Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chenin blanc Summer Showcase

Arriving at Meloncino, we were presented with a glass of Ken Forrester's Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc MCC

The wines we tasted and enjoyed with lunch
With everyone seated, Jeff Grier starts the tasting

Bruwer Raats talks about his wine
Ina Smith, the power of the Chenin Blanc Association
Leon Coetzee, The Fledge winemaker
Winemakers Margaux Nel of Boplaas and The Fledge with Hannes Meyer of Simonsig

Bruschetta con rucola, tonno scottato e aceto invecchiato
Seared, sesame encrusted yellowfin tuna served on top of a arugula salad and bruschetta, finished off with a 12 year balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
Burrata di mozzarella con prosciutto e fichi
A fan of sliced Israeli figs topped with Puglia burrata cheese wrapped in Parma ham, served with a 15 year balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
Insalata di rucola con aragosta, finocchio e salsa di tartufo
A West Coast red-rock lobster served on a bed of arugula salad, sliced fennel and exotic cherry tomatoes in a delicate truffle oil dressing
Panna cotta al limoncello e vaniglia con salsa di fragole
Home-made panna cotta infused with vanilla and Italian limoncello liqueur. Served with a rich strawberry confit
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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