Steenberg has raised the bar with an innovative new Bistro-style cellar door restaurant and wine tasting venue unlike any other in the Constantia Valley. Named Bistro 1682 after the year in which Steenberg was first established, the interactive wine and food destination has seen an overwhelming amount of local and foreign guests, since its opening in November 2009. With an ambience that embodies opulent chic, Bistro 1682 seamlessly complements Steenberg's popular fine dining restaurant, Catharina's.
A modern and sophisticated daytime restaurant, Bistro1682 has succeeded in the fusion of food and wine in a feast of the senses, incorporating the much-anticipated state-of-the-art Steenberg Winery, Wine Tasting Bar and Tasting Lounge.
Set amidst the vineyards at the foothills of the Steenberg Mountain (Stone Mountain), with spectacular views across the vineyards, Constantia Valley, and with False Bay in the distance, the inviting and visually interactive modern space with eclectic design features an open flow plan. High ceilings and earthy natural textures and colours attribute to a somewhat industrial feel without detracting from the warm, welcoming ambience. A terraced dining area leads to reflective water features and enchanting 'sensory' gardens. Surrounding indigenous gardens are brilliantly offset by a floating glass bridge and an intricate labyrinth to complete a multi-sensory wine destination experience that entice visitors to stay, relax and enjoy the wine and cuisine of the Constantia Valley.
Intrepid chef and bistro dining specialist Brad Ball, of the River Café and Olympia Café fame, lends his gastronomic savvy to the 70-seater Bistro1682. A unique Raw Bar, featuring counter seating and interesting, healthy and delicious raw cuisine such as sashimi, gravadlax, ceviche, carpaccios, oysters and tartars, where dishes will be freshly prepared on order by designated Chefs. Hard-pressed to contain his excitement at heading up the kitchen at the new restaurant, Brad has made his mark by introducing his own, original interpretation of modern Bistro food by raising the standard of casual dining restaurants and offering excellent value for money.
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