Usually hosted on the first Tuesday of the month, Arugula Bistro’s five-course food-and-wine pairing is a fab mid-week outing for northern ’burbs dwellers.
Each event celebrates a different wine farm, when five vinos from that winery are paired with a complementing course. Freshly baked rolls are served as the winemaker gives a brief overview of the farm’s history and philosophy, after which he/she presents the first wine, followed by the chef presenting the first dish.
The food is stunning *tips hat to chef*, the wine expertly paired, and the service impeccable. Attention to detail from the staff sets an intimate mood, which is further elevated by the open-plan kitchen and a chalkboard menu.
Here is the 2017 lineup
|7 February||Rust en Vrede Wines|
|7 March||Springfield Wines|
|2 May||Journey’s End Wines|
|6 June||Allesverloren Wines|
|1 August||Simonsig Wines|
|5 September||Mooiplaas Wines|
|10 October||Kleine Zalze Wines|
|7 November||Pierre Jourdan range from Haute Cabrière|