Thursday, September 26, 2013

John Collins' trade wine tasting at Den Anker

Gary Jordan and Louise Genis on the Jordan table take requests and questions
Jeanette Bruwer of Springfield Estate talking to a customer
Taste, swirl, swallow or spit?  Everyone enjoying the atmosphere at Den Anker restaurant in the Waterfront
Discussion about the wine on the Thelema Sutherland table
Some of the canap├ęs on offer:
Bitterballen – mini warm deep fried meat croquettes served with a German style mustard
Salmon tartare on croutons, with topped with mini onion sprouts , needed salt
Duck foie with a shard of caramel on mini toasts – a brilliant match with the sweet wines
Spicy hot curried prawns wrapped in Greek Kataifi pastry and deep fried.  Huge prawns and a serious sizzle.
Jewelled raw tuna marinated in soy and sprinkled with chopped pistachio nuts
The lovely ladies on Kleinood’s stand
Gordon Newton Johnson pours his Resonance Sauvignon/Semillon blend for Louise and Mark Herd
Deon Joubert on the Diemersfontein stand, having a giggle with John
Waffles, syrup and ice cream with strawberries - Belgium is famous for them
Do have a Belgian chocolate or two..
We leave as evening sets in and paying customers take back the restaurant
The waterfront in the evening glow. This is the famous Time Ball, which gave masters of ships in earlier times an accurate check for their chronometers
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013

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