Friday, July 27, 2018

This Week’s MENU. Kyoto Garden Winter Special, Breakfast at Coco Safar, The Trade Show 2018, Portuguese Duck Rice, Migliarina 2015 Single Vineyard Chardonnay


A Sea Point winter sunset

This almost didn’t make the deadline. We planned to try and leave early from Caroline’s wonderful Red Wine Review, more about which next week. A collection of the country’s best Reds – who could leave early from that - and we still had to finalise a couple of this week’s stories. We didn’t think we’d make it before we collapsed, but here it is, accompanied by the wonderful sound of gentle rain falling outside. We hope you’ll like it

Cape Town seems to be going through an Asian experience at the moment with so many new Asian and Asian-inspired restaurants opening and being enjoyed. It has taken a while for SA to get there and we are loving it, as we so enjoy eating this style of food. Some of the successful Asian restaurants that have been around for a while are enjoying this revival and should never be ignored, as the reason they are still here is that they produce authentic Asian food. It is the season when we are invited to taste winter specials and Kyoto in Kloofnek Road invited us to visit and sample their Japanese offering

The Adelphi Centre in Sea Point has had an ongoing refurbishment, a name change (that we don’t think will work for Sea Pointers), and many of the old shops have departed. As you enter the centre, you cannot fail to see Coco Safar restaurant, which has taken up space on the left and right of the main entrance and some at the back for their Rooibos brewery. We were invited to go for breakfast this week…

Another trade wine show this week, held at Welgemeend in Gardens. Five wine representatives grouped together to show their wines at one event: Sam Brown, Michelle Stewart, Hein de Jager, Miranda Rieker and Bev Murray. Hence there were a lot of wines to taste. We can mention just a few…

This classic Portuguese dish originated in one of their Asian colonies many years ago and was adapted for the local taste. It has become a special dish that they eat at celebrations and high holidays like Christmas and New Year. Here is the recipe using a whole duck, very luxurious….

MENU’s Wine of the Week   Migliarina 2015 Single Vineyard Chardonnay from Elgin grapes. There were two white wines that most impressed us this week, both from the same winemaker. First, the Migliarina 2016 Chardonnay made with Elgin grapes

The other is our Wine of the Week; it is the 2015 Single Vineyard Chardonnay, also from Elgin, which has soft incense wood and citrus fruit on the nose. Complex on the palate, it is full with caramel, pineapple followed by a creamy lemon posset on the palate, and finishing with elegant minerality. This wonderful creaminess…

26th July 2018



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