Wine lovers are invited to explore South Africas premier wines at The Table Bay with one of the countrys foremost wine experts and publisher of the Platters By Diners Club South African Wine Guide, Jean-Pierre Rossouw, in a series of exclusive pairing evenings to be hosted in 2017. The experiences will be elevated with specialised menus designed by The Table Bays Executive Chef, Jocelyn Myers-Adams.
The first in the series takes place on 6 April 2017 and features Nederburg Wines which recently received the prestigious Winery of the Year title in the 2017 edition of Platters By Diners Club South African Wine Guide. This is the second time that Nederburg has achieved this award which the guide describes as its ultimate accolade. The Table Bay is acknowledged as one of South Africas leading wine destinations and its Camissa Brasserie received the highest possible accolade, a Diamond Award, in the Diners Club Winelist Awards in 2016.
Our first Platters pairing dinner is indeed a meeting of minds in celebration of the exquisite interplay between food and wine. We are delighted to partner with South Africas finest winery for this event which will feature some of Nederburgs Private Bin wines. These are only available for purchase on the annual Nederburg Auction, making it a most auspicious and rare occasion, says Myers-Adams.
Now in its 43rd year, the Nederburg Auction has been held annually since 1975 and is one of the most important fixtures on the South African wine calendar. Nowadays, hundreds of wines are submitted for consideration by the selection panel with over 70 players in 2016 and with the auction stretching over two days to accommodate the various lots, split up into a range of sizes to accommodate small and large-scale buyers from various parts of the world. The by-invitation-only auction remains the only channel used by Nederburg to sell its Private Bin wines, including its world-famous Edelkeur which is touted as one of South Africas most treasured sweet wines.
The award winning-wines that guests will enjoy with a spectacularly orchestrated four-course dinner are: Nederburg Cuvée Brut paired with fresh oysters on arrival; Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (Platters 2017 five-star wine) paired with fish carpaccio as a starter; Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Platters 2017 five-star wine) matched with biltong-dusted beef fillet for the first main; Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Brew Master 2014 (Platters 2017 five-star wine) accompanied by duck as the second main; and Nederburg The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2015 (Platters 2017 five-star wine) served with a chocolate mousse bomb for dessert.
As always, Myers-Adams weaves the unique flavours of indigenous plants and herbs foraged from the Capes natural surrounds into her dishes for a truly authentic South African taste experience. She hints that various scents and flavours will be delivered through a variety of culinary methods so expect an all-encompassing sensory experience!
The menu, created in close collaboration with Jean-Pierre Rossouw, has been approved by Nederburgs cellar-master Andrea Freeborough. Rossouw and Freeborough will be attending the dinner on 6 April.