Diemersdal: eat your heart out!

Diemersdal Tapas

One sunny afternoon in Durbanville Hills

A short drive from Cape Town CBD and you will find yourself in between the hills of Durbanville. There are a number of very good wineries in the valley. Myself and lovely lady, Hestelle from KoekieEnCream, decided to visit one specific farm for its historical background and present popularity. That was Diemersdal Winery and Eatery, the spot for the day!

Sitting on the green lawns of Diemerdal
Sitting on the green lawns of Diemerdal

The history of Diemersdal dates back to 1698 when Simon van der Stel granted farmland to free burgher, Hendrik Sneewind. In time the farm changed hands to Captain Diemer when he married the widow Sneewind, and thus Diemersdal was formally established. More than 12 decades later, Diemersdal is a well-known landmark in Durbanville Valley.

Diemersdal Eatery
© Diemersdal Eatery

Present popularity; Tapas!

I love food (not even going to lie about it), but unfortunately can not eat a lot. I personally prefer tapas which provides you with a variety of different bites to eat, but in smaller portions. Diemersdal Eatery has by far the best tapas in my books!

Diemersdal Tapas
Diemersdal Tapas

The flavours and unique tapas intrigued me to find out more about who created them. Happy to find chef Nic van Wyk behind the goodness on my tapas board. {Look up! Yes, that!}. Nic has been a chef for over 13 years and recently featured on the South African local cooking show, Kokkedoor. At first glance you wouldn’t think that Nic is capable of cooking, but wait until you try his food! 😉

The Menu:

Don’t expect an elaborate menu or to find the same old dishes on the menu. The team in the Diemersdal Eatery kitchen, ensures for new creations with produce that is fresh and in season. This is a great concept for people who like to try something new when they dine out. The best is to keep an eye on the Diemersdal Restaurant Facebook page, where they usually post the Menu of the Day.

Diemersdal Eatery Team
Eatery Team from left: Marius, Nic, Jean-Luc, Martin.

The Tapas Menu consists of about 6 different tapas for R120 per person. Otherwise you can choose the Plats du jour Menu for a hearty 3 courses at only R140 per person.

Diemersdal Tapas Menu
Diemersdal Tapas Menu
Creamy crème brûlée!
Creamy crème brûlée!

Diemersdal wine

The choice of wine for the day – Diemersdal Sauvignon Rosé 2012

A crisp Rosé, consisting of 93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has hints of fruitiness, strawberries, passion fruit, and lime. The Diemersdal Sauvignon Rosé did the paired well with the crème brûlée for dessert. 😉

Diemersdal Sauvignon Rosé 2012
Ching ching!

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