French Vintage Affair at The 41: A Champagne + Cognac Food Pairing

French Vintage Affair at The 41: A Champagne + Cognac Food Pairing

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The second edition of the previously sold out French Vintage Affair is set to wow guests once again.

Earlier this year, The 41 hosted Good France as part of a global celebration of French culinary heritage. Now, this vibrant Camps Bay restaurant is again offering diners a taste of French gastronomy with the second edition of its champagne and cognac food pairing.

Executive chef Wesley Peters (formerly Asoka) has concocted an exciting four-course meal, the first three of which will be paired with a glass of Moët & Chandon. Two of the three glasses are from the exceptional Moët & Chandon 2008 and 2009 vintages.

Dessert is accompanied by a glass of Hennessy cognac. Derived from the Ugni Blanc grape variety, and first distilled 254 years ago, Hennessy cognac is also a proud testament to French viticultural traditions.

What’s on the menu?

Champagne Food Pairing

The four-course meal is served in The 41’s elegant dining room, with the glass-panelled fireplace to warm things up, and relaxing live music to enhance the overall atmosphere.

Here’s what to expect:

First course Sweet and sour champagne-poached prawn, cayenne pineapple mango salsa, and passion fruit, paired with Moët & Chandon Brut
Second course Kudu carpaccio, Impérial dressed rocket, and brûlé d’oranges, paired with Moët & Chandon 2008 Impérial
Third course Five-spiced sesame-crusted duck breast, vanilla sweet potato and parsnip purée, and dark chocolate oil and honey almond shatter, paired with Moët & Chandon 2009 Impérial
Dessert Moist chocolate and espresso brownie, XO sabayon, and dusted ice-cream, paired with Hennessy VSOP

The event will take place on 12 October at 6.30pm. To book your table at this celebration of French gastronomy, call or email The 41 with the contact details below.


The 41

Ground floor
41 Victoria Rd
Camps Bay
Cape Town


021 437 0558

Event Information

12 October 2019

6.30pm (latest arrival time at 8pm)

R595; service excluded