Roodeberg – Johannesburg – March
Come Wine With Us brings a taste of the Boland to the City of Gold
Following our successful event in Cape Town with Roodeberg wine we were off to the city of gold for round number two. The lovely Grand Central café restaurant sets the perfect atmosphere for a blend of great food, excellent wine and good people. They warmly embraced us with their hospitality by creating a superb three course meal which was fit for a king.
Guests were greeted with a crisp glass of 2014 Roodeberg Rosé. After which the first course of the evening was presented paired with a 2013 Roodeberg Red. This vibrant and well balanced red blend, which has been around since 1949 but only became widely available in South African in 2004, excellently matched the starter – a Gnocchi tower tossed with grans padano cream, surrounded by an oxtail ragout, enhanced by thyme foam and a parmesan crisp.
The main course offered even more delight for the taste buds. Medallions of line fish set on creamed polenta infused with chives, topped off with sautéed zucchini surrounded by a puttanesca sauce. This well-crafted dish could only be accompanied by an equally well blended wine, a 2012 Dr Charles Niehaus. This characterful wine was named after Doctor Niehaus who was a legend in his own time and pioneer of South Africa’s sherry industry as well as KWV’s wine making heritage.
After this satisfying meal guests were treated to a duo of strawberry and mocha panna cotta accompanied by a thyme anglaise and blue berry coulis. The evening came to a well-balanced sweet end with a KWV Cape Tawny NV.
Pairing fish with red wine might have been a rather bold decision but guests were more than happy and the night ended in high spirits. Cheers to another golden evening with CWWU!
Born on the 20th January 1906, in Tulbagh, Charles Niehaus, fondly referred to as Doctor Niehaus, went on to study agriculture in Stellenbosch. His interest in viticulture stemmed from Professor Perold, the father of the Pinotage grape. Doctor Niehaus also went on numerous study trips to Europe and achieved his doctorate from Stellenbosch University in 1932. Doctor Niehaus was a legend in his own time and pioneer of South Africa’s sherry industry as well as KWV’s wine making heritage
While Roodeberg was officially launched in 1949, grapes from the 1946 harvest were used to create it. It was a magical time as peace had been declared and the world was starting to shake off the mantle of despair brought on by the war.
Although Roodeberg was not widely available in South Africa until 2004 and was not easy to get hold of until then, for more than 60 years the iconic wine has been part of the country’s fibre
Read more on: www.roodeberg.com
About Grand Central Cafe
Grand Central Cafe, Restaurant and Bar, situated in the stylish Melrose Arch, welcomes you to it´s hub where people, food and good experiences meet. Like its namesake in New York, Grand Central is a captivating hub of people to observe and with whom to strike up long conversations. Be on the move with stylishly packaged takeaways or take some time out for a Manhattan–style burger, light meal or braised lamb.
Grand Central is the perfect platform to enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner and schmooze with Joburg´s top social society.
Host incredible private parties, stylish product launches and memorable corporate events without a hassle.
Read more on: http://www.grandcentralcafe.co.za/