Thursday, March 07, 2019

RMB Starlight Concert at Vergelegen - the food and drink

The Starlight Concert has other aspects! All worth a mention. We gathered on arrival in the famous Rose Garden at Vergelegen where there were canapés and an open bar. Many of us had the bubbly to start, both were Kaapse Vonkel from Simonsig
Wine merchant Wade Bales and Lynelle Hoeks enjoy a glass of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé
The organiser of the evening is Carolynne Waterhouse of RMB, here checking her guest lists. She does a fantastic job each year
Before we take our seats we were given a cold bag hamper and some bottles of Vergelegen wines to enjoy with the concert. There are glasses in the hampers
On offer is the Sauvignon Blanc, the Chardonnay and the red is the Cabernet Merlot
But before then snacks then a buffet supper were served
These prawns on pipettes meant you got your cocktail sauce with the prawns
Tables groaning with cheese and pates and chutneys
The Buffet Supper was held in the woods alongside the concert arena
A selection of cold meats, fillet steak, ham, mushrooms and salads
Whole poached salmon topped with thick mayonnaise
There was a station with several curries, poppadoms and rice
Breads, smoked salmon, tiny crisp rosti. salads,
Halaal food for those who requested it
And a selection for vegetarians and vegans
A sushi stand
Seafood Paella
First year students from Silwood were helping out
Barbecue too
On the Mexican stand, guacamole, coleslaw, cheese and chilli to go with your tortillas and meat
One of the chefs serving. The caterers were The Culinary Company from Johannesburg. It was a feast, so different from the food hampers we have had in the past. They have also previously catered for the Starlight Concert in Johannesburg later this year, normally in September
And, after the show, we all went back to the woods for dessert and some refreshment. The roads get rather busy after a huge concert like this and we wait till most of it has gone. We did not drive home to Sea Point, no drinking and driving for us, so we made an overnight reservation on in Somerset West.

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