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Ensemble Tropicale
Ensemble Tropicale

The Riebeek Valley is home to a wide range of singers and instrumentalists who will be showcasing their diverse talents during Solo Sessions 2019. Join close-up encounters with the Riebeek Valley’s musical talent, performing solo or in small ensembles, each act presenting their compositions in intimate settings in and around Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West.

Expect exciting collaborations, where authentic musical performances are sure to add to the all-round ‘Arts Town’ experience that lies at the heart of the Riebeek Valley.


Our partner restaurants are selected due to their support of our performing artists, and in turn, we strongly recommend our visitors to support these restaurants. Look out for promotion of musical performances at some of these venues throughout the weekend.

ENTRANCE: Subject to restaurant table reservations.


LA PARILA 021 045 0812
At Parrilla (‘grill’ in Spanish) expect to find some smoke and flames coming from the kitchen! With our passion for hospitality and unique Latin-inspired flavours, we guarantee you will feel right at home.
Ensemble Tropicale (Latin and Afro-Caribbean style band). Saturday evening.


EVE'S EATERY 022 448 1331
Bistro-style food cooked and served with love in a delightful, unpretentious, off-the-wall restaurant with the cosiest fireplace in the village. Quirky décor and a peaceful outdoor area. Seasonal chalkboard specials and à la carte menu.
Glyn Lewis (Raw and acoustic ''unplugged' vocalist/guitarist) Saturday evening.


THE ALCHEMIST 083 290 7990
Tucked away at the bottom of Short Street in Riebeek Kasteel, The Alchemist serves the best of Swartland wine, craft beer and cocktails, as well as gourmet burgers with disco fries, cheese and charcuterie platters, and the valley's famous olives.
Donny & Dee Friday evening and Mr Cat & the Jackal on Saturday night (likely to remain open late into the night, and after the valley has gone to sleep).


In true French-bistro style, the innovative and homely menu changes regularly. It is uncomplicated and honest food, often characterised as home cooking with country flair. Dining at Kasteelberg Bistro is more than just eating out; it’s an experience.
Jason, frontman of BluesBoy Band (Blues-Rock) Friday evening.


MAMA CUCINA 022 448 1676
Our food is always fresh, innovative and firmly grounded in the Italian-Mediterranean tradition. We serve it with lashings of soul and a great little wine list featuring wines from the valley and special selections from further afield.
No live entertainment, but a contribution is made towards supporting musicians.


RED TIN ROOF 082 535 6050
This is no ordinary restaurant. Mexican angels live here. So does a huge chairman Mao. It is a captivating place. It might be the local lamb vetkoek burger that gets you going. Or perhaps, it’s a biltong pizza, skilpadjie or bobotie samoosa. It's all about the smaak here.
Caroline Thord-Gray (Jazz vocalist) Saturday evening.

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