Last Thursday our bookclub gathered at La Colombe for a long planned and much anticipated dinner.
I am always filled with excitement when I go to my favorite restaurant, and once again a truly memorable meal and evening was had.
The American couple celebrating a romantic anniversary may have found the eight quite loud women slightly less than ideal, but what can I say, we are the book club that wants to be a wine club book club (TBCTWTBAWCBC for short).
One of our bookclubbers is the sales representative for Uitisg wines, so the winemaker had very kindly given us a couple of bottles of the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, which is only due for release in January to enjoy.
And enjoy we most certainly did.
We kicked off with a delicious glass of Ross Gower pink bubbly in the bar. Delectable!
And then the meal went something like this…..(each course paired with a different wine)
In addition to the 3 amuse bouche, the most delicious bread basket with parmesan creme catalan with a red onion and cider puree and a sprinkling of burnt parmesan crumbs.
The meal was a culinary adventure and each mouthful a a taste sensation.
Luke Dale-Roberts was not around for us on the night but we hear via the grapevine that he is in the process of developing a few new and exciting dishes for La Colombe before he leaves.
La Colombe, Constantia Uitsig, Spaanschemat River Road, 021 7946500