Fyndraai restaurant shares foodie time with charity feeding scheme

Friday, 31 May, 2013
Solms-Delta Wine Estate’s  Executive Chef  Shaun Schoeman shared some of his food tips and time with the dedicated kitchen staff at Brackenfell-based charity organisation Shiloh Foods, when he visited their premises last week as part of the “We Luv Wine Festival @ Cape Gate 2013 “ outreach programme.
With weekly recipe’s geared towards producing the 700 meals per day which Shiloh distributes across the Western Cape to alleviate hunger amongst the poor, Shaun had to use a bit of muscle  when he was asked to help stir a 220L electric pot of stew consisting of around 30 kg of meat, 15 kg of rice, 30 kg of potatoes and nearly 100kg of various veggies!  

The fun part of the day was his judging of four dishes prepared by staff members in Shiloh’s mini “Masterchef” contest and his verdict afterwards:  “These people can cook!”  

Today at Fyndraai Restaurant at Solms-Delta, the two winners will be present to enjoy his interpretations of traditional South African dishes when Arlene Adams-Roslyn and Pieter Kleinhans joins us for a few hours of Solms-Delta hospitality.

Solms-Delta Wine Estate is one of the 21 wine exhibitors at the inaugural Cape Gate Wine Festival which takes place on Thursday, 20 June and Friday, 21 June from 17h00-21h00 in the Mall, just off the N1.  Visitors will be able to taste and buy more than 150 wines from all over South Africa, ranging from red and white, to dry, sweet and even Cape Ruby’s, Muscadels and dessert wines for those with a really sweet tooth!

Wineries exhibiting are Avontuur Estate, Checkers Oddbins, Checkers Wines of the World, Croydon Wine Estate, Du Toitskloof Wine Cellar, Groenland, Hidden Valley Wines, Kleine Zalze Wines, Koelenhof, Landskroon Wines, Lord’s Winery, Lourensford Wine Estate, Neil Ellis Wines, Orange River Wines, Perdeberg, Quoin Rock, Rhebokskloof, Riebeek Cellars, Solms-Delta Wine Estate, Two Oceans – Quay 4 Wines and Vergenoegd Wine Estate.  

Modern technology is also represented at the festival with abuzzWine, in association with Cybercellar,  who will be introducing their new smart phone or tablet apps which brings wine lovers information, tasting notes and purchasing & delivery options about all of South Africa’s top wines in the most user-friendly way .  

Tickets are R50 pp and are available from the Info desk in the Centre, via www.ticketbreak.co.za, at CVO Marketing’s facebook page, or from the door on the night.

Shiloh Synergy is the charity beneficiary of the wine festival, and more information about their wonderful work is available via their website at www.shiloh.org.za