Pinot Noir steps up to the plate at Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner

Friday, 29 May, 19h00, The Restaurant, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Wine lovers longing for an evening of sublime reds and exceptional winelands fare should book their place for the Grande Provence Pinot Noir Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner of Friday, 29 May.

Celebrating Pinot Noir as their wine of the month, Grande Provence will be collaborating with Oak Valley Estate, Newton Johnson Family Vineyards and Creation Wines for an unforgettable evening at The Restaurant, hosted by Grande Provence winemaker Karl Lambour.

Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst has prepared an exceptional menu to match each wine’s taste profile to perfection.

For the first course, the Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014 will be served with juicy braised veal shank and seared foie gras terrine, sesame quails egg and fermented kimchi, drizzled with pistachio and truffle béchamel, with a dash of 12 week black garlic.

Chef Darren is known for his love of using rabbit as an ingredient in his cooking, and guests will be treated to a second course of Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 served with pancetta rolled saddle of rabbit, Nora pepper and rabbit bitterballen, with tonka baked royal black rice, finished beautifully with wisps of celeriac and parsley root snow.

Next up, The Oak Valley Pinot Noir 2013 will be the taste partner of Himalayan salt rock cooked king scallops, 12 hour sous vide pork belly, baby root vegetables, carrot and cardamom.

Ending the evening’s menu will be the Grande Provence Pinot Noir 2013 and smoked comte cheese and creamed leek arancini, with rosemary and parmesan crumble, baked Parma ham and creamy reblochon parcel, decorated with kumquat, marigold and Cape gooseberry preserve.

The Pinot Noir Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner takes place at The Restaurant at Grande Provence, starting at 19h00. To book your seat at R525 per person, call 021 876 8600 or e-mail Guests can purchase a mixed case of 12 wines from the participating wineries at a special rate on the evening.

For accommodation enquiries, phone Vera Alberts on 021 876 8600 or e-mail Don’t miss out on the Heartland Offer, available until end of August, which provides excellent value with breakfast at either The Owner’s Cottage or La Provençale at special rates.

Be sure to diarise the next Wine & Dine collaboration dinner dates:

26 June – Cabernet Sauvignon (Neil Ellis Wines, Thelema Mountain Vineyards & Spier)
31 July – Shiraz (Hartenberg Wine Estate, Eagles Nest Wines & Lammershoek)
21 August – Red Blends (Joostenberg, Warwick Estate & Hermanuspietersfontein)
25 September – White Blends (De Morgenzon, Strandveld Vineyards & Tokara)
23 October – Sauvignon Blanc (Daria, Steenberg & Klein Constantia)

• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit, or Twitter @grande_provence.

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Issued by: GC Communications
Contact: Clarissa du Plessis
Tel: +27 +21-462 0520

On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Karl Lambour

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