Join us for a taste journey to Cape Town and the surrounding area… sample the wines and local dishes from this area of South Africa chosen by our sommelier for the evening, with delicious food from a native South African – enjoy a fun social night out!
South African Tasting Menu
Traditional South African sausage made from beef, mixed with lamb and a mixture of spices.
Also known as Soweto chilli. It’s a fiery vegetable dish of tomatoes, onions, peppers, carrots, garlic, chilli, ginger, curry powder, paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper and baked beans. It’s said that Chakalaka originated in the townships of Johannesburg when Mozambican workers mining for gold downed tools, exhausted at the end of the day, and cooked tinned beans with chilli and any vegetables to hand to produce a spicy relish with Portuguese Chakalaka is used to accompany pap – a ‘corn’ porridge like dish similar to American ‘grits’ – and South African ‘braii.’
Cape Malay Chicken Curry (Vegetarian option – Potato and Cauliflower Vegetable Curry)
The Dutch and French landed and settled in Cape Town in the 17th century, bringing slaves from Indonesia, India and Malaysia, along with their spices and traditional cooking methods.
Cinnamon, saffron, turmeric and chilli combined with local produce created fragrant curries and stews, which are still popular today. Served in a ‘potpie’ – a traditional black cast iron witches’ cauldron that is ideal for cooking over an open fire.
Bobotie (Vegetarian option available)
Another dish thought to have been brought to South Africa by Asian settlers, bobotie is now the national dish. Minced meat is simmered with spices, usually curry powder, herbs and dried fruit, then topped with a mixture of egg and milk and baked until set.
Naan Bread and Rice
Place are limited and pre-booking essential.
Cost £25 per person