This year we’ve gone ‘Vintage’ with our Wine and Dine series at Signal Restaurant. Winemakers are delving deep into their cellars and selecting their finest vintages, many of which have been awarded numerous accolades and some of which are no longer even available for purchase. These top wines are being paired with a 6-course dinner from the creative genius of Malika van Reenen, Signal’s Executive Chef.
Q – IF YOU COULD DO ANY OTHER JOB IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A – Environmental impact studies
Q – WHAT’S THE BEST WINE YOU’VE HAD TO DATE (other than your own)?
A – Local: Vergelegen Red Blend is a brilliant wine with a phenomenal track record.
International: Cheval Blanc. Need I say more?
Q -WHAT ‘CHEAP & CHEERFUL’ WINE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AS AN EVERY
DAY DRINKING WINE?
A – Adi Badenhorst’s Secateurs range is really good value for money, especially the white.
Q – CORK OR SCREW CAP?
A – Cork!!!! Screw cap should be limited to Coca Cola and household detergents. Then again, often wines under screw cap remind me of the latter.
Q – WHAT’S THE BEST CURE FOR A HANGOVER?
A – I wish there was one! A big greasy breakfast seems to relieve the symptoms temporarily, but only time heals a really nasty hangover.
Q – DO YOU ENJOY COOKING AND IF SO, WHAT’S YOUR SPECIALITY?
A – I love cooking! I don’t have a speciality, it really depends on the season and my mood, but I do enjoy making aromatic curries. And my waterblommetjie bredie is not bad either.
Q – WHAT WOULD YOU ORDER AS YOUR LAST MEAL?
A – Lamb Rogan Josh. Ask me again tomorrow and you’ll probably get a different answer.
Q – WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO SHARE A BOTTLE OF WINE WITH AND WHY?
A – The correct answer here will be my girlfriend Michaela, right? Or maybe I should say some spiritual leader like the Dalai Lama, to come across as a pseudo intellectual.
Q – WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE 2012 HARVEST?
A – 2012 was really tough. Weather patterns were very unusual; we had to work a lot harder this year. Sauvignons are looking really good and you can never go wrong with Shiraz in Constantia. My biggest surprise was the Cabernet and Merlot for our Gouverneur’s Reserve. Some of the components turned out to be amazing! Volume is relatively small, but the quality is spectacular!
Q – TELL US ONE FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NOT EVERYONE KNOWS
A – Hahaha!! Nice try!
Q – And lastly, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS OF WISDOM?
A – “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”
PS: I have to give Einstein some credit for that. Or was it Rita Mae Brown?
Now that you know a little more about Boela, join him on the 28 June as you enjoy the finest wines paired with the freshest ingredients the Cape has to offer.
On arrival, you will be welcomed with canapés and the Groot Constantia Méthode Cap Classique. Once seated for dinner, both the 2008 and 2011 Sauvignon Blanc will accompany the Starter course, followed by the 2007 and 2011 Chardonnay.
The meatier courses will be paired with the 2006 and 2009 Gouverneurs Reserve and the 2004 and 2010 Shiraz. And to complement dessert, guests will be treated to the 2009 Grand Constance with its Muscat characteristics and pineapple, apricot and honey nuances.
To book, please contact René on 021 410 7097 or email@example.com.
Diarise the dates below to ensure you don’t miss out.
|28th JUNEGroot Constantia||26th JULYHamilton Russell Vineyards|
|30th AUGUSTWaterford Estate||20th SEPTEMBER Bosman Family Vineyards|
|25th OCTOBERIona Wines||29th NOVEMBER Rustenberg Wines|