The name Cabernet & Carne implies two things: red wine and meat. And both are done exceptionally well at this new winter pop-up restaurant in Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West.

The lunchtime-only restaurant takes its inspiration from Paris’s famous l’Entrecôte, whose reputation for a single-course menu of steak frites and simple salad has people queuing down the street. Like its muse, Cabernet & Carne tops its succulent sirloin with Café de Paris butter, a perfect balance of savoury flavours hinting at tarragon, anchovy, garlic and mild curry. The steak is served with perfect French fries and a crisp two-ingredient salad of leaves and finely sliced radish with a herby honey-mustard dressing. Simple perfection...

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