Nederburg teamed up with The Hussar Grill for a special cook-off with celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood at his Kitchen Cowboys studio in Cape Town recently.
Contestants were chosen from a lucky draw of Hussar Grill patrons who ordered Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes wine with their meal.
They were then asked to create a dish from scratch with the tools and ingredients available from the special pantry set up in Pete’s studio. They also had to make sure it matched the wine they were assigned from the Nederburg Heritage Heroes collection.
Working in teams of four (luckily, including one of The Hussar Grill’s chefs and a food blogger), contestants had to come up with a dish to wow the judging panel which comprised Pete Goffe-Wood, Nederburg’s cellarmaster Razvan Macici and Stuart Bailey from The Hussar Grill.
The winning dish was a unique take on the classic “surf and turf”, which included an Asian-style prawn salad, pork fillet served with roasted tomato and Chenin blanc sauce, topped with asparagus and lardon. It was served with Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Anchorman 2012, a delicious chenin blanc.
The winning wine and food combo was created by Michael Streatfield and his partner, Cara Winterbottom, working with blogger, Candice Bresler of Agorgeouslife.co.za and Devon Matthews, the chef from The Hussar Grill in Paarl