Why is it called the Spice Route?

Why is it called the Spice Route?

The name Spice Route dates back to the historical mariners who used to trade Eastern spices to Europe along the “Spice Route” for spice trade in the 15th century.

How much is Spice Route?

Tasting Passport Spice Route Destination passport is a pocket-sized booklet and retails at R270 pp. The passport is available to purchase from the guest information office. Tastings are offered on a first come, first served principle due to COVID-19 regulations.

Who owns Spice Route?

This open-kitchen farm-to-table eatery is co-owned by three of South Africa’s top chefs: Liam Tomlin (of Chefs Warehouse and Thali fame), charcuterie whizz Neil Jewell and baker extraordinaire Tina Jewell.

What blocked land routes for spice traders?

The economically important Silk Road (red) and spice trade routes (blue) were blocked by the Seljuk Empire c. 1090, triggering the Crusades, and by the Ottoman Empire c. 1453, which spurred the Age of Discovery and European Colonialism.

Who started the spice trade?

Under the command of Pedro Álvares Cabral, a Portuguese expedition was the first to bring spices from India to Europe by way of the Cape of Good Hope in 1501. Portugal went on to dominate the naval trading routes through much of the 16th century.

What spices were in the spice trade?

The spice trade involved historical civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. Spices such as cinnamon, cassia, cardamom, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, star anise, clove and turmeric were known and used in antiquity and traded in the Eastern World.

What can I do with my dog in Cape Town?

Dog-friendly restaurants in Cape Town

  • Aegir Project, Noordhoek.
  • Rhodes Memorial Restaurant, Newlands.
  • Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar, Hout Bay.
  • Espresso.
  • The Leopard Lounge, 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, Camps Bay.
  • Massimo’s, Hout Bay.
  • Radisson RED Hotel, V&A Waterfront.
  • Die Damhuis, Melkbosstrand.

What was traded on the spice route?

Luxury goods including Indian spices, ebony, silk and fine textiles were traded along the overland incense route. In the second half of the first millennium BC the Arab tribes of South and West Arabia took control over the land trade of spices from South Arabia to the Mediterranean Sea.

What is the oldest spice known to man?

ONE OF THE OLDEST SPICES KNOWN TO MAN. Cinnamon has been traded around the entire world since before the 1500s. Indonesian sailors began trading cinnamon to Madagascar and the east coast of Africa in the first century AD.

Where are the spice routes in South Africa?

About Spice Route Destination. Paarl, Western Cape. Upon docking in the Cape Town harbour, ancient mariners would blast their horns to announce their arrival – a sound that could be heard as far as the Paarl mountains.

Why choose spice route destination?

Spice Route Destination offers an array of adventurous tastings and dining experiences. All the tasting venues and restaurants are within easy walking distance from another. You are encourage to explore the farm at leisure, enjoy the magnificent surroundings and views of the Paarl winelands.

What’s on the drinks menu at Spice Route?

Their drinks menu features wine both from the estate and further afield, as well as gin cocktails, most other spirits and soft drinks. Bertus Basson at Spice Route has the highest price point on the estate and they do not have a kids menus, so please keep that in mind.

Who is behind Spice Route wines?

As its name implies, Spice Route Wines recalls the ancient mariners of the 15th century who braved the Cape of Storms in search of exotic spices. Charles Back, who owns the highly successful Fairview Estate just 800 metres up the road, opened the winery in 1997, which was considered to be a bold move at the time.