Our theme for the month of May was #TheArtOfPairing, which was a simple exploration of art, wine, food and how all three are best enjoyed together. In the case of Cape Town, we collaborated with the exceptional 99 Loop Gallery, who showcased four of the top artists they represent: Anastasia Pather, Chris Denovan, Zarah Cassim and Karen Cronje. The evening started with a pop as guests arrived to a welcoming glass of Boschendal Brut Method Cap Classique, which delivered a flourish of delicate bubbles and notes of lemon cream, citrus and almond Biscotti.
Food was prepared by the delightful Wild Fig Restaurant, who blew guests away with expert plating and superb flavours. Starters consisted of Chardonnay Risotto served with roasted beetroot, pickled carrot ribbons and salsa verde. The main course offered two choices: medium-rare game fillet server with dauphinoise potatoes, peach and mint cream, and a red wine jus; or ratatouille served with smoked Napolitana sauce topped with pecorino, toasted pine nuts and fresh basil. Dessert was perhaps the most beautiful course of the evening, and presented a red wine poached-pear accompanied by passion fruit sorbet and Turkish delight.
What would the evening be without brilliant pairs? The starters were paired with Boschendal Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, which delivered a fresh green apple taste with hints of citrus and subtle almond biscotti and brioche. Mains were paired with Boschendal 1685 Shiraz, which offered a generous, deep black fruit and riper vintage fruit expression with pepper spice (this went down a treat with the game fillet). Dessert, of course, had to be paired with something elegant and classic, so it was no surprise that it was paired with the exquisite Boschendal Brut Rose Method Cap Classique. This sparkling wine delivered a pronounced fruit structure which was complimented by a seductive brisk sparkle.
Once again, we celebrated an unforgettable evening paired with life’s greatest offerings: great food, divine wine, gorgeous art and of course exceptional company. Make sure you don’t miss out on the next Come Wine With Us event by following us on all of our social channels and by subscribing to our mailing list (see you soon).
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Photography: Amy De Cock Photography (email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book her for your next wedding or event).
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