07 Sun, Sea and Chenin Blanc

Destination Info: Pringle Bay & Botrivier

7. Sun, Sea and Chenin Blanc

Just over an hour’s drive east of Cape Town lies the spectacular Overberg mountain range, blanketed in Fynbos, the richest plant kingdom on earth. But it’s not just a bunch of tree huggers that you’ll find there. This isolated region has through the centuries attracted bandits, runaways and those who generally shunned normal society, which probably explains why Paul grew up there! It may be gentrified now, but on a whirlwind weekend of lady bikers, seedy bars, boutique wineries, lobster dives, beach barbeques, helicopter flips, 5 star luxury, baboons, penguins, wild horses, great white sharks, spas, Chenin Blanc and sand boarding, Paul shows Terence just why this little corner of the Cape is his favourite place in the whole world. It even has blondes!

Paul makes a fire on the beach and cooks his lobster rough; steamed in seaweed with mussels, ginger, garlic and chilli. Even Terence is impressed by the colourful “sushi roll” results, but then gives his lobster the smooth treatment; a helicopter ride to a sumptuous 5 star resort where the executive chef works his magic to create curried lobster ravioli on a butternut risotto with a slow cooked lamb shank tian on a pea puree served with a superb local red wine. Paul doesn’t understand the names, but wolfs down every morsel!

Episode Specific Credits:

Appearances by
Warwick Taylor 
Ariane Beaumont-Rossouw
Jayne Beaumont
Sebastian Beaumont
Andy Selfe 
Barman-Andre Roux 
Taighe Hendricks 
Mike Newman Hog

Special thanks to
Arabella Hotel and Spa 
Hangklip Hotel
Beaumont Wines
Downhill Adventures 
Blesberg Dunes Betty’s Bay
Graham Beck Wines, Robertson
HOG “Ladies of Harley” Cape Town Chapter
Overberg Aviation, Gansbaai 
Cape Luxury Cars
The Arabella Staff
Christiaan Du Plessis
Paul snr and Marion du Toit

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