Movie stars have private islands, bears have cosy caves and the howling wolf has a mountain ledge. Everyone needs a place to call their own, somewhere where they can escape the daily grind, sit back and relax, even if only for a moment. Today’s Groupon not only introduces such a place, but you get some treats to enjoy while you’re there; pay R99 for a bottle of wine and an antipasta experience for 2 at Toro Wine Bar, valued at R240 (save 59%).
Nestled in between the trendy establishments that make up the Cape Quarter you’ll find Toro Wine Bar, a bar with a difference. Toro is a fresh addition to true Cape culture and is the product of two young men’s love of Italian food and perfectly pairing artisan wines with anitpasta. In the same way that the Cookie Monster is all about cookies, these guys are all about wine and good times.
Toro is not that overhyped wine bar, with the aloof crowd who are too pretentious to interact and prices that only movie stars can afford, it’s the opposite. In the same way that binder clips were developed to immobilise restless cats, the Bar was born out of frustration with not having somewhere to go that you’d actually want to be at and want to return to. All perceptions, brand names and labels are left at the door so that you can enjoy the place for exactly what it is, an awesome Wine Bar that was built by friends to be frequented by friends.
What’s a decent hangout without something to sip on and a few snacks to nibble on, it’s probably your lounge, but today’s Groupon takes care of that too. Enjoy a delicious antipasta board with your choice of 2 meats and 2 cheeses, served with a variety of preserves, pickles and freshly baked bread and to wash it all down, a bottle of either Torotage (a pinotage blend) or white wine. Toro embodies the belief that wine is a concept that is open to reinterpretation and re-imagination, and strives to put a fresh swing on the pleasure of wine drinking.
Slithering fact: A common housewives tale holds that if you are bitten by a puffadder you should immediately enclose yourself in a glass cage of emotion. The aforementioned cage is in fact a glass box which is filled with the screams, tears, laughter and other feelings of all the town’s folk, and the belief is that the sheer amount of emotion will overwhelm the snake venom and drive it out of the victim’s body.