Tuesday, June 03, 2014

KWV Classic wines with Japanese food at Kyoto Garden

KWV Classic Wines go with Japanese
at Tokyo Gardens restaurant off  Kloof Nek road last Thursday where they presented the range to the media and we ate our second multicourse meal of the day. Luckily, the beautiful food at Kyoto Gardens is light and has barely any carbohydrates so we managed.  Yes, we did crumble at 4 pieces of Wild Alaskan King Crab sushi. The wines are aimed at the middle market and sell very well as they are competitively priced at  R40/42 for the whites and R57 for reds - KWV Cellar Door prices.
The restaurant front
We get welcomed with a glass of KWV bubbly
The wines on display
The menu on each table setting
Neil Pendock in conversation with Lynne
PRO Clare Mack introduces the KWV Marketing staff
Clare looking happy
Restaurant owner Scott pours a tasting for KWV winemaker Izele van Blerk. In the background is KWV Brand Manager Charlene Engel
A readable menu
The citrus and lime marinated yellowtail first dish
The (very rarely found in South Africa) king crab sushi went extremely well with the Chenin Blanc
Oh so crisp and light vegetable tempura was served with the 2013 Rosé which is full of strawberries and herbs
Beautifully tender Wagyu beef slices with mushrooms, paired with the 2012 Shiraz, which is very concentrated
Naked tuna! Just seared and in a good sharp & umami sauce topped with spicy togarashi spice and fresh asparagus spears. Although the tuna was quite meaty, the Cabernet fought with it a bit. Spicy shiraz might have worked better.
Back to the Cuvée Brut bubbly for the rich black sesame seed ice cream. Very nut butter rich and lovely. An excellent meal.
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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