Thursday, September 06, 2012

Expressions of Franschhoek at the Taj

Gaby Palmer-Bolton, Mount Nelson PR with Willem du Toit, Taj F&B Director
Darran Stone, winemaker at Mont Rochelle
Riaan Nolan of Zando Shoes & Fashion and Jan Laubscher of WineTimes
Francois van der Merwe introduced guest chef 
Michelle Theron of Pierneef restaurant at La Motte
Potato crusted Salmon served with braised Fennel, Parmesan Gnocchi, 
Cape Curry and Coconut Velouté
La Motte Brut 2007 - Haut Espoir Viognier 2008
Wild Mushroom open Lasagna, Porcini & Hazelnut Velouté with deep fried Egg
La Motte Chardonnay 2010 - Holden Manz Big G 2009
A special substitute for John: spicy paneer and salad from Bombay Brasserie
Crispy Lamb’s Soutribbetjie with Gremolata crushed Potatoes, 
Parsnip Puree, Quince & Bacon jus
Moreson Magia 2006 - Haut Espoir Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Chocolate “Melksnysels” with spiced Milk punch, Milk Chocolate mousse 
and Salted Honey comb
Pierre Jourdan Blanc De Blancs 2009

Tamo von Arnim introducing his family's wines
La Motte winemaker, Edmund Terblanche
Wayne Buckley, head of Holden Manz PR and Marketing
Irina von Holdt CWM discussing wine with a visitor from Brazil
Anne Armstrong, mother of Rob, the owner of Haut Espoir
Clayton Reabow, Moreson winemaker
Chefs at attention
The Mint restaurant
Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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