Cape Town – Laborie Wine and Bar Di Bar pairing evening at Superette
For our May Cape Town event, Capetonians were treated to an evening of finely crafted wine & beer paired with a delicious tapas & charcuterie selection designed by Laborie’s Executive Chef, Matthew Gordon.
The trendy Superette located within creative hub, The Woodstock Exchange, created the perfect backdrop with its quirky décor and cosy feel. Not even a bit of load shedding was going to derail this fantastic evening out in the Mother City.
For the wine pairing portion of the evening we kicked things off with Laborie’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir paired with a Crayfish Cappacino with steamed prawn wontons and a saffron broth. Next up Chef Matt paired their Merlot Cabernet with a smoked free-range duck breast served with five spice beetroot chutney. And to finish, guests enjoyed Laborie’s silky smooth Jean Taillifert Shiraz paired with a lamb shank wild mushroom pie served with a vygie jus.
Laborie wine maker, Kobus van der Merwe, gave us a bit of background on each of the wines as well as the farm which has been producing fine wines since 1698.
Moving on to the beer pairing, Bar Di Bar owner, Conrad Harley, introduced us to this exciting addition to the Laborie estate. Bar Di Bar currently serves a great selection of locally produced craft beers, both on tap and in bottles, with plans to release their own craft beer in the near future.
For the beer pairing we kicked things off with a Darling Slow Brew Beer and Five Pigs proscuitto pairing. Guests then enjoyed some Gallows Hill IPA with air dried beef, followed by Saggy Stone California Steam Ale with a red wine & fennel salami.
From beginning to end, this was a true feast for the senses. We have to say a special thank you to Bernard Bruwer for all the beautiful photography. Do visit our Facebook page for all the photos from the evening.
And then of course a big thank you to Laborie, Bar di Bar, Superette and everyone who joined us for this incredible event. Here’s to the next one!
About Laborie wines
Laborie Wine Farm is nestled in the fertile Paarl valley, with the beautiful Paarl rock as background.
A visit to Laborie affords you the opportunity to reminisce about the Cape as it once was. The farm was granted to Isaac Taillefert in 1691, named after the district of La Bri in France. Laborie has been producing fine wines since 1698 and more than 300 years on, is one of the oldest operational wine farms in South Africa. Laborie produces some of the best Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines, an array of award-winning wines, an estate brandy and a unique fortified Pinotage dessert wine.
Visitors can overnight in the tranquil guest house and enjoy a delectable meal at Harvest at Laborie. In testament to Isaac Taillefert, Laborie continues to deliver in the best French heritage tradition.
Read more on: www.laboriewines.co.za
About Taste Tapas Terrace at Laborie
This venue now offers the opportunity to marvel at the incredible view of Paarl Rock while enjoying a selection of mouth-watering tapas and charcuterie platters, paired with Laborie’s award-winning wines at cellar door prices. This backdrop also allows one to enjoy an interesting selection of wine and food pairing, from olives and charcuterie to macaroons and chocolate. This relaxed dining offering is totally suited to the kids too, with a unique grape juice and sweetie pairing as well as the most picturesque jungle gym in Paarl.
The popular 1975 mobile Volkswagen bar has found a home at Laborie! They say in wine you find truth and in beer your find happiness. At Bar Di Bar these two worlds combine in perfect harmony, offering a selection of South Africa’s best craft beer to be enjoyed with laidback and tasty fare. This quirky setup takes one back to the 1970’s, complete with working jukebox with Saturday Night Fever spinning on the decks – an experience not to be missed!
Read more on: http://www.bardibar.co.za/