Thursday, November 01, 2018

This Week’s MENU. Paul John Indian whiskies, Caroline's White Wine Review, Caroline's White Wine Review, Wade Bales Cap Classique and Gin Affair, Spaghetti Milanese, KWV Roodeberg Rosé

Kids at the seaside, drying off on the hot ground. Nothing changes; just what we did when we were this age
Our life and the weather are both mad; not sure which is crazier. We were in Robertson from Sunday morning to Tuesday night, visiting Wine on the River and 8 wine estates. We’ll be back there next week. We arrived there in 40º+ heat and left with a chilly North-Wester howling and the temperature down to 12º. We’ll write about all that in the next MENU. This week has been crammed full of activity, including replacing a tyre damaged in Ashton and dental work, but we’ll tell you about the more interesting events next time. Here are this week’s stories. We think they’re interesting….
Tasting Paul John Indian whiskies at the Cape Grace    
Another interesting invitation from Hector McBeth to taste Whisky; this time from Goa in India. We have tasted Japanese and Scotch whiskies with him on previous occasions. Held in the Bascule Lounge at the Cape Grace Hotel; where else? It has the best whisky collection in South Africa. We were to taste five whiskies from Paul John…
Caroline's White Wine Review 2018 at The Table Bay    
An annual event in Cape Town, Caroline's White Wine Review was held at the Table Bay Hotel this month. Caroline selects her favourite high scoring white wines and bubblies and it is a challenging tasting with so much quality in the room. One can never manage to taste everything, but there were some really good wines to enjoy…
Launch of Roodeberg Rosé at Chart Farm    
On a lovely summery day, we journeyed to the restaurant at Chart Farm in Wynberg for tea in the garden and the launch of KWV's new Roodeberg Rosé wine. Lots of beautiful roses from the farm…
Wade Bales Cap Classique and Gin Affair      
On one of the hottest days in October we ventured to the Waterfront by bus to attend Wade Bales Cap Classique and Gin Affair at the Grand in the Waterfront. There were over 60 of South Africa’s premium MCCs  and about 50 local craft and international gins to taste, with local producers present to share their knowledge. No one drives to an event like this…
On the MENU this week. Spaghetti Milanese with Pork Escalopes    
A classic dish this week, one that is quite easy to make. You may use pink veal if you can get it, or chicken breasts, sliced in half and beaten flat…
MENU’s Wine of the Week     KWV Roodeberg 2018 Rosé    
It is made from Shiraz and Cabernet with a little Cinsault and Mourvedre added. It is made from free run juice and has brief skin contact, but not very much, as they need to keep the colour light pink. It is refreshing and is full of strawberry, raspberry and litchi notes on the nose and palate, with good fruit acidity…

1st November 2018

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