Went to the new Delaire vineyard and restaurant last weekend. The new winery is spectacular and very beautiful (money well spent by the Graffs). The architecture and views are excellent.
However, we were very disappointed with the food in the new restaurant. I ordered the lamb shoulder, which was very fatty and drenched in truffle oil. I could only taste truffle, not the delicate lamb. I left most of the lamb dish as it was inedible. I mentioned this to the manager, so that he could tell the chef but he told me that the shoulder of lamb is a fatty cut. Yes, I said, I have eaten shoulder of lamb all over the world and this was not the way to cook lamb. To be honest, the manager couldn't have cared less about what we thought. Very disappointing! My advice is to come to Delaire Graff for wine tasting only, and then drive down to the Terrior restaurant on the Keleine Zalze estate. That is how South African food should be cooked.... Also the prices at Delaire are very high compared to other better restaurants in the area.
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