This years’ Stellenbosch at Summer Place is set to take place on Wednesday, 26 October 2016. The event, presented by Stellenbosch Wine Route and Sanlam Private Wealth, will be returning to Hyde Park for a single, star-studded night. The five celebrated chefs have finally been announced and we are so excited about the calibre of the chefs for the event:
– Michael Deg of The Restaurant at Delaire Graff Estate famed for its fresh and vibrant bistro chic cuisine;
– Gregory Czarnecki of Waterkloof Wines restaurant, a hillside-perched venue in wrap-around glass that offers spectacular views and a premier dining experience;
– Michael Broughton of Terroir, consistently rated SA’s best;
– The celebrated George Jardine of Jordan Wine Estate restaurant and his new signature fine dining eatery in the heart of Stellenbosch, Restaurant Jardine
– Bistro 13’s Nic van Wyk, a chef making his debut at the event and who’s known equally for his sublime cooking as his appearances on some of SA’s most popular culinary TV programmes.
These maestros of the menu will be accompanied by their most outstanding protégés. Among them will be Michael Deg’s Keanan Jaftha and Gregory Czarnecki’s Garth Raubenheimer.
The event shows off more than 100 of Stellenbosch’s best wines from a variety of vintages offered for tasting by winemakers and estate owners, and these are also available for purchase. Alongside them will be sublime food creations prepared on display by these renowned chefs and their talented protégés who will demonstrate why Stellenbosch is considered by many as the gourmet capital of South Africa.
Chef Gregory Czarnecki demonstrates the exquisite compatibility of Stellenbosch’s fine Méthode Cap Classique bubblies and Sauvignon Blanc with his dish of cured salmon, crème fraîche crémeux and tuile de pain.
Chef Michael Broughton sets up a palate extravaganza, pairing a dish of Teriyaki skewered squid, fried Onigiri Rice, pickled cucumber and ponzu dipping sauce, with some of Stellenbosch’s stellar Chenin Blancs, Chardonnays and other white wines.
Showcasing the excellence of fine dining with red wines in particular, Chef Michael Deg perfectly aligns Cabernet Sauvignon and red blends with a creation of deliciously braised beef short rib and pickled tongue served with parsnip purée, rainbow carrot and spiced nut crumb.
Chef Nic van Wyk underlines the inimitable quality of these same wines and pays homage to them and South African cuisine with his very own curried lamb parcels accompanied by an exotic coconut sauce and apricot-and-peach chutney.
Of course, some things should always be left to tantalise the imagination. For the big reveal of Chef George Jardine’s culinary creation, paired with Stellenbosch Shiraz, Merlot and Pinotage, you’ll simply have to book a ticket to Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2016.
Those who enjoy fine arts can listen to live music performances and view rare pieces from the Sanlam Art Collection – one of South Africa’s finest and most extensive of its kind.
Tickets cost just R500 per person and include all the wine, food and entertainment on the evening. Early booking is recommended as tickets are limited and sell out early. Please note that this is not a sit-down dinner but rather a lavish cocktail affair.
For more information or to buy your tickets contact Elmarie Rabe at tel: 021 886 8275, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or book online at www.wineroute.co.za.