The Distinctive Flavours of Grande Roche Lodge


Grant and I not too long ago spent two great nights on the luxurious Grande Roche Lodge in Paarl. The intimate boutique lodge is situated on the base of the well-known Paarl Rock, surrounded by vineyards and delightful gardens. 

Grande Roche Lodge

The Grande Roche Hotel, initially a celebrated historic monument, is now house to a luxurious 5-star lodge boasting a spa, two swimming pools, convention services and a restaurant. Thus making it ultimate for leisure and enterprise travellers alike and the right base from which to discover the Winelands, in addition to the larger Cape City space. 

Visitor lodging consists of individually named luxurious suites set among the many most gorgeous, landscaped gardens. Terrace Suites are all constructed within the historic Cape Dutch model, with thatched roofs, shutters and personal out of doors terraces. The Heritage Suites encompass two flooring – the bottom ground boasts a spacious lounge, which may accommodate additional beds for households. Upstairs the massive bed room might be arrange in a twin or king mattress configuration and presents views throughout the gardens.

Grande Roche Hotel

Legacy Rooms are located within the historic property’s charmingly restored coach and carriage homes. They comprise a spacious lounge/bed room, every with a semi-private backyard terrace with views of the majestic Drakenstein mountains. 

The Backyard Suite, initially a farm secure, combines luxurious and rustic appeal and presents friends complete privateness. It has a lounge, a bed room with a king-sized mattress, and the toilet has a double bathe and spa tub. There may be additionally a non-public solar terrace and a separate enclosed patio. 

Eating at Grande Roche Lodge

Throughout our keep at Grande Roche, we have been handled to not one however two improbable eating experiences. The primary was their Wine & Dine Night, and the second was their new Sharing Plates expertise.  

Wine & Dine Evenings

Grant and I attended the De Grendel wine-paired dinner. The night included a welcome drink with canapés and a four-course, wine-paired meal. 

Grande Roche Head Chef Kevin Grobler wowed us with luxurious flavours completely paired with a choice of improbable De Grendel wines.

On The Menu:

First course – Gnocchi full of lemon and black pepper ricotta, lemon and black pepper whey emulsion, black pepper lace tuille and sage gremolata. Paired with 2022 Viognier.

Second course – Chili and paprika roasted pork loin, crimson pepper puree, potatoes confit in smoked pork fats, marinated cannellini beans, pork foam. Paired with the 2021 Op Die Berg Pinot Noir.

Third course – Grilled lamb loin, braised lamb stomach, hoisin roasted aubergine, Burnt aubergine puree, pickled onions, mustard seeds, almonds. Paired with 2015 Sir David Graaff, first Baronet of Cape City.

Fourth course – Orange genoise, orange blossom meringue, orange fruit leather-based, Compressed pineapple, toasted coconut. Paired with 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest.

Price: R750 pp (excluding drinks, mineral water and tip)

When you love good meals and wine, I extremely advocate making a reserving for one of many upcoming Meals and Wine Pairings at Grande Roche – see dates and particulars under the submit. 

Sharing Plates Expertise

Grande Roche Sharing Plates Menu

On our second night, we loved the brand new Sharing Plates menu. The newest providing, by Chef Kevin Grobler, is obtainable for each lunch and dinner. Dishes function scrumptious seasonal flavours, with produce sourced from close by farms. 

On The Menu: 

The sharing Sharing Plates Dishes we loved included a scrumptious Pea and Mint Ricotta Agnolotti, with lemon and caper nage and crispy basil, Calamari Steak with sticky rice and gochujang sauce, Confit Duck Leg with spring onion pancake and fruit BBQ sauce. One in all our favorite dishes for the night was the Cape Malay Mussels cooked in curried apricots served with garlic naan. To finish the feasting, select from a choice of scrumptious desserts, together with Lemon Éclairs and Rum Baba, with mascarpone chantilly cream and candied macadamias. The menu will change regularly.

Price: Diners can go for 3 programs, priced at R550 per particular person or 4 programs, at R650 per particular person. 

Contact Particulars & Location

For basic enquiries or bookings, name +27 (0)21 863 5100 or e-mail [email protected]. For restaurant bookings, e-mail [email protected]. Tackle: 1 Plantasie St, Paarl, 7646, South Africa.

Meals & Wine Evenings Dates & Particulars:

  • 19/05/2023 – Ridgeback
  • 09/06/2023 – Underneath Oaks
  • 18/08/2023 – Boschendal
  • 08/09/2023 – KWV (Mentors Vary)
  • 20/10/2023 – Leeuwenkuil
  • 10/11/2023 – Backsberg


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