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.