Monday, March 23, 2015

Cellarbake at Nitida

Now in its second year, Cellarbake pairs local bakers and their wares with Nitida Wines.  You buy some tokens and exchange them for mini tastes of each baker’s art and a taste of one specific wine. It was extremely popular this year, they sold over 700 tickets and the place was pumping.
Nitida winemaker Danie Keulder and his wife were enjoying the occasion. They had brought their twins
Waiting for customers
One stand had pulled pork sandwiches and they were the most popular stand, as everyone wanted one for lunch.  It caused a bit of a traffic jam in the hall though
Cooking the pork on a barbeque
Wordsworth books also had a stand and Lynne was being tempted by the Ottolenghi books
Some samples for tasting
The band played throughout
You have to have tea with cake
Cup cakes and tarts and biscuits to buy
The Dolce stand had good chocolate cake and all the stands were supported by students from Silwood School of Cookery
and baking courses were on offer from Nicolette van Niekerk of Le Petite Patisserie
Some sample wedding and celebration cakes on display
Kerry Prendergast of Nitidand Social Media Strategist Linda Harding of The Squashed Tomato had a busy day on their tasting stand
Denise from Denise’s Delight’s, our local Sea Point baker
Wicked gooey meringues
Queen of Tarts wares. We bought four of the tarts for dessert at a dinner we were going to that night
Handing over the precious box
Manager Jacus Marais of Nitida telling us about the wine
Everyone gets an arm band at the door
Time for some lunch on the terrace
There was seating in the middle of the hall, but it was very busy
Slaving over a hot stove to get out the hot sausage rolls and other treats
The Food Barn Deli had savoury tarts with olives and anchovies and a brochette with chicken liver pate topped with cherries. One small juicy cherry rolled artfully down Lynne’s pale green trousers. But their food tasted superb.
You could sit out by the dam
Or enjoy a glass of something under your umbrella - Lerato Moagi & Vusi Mabilisa
John’s lunch was a freshly baked chicken sausage roll with chilli jam
Owner of Nitida, Bernhard Veller, with his beautiful daughter Lara
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015

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