Menu for the day

Luke Dale-Roberts- The Test Kitchen

Canapés: 1) Chicken liver parfait on croute, apple chutney 2) Smoked goat cheese mousse, beetroot pure

Main: Asian style beef rib, dark beer and doenjang glaze, sushi rice ball

Scot Kirton-   La Colombe

Canapés: 1) Onion tart tatin  2) Rabbit ballottine

Main: Umami Broth

Reuben Riffel-   Reuben’s Restaurant  

Canapés 1) Chicken Terrine 2) Salmon, beetroot horse radish pastry crisps

Main: Lamb Biryani

Roland Gorgosilich Bosman’s-   The Grande Roche hotel, Paarl

Canapés 1) Pumpernickel covered truffle flavoured goats cheese 2) Sesame seared yellowtail

Main: Viennese salon beuschel, pallfy dumbling and sour crème

Rudi Liebenberg-   Planet Restaurant, Mount Nelson  

Canapés: 1) Shredded duck confit in a corn batter 2) Fennel cured salmon trout with pickled beetroot

Main: Beef cheek tortelloni, tongue, cauliflower puree

Peter Tempelhoff- The Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort

Canapés: 1) goat cheese mousse, ham praline, pineapple 2) Twice backed Underberg cheese soufflé, kirsch sauce

Main: Rooikrans smoked poussin, mushroom & provolone risotto a la grenobloise

I loved the Big Bottle Festival this week end at the Cellars Hohenhort Hotel in Constantia. I attended the Saturday walk around tasting with delicious food made by a handful of awesome chefs.

Arranged by Fine Wine Events, it is a celebration of food and wine and not to be missed.

I tried to move between the two buildings which housed the event as much as possible so that I could sample most of what was on offer. As it was a rainy day and everything was held indoors, it was a little crowded and the demand for the food was high. Everything I tasted was phenomenal and I could have gone for a swim in La Colombe’s umami broth.

The list of wine producers at the event can be seen here.

For more pictures of the event take a look at Guy with Camera’s blog.


  1. Looks like it was huge fun and some good food and of course, wine was had!

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