WHAT IS THE SPICE ROUTE?
Centuries ago a desire to explore exotic
flavours and experiences would have meant
waiting for the seasonal
return of the traders waging the Spice Route.
Today you can set off on your own journey of
discovery when visiting the aptly named Spice
Route in Paarl. The Spice Route destination
offers a sensory journey for the modern-day
explorer with a love for authenticity and
craftsmanship. Here the discoveries are endless,
so relax and enjoy the journey.
Spice Route lends an experience that is
completely unique to the wine and hospitality
industry. Spice Route is a collaboration of
artisans that showcase their produce, and share
their knowledge with the public and each other.
42 Ladies wanting Time Out in their lives,
explored the Spice Route on Thursday 26th
September. We visited Fairview initially for
some cheese and wine 'gathering'! On arrival at
the Spice Route 30 ladies visited DV Chocolates
for an in depth look at the history of chocolate
and after our hour of tasting, we all felt like
experts in the art of chocolate tasting.
There was the Cape Brewing Company to explore as
well as Wilderer's Distillery where the ladies
could taste Grappa. Of course, there is
also the fabulous Red Hot Glass Studio where the
most exquisite pieces can be seen.
Lunch was at the Spice Route Restaurant and the
menu they offered us was an excellent choice for
ladies - a light chicken stir fry with soba
noodles and vegetables. Dessert was fresh
fruit with little meringues - just very special!
By 3.00 pm most ladies were not that keen to
board the coach to make their way back home
through heavy traffic. All-in-all a
fabulously relaxing day spent with friends
enjoying the countryside!
Spice Route Tasting
/ Spice Route Restaurant / DV Chocolates /
Cape Brewing Company / Barley & Biltong / Red
Hot Glass / Wilderer’s Distillery & La Grapparia