Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beer, Wine and Curry Challenge at the Taj Twankey Bar

The view from the upstairs balcony of  the Twankey bar
Getting started with the Devils Peak Saison beer and the Pierre Jordan NV Brut
Served with a warm spicy potato cake cumin yogurt and apricot tamarind chutney. Very warm and spicy tasted just like the potato in a dosa
Jean Muller was the cheerful and amusing Master of Ceremonies

Lynne chats to Giddy Caetano of Anthonij Rupert Wines about the Franschhoek Uncorked festival on the 7th and 8th of September
It was a nice buzzy crowd
Willem du Toit, Food and Beverage Director of The Taj
The next dish was a Seekh Kebab with mint chutney which went amazingly well with the Jack Black Lager and less well with the Good Hope Chenin Blanc
A huge bowl of Roti pe Boti – Spiced beef curry on rice.  We have had the Devils Peak India Pale Ale before and absolutely love its fruitiness.  It has wafts of tangerine and granadilla and a lovely dark depth of malt.  We also had the Anthonij Rupert Optima full of cassis and minerality enough to cope with the curry.
This was half a pizza and half a stuffed roti!  Full of sweet tomatoes and olives and covered in baked paneer cheese.  Served with Jack Black Pale Ale and Paradyskloof Pinot Noir
Lauren Berry enjoyed it too
The outside of Twankeys on the corner of Wale Street and Cape Town’s main street, Adderley Street. It still has bits of history with the old bank doors and the Statue of our lady of Good Hope above.
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013
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