Ernie Els,  known as the “Big Easy” in the golfing world, not only goes big when it comes to his golf, but he is also taking the world by storm by sharing his love of South African cuisine. 

With a few successful restaurants already situated in Cape Town, Ernie Els took the opportunity to introduce South Africa to Miami through means of food by opening his restaurant “Big Easy Winebar & Grill”. South Africa is known as a country that makes food for the soul and it’s always exciting to see our cuisine enjoyed on an international level. With Executive Chef, Maryna Frederiksen at the forefront of this restaurant, her knowledge of food and SA heritage (born and raise on a farm in South Africa) makes her the perfect person to feed the crowds of Miami!


What is on the menu?

At the “Big Easy Winebar & Grill” you can expect to get a true taste of South Africa on every plate perfectly paired with proudly South African wines from Ernie Els Vineyards, located in the Western Cape region.


“Big Easy WineBar&Grill” is fist and foremost a grill restaurant, where you can enjoy succulent, prime cut steaks and a selection of outstanding meats including Tenderloin of Beef, Prime Ribeye, Wagyu Flank Steak, Veal Chop, Rack of Lamb and of course, South African delicacies such as Springbok Loin and Ostrich Fillet alongside the ever-popular Big Easy burger.

Traditional Cape Malay dish, “Bobotie” (which can be described as sweet ground beef curry with spice chutney), Grilled Boerewors (one of Ernie’s personal favourites!) and Sosatie Grilled Mini Skewers of beef, pork, lamb and chicken with tasty dips are also part of the menu and will be great experimental dishes for the people of Miami to enjoy.



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For those who aren’t big on meat, don’t worry -there is a big range of seafood to choose from.  You’ll find only the finest fresh fish, including Fresh Stone Crabs, Peekytoe Crab Cake, Line-caught Florida Snapper with Peri-Peri Sauce, Local Shellfish Bouillabaisse and Lobster & Langoustine Duo. Other irresistible dishes on the “Big Easy Winebar & Grill’s” diverse, seasonally-driven menu include juicy Mozambique Tiger Prawns, Pan Fried Sea Bass, Spit Roast Baby Chicken, Braised Pork Belly, Carpaccio of Tuna, Cape Rock Lobster Risotto, Ceviche, Sashimi and the spectacular Big Easy Shellfish Platter formed of the Executive Chef’s daily hand-picked selections.


For something sweet, nothing beats the well-known Cape-Dutch Malva Pudding. This delightful dessert is the perfect end to a dining experience.

If you can’t come to South Africa, South Africa will come to you with the “Big Easy Winebar&Grill“.

Thank you Ernie for taking SA cuisine to the next level!


Tee off Love,

Diana Bellingan


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