Harbour House Group, Constantia Friends

Constantia Friends to Profile Steenberg Wines in May

In May, we showcase Steenberg’s fine wines at La Parada and Harbour House in Constantia Nek. “Constantia Friends” is our way of being part of this amazing community and sharing the success of the oldest wine producing region in South Africa with our guests.

Book Harbour House online: https://www.resdiary.com/Restaurant/HarbourHouseConstantia

Please call La Parada, for groups of 15 or more 021 795 0620.

Harbour House Group, Constantia Friends

Harbour House & La Parada Constantai Nek profile Steenberg in May 2017

Harbour House Restaurant, V&A Waterfront Cape Town 2017


As  summer finally segues into the mild days of autumn, there’s never been a better time to soak up the last of the sunshine at Harbour House restaurant at the V&A Waterfront.

Harbour House Restaurant, V&A Waterfront Cape Town 2017

Harbour House Restaurant, V&A Waterfront Cape Town

With its prime position overlooking the bustling Victoria Basin and Quay Five, Harbour House Restaurant has become a firm favourite for both seafood-savvy locals and tourists discovering the seaside heart of the Mother City. The waterfront location of this ever-popular restaurant is a fitting echo of the original Harbour House, perched on the quayside of Kalk Bay Harbour. Yet, while the Kalk Bay branch retains a more laid-back atmosphere, in the cosmopolitan Waterfront precinct, Harbour House offers a more upscale version of what is arguably Cape Town’s favourite seafood restaurant.

The idea with Harbour House at the V&A was to have something a little more glamorous,” explains Therry Wuetrich, Brand General Manager for Harbour House. “In keeping with the location the service level is slightly more refined. We wanted to add more of a fine-dining experience to the Harbour House family.”

That level of sophistication is reflected throughout the menu, a blend of time-honoured favourites and creative new dishes that remain true to the Harbour House ethos of fresh seafood with a gourmet spin. “The heart of the menu has been honed over the past decade and although many of the most popular dishes have been tweaked, the core of the menu has stayed the same,” explains Grant Kennedy, Executive Chef for the Harbour House restaurants. “The limelight is always on fresh fish, of course, but around that we work hard to source great seasonal vegetables that we can incorporate onto the plate.”

The group is also an active supporter of the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI). In 2015 Sias Tabambi – Head Chef at Harbour House V&A Waterfront – was named as a SASSI Trailblazer for his commitment to seafood sustainability. “Our Yellowtail with orange beurre blanc is one of the best sellers on the menu here. That is wonderful, because yellowtail is one of the most sustainable options on the SASSI green list,” explains Tabambi.  With the changing seasons, Kennedy and Tabambi are also hard at work preparing a menu geared towards winter months.

We’ve looked at bringing in a fresher take on some of the seafood dishes, a few extra meat dishes and a few new desserts,” says Kennedy. “It’s not going to be a massive change, but rather a few new plates while keeping the favourites. We’re playing around with some lovely dishes using duck breast and local venison.”

The carefully curated wine list is also a perfect foil to the menu, with an impressive blend ranging from affordable brand names to iconic estates and boutique producers.

We still cater extremely well for the broader market with a range of affordable wines, but we want to have a few more exclusive bottles on the list,” adds Wuetrich. “There are diners who prefer the more well-known brands, but we also want to provide for those who want to explore and discover wines they may not find in the supermarket.”

With the Harbour House at the V&A Waterfront attracting a more globe-trotting audience, the list here also extends to a handful of rare and exclusive labels; the likes of Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage and Dom Pérignon vintage champagne. There are perhaps few better places in the city to enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon than the Harbour House Upstairs Deck.

The  crisp clear days between cold fronts, are a perfect opportunity to continue soaking up the sun and harbour views from the space that was completely renovated and rebuilt in late-2016. A further draw card is the new ‘Small Plates’ menu, tapping neatly into the global trend towards tapas-style dining. “Sushi has always been popular upstairs, but the new menu adds a more European flair to the offering, with a range of French-inspired small plates,” explains Kennedy.

Since the menu launched earlier this year the Crudo of cured gamefish with a basil pesto, chilli and olive oil dressing has been the runaway favourite with diners, while Crispy Calamari accompanied by silky aioli is another firm favourite. A trio of salads offer lighter options, but even these are given a typically Harbour House twist. A deep-fried soft egg is the star of the Truffle Salad of cos lettuce, avocado and potato crisp, showered with grated Parmesan. Also look out for the Endive Salad, pairing seasonal pears with honey-candied walnuts, piquant goat’s cheese and crouton crumbs.

Harbour House Upstairs Deck

Small plates menu at V&A Waterfront Harbour House

An impressive selection of Harbour House’s signature Americanised sushi is offered alongside the Small Plates menu and daily chalkboard specials. There are also plans afoot to enclose the Upstairs Deck, making it a truly year-round venue.

Key to the success of Harbour House at the V&A Waterfront has certainly been its ability to cater for a diverse audience. While the Upstairs Deck draws in a steady stream of diners in search of sundowner cocktails and a sushi platter, the more formal downstairs setting appeals to locals and tourists looking for a special night out.

Harbour House V&A Waterfront is situated at Quay Four, Ground Floor, V&A Waterfront. For reservations call 021 418 4744 / 021 418 4748 or send an e-mail waterfront@harbourhouse.co.za. Online booking: https://www.resdiary.com/Restaurant/HarbourHouseWaterfront

Open from Monday to Sunday for lunch from 12m – 4pm and for dinner from 6pm – 10pm.



Issued by Harbour House Group, Lisa Carey, Group Marketing Manager – lisa@harbourhousegroup.co.za

Muizenberg Tigers Milk Winter Classic Surf Competition


The dates have been set for the 2017 Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic. TIger’s Milk will be hosting the third annual winter classic surf competition on 9, 10 & 11 of June 2017, at Muizenberg Surfers Corner, home of long boarding!

Watch this space for more details about entries and what we have in store for you this year. #TigersMilkClassic2017 and follow the updates on the Facebook Event Page

Entries are officially open for this years Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic taking place this June! Enter online.


Tiger’s Milk Kitchen/ Bar, in Muizenberg, will host the third edition of the popular multi-discipline Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic from 9-11 June 2017. Over 150 Longboarders, Shortboarders and Stand Up Paddlers (SUP) are expected to compete in the unique event, which is presented by Surfing South Africa (SSA)  in association with the World Surf League.

World Surf League Longboard speciality event for Men and Women will take place for the second year in a row, at the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic. With R80,000 total prize money on offer, it makes it one of the premier events on the annual Surfing South Africa calendar. Prizes also include a long board from African surf brand Mami Wata as well as Mami Wata apparel.

While the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic showcases the skills of many of South Africa’s top Long boarders, Surfers and Stand Up Paddlers, it will also support a SSA Outreach initiative, sponsored by Tiger’s Milk, who will also provide refreshments for the kids.

The programme takes place from 9am to 1pm on Sunday, June 11th, and will involve about 60 young surfers from various community-based outreach programmes. The main objective is to give surfers from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to participate in a surfing contest, and enjoy the day.

The Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic will be run from inside the Tiger’s Milk restaurant, which overlooks the contest arena and from this vantage point officials and spectators will have the best view of the action in the water. Prizegiving will take place on Sunday 11 June, at the restaurant, where the category winners will be announced.  A festive environment with live music will end off a weekend in celebration.

Entries for the 2017 Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic are now open and can be completed online on Surfing South Africa website www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za. Follow the Event page:

Come support this local event, and grab a really good burger, ribs or pizza, wash it down with a craft beer.


Issued by Harbour House Group

Lisa Carey, Group Marketing Manager

Muizenberg Tigers Milk Winter Classic Surf Competition

Third Tigers Milk Winter Classic Surf Competition 9-11 June 2017

ABOUT SURFING SOUTH AFRICA    The 2016 Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic is presented by Surfing South Africa, the recognised governing body for the sport in South Africa. Surfing South Africa is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA).

ABOUT TIGER’S MILK KITCHEN & BAR   Located in the heart of the Cape Town Surf scene, Tiger’s Milk brings both a heightened sense of excitement and delicious food to Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg. Serving generous portions of all your favourite food with a panoramic view of the bay is a hard combination to beat. Through the expansion of the brand to six stores, Tiger’s Milk has held on to the ethos that their customers have fallen in love with: mouth-watering food enjoyed in a festive environment. It is Tiger’s Milk’s love for surfing led them to host the Tiger’s Milk Surf Classic in 2015, the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic in 2016 and now the third edition of the event in 2017. Their aim in sponsoring this surf contest is simple; to promote surfing as a sport in South Africa and provide accessibility to emerging surfers. www.tigersmilk.co.za

ABOUT MAMI WATA        Mami Wata is a global African surf brand based out of Cape Town. Launched in 2016 they design and produce premium surf apparel, surfboards and accessories. High quality and long lasting products are designed to survive your African surf adventures and manufactured ethically in Africa. Available globally online and in select surf stores in South Africa. “Mami Wata” is West African pidgin literally meaning ‘Mama Water’ or ‘Mother Ocean’. Mami Wata is the African water spirit who appears in the shape of a mermaid. It is said that those who she takes for her lovers, return with a new spirit and become more successful and good looking. Come with us.   www.mamiwata.surf

Mothers Day Cape Town Constantia La Parada

Toast to Mum, La Parada Constantia Nek, on 14 May 2017

TOAST to Mum this Mother’s Day at La Parada, Constantia Nek. Indulge in our delicious three-course brunch paired with a bottle of Pongracz between two people. Mum’s brunch is on the house, of course!

Children can select from the delicious La Parada la carte breakfast menu.

Space is limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Email : Toast@laparada.co.za

Date: 14 May 2017
Time: 10h00 – 13h00
Price: R350 pp

Mothers Day Cape Town Constantia La Parada

Mother’s Day Toast brunch at La Parada Constantia Nek 14 May 2017

Constantia Glen wines at Harbour House, Constantia Nek

Constantia Friends brings you Constantia Glen wines in April

“Constantia Friends” brings you renowned wines from Constantia Glen wine farm situated in the Constantia Valley. This outstanding wine selection of reds and whites will be available at both Harbour House and La Parada, Constantia Nek, for the month of April!


To book a table, please email

La Parada, Constantia Nek: constantianek@laparada.co.za

Harbour House, Constantia Nekconstantianek@harbourhouse.co.za or book online



Constantia Glen wines at Harbour House, Constantia Nek

Constantia Friends brings you Constantia Glen wines in April 2017

Press Coverage: La Parada del Mar – Sunday Times Neighbourhood, April 2017

La Parada del Mar, on the Camps Bay Strip in Cape Town,  is featured in Sunday Times Neighbourhood, 10 April 2017

La Parada del Mar, Camps Bay press coverage April 2017

Chanrango Peruvian Bar & Grill, Bree Street



In April we will be bringing you the fourth Charango Wine Society dinner featuring De Wetshof Wines at Charango Peruvian Bar & Grill in vibey Bree Street.

Following the success of previous food and wine pairing evenings we will be hosting our fourth #WineSociety!
Come and experience a unique five course food and wine pairing menu perfectly curated by executive chef, Kieran Whyte!

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Time: 07:00pm onwards
Cost: R450 per person
Bookings: email restaurant@charango.co.za  or call 021 422 0757.


Welcome Drink

Brut 2009 Mcc

Para Picar

Pisco Flamed Edamame and Prawn Taosts

Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2017

Salmon Cevice Tostado

Jalepno, pickled ginger,japanese mayo, apple, ikura

Finesse Chardonnay 2016

Misco Cured Seabass

Prawns pops, quinoa, chifa cream sauce

Nature in Concert Pinot Noir 2012

Barbacoa de cerdo

BBQ pork belly, truffled cancha, roast grape, tocin

Thibault 2010 (Bordeaux Blend)

Dessert Taco

Lime tart, crystalized white chocolate, burnt meringues, white chocolate and banana cremeux

Pinot Noir Brut 2010 Mcc

Chanrango Peruvian Bar & Grill, Bree Street

Charango Wine society with De Wetshof Wines in April 2017

26 April Harbour House Constantia Nek wine pairing with Constantia Glen wines

Harbour House and Constantia Glen Food & Wine Pairing, 26 April 2017

26 April Harbour House Constantia Nek wine pairing with Constantia Glen wines

Harbour House Constantia Nek wine pairing with Constantia Glen winesHarbour House, Constantia Nek, and Constantia Glen wine estate will be hosting an incredible food and wine pairing evening on 26 April 2017 . Experience an exquisitely balanced five-course meal with signature Constantia Glen wines.

Constantia Glen Food & Wine Pairing Menu

Menu 26 April 2017 

R650 pp

Lightly smoked salmon pavé, honey & fennel seed glaze
Apple & pear Waldorf salsa, cucumber & lime jelly
Watercress & shaved radish
Paired with: CONSTANTIA GLEN TWO 2016

Thai-style green prawn broth, fragrant steamed Jasmine rice
Vegetable spring roll, coriander & basil sambal

Pink lady & red bush sorbet

Two bone rack of lamb, creamy thyme & garlic polenta
Steamed green vegetables, wild mushroom jus

6-hour pork belly, braised red cabbage with cloves & red currants
Sage and gogiberry béarnaise gratin, Granny Smith compote
Baby pea & asparagus arancini
Paired with: CONSTANTIA GLEN FIVE 2012

Salted caramel ‘pot au crème
Crème fraiche, fresh raspberries & butterscotch reduction

Space is limited. To make a booking contact: constantianek@harbourhouse.co.za

Book online: https://www.resdiary.com/Restaurant/HarbourHouseConstantia

1 Hout Bay Rd, Constantia
+27 21 795 0688

Beach party, live DJ, Claptone, Cape Town, V&A Waterfront

GRAND AFFAIR presents CLAPTONE, Saturday 22nd April

GRAND AFFAIR presents CLAPTONE, Saturday 22nd April 2017!

After an incredible season at Grand Africa Café & Beach, in V&A Waterfront, we want to end summer off in style. Grand Affair brings you its second edition and the last summer beach party, with renowned international DJ and musical genius Claptone gracing our Grand shores. Claptone will be supported by an incredible local line up to make this a sensational Saturday beach soiree. Brought to you by Savanna.
Claptone continues to weave his magic and to lead the planet on a merry dance. Delivering some of the most loved songs while restlessly covering every corner of the planet with up to 20 DJ shows every month, Claptone works hard to maintain his position as a global influencer with a twist

Full Line up:

12pm: January One

1pm: Julz Sanchez & Pierre Estienne
3pm: Birds of a Feather (Anthea Scholtz & Miss Pickett)
5pm: Richard Marshall
8pm: Brett Aitken & Alex Dalais

Ticket Prices:

Early Bird: R200
Normal Bird: R300
Late Bird: R350

Limited tickets available http://grandafrica.nutickets.co.za/GrandAffairCLAPTONE

For table bookings please email celebrate@grandafrica.com

This is a season closing Affair that you don’t want to miss!

Beach party, live DJ, Claptone, Cape Town, V&A Waterfront

Grand Affair presents end of Summer party ft Claptone 22 April at Grand Beach

The Fire Fundraiser presented by La Parada, 18 March 2017

Fire Fundraiser at La Parada 18 MarchLa Parada at Constantia Nek will host a fundraiser on Saturday, 18th March at 7pm to raise much-needed funds for the victims of the fire that swept through Imizamo Yethu the previous weekend.  The blaze, said to be one of the worst experienced in Cape Town, destroyed at least 3 500 homes, leaving around 15 000 people homeless.

The Cape Town community has come out in full force to show their support, sending donations and giving of their time to help the injured and homeless Hout Bay residents, but the scale of the disaster means that even this level of support isn’t enough.

As such, La Parada has announced a fundraising event on Saturday to raise money for DARG to help the animals affected by the fire, and Fire Extinguisher Balls to try to assist in preventing similar disasters in the future.

Freshlyground singer Zolani Mahola and other Freshlyground members will be doing an acoustic performance, and Dino Moran and Will Travel will be DJing to keep the party carrying on into the night.

An auction, facilitated by Joey Burke as auctioneer, will be held to raise funds and, amongst other items kindly donated to La Parada for this worthy cause, the following will be available for bidding to raise as much money as people at the event feel able to spare:

  • Artwork by various artists including bestselling artist Beezy Bailey,
  • Two images taken by renowned fire photographer, Justin Sullivan, printed and framed,
  • A sculpture by Janko De Beer,
  • Weekends away at beautiful locations including Cellars Hohenhort,
  • Luxury packages for dog owners from At Frits Dog Hotel,
  • Wine packages from Flagstone,
  • Fine dining experience from Cheynes in Hout Bay.

“We chose these charities as council is really helping rebuild the homes at Imizamo Yethu, and the local community have donated heaps of bedding, toiletries and clothes. We decided to look at the prevention avenue and thus have 50% of proceeds go to Fire Extinguisher Balls,” says Anthea Scholtz, Events at Harbour House Group.  “We chose DARG because they currently have over 80 animals from IY, many with burns and injuries and are running up huge vet bills.  We have supported both humans in need and those who don’t have a voice and look forward to handing over significant cheques to both organisations next week.”

There will also be QR Codes for Snapscan printed on posters so that people can donate on the night.

Thanks to our generous sponsors of the event, including:

Venue: La Parada Restaurant, Constantia Nek (A la carte menu)

Date: Saturday 18th March 2017

Time: 7pm

For bookings please email chantal@laparada.co.za


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