Thursday, April 25, 2019

This Week’s MENU. Societi Bistro, Bouchard Finlayson at the 12 Apostles, Grande Provence Heritage menu, Braaied butterflied lamb, Galpin Peak Pinot Noir

A fiery April sunset, Sea Point, Cape Town

We’ve had a week with some remarkable food, some of it with amazing value, some with local and foreign tradition behind it and some at home; all of it accompanied by interesting beverages. It makes for a nicely varied MENU and we hope you’ll enjoy seeing it as much as we enjoyed the experiences

An invitation to a New World focused Pinot Noir tasting with Bouchard Finlayson winemaker Chris Albrecht sounded intriguing. It was held at the 12 Apostles Hotel…

Grande Provence wine estate in Franschhoek, has gone back to its culinary roots with a new Heritage Tasting Menu prepared by talented Head Chef Marvin Robyn and we were invited to the estate to sample this new Tasting Menu, which is available exclusively to dinner guests. The menu offers a wide selection of fresh, local ingredients, expertly prepared with Chef Marvin’s own twist on South African heirloom recipes…

Societi Bistro in Orange Street in Cape Town is running a Pronto special from 12 to 7 pm and on Wednesdays and Thursday they are open till 11 pm and on those two days in April you get a free 330ml Woodstock lager . We were going to be in town so were tempted to go and sample the food which you can look at on line…

Very much an action photograph, taken whilst carving and serving

We have always cooked this recipe for lamb on a Weber type braai. It has evolved over the past 30 or so years from a recipe originally published in the Cape Times. Last weekend, the Cape was assaulted by gale force South Easter winds, so we used our gas oven, because braaiing would have been too unpleasant. Procedure with an electric oven should be the same as with gas. Both methods are described here...

from Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel and Aarde Valley. Made by Winemaker Chris Albrecht
It has wood, roses and red berry fruit on the nose and, on the palate, attractive berry fruit, plums, chalky tannins, and dark wood on the end. Made to last and is very enjoyable. This vintage is currently available in 1.5 l Magnums on the farm Galpin Peak 2016 Magnum a bargain at R849 and the current vintage, 2017, is R394 a bottle…

25th April 2019
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