Superb Chardonnay paired to perfection with signature dishes from Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst takes centre stage on Friday, 29 April at the first Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner for 2016 at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.
Featuring fellow producers DeMorgenzon, Newton Johnson Vineyard and Iona Vineyards, the evening, hosted by Grande Provence winemaker Karl Lambour, is a showcase of some of the Cape’s finest Chardonnays.
First up in the food pairing stakes is Newton Johnson Family Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 and butter poached, BBQ lobster with xo quinoa sea sand, rounded off with pickled kombu courgette, ponzu infused cucumber and dill gel, with sweet miron gribiche.
Next up is DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 paired with confit guinea fowl and salt cured duck spindle, with a mixed bean and Turkish apricot ragout, vanilla parsnip and wagyu bouillon.
The Grande Provence Chardonnay 2014 accompanies the third course of farmed cob, with a veil of coconut Laksa air, baby leeks, a dash of fermented black garlic, and smoked Alaskan crab butter.
Iona Chardonnay 2015 brings the evening to a close with a dessert of “chocolate forest greenhouse”- 80% hazelnut pot au crème with Tonka bean semi-freddo and Madagascan vanilla poached shemeji mushrooms.
The Chardonnay Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner takes place at The Restaurant at Grande Provence at 19h00. To book your seat at R695 per person, call 021 876 8600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests can purchase a mixed case of 12 wines from the participating wineries at a special rate on the evening.
Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence.