City of Gold enjoys best of the best of City of Oaks
Stellenbosch at Summer Place, the annual sensory showcase presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, delivered a magical taste down memory lane when it toasted the then and now of South Africa’s pioneering wine route through fine food, wine, music and art in Hyde Park on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.
This year’s theme of Jozi’s most stylish Winelands food and wine event, was a celebration of yesterday, today and tomorrow’s masters and socialites were treated to a connoisseur’s feast of stalwarts, unique talent and innovative tastes from the City of Oaks, also known as the country’s Food and Wine Capital.
A stylish crowd got the rare opportunity to personally meet and mingle with more than 40 esteemed Stellenbosch winemakers and estate owners, whilst they sipped and savoured some of their latest and yesteryear vintages.
Sharing the chic spotlight with the cellar gems in the various luxury rooms of Summer Place, were five formidable Stellenbosch chefs who added gourmet flair to the evening with their tasty dishes.
This year’s impressive chef line-up included: Michael Broughton of Terroir and his beef wellington; Bertus Basson of Overture Restaurant and his sensory creation of crisp potato and beef brisket; Christiaan Campbell of Delaire Graff Estate and his salmon trout tartare fritter and cauliflower ‘risotto ; Gregory Czarnecki of Waterkloof Restaurant and his duo of free range lamb stuffed with bone marrow, and Tanja Kruger of Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House who made her event debut with a playful terrine of Paradyskloof quail and guinea fowl.
Music entertainment on the night was provided by the pulsating AmaZink Live, who was in tune with the back to future vibe, by performing hits from the past and present. This group of vibrant musicians, straight from SA’s first township theatre in Kayamandi, is famous for their culturally authentic musical entertainment and proved to be a huge hit amongst the guests.
An evolution of the maestros was also depicted through rare art pieces from the Sanlam Art Collection – one of South Africa’s finest and most extensive corporate art collections – which added colour to a sophisticated setting and engaged guests throughout the evening.