Eat Out: Charm and Sophistication in the Winelands

The Winelands is another gourmet establishment richer with the opening of the Bodega, on Dornier Estate. Situated a ten-minute drive from Stellenbosch, the restaurant aims to combine "old world charm and antiquity with New World sophistication". With a daily varying menu, chef Tullishe Le Roux will place her focus on locally produced ingredients, carefully paired with wines from the Dornier estate. As Raphael Dornier explaines, "The Bodega philosophy is the same as in the winery: For great end products, you need first class ingredients, creativity and a drive for perfectionism." The menu includes a selection of free-range meats, home-made pastas, Alsatian style Flammekueche, and a tasting menu designed specifically around Dornier wines.