Black Elephant Vintners Wine Studio @ Ryan’s Kitchen

Having been born out of synchronicity, fortuitous friendships and a love of wine, Black Elephant Vintners have extended that passion into partnering its unique wine collection with a crafted dégustation menu*. The result is a food and wine collaboration with Ryan’s Kitchen situated in the Franschhoek town itself. Available Monday to Saturday at lunchtime, patrons have the option of a four or seven course taster menu, created exclusively by Chef Ryan Smith for this collaboration, accompanied by Black Elephant Vintners wine tasters.

Music inspires every cornerstone of our philosophy towards not only life but also winemaking. As a result, the wine and food collaboration is hosted in the Black Elephant Wine Studio situated within Ryan’s Kitchen. Each wine and food combination has been masterfully selected and paired by owners of Black Elephant Vintners, Kevin Swart and Jacques Wentzel, together with Chef Ryan. The dégustation menu displays the chef’s ability to seamlessly create taste and flavour sensations and is available to order with or without wine.

Course Menu

Ryan's Kitchen

The four course dégustation menu consists of:

  • Fox and Flamingo Rosé served with fish sashimi, radishes and a seaweed stock
  • Two Dogs, a Peacock served and a Horse served with a green pea, gooseberry miso gel
  • Timothy White served with souse vide buttery baby potatoes and snoek and fresh chives
  • Nicholas Red served with parmesan cheese croquets and smoked eggplant

The seven course dégustation menu consists of:

  • Black Elephant Vintners MCC served with an octopus apple ceviche
  • Fox and Flamingo Rosé served with fish sashimi, radishes and a seaweed stock
  • Two Dogs, a Peacock served and a Horse served with a green pea, gooseberry miso gel
  • Timothy White served with souse vide buttery baby potatoes and snoek and fresh chives
  • Nicholas Red served with parmesan cheese croquets and smoked eggplant
  • Amistad Pinotage served with pan fried linefish, mole and coriander
  • Amistad Syrah served with braised lamb rib, peanuts and spices

Bookings

Additional information

Additional information about the Black Elephant Vintners by Ryan’s Kitchen collaboration:

  • The dégustation menu is available Monday to Saturday between 12h00 and 15h30
  • If patrons only want wine tasters, the Wine Studio will be open Monday to Saturday from 11h00 to 16h30
  • Four wine tasters cost R75 and R235 if served with the dégustation menu
  • Seven wine tasters cost R125 and R330 if served with the dégustation menu
  • Bookings for the Black Elephant Vintners Wine Studio are recommended to avoid dissapointment. Contact the restaurant on +27 11 8764598 (Lana) or via email ryans@bevintners.co.za
  • Ryan’s Kitchen is situated at 1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

Digital and social media information for Black Elephant Vintners:

Website: www.bevintners.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BEVintners

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bevintners

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BEVintners

For Wine Unplugged bookings email: hello@bevintners.co.za