Visit the 2013 Taste of the Helderberg at the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on Thursday 6 June 2013 for a line-up of eminent winery restaurants and artisan producers.
In addition to the array of cellar gems stemming from this prime winemaking triangle, which stretches from Somerset West to Stellenbosch and Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, guests will be indulged with signature dishes by popular culinary hotspots and heroes from the area, including Ghenwa’s Lebanese Cuisine, Pomegranate Restaurant, 96 Winery Road, The Restaurant at Longridge, Somerbosch Bistro and the Restaurant at Avontuur Estate.
Dishes on sale in tasting-size portions include 96 Winery Road’s famous duck and cherry pie, or a hearty creamy cauliflower Soup. Chef Craig Cormack of All Things Culinary will whip up a spectacular array ranging from lamb koftas with hummus and succulent lamb fillets with pea purée to quail roulade with roasted figs.
Avontuur will serve salmon roses stuffed with prawns, wasabi mayo and pickled ginger, while Somerbosch Bistro will tantalise with a camembert, sweet onion, bacon and sage quiche. Vegetarians will not be left out in the cold, as they can tuck into Ghenwa’s offerings which include gluten-free and vegan dishes.
Other culinary nibbles include olives by Morgenster and Yonder Hill as well as Waterkloof’s naturally matured Healey’s Cheddar, which was recently crowned as South Africa’s Best Round Cheddar at the prestigious 2013 South African Dairy Championships.
Taste of Helderberg 2013 is a true celebration of the latest tastes and triumphs of the Helderberg Wine Route – all under one roof – and guests will be able to mingle with at least 25 wine producers, ranging from time-honoured stalwarts and ultra-chic boutique wineries to popular family-owned estates to eco-conscious pioneers.
Participating wineries that will share their passions and pleasures include Haskell Vineyards, Lourensford Wine Estate, Lyngrove Wines and Vineyards, Peter Falke Wines, Vergenoegd, Eikendal, Waterkloof, Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate, Yonder Hill, Avontuur Estate, Grangehurst Winery, Ken Forrester Vineyards, Longridge Estate and Somerbosch Wines.
As part of the route’s commitment to responsible drinking and driving, the NH Lord Charles is offering an accommodation special on the evening: Please contact the hotel directly on 021 855 1040 and quote reference: Taste of the Helderberg accommodation.
When: Thursday 6 June from 5pm to 9pm.
Where: the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.
Tickets: R70 per person, which includes a wine glass and access to the fruits of the Helderberg Winelands.
Info: For more information and to reserve your tickets contact Bjorn van Oort at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 981 0216. Tickets will also be available at the door.