A brisk walk around the perimeter of Groot Constantia inevitably leads to a little light refreshment at the Jonkershuis, favoured by me for the fabulous views across to Cape Hangklip. A windless autumn morning added to the perfection of the scene.
My choice today was the smashed avocado with salsa liberally sprinkled with microgreens on a suitably small slice of toasted sourdough. Healthy in all respects. The rich, buttery flavour of the avocado was delicately offset by the tartness of the red onion salsa, which gave a satisfying crunch, one of life’s vital textures for a perfect meal.
Slightly on the downside, but not too serious – the coffee was not for my palate and tea will be ordered next time, but this, as with most things in the food world, is a matter of personal taste. The staff were as always friendly, efficient and not obtrusive.
This historic wine estate is iconic as a safe and always beautiful place to walk alone and restore the soul, and you can expect to read more about the menu in the future.
I inadvertently walked the perimeter of the estate instead of cutting across the middle for a gentle stroll to the graveyard and back, but I was rewarded by the extra effort involved in the steep climb with marvellous views and fresh air away from the diesel fumes of the tractors trundling between the vines lower down. I can only hope it was not the ecological disaster marketed as Roundup they were depositing.