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
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.