Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Societi Bistro's Tour de France

Enjoying good French food at Societi Bistro with some well paired wines
Having had a successful 10 weeks of Italian food and wines Societi invited us to come and try their Culinary Tour Through France -10 Weeks. 10 Regions. 10 Exceptional Wines. A different region and wine every week. Despite a cold and miserable Saturday afternoon, we so enjoyed sampling the dishes from the menu with many great local French style wines. Now you can too. Check out the different 3 course menus on http://societi.co.za/france/ It's a lovely way to enjoy eating out in winter
This time we were inside the restaurant because of the rain
Richard Bosman with a selection of his charcuterie was paired with the rich and spicy Waterford Shiraz
Fleur du Cap Chenin will be served with the Onion soup in this week's menu which is from the Ile de France region (Paris)
Journalist Neil Pendock discussing the terroir of the Lomond Pinot noir
Lomond's excellent Pinot Noir being served with the Burgundy Menu main of superb rich and tender Boeuf Bourguignon 7th to 13th September
Lots of people waiting for the cassoulet to arrive on this stand and others enjoying the dishes with the wines
The Marianne Cabernet Sauvignon was showing really well on Saturday, its a lovely expression of this grape, we need to taste more. This as served with a rich and salty Garbure Duck soup. If you want to try it go between the 14th to 20th of September
Cassoulet, perfect winter food
This was served with the Delaire Graff Botmaskop powerful red blend, well matched to this substantial dish from the centre of France near Castelnaudary and Carcassonne. Go to taste it and the cassoulet between 3rd to 9th of August. A good way to banish winter blues
Another good match was the Asara full fruit zesty Chardonnay with the Moules au cidre from Normandy. These can be tasted from 17th to 23rd August
Chicken Fricassee is not seen often nowadays, it went SO well with the Anthonij Rupert Optima. This is the French Alpine menu being served from 31st August to 6th September
Provence just has to have a Rosé served with the food and this is a good salad Niçoise on the menu from 17th to 29th September. Solms Delta provided one with good fruit but, thankfully, not sweet
Owner Pete Weetman telling us about the menu
There was a huge crowd of good customers, wine trade and media, enjoying the day

Profiteroles were served as a dessert; they are on one of the menus. We think these are exciting menus and great wines. We will go and try some
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016

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