Since its launch just over a year ago, Gåte at Quoin Rock has established itself as a trendsetter in the fine-dining world. Mixing art, science and passion has brought them thus far, so it’s no wonder that this beautifully designed restaurant continues to push boundaries in the culinary arena with the introduction of a signature cocktail menu that takes diners on a trip around the world.
Quoin Rock is perhaps better known for its vibrant collection of wines, or its creative molecular gastronomy at Gåte. Now guests will have a whole new reason to visit with their emerging cocktail culture and tempting tea pairings.
The seven signature drinks will be paired with the evening dining experience. The experience also includes a signature welcome drink – a gold-dusted flute with Campari and sour apple, topped with a festive MCC. The warm colour is meant to resemble the arches as you enter the restaurant, while the gold dust is reminiscent of Gåte’s elegance and opulence.
Aptly named after the delectable dishes they are paired with; each cocktail is designed with careful thought around the flavours in the meal. With inspiration from around the world, diners travel through Italy, France, Canada, Austria, Japan, Greece, and Namibia, with ingredients as diverse as the countries mentioned – Aperol, Martell Congac, White Port, Sake, and Namysto Strawberry Wine.
Quoin Rock has partnered with Molecular Bars to bring this delightful pairing experience to diners. According to the mixologists behind each drink, complimentary flavours are chosen that assist and boost the flavours in the meal, but still create a well-balanced beverage.
Dino Batista, Director of Molecular Bars says; “Our big goal when it came to creating the seven signature cocktails along with an arrival drink was to ensure that patrons have a memorable experience, specifically when they get to the last couple of courses.” Creating smaller portions with beautiful flavour profiles was our aim”
For those less than intrigued by the prospect of so many alcoholic drinks – however small the portions – Gåte offers the option of serving their seven signature cocktails as mocktails. And, for the more health-conscious, they also have some tantalising tea pairings in store for guests.
Gåte has mastered the art of pairing tea with food, as it is just as important as knowing how to pick the wine for a delicious meal, or which seasonings work well with which dishes. Gåte‘s tea pairings is a unique culinary experience for those looking for something out of the ordinary.
Embark on a journey around the world from the comfort of your own elegant chair at the ever-refined Gåte. For an evening of dining and drinks pairings, these signature cocktails will set you back by R650. Only seven drinks will be served regardless of whether you enjoy a seven or a 14-course meal. For daytime diners, cocktails can be ordered separately at R115-R160 per drink.
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