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WINE & DINE IN PAARL THIS WINTER

Posted by Lorenzo Samuels on 29 June 2018 10:30 AM CAT
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Chase the winter blues away with some fabulous offers from our local restaurants.  Enjoy incredible food and wine pairings, extravagant multi-course dinners, burgers and platters, gin cocktails and tapas or even a sophisticated high tea.  Read our blog to see the latest winter offers.

Barley & Biltong Emporium Food and Wine Pairing

27 July from 19:00 – 22:00

Join Spice Route Wines Winemaker, Charl Du Plessis, and Barley & Biltong Emporium’s Chef, Philip Pretorius, for a wonderful evening of great quality wine & delicious food pairing!

What you can expect:

A drink on arrival (Amos Block Perpetual Reserve 2015)

1st Course: Tomato and saffron seafood soup (mussels, prawns calamari & line fish) paired with Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2016

2nd Course: Duck duo (duck leg confit on a hearty bean cassoulet with duck liver and biltong parfait) paired with Spice Route Grenache 2016

3rd Course: Florentine style sirloin steak with smoked bone marrow & potato gratin served with a bordelaise sauce paired with Spice Route Chakalaka 2014

Dessert: Chocolate Brownie

There will also be live background music & wine sales available during the evening.

Price: R325 per person

For reservations contact +27 (0) 21 863 5200 or info@barleyandbiltong.co.za

Fairview Wines: Goatshed Regional Revival Range Chef’s Journey

27 July 2018 from 19:00 – 22:00

After re-imagining our annual Goatshed Dinners, the Regional Revival Range Chef’s Journey will most definitely be our flagship event of the season! Coming up on the 27th July 2018, the Regional Revival Range showcase will be a culmination of our chef’s finest culinary talent and our winemaker’s crafted bottlings. The goal is to deliver a true farm-to-fork philosophy, offering a real taste of our home grown produce and beautifully paired wines.

In case you’ve missed it, the Regional Revival Range consists of the following 6 wines:

  1. Fairview Brut MCC
  2. Fairview Drie Papen Fontein
  3. Fairview Nurok
  4. Fairview Homtini
  5. Fairview Extrano
  6. Fairview Caldera

This food-friendly showcase of unusual styles and cultivars gives our talented winemakers an exciting avenue to challenge traditional viticulture and winemaking and produce regionally-inspired, blended wines with a Cape twist. At Fairview, there is a tale to share behind everything, none more so than our wine. Our Regional Revival Range brings storytelling to the fore, blending together adventurous grape varieties with cutting-edge winemaking. Inspired by wines of the Old World, the range takes these traditional regional styles and brings them alive to local palates by integrating an unexpected Cape twist. Rising in popularity since its inception, our Regional Revival Range is beloved for each bottle’s characteristic label design and food pairing compatibility.

Here is a breakdown of the menu you can expect to enjoy on the evening:

Bread

Bread & condiments

Full circle Pork

Pâté en Croûte

Beef

Shoulder ragout & Tortellini

Lamb

Lamb neck cottage pie, lamb jus and parsnips

Dairy

Yoghurt Panna Cotta

Cheese selection

R375 per person

Wine Pairings included

Fairview Wines:  Goatshed Drie Papen Fontein Curry Evening

13 July 2018 from 19:00 – 22:00

Situated on the tiny, uninhabited Dassen Island, stands a lone red and white striped lighthouse, attracting only the icy Atlantic winds that sweep by into the hilly slopes of Darling. Brushing right past the grazing woolly merino sheep, who claimed this land as their first South African pastures, the wind collides with the three granitic mountain rocks which are silhouetted against the sky like the mitre’s of three popes. Introducing Drie Papen Fontein.

Revealed in 2016, Drie Papen Fontein has become a firm favourite of our Regional Revival Range. Its beautiful story is carefully depicted on the front label, illustrating the lighthouse, sheep and pope’s mitres. Drie Papen is also no doubt one of our most food friendly wines, and it is for this reason that we’re putting it front row and centre at our 4th Goatshed Dinner, coming up on the Friday, 13th July 2018: The Drie Papen Fontein Curry Evening.

With the Fairview Homtini and Nurok dinner’s behind us, this dinner places focus on the newest member of the range, Drie Papen Fontein. Drie Papen Fontein is made in a white Bordeaux blend style, primarily made of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. It complements a wide variety of food, but we’ve decided to connect the story and pair it with Cape Malay style cuisine. We have no doubt the pairing will be welcome in the heart of winter, with warm, fiery food, plenty of wine, a cosy restaurant and most importantly, good company.

Here is a breakdown of the menu you can expect to enjoy on the evening:

First starter

Onion bhajis, spiced aubergine dip

Butternut samoosa, sweet chilli yogurt

Bobotie springroll, turmeric aioli

Mango atchar chicken roti

Curried and pickled fish pots

Second starter

Cauliflower and potato Tarkari, lentil cake & fried paneer

Main course

Mutton curry with tomatoes, garlic and garam masala with Basmati rice, sambals & poppadum

Dessert

Saffron sabayon with roasted fruit, cardamom cake and toasted almonds

La Grapperia on Spice Route in association with Wilderer Distillery

27 July and 31 August 2018 at 6:30 pm

Raise a glass to Wilderer’s diverse range of spirits amongst friends at three exclusive gin nights this winter. Come to enthuse with those who share the passion for the most beautifully crafted gin in South Africa.

Enjoy a live distillation by Johan Monnig, receive a welcome drink on arrival and an infused 3-course meal inspired by Wilderer’s fine Cape Fynbos Gin at R350 per person. Expect a beautifully crafted cocktail menu on the evening or build your own G&T with the Wilderer specialised ‘Mix Your Own Gin’ boards. Proudly sponsorship by Fitch & Leedes.

Three Course Menu

Starter

Spicy Tomato & Gin Soup

– crispy bacon, mushrooms and fynbos gin served with croutons.

Main

Wild(erer) Boar with Fynbos Gin Jus

– served medium with rosemary, garlic baby potatoes and fresh grilled vegetables.

Dessert

Wilderer Double Delight Rose Gin Créme Brûlee

– served with a Cafe Corretto.

Bookings at email admin@wilderer.co.za or call +27 (0) 21 863 4367.

Cost: R350 per person

La Paris Bistro

You, me and a cup of tea

Daily (Closed on Tuesdays) from 2:30pm – 5pm

We all deserve to be treated to some afternoon tea, so why not make an outing of it? Spoil yourself and a friend to our stunning High Tea.

Our High Tea stands are available for two or more guests and consist of tea / coffee and a lovely selection of sweet and savoury treats, all for only R275 per stand.

Bookings at +27 (0) 21 867 0171

Gin Cocktails and Cocktails

Daily (Closed on Tuesdays) from 3pm – 5pm

Everybody loves a happy hour, so we’re spoiling you with two hours of happiness! Between 3pm – 5pm daily, you can enjoy HALF PRICE on Gin Cocktails and Cocktails from our menu.

While you’re at it, why not throw in a few Tapas (also available until 5pm) to create a fun afternoon for you and friends!

Bookings at +27 (0) 21 867 0171

Cake and Cappuccino

Daily (Closed on Tuesdays) from 8am – 5pm

We’re making winter a little sweeter. Receive a complimentary Cappuccino when buying a slice of Cake.

Bookings at +27 (0) 21 867 0171

Mellasat Vineyards

Gourmet Burgers & Wine Weekend

Saturday 14th July from 11h00 until 16h00 and Sunday 15th July from 11h00 until 15h00.

Two Gourmet burgers including a bottle of our Dekker’s Valley Range for only R199.

Booking essential at +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or tastingroom@mellasat.com

Cheese & Charcuterie platter

July 2018

Monday to Saturday 10h00 – 16h00 and Sundays and Public Holidays 10h30 – 15h00

Mellasat Vineyards just below the Du Toitskloof pass is the perfect off-the-beaten-track spot to enjoy a cheese & charcuterie platter and wine tasting.

Cheese & charcuterie platter for two at R145, excludes glass or bottle of wine and wine tasting.

For reservations contact +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or tastingroom@mellasat.com

The Cellarmaster’s Reserve Tasting

July 2018

Monday to Saturday 10h00 – 16h00 and Sundays & Public Holidays 10h30 – 15h00

Taste five of our Premium and Exclusive Wines, each paired with a snack in the Underground Cellar, also the home of our “Cemetery of Forgotten Wines” – an interesting and bizarre collection of museum wines.

The tasting is R100.00 per person. Booking is essential and to keep it intimate, we only take a maximum of 8 people per session.

To book please contact us on +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or tastingroom@mellasat.com.

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

July and August 2018

Lunch from 12h00 – 15h00, Monday to Friday

Two Course Lunch at R149

Three Course Lunch at R199

Starter Choices

Soup of the Day

Springbok Bitterballen

Peri-Peri Chicken Livers

Main Course Choices

Butter Chicken Curry

Rhebok Burger

Pot Pie

Butternut & Feta Ravioli

Dessert Choices

Crème Brulee

Malva Pudding

Contact restaurant@rhebokskloof.co.za

Under Oaks – Turkish French Affair

Ongoing event – Starts 1 July 2018

Tuesdays – Sundays from 11am – 4pm.  Booking over weekends advised

Five decadent delights complemented by truly South African wines

  • Sauvignon Blanc with a Passion Fruit Turkish Delight
  • Three Twenty with a Salted cashew crunch & spice
  • Shiraz with Spicy Macadamia and Cranberry Nougat, bottom dipped in dark chocolate
  • Pinotage with Banana & Mocha Truffle
  • French Flair with Raspberry Truffle in white chocolate

R95 per person

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