Twelve Apostles Hotel & Vilafonté Food & Wine Pairing Dinner

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Vilafonté
On Friday 22 March 2012, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa will be hosting a four-course food and wine pairing dinner at Azure Restaurant in association with Vilafonté Wines.
The evening will be co-hosted by Azure together with Vilafonté winemaker Martin Smith.

Vilafonté’s 16 hectare vineyards, located in the Paarl region in the shadow of the Simonsberg Mountain, are amongst the highest density planted vineyards in South Africa. Since its inception, Vilafonté has focused its attention on only four noble Bordeaux varieties, which are presented in two distinct series, Series M (Merlot and Malbec) and Series C (Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc). Guests will be able to enjoy these fine wines in the appropriately elegant setting of Azure Restaurant, which delights diners with stunning sea views, contemporary elegance and innovative fine dining.

Upon arrival guests will be welcomed with a glass of Warwick Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2012. Azure will then commence the feast with Lamb tagine with braised onion, smoked chickpea and saffron butternut gremolata, accompanied by Vilafonté Series M 2009. The second course will comprise Springbok loin with celeriac parsnip puree, marinated shitake mushroom and cherry jus, matched with Vilafonté Series C 2009.

For the third course, diners will be able to tuck into Curried lamb brawn with kohlrabi cream and cauliflower piccalilli gel, served with a cucumber zucchini salad and enjoyed with Vilafonté Series M 2010. The final course presented will be Beef fillet with blackened guinea squash, asparagus and rocket crumble with whole green pepper and honey jus, paired with Vilafonté Series C 2010, before the dinner ends on a sweet note with Petits Fours served with Coffee.

Vilafonté Wines Dinner
Friday 22 March 2013
Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
19h00 for 19h30
R595 per person (includes wine, water, tea and coffee, and the option of an after dinner cigar station)

Bookings are essential: contact Monique van Zyl, +27.214379052 or
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Tel: +27.214379000
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About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s - most scenic route, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Providing a convenient complimentary shuttle service, guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay, 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, and within easy reach of many vineyards within the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are also available to offer an exhilarating experience flying over the spectacular peninsula.

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Cape Town hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings. Surrounded by nature only, the hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range within the Table Mountain National Park. The interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance.

Guests are spoilt with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the 70 bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.

The hotel boasts two swimming pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spa; Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill, and The Leopard Bar; a 16-seater private cinema; and meeting, events & wedding facilities for up to 90 guests.

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