Warm up this winter with superb food and free-flowing red wine.
When the blustery weather hits the Cape, with cold fronts and snow on the mountains, full-bodied red wine and heart-warming food is the only answer to banishing the winter blues. And where better to get your dose of this age-old antidote than at Steenberg! Their annual Red Wine Rendezvous dinner series is back at Bistro Sixteen82, where executive chef Kerry Kilpin has designs sumptuous three-course dinners to suit the season, accompanied by the farm’s notable reds flowing freely throughout the meal.
Warming winter flavours
The elegant contemporary space cosies up nicely for winter evenings. A suspended decorative ceiling of vine branches and walls of bottles create a cosy bistro vibe, enhanced by the warmth spilling in from the open kitchen.
Kerry ‘s love of bold flavours and her knack for plate-licking sauces come out strong in the alluring June menu. Warm up with creamy broccoli and roasted onion soup, served with homemade bread and spicy hummus; feast on braised lamb neck with garlic jus and the promise of returning summer in the accompanying sundried tomato and basil risotto; then linger over a pecan and chocolate mille feuille, its tempting richness offset by caramelised pear ice cream and caramelia mousse. (Each event sees a new menu.)
Free-flowing red wines
Cellar master, Elunda Basson, sends in a selection of three Steenberg Vineyards reds to match the food (included in the price and free-flowing throughout the evening). Whether she decides on an elegant and velvety merlot, the silky and spicy syrah, the fruity nebbiolo, or one of the delicious blends that tell the story of the farm in grape and terroir, the wines are guaranteed to pair beautifully with the menu and leave you warmed right through from head to toes. Taking an Uber is highly recommended!
Diarise these two dates for upcoming Red Wine Rendezvous dinners:
Dates Thursday, 30 June 2022
Thursday, 25 August 2022
Time 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost R495 (three courses + red wine)
Contact 021 205 3866, email@example.com
Where to find it Steenberg Farm, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
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