Cupid is set to meet country decadence at Gabriëlskloof Estate, when this wine and olive jewel of the Overberg transforms its popular Lunch Box experience into a Love Box of taste temptations, aimed at turning up the charm all February long.
This love-struck spread of homemade goodness, freshly prepared by restaurant owner and chef, Frans Groenewald, promises to cast a romantic spell at this family estate with its idyllic hillside setting outside Bot River during the Month of Love. “With our Love Box we will woo friends and loved ones to think ‘outside the box’ and enjoy an informal snacking style lunch together on the lawn,” shares Nicolene Finlayson, who heads up the Tasting Room.
Gabriëlskloof offers an ideal retreat to rekindle that spark and with its Love Box they want to lure enthusiasts (single or hitched) to venture outside and engage with the estate’s beauty and bounty in its tranquil courtyard.
At R300, the royal Gabriëlskloof Love Box caters for two adults. Think salmon, strawberries, chocolate marquise pots, candy floss and milk shake with a twist…what’s inside will depend on the ‘love potion’ in the kitchen and deli on the day.
“Our Love Box will be on offer long, after the chocolates have vanished from the shelves and the red roses have wilted, so don’t rush to make it on the 14th. It offers the perfect excuse to come and spend a day in the countryside, amidst all the harvesting action,” adds Chef Frans.
* Gabriëlskloof is open daily for lunch and wine tastings – except on Tuesdays – and pre-bookings for the Love Box experience are essential.
For bookings and more information, call 028 284 9865; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabriëlskloof Estate is situated just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.