Thursday, August 02, 2012

Expressions of Walker Bay/Overberg, Elim & Bot River at the Taj

Sebastian Beaumont (Beaumont) and Karen Davison (Bouchard Finlayson) pouring their wines for the guests at the pre-dinner tasting
Penny Verburg enjoying the tasting
Frank & Nina van der Velde
Caroline Poulter (Strandveld Wines) and fiancé Anthony Van Schalkwyk, having fun
Linefish Tartare with grilled Foccacia & Coriander Aioli
Pancetta wrapped Quail with Vanilla mash & Bourbon flambéed Banana Velouté
Sous Vide of Lamb Rack with smoked oven dried Tomato, Duck Biltong and sweet garlic jus
Bitter Chocolate Tart with Grapefruit Zest marmalade & local Gorgonzola
Luddite owner/winemaker Niels Verburg, having fun
Nici and Sebastian Beaumont
Food & Beverage Director Willem du Toit made the introductions
Beverage Manager James Boreland
Guest Chef Duane Lewis of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
James Boreland with Melissa Nelson, whose Genevieve MCC we all enjoyed
Strandveld winemaker Conrad Vlok with James Boreland
Karen Davison introduced the Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay
James Boreland describing how they matched the wines with the food
Hands-on guest Chef Duane Lewis and the Mint Restaurant chefs
Sumaridge MD/Winemaker Andrew Patterson

Duane Lewis discussing the menu with Lynne
Sharon Patterson in conversation with guest Sanjith Mungroo from Johannesburg
Niels Verburg telling us about his Luddite Shiraz
James Boreland and Sebastian Beaumont
Photographs ©John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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