An evening of royal indulgence
sliced and beautifully presented along with beetroot and thyme cheesecake and a pickled beetroot salsa and lime curd. It’s a delicate appetiser that pairs well with the Haute Cabriere unwooded pinot noir.
Our second course was the sweet and light Cape malay halibut. Accompanied with an appropriately tangy spiced carrot terrine, sesame roasted carrot and thai coconut sauce, this fish has a lovely texture and packs loads of flavours. The wine of choice was the Paul Cluver gewurztraminer.
The third course for the evening was the maple infused pork belly, which comes with a pork tortellini, apple micro salad and an apple and cinnamon purée. Like the halibut, the pork belly is tender and rich in a range of flavours. The wine for this was the Nederburg Riesling.
To ease the palette, we were given a lime-and-basil sorbet before our main course.
Before our mains, a herb and hazelnut crusted lamb loin, we guzzled a few more glasses of wine, which kind of helped us gain a bit of an appetite after all the food we’d eaten.
The lamb pot pie with its potato gratin and merlot jus is tender and juicy. It goes wonderfully with the Meinert Merlot wine.
I passed on the smoked cheddar souffle pre-dessert and waited for the naartjie and apricot chiboust before I resumed the feasting.
The chiboust made for a delectable and sweet ending to an evening of royal indulgence.