Quite often food-and-wine-pairings are a stiff and unwelcoming affair. But we discovered the total opposite of that, and wish we had done so much sooner!
The Come Wine With Us evenings are hosted by the stylish and accomplished Sybil Doms Simply Sophisticated. Along with Nederburg Wines#HeritageHeroesWineCollection, brilliant chef Vanessa Marx and flowers from Phenology Flowers, the team brought their A-game for the night.
Firstly, the venue definitely needs a mention. We could not imagine a little oasis filled to the brim with history in the middle of the bustling city. But Sybil found it –Welgemeend Function, Event, Wedding and Conference Venue Cape Town was the perfect setting for this Heritage feast.
5 courses, 5 wines. Plus a whole table decor change in between each course – that is what made this evening special. The company around the shared table was great and each course had a little something that was so unique you couldn’t help but discuss it with everyone. We were privileged to have Nox from Phenology Flowers at our table to further discuss plants and their healing qualities – what a treat!
We can ramble on about the food for paragraphs to come… Braised snoek with apricot relish and pine nuts, spiced seared kudu with lentil salad, melt-in-your-mouth lamb knuckle potjie self-served with samp and beans and the feast of stokbrood, jams, honey and turkish delights for dessert. Hungry yet?
The evening was educational, inspiring and above all a whole lot of fun. We won’t miss future dates for sure, and we’ll make sure you know about it so we can meet up with you there!