Chef & The Vine Dinner Experience at One&Only Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town, February 2018; One&Only Cape Town introduces a culinary experience with the Chef and The Vine Series. This monthly wine and dine programme brings together the best of the Cape’s wine farms paired with seasonal dishes in Reuben’s restaurant.

Hosted by Reuben’s head chef, Sandi Richmond, and One&Only Cape Town’s head sommelier, Luvo Ntezo, the ‘Chef & The Vine’ series is designed to tantalise the taste buds and satisfy the inner wine connoisseur. The food is carefully and delicately prepared to perfectly suit the wine of the night. These wines are provided by some of the top wine farms in the Cape.

Marianne Wine Estate will put its best foot forward in Reuben’s on 29 March. Marianne Wine Estate represents a 21st Century enterprise to produce French-style wines that honour both the South African terroir and the 2000-year-old heritage of Bordeaux winemaking – Marianne Estate can hold its own among the best in the country with its flagship offerings of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage wine varietals.

Situated at the top of the Stellenbosch valley with breath-taking views is Delaire Graff Estate. Delaire means ‘from the sky’, and their wines are an invitation to taste and savour this unique piece of heaven and earth in Stellenbosch. You can experience a taste of these wines on 26 April each perfectly suit the dishes on offer from Reuben’s.

31 May sees Morgenhof Estate from Stellenbosch join us for the night. Careful planning and processes go into each bottle in order to produce a product unlike any other. Focusing on a handful of quality wines, Morgenhof promises that its award-winning wines are uniquely matched with Reuben’s delectable menu.

Avondale Wine Estate brings a selection of award-winning wines to the ‘Chef & the Vine’ dinner experience on 28 June. The delectable selection of Blanc de Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect pairing with Reuben’s as we get ready for winter in Cape Town.

Set in the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley, Springfield Estate is a family-run wine farm owned by ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots, who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines under their arms. They join us to 26 July where they will showcase some of their best wines alongside the most delicious dishes from Reuben’s.

On 30 August, Jordan Wine Estate shares the honours in Reuben's restaurant. Jordan wines are highly sought after, in particular the range of Reserve wines expertly-made by husband and wife, Gary and Kathy Jordan and should make for some interesting matches for Reuben's warming wintry dishes.

Highly regarded for its delectable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine varieties, Hamilton Russell Vineyards visits One&Only Cape Town on 27 September. These full-bodied wines make for a flawless match up with what Reuben’s Restaurant has to offer.

The family owned Warwick Wine Estate is a boutique winery situated in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch. This wine farm has a wide range of award-winning wines that we cannot wait to sample for an extraordinary dining experience on 25 October.

One&Only Cape Town's, Head Sommelier, Luvo Ntezo rounds off the 2018 series on 29 November. After personally selecting some of the finest 'Bubbly' houses to partner and showcase their prestigious method cap classique’s paired with a sensational 5 course menu from Reuben's South African menu.

These evenings of Chef and the Vine are priced at R595 per person.

To reserve your table at Reuben’s One&Only Cape Town, call (27) (21) 431 5261 or email

Full Programme for One&Only Reuben’s Wine & Dine 2018 Series
22 February | Graham Beck Wine Estate
29 March | Marianne Wine Estate
26 April | Delaire Graff Estate
31 May | Morgenhof Wine Estate
28 June | Avondale Wines
26 July | Springfield Wine Estate
30 August | Jordan Wines
27 September – Hamilton Russell Estate
25 October – Warwick Wines
29 November – One&Only Cape Town: Taste of MCC

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