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Clos Malverne salutes New Year with a stylish Hats Off Party

8 course menu and brand new MCC to end 2013 on a gourmet high

Don a funky fedora or flip on your favourite Stetson and make your way to Clos Malverne Estate on the 31st of December, when this family-owned wine farm, situated in the heart of the Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch, will host a stylish Hats Off New Year’s Celebration for you to salute the new year in good, gourmet company.

The popular Restaurant @ Clos Malverne will pull out all the stops with an extravagant eight course food and wine feast, whilst guests, all dolled up with their favourite hats, will bob and jive the night away to the classic sounds of the live band, Double Jeopardy. When the clock strikes twelve, Clos Malverne will uncork a memorable toast, when you will get a chance to raise a flute of the estate’s newly released, maiden Brut Rosé Méthode Cap Classique, Ellie – this captivating blush is an exuberant celebration in a glass and will certainly add extra sparkle to this sensory indulgence.

This extravagant Food & Wine Experience comprises eight sumptuous dishes prepared by resident chef Nadia Louw Smith and matched with eight exceptional Clos Malverne cellar gems. Her lavish menu kicks off with a Crayfish Caesar Salad paired with a flute of the Clos Malverne Sauvignon Blanc Brut followed by a ritzy Red Pepper Gazpacho and a glass of the estates multi-crowned Sauvignon Blanc.

Nadia’s Spicy Seared Norwegian Salmon completes a tantalising third course and will accompany the Clos Malverne Chardonnay to your table.

Palates will then be pampered with Slow Roasted Lamb Bitterballen with a mustard and baby vegetable pickle and the estate’s popular Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend after which Grilled Shitake Mushrooms, stuffed with garlicky herbs and feta will share the spotlight with the Clos Malverne Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend.

Next on her whopping bill of fare is a succulent Grilled Fillet Steak which she marries with Clos Malverne’s limited release flagship Cape Blend, Auret 2008.

Her dessert duo includes a more-ish Gorgonzola & Preserved Fig Phyllo Parcel served with the estate’s Merlot, followed by a decadent White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake and a Clos Malverne Honey Dew goodnight kiss.

Tickets for the Hats Off New Year’s Celebration at Clos Malverne cost R595 per person, which include all the wines on the evening, and this not-to-be-missed event starts at 20h00 and will carry on until the wee hours of 2014. Pre-bookings are essential as seating is limited.

For more information or the reserve your table, contact Clos Malverne at Tel: (+27)21 865 2022 or send an email to info@closmalverne.co.za.