Morii at the Vineyard Hotel has introduced a new winter tasting menu, the ‘Winter Warmth: A Journey Through Morii’, inspired by flavours of the Middle East, crafted with communal dining in mind and encouraging the creation of shared moments.

The menu starts with a wood-fired manakish, served with a selection of dips – green whipped feta, coriander tarator, Kashke bademjan, Lebanese spiced hummus, followed by a first course of smoked carrot and sumac soup with tempura zucchini and burnt goat’s feta, or harissa-spiced cauliflower.

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A second course offers roasted chicken with whipped feta, Persian eggplant, zhoug and roasted cauliflower, or try the meat-free option of charred baby gem stuffed with roasted peppers, green olive, grapefruit, caper and pine nut relish.

A lemon verbena, cucumber and berbere chilli palate cleanser prepares you for the third course, featuring coal-roasted venison or pan-friend line fish; for vegetarians, a choice of Ottoman-style eggplant with tahini cream or Za’atar-spiced sweet potato and Lebanese chickpea stew.

Dessert is a triple combo of black sesame sponge, choux puff, and apple kulfi cremeux, or the vegan option of dark chocolate and chamomile, orange blossom vegan macaron, and rose vegan panna cotta.

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The cost is R450 per person for the full culinary journey or R750 per person with a wine tasting added. Booking is essential. For more information, please visit

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