Little goes together as well as fine wine and great food which is why The Twelve Apostles Hotel anad Spa created monthly Food & Wine Pairing events to offer Capetonians and guests a delicious gourmet dining experience. On Friday 31 July 2015, Executive Chef Christo Pretorius of Azure Restaurant and Jason Snell will join forces to co-host this exquisite culinary experience, delivering an exclusive four-course dinner paired with a selection of wines from The Drift Farm owner and winemaker, Bruce Jack.
Azure’s Executive Chef, Christo Pretorius
Food and wine aficionados can look forward to starting their evening in Azure with a glass of The Drift Farm’s ‘The Year of the Rooster’ Rosé on arrival. The pairing will begin in earnest with a serving of Farmed Dusky Kob with rice noodles, fermented soy bean, king oyster mushroom and tentsuyu ginger, matched perfectly with a glass of Flagstone Chardonnay. Chef Pretorius will then present Organic Rabbit – roast saddle, braised ragu, creamed corn polenta, baby carrots, gremolata, and liquorice juice, paired with The Drift Farm’s ‘The Heartbreak Grape’ Pinot Noir.
For the main course guests can enjoy Beef Short Rib in a barbeque glaze and fynbos jus, with smoked potato puree, young winter vegetables and hydrated prunes and served with The Drift Farm ‘Gift Horse Barbera’. As the evening concludes, the Gianduja Mousse brings a sweet taste of blood orange sorbet, salted peanut cake, toasted marshmallow, chai custard and caramel to the table, beautifully matched with La Báscula Costa Diva Moscatel 2012. A selection of Petit Fours presented with tea or coffee round off the gourmet experience.
These food and wine parings are extremely popular and July’s dinner is already sold out – so if you would like to experience the magic of one of these evenings, click here to view upcoming events. And be sure to book early!
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