A Refined Dining Experience

After a two-year sabbatical, top restaurateur Jonathan Engelbrecht is back in town, bringing with him his ever-popular Benguela Restaurant. The combination of a passion for food and wine, extreme attention to detail, vast product knowledge and impeccable personalised service is what Jonathan refers to as a ‘Refined Dining Experience’. Now he and his partner, Architect Handre’ du Toit, promise to enchant with a feast not only for the stomach but for the eye too.

Jonathan and Handre’ cordially invite you into their home to enjoy a gastronomic taste experience of grandiose proportions that will have you wanting so much more. Make new friends at the lavish 16-seater Chef's Table as you indulge in a magnificent five-course set menu paired with the finest wines followed by handmade truffles, espresso and Cognac (see documents for an updated menu). With breathtaking views of Walker Bay and its surrounding mountains, the feast at Benguela will be one you will always remember! Booking for this exclusive event is essential.

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Benguela first opened it’s doors in 2009 after Jonathan was told a restaurant wouldn't work in the area. A combination of this challenge and of being a total perfectionist resulted in what has surely been one of the most glamorous and highly reviewed restaurants in the Overberg.

St Valentine’s Dinner Menu

14 February 2018 (19:00)

Kir Royale

Strawberry, Papaya, Green Pear, Red Onion and Tomato Salad

  • With Fennel Blossom & Passion Fruit Emulsion
  • Boschrivier Rosé

Moroccan Sweet Potato, Cumin and Orange Cappuccino

  • Topped with Sweet Spice, Toasted Almond & Cashew Cream
  • Boschrivier Rosé

Salmon Trout, Caper and Green Apple

  • Served on Wild Rocket with Dill Cream
  • Lomond SSV

Cape Rock Lobster

  • With Avocado Panna Cotta, Lemon & Smoked Paprika Butter and Watercress
  • Lomond SSV

Toasted Coriander Seed Loin of Kudu

  • With Grilled Artisan Brie, Ginger Fig and Red Wine Glaze
  • Root Vegetable & Buttermilk Croquette
  • Glazed Mini Carrot, Courgette and Pattypan
  • Boschrivier Shiraz

Vanilla Meringue & Raspberry Mille Feuille

  • Served with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Truffle
Kahlua Coffee Shot
Brandy Snifter

R700 per person



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