Gorgeous by Graham Beck, the first brand-exclusive bubbly bar in South Africa, has opened its doors at the Steenberg Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town. Like its surrounds, it is set to rival the best.
Deriving its name from the favoured term of endearment of the late Mr Graham Beck, Gorgeous is a statement in indulgent elegance, from the Vivienne Westwood wallpapering to the Tom Dixon lighting above the bar. Guests can opt to linger in the comfortable lounge-style area or alongside the bar, elegantly finished in a Carrara marble countertop.
The full selection of Graham Beck Wines' award winning Méthode Cap Classique can be enjoyed with sumptuous canapés prepared exclusively for Gorgeous by Executive Chef Garth Almazan of Catharina's restaurant, located in the same historic building. Among the five dishes on the menu are fresh Saldanha Bay oysters, poached tiger prawns, and asparagus and goat's cheese risotto croquette. The canapés – one of which is an indulgent dessert – have been created to complement the Graham Beck sparkling wines.
These wines are the exclusive beverage offering at the bar, either by the bottle or glass, with prices starting at R40 per flute and R200 per bottle. Guests may also opt to try a specific range: the three-wine non-vintage Graham Beck sparkling wines, the three vintage cuvées or the iconic Cap Classique flagship, Cuvée Clive.
Opening hours extend from 11am to 10pm seven days a week. Limited seating is offered in the intimate venue and no reservations are taken.
Gorgeous by Graham Beck, Steenberg Estate, Tokai Road, Constantia, Cape Town
telephone +27 (0)21 713 7177