The Vineyard Hotel & Spa are hosting their popular wine paired dinner evenings until October 2012.
The series of wine-paired events launched with the five-course Partners’ Dinner on 27 April.
The hotel’s five wine partners, Waterford, Meerlust, Simonsig, Warwick and Klein Constantia showcased their favourite wines on the evening, which were expertly paired to various culinary delights by the hotel’s experienced Sous Chef, Chris Law.
Roy Davies, General Manager of the Vineyard Hotel & Spa explains, “We will host two wine-paired dinner events each month, where winemakers from farms such as Paul Cluver and Iona Vineyards, Creation, Muratie, Hartenberg, Oldenburg, Mooiplaas, Anthonij Rupert, The Cardinal, Migliarina and Haut Espoir will have the opportunity to present their wines. Constantia Valley Wines ends off the season in style with a spectacular dinner, showcasing up to nine wines.”
“To avoid disappointment, guests are encouraged to book well in advance for the dinners, as they are extremely popular with both local and resident guests,” says Davies. “Diners can enjoy live light entertainment throughout the evening, and lucky draws are held at each event to add to the experience. So whether you are looking for a romantic evening out, or a night spent with a group of friends – the experience is bound to be a memorable one.”
Each wine-paired dinner is either four- or five-course, depending on the wines served. “Ahead of each event we conduct a tasting where The Square’s sous chef, the winemaker, select members of the media as well as the hotels food and wine committee get together. It’s an opportunity to taste the wines and to debate, deliberate and explore a menu specifically paired to the wines in question,”
Davies explained. “The combination of the tasting session and then experiencing the end product – the actual dinner – is a fascinating journey, allowing us to ensure that the end-product is always of the absolute highest standard, something we believe our guests will experience with every paired event.”
The cost of the dinners is R265 pp for the four-course and R315 pp for the five-course. Davies and his team have also put together exclusive stay-over packages that include the dinner for guests attending the events. For the five-course dinner, a single room is R950, while a double room is R800 per person sharing. For the four-course paired dinner, a single room is R900 and a double room is R750 per person sharing.