A traditional Georgian Supra at Jewell’s Restaurant at Spice Route Destination.
If you’ve ever found yourself in Georgia, Eastern Europe, chances are you’re familiar with a supra. The Georgian word for “tablecloth”, a supra is synonymous with a festive occasion where people come together at a large table laden with various traditional dishes and wine. Sounds like an experience not to be missed, right?
Then you’re definitely going to want to experience one of Jewell’s Supra dinner evenings.
Where exceptional food meets extraordinary wine
Hosted by Fairview’s Charles Back, Spice Route Wines’ winemaker Charl Du Plessis and Jewell’s Restaurant owners Neil and Tina Jewell, Jewell’s Supra is where exceptional food meets extraordinary wine.
Charles and Charl experienced the magic of a supra firsthand during a visit to Georgia, the birthplace of wine-making, which was originally done in handmade terracotta vessels (qvevri). They’ve used their newly acquired knowledge to create Spice Route Wine’s own range of qvevri wines, aptly named Obscura.
During the evening, guests will enjoy a menu curated by Neil and Tina Jewell paired with these extraordinary wines.
In keeping with tradition, a selection of dishes will be laid out on the table (like a tablecloth of food!) for guests to share. To start, expect the likes of chicken chikhirtma (traditional Georgian soup), cornbread, pickled cabbage, eggplant and peppers with Svanetian salt (traditional spiced salt from Svaneti), pkhali (chopped vegetable and walnut) salad, smoked trout, as well as a crispy duck skin served with turnip and plum ketchup.
Mains include a selection of lovingly prepared dishes such as fried potatoes, lebio (bean stew) with green onion and spice, estragon pie, roast chicken shkmeruli (garlic and cheese mash), and beef-and-sour-plum stew.
Your meal doesn’t end there: medok (honey cake), walnut cake, wine meringue, and fruit leather will end your meal on a sweet note.
The evenings take place on the first Friday of each month at Jewell’s, a short 45-minute drive from Cape Town. Inside, guests are welcomed into a cosmopolitan space with an open kitchen, fireplace and country-style seating. Outside, one can’t help but be enamoured with the surrounding views of Simonsberg and Table Mountains.
For social-distancing reasons, guests will be seated at their own tables – instead of a communal one as is Georgian tradition – and will enjoy their feasts in their own bubbles.
Be sure to arrive hungry and let your gracious hosts transport you to Georgia for the evening!
Dates of upcoming evenings
Friday, 2 July 2021 (Cancelled)
Friday, 6 August 2021
Time 6pm – 10pm
Cost R475 per person
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