Somehow, whenever I am in Stellenbosch, I always end up at the Delicatessen, the deli attached to the Olive Shed on the farm Tokara. Even if it is only for a cappuccino between a breakfast with my sister and a lunch date with friends, as was the case on the Sunday morning of my visit. Can one ever get enough of the beautiful views over their vineyards and olive groves towards the Hottentots Holland mountains to the south and the Simonsberg mountain to the north?
All their olive products, including their single cultivar olive oils, kalamata olives and paste, are available for tasting under the beautiful white plastic chandelier with olive-shaped leaves (short add break: if you are in Johannesburg, all their products are available at Tapenade Olive Shop!).
However, the thing that makes this such a special place, the thing I really want to show you from my visit, is the beautiful art on display at the Delicatessen. More about this tomorrow, but for today, a little taster – pun absolutely intended :-)