If there is one thing Sam is passionate about, is that his guests enjoy their stay at Sam’s Giardino. For him this means good food, good wine, and superb accommodation.
At Sam’s Giardino each day starts off with a scrumptious breakfast buffet in the Enoteca’s Bistro. The welcoming atmosphere created by the crackling log fire and the delicious aroma of freshly percolated coffee make this a meal that you won’t be able to resist. After this hearty breakfast, you will be ready to experience the many adventures that Swakopmund and the surrounding Namibian desert has to offer.
Usually the wind start to subside around 18:00 each day, heralding the onset of evening. This means sundowners in Sam’s beautiful “Giardino”. At 18:30 each evening, guests can watch a National Geographic video in the lounge. Sam offers wine from an extensive and carefully selected wine list. You can order per glass from this list. Sam’s Giardino is one of the very few Namibian establishments that offer high quality wine in this way. Some of the wines offered per glass include the Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc (2008), Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc (2005 and 2007), Springfield CS “Whole Berry” 2005, Backsberg Pinotage 2005, and Joubert Tradauw Shirah 2003 and 2005.
During the same time, the Grotto Bar at Sam’s Giardino offers wine-tasting. You will be introduced to the art of wine-tasting and the identification of the aroma of wine, and then you will have the opportunity to taste 2 white and 3 red South African Cape wines. If you are interested in more information, Sam’s Giardino offers an extensive library with many wine guides and books. If you want to participate in the wine-tasting, please book at reception before 18:00.
At 19:30 the highlight of the day starts – the 5-course dinner in Sam’s restaurant. The menu changes each and every day, to make use of seasonal produce. A typical menu would include a starter, a soup, a wonderful green salad, main course (meat or fish) with side dish and veggies, and a home-made ice cream parfait. Book your place at the table before 17:00, and if your appetite is smaller, you can also book individual courses.
To make sure that you stay nourished during the day, Sam’s Giardino offers bar services from 11:00 each day, with a wide selection of soft drinks, local beers and imported spirits. Snacks and light lunches can be ordered on request, from 10:00 until 18:00 each day.