Plaisir de Merle hosts winemaker’s table dinner

Save the date – 17 May 2014, for an unforgettable Winemaker’s Table dinner at Plaisir de Merle where the gardens, manicured lawns and rolling vista of vines invite you to breathe in the elegance of yesteryear while experiencing superior quality and service.

A culinary feast, prepared by executive chef, Malika van Heerden of the fivestar Cape Grace Hotel, paired with wines selected by Cellar Master, Niel Bester, will be served in the magnificent Manor House, which dates back to 1764 and is a cultural treasure of the Cape winelands and has been restored to its former splendour.

4-course paired menu:

  • Confit Pork belly, seared scallop, vanilla scented parsnip puree and rooibos jus
  • Biltong cured ostrich served with bitter chocolate goat’s cheese truffles and apricot compote
  • Grilled fillet of Chalmar beef, braised short rib and Parmesan Arancini served with pickled beetroot
  • Caramelised lemon poppy seed sponge served with white chocolate and coconut sorbet
    Niel Bester has been crafting Plaisir de Merle wines since the opening in 1993 and his winemaking philosophy infuses every bottle!

TIME: 18h30 for 19h00

VENUE: Plaisir de Merle

Cost R395 per person, wine included. Limited spaces are available so call 021 874 1071 or email to be part of this exclusive event.

Plaisir de Merle is located in Simondium on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek. To learn more about Plaisir de Merle, visit, call (021) 874 1071 or send an email to

Author: PR Officer

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