It was the day South Africa beat USA 64 – 0 in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. It was also the day our Come Wine With Us guests enjoyed a fantastic 3 course food and brandy pairing menu created by KWV Brandy and Beluga Restaurant.
After the excitement of the game, guests enjoyed welcome drinks in celebration of our win which featured KWV’s new Cruxland Gin – a grape-based London dry gin distilled with rare Kalahari truffles.
On the menu for the evening our guests could choose between a roasted veg “tarte”, duck liver crème brûlée, or a Firecracker sushi roll to start, paired with a glass of Laborie Brut MCC which had been infused with a shot of KWV’ 5 year old brandy.
Mains were paired with KWV’s Reserve range of wines, and it was a choice of slow-braised shoulder of lamb paired with KWV Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, mushroom gnocchi also paired with their Cabernet Sauvignon, or an angry chicken curry paired with KWV Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.
Dessert was the ultimate brandy lovers treat as guests were able to sample both the KWV 12 year and 20 year – two of the finest in the KWV brandy range – paired with either a chocolate sundae or white chocolate beignets.
The evening was a true celebration of all things proudly South African, from our Springboks and the delicious dishes prepared by the Beluga team, to the exceptional gin, wines and brandies from the KWV range.
We’d really like to thank both KWV and Beluga for creating such an incredible evening for the October Come Wine With Us event. It was smiles all round which to us is a true testament of a great night out.
We’d also like to say thank you to Bernard Bruwer for all the beautiful photos of the evening. To see all the photos from the event, do visit our Come Wine With Us Facebook Page.
And then finally an extra big thank you to everyone who joined us for this last event of 2015. We wish you all a blessed festive season and hope to see everyone back again in the new year.
KWV – http://www.kwv.co.za/
Beluga Restaurant – http://www.beluga.co.za/
Laborie – http://laboriewines.co.za/
Bernard Bruwer – http://www.bernardbruwer.com/
About KWV Finest Brandy
KWV is one of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa and has a distinguished heritage, celebrated around the globe, of product innovation and exceptional brands. These include Roodeberg, KWV Wines & KWV Brandies, and Laborie.
From its earliest roots in 1918 as a small co-operative of growers – Proud Pioneers with the vision to improve wine industry standards and quality in South Africa – KWV has grown into a global producer of over 100 products.
Our wines and grapes are sourced from the most sought-after viticultural regions of South Africa and grown from the world’s oldest earth. Our cellars, one of the largest complexes in the world and featuring the world-famous Cathedral Cellar, have produced an award-winning range of products. Our brands have a solid foundation in tradition, while innovating with contemporary tastes. Over the decades they have earned KWV a loyal following of discerning consumers both locally and abroad.
Our commitment to quality in all aspects of our business has earned us multiple local and international accolades, with our brands having collectively earned over 300 awards in the past year alone. We also celebrate our success in sustainability – we are one of the leading black empowered companies in the wine and spirits industry and are dedicated to our role as founding member of the Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA).
KWV is present in over 100 markets globally, with key focus markets including Scandinavia, Germany, the Americas, Japan, and South Africa. We place a high value on our relationships with our international partners, who ensure that our brand presence extends across national and cultural borders.
Read more about KWV on www.kwv.co.za
We at Beluga love what we do! For us, Beluga is so much more than just a restaurant; it’s a lifestyle. The only goal we have, is to do better than the previous day as we search for perfection and strive to exceed every expectation. We truly hope that you will join us, and share what we love most…
Since its relaunch in 2006, Beluga has grown into one of South Africa’s most loved restaurants. We believe the secret to our success lies in never becoming complacent about our menu or service. We strive to constantly improve and refresh our sushi, dim sum, seafood and à la carte offerings as well as increase our wine, cocktail and bar selections.
Read more about us on www.beluga.co.za