The Marine in Hermanus promises to deliver gourmet gold once more at the final food and wine pairing dinner of the winter season, to be held on Saturday 27 August 2022. The gastronomic event will feature the wines of Lomond which is situated near the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, 8km from the fishing village of Gansbaai and within sight of the sea.
With new head chef Oelof Voster leading the culinary team at The Marine, diners are in for an epicurean adventure co-hosted by Lomond winemaker Hannes Meyer in the iconic Pavilion Restaurant. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Lomond Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and mouth-watering canapés of Miso aubergine tartlet, cream cheese and lentils, as well as Confit lamb shoulder croquette, harissa and herb aioli.
The first course starts with Beetroot carpaccio, beetroot purée, Belnori chevin, crudités and lemon vinaigrette, perfectly paired with the Pincushion Sauvignon Blanc 2021. This leads to a second dish of Free-range confit chicken, pomme purée, pickle shimejis and pepper velouté, served with a glass of Cat’s Tail Single Vineyard Syrah 2019.
The mains course will wow with locally sourced Roasted lamb rump, minted pea purée, butternut, charred onion, baby carrots and jus, and the perfect accompaniment of Belladonna SMV 2018. This single vineyard red blend consists of Shiraz, Mouvedre and Viognier, and is named after the Amarylis Belladonna, a vulnerable listed plant species endemic to the Agulhas Region.
Ending things on a sweet and memorable note, taste buds will be sent travelling with the final course of Marine pasteis de nata, honey and tonka bean ice-cream, served with the liquid gold of Lomond Noble Late Harvest 2019.
The cost of R645 per person includes a welcome drink with canapés, the 4-course dinner with wine pairing, and tea and coffee. Special accommodation offers are available to diners who would like to spoil themselves with an overnight stay or a staycation weekend in the charming seaside town. For more information and to book, contact Restaurant Reservations on 028 313 1000 or
About The Marine
The Marine, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay, the Small Luxury Hotels of the World property offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world from June to November each year. Guests are even able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their own sea view room. The Overberg region is also a must for adventure sport seekers, offering a host of activities – including hiking, mountain biking and marine sports.
Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in exceptional culinary delights created by Head Chef Oelof Voster: from breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Pavilion Restaurant, to Afternoon Tea and sundowners in the Sun Lounge & Bar.
The 40 elegantly appointed rooms and suites
include 10 Luxury Doubles with Sea View and 10 Premier Suites – both categories are perfectly positioned for watching pods of dolphins and whales as they swim in the bay below. Guests may take a refreshing dip in The Marine’s pool, located in the hotel’s tranquil courtyard, or in the Tidal Pool, which can be accessed from the cliff path.
Tel: +27 28 313 1000