Our afternoon of food and wine delight at Constantia Fresh 2018

March 2, 2018

On Saturday 24 February we had the pleasure of attending Constantia Fresh 2018 at the absolutely gorgeous Buitenverwachting Wine Estate.

 

 

This marked the ninth consecutive year of the festival – undoubtedly a highlight on the calendar of Cape Town’s foodies and wine-lovers.

 

This year, over 200 wines were available for swirling, sipping and savouring, while gourmet canapés prepared by some of Constantia’s most talented chefs provided a delectable treat for the taste buds.

 

 

We were super proud to see our very own wine partner, Groot Constantia representing at the festival and, as always, enjoyed a glass (or two) of their beautiful Brut Rosé MCC. The bubbly paired perfectly with a melt-in-the-mouth Fererro Rocher and chocolate ice cream macaron by Foxcroft.

 

 

 

 

Despite a splattering of rain in the morning, the afternoon turned out to be warm, sunny and perfectly festive.

 

 Cape Malay style West Coast mussels, by Jonkershuis Restaurant, Groot Constantia

 West Coast oysters by guest Michelin star chef, Jan-Philipp Berner from Germany

Bang bang shrimp by chef Brad Ball 

 

We had an absolute ball, sampling snacks and sipping wine. Needless to say, it really whet our appetite for the next #JoburgLovesWine event. Details to follow soon!

 

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