Franschhoek’s best kept secret – Terra del Capo

The Cape culinary scene is magnificent, there are no doubts about that. Affordable? Not so much. Every now and then I unearth a treasure trove filled with priceless service, rich flavours and good-quality food.

There’s a part of me that wants to keep these secret spots hidden, but I have never been good at keeping a secret and such luxury is best shared and enjoyed.

Franschhoek is filled with unforgettable food experiences, but in the age of trying to be different, too many fall into the trap of being the same. There’s a very clear difference between good food and great food. Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar at Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate falls well within the great food range.

The restaurant is set in an architecturally unique stone building, surrounded by rolling green lawns courtesy of the recent rainfall. The entrance is closely guarded by two cheetahs.

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