paired with wines from both the Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan portfolios.

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“We are delighted to be hosting the second season of the Haute Cabrière Pop-Up Restaurants and look forward to sharing an unforgettable dining experience with our guests. Due to popular demand, this year we have also introduced a Sunday Roast and Cooking Class events,” shares Nils Rothbarth, General Manager of Fairmont Zimbali Resort.

Pop-Up dinners at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort will offer guests the chance to enjoy the highlights of a typical wine farm experience. A visit to Haute Cabrière in Franschhoek is ultimately a memorable day spent in excellent company, with fine food and wine to match. During this tour, diners can look forward to a six-course tasting menu, each course paired with a different wine to create a unique and unforgettable taste experience. Menu highlights include pan fried Patagonia calamari with black tomato sauce and seared scallops, paired with the Haute Cabrière unwooded Pinot Noir, and finishes on a high note with a chocolate torte with amaretti crumbs, candied pecan nuts and salted caramel popcorn, accompanied by a glass of Pierre Jourdan Ratafia.

OSA Restaurant

As part of this series Fairmont Zimbali Resort & Zimbali Lodge will be hosting the following events:

  1. 7 & 13 July – 6 course Indian inspired tasting menu at OSA Restaurant, Fairmont Zimbali Resort (R595 per person, wine included)
  2. 8 July – Sunday Feast menu at OSA Restaurant, Fairmont Zimbali Resort (R395 per person. Three course meal paired with wine)
  3. 10, 11 & 12 July – 6 course Haute Cabriere tasting menu at Thandi Restaurant, Zimbali Lodge (R595 per person, wine included)
  4. 11 July – Cooking class with Chef Nic van Wyk, Zimbali Lodge (R395 per person. Cooking demo followed by a light lunch paired with wine)
  5. 15 July – Sunday Feast menu at Thandi Restaurant, Zimbali Lodge (R395 per person. Three course meal paired with wine)

Reservations should be made directly with the venue via 032 538 5000 or zim.dining@fairmont.com.

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About Fairmont Zimbali Resort

South Africa’s magnificent eastern shoreline presents gently rolling hills and lush flora, pristine forest and glistening sea, which form the backdrop to a world of wondrous sights. Cosmopolitan flair and traditional Zulu accents permeate Fairmont Zimbali Resort’s 154 guest rooms and suites, each with scintillating views of the warm Indian Ocean. Adding to the superb offerings is a variety of exquisite food and beverage experiences; a 280-square-metre ballroom; and welcome recreation, including a renowned Willow Stream Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a fully supervised Y-Univers Kids’ Club. At Fairmont Zimbali Resort, our legendary hospitality and attention to detail create an atmosphere of pure paradise.

For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com/zimbali-resort/.

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About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe.

For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.



For further information contact: 

Joanne Crow

Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Telephone: + 27 (0)32 538 5000

Fax: + 27 (0)32 538 5001

Email: joanne.crow@fairmont.com




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