The middle of August heralds the first warm days of Spring and rather a special event in the heart of Cape Town. Savoy Cabbage first opened its doors in August 1998 and here they are 12 years later still delivering exciting food to their customers, both new and old.
On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th August Savoy Cabbage will be offering a very special celebratory menu. Catherine Marshall of Catherine Marshall Wines will be there to whet your appetite with her wonderful wines which will accompany each course. This will be a chance for you to experience the best of wine and food pairings in a playful interactive exchange with one of South Africa’s leading winemakers.
Roasted Butternut Soup with Walnut Brochettes and Gorgonzola Fondant
4 West Coast Oysters in Cucumber Jelly with Braised Leeks with Lemon Verbena Pearls
Oyster Mushrooms with Porcini Jelly, Braised Leeks with Lemon Verbena Pearls
Spinach Soufflé with Anchovy or Caper Sauce
Prawn Stuffed Line Fish on Cauliflower Puree with Squid Ink Sauce
Beetroot Apple and Almond Raviolis on Cauliflower Puree with Burnt Sage Butter
Gin Soaked Game Loin with a Tangle of Tart Greens, Cranberries and Mulled Wine Sauce
Pistachio Cake with Chocolate Foam and Caramel Popcorn
Grappa Parfait on a Spiced Biscuit Base with Sweet Wine Poached Pear
Filter Coffee and Friandise
When Savoy Cabbage started 12 years ago and were selecting their first wine list they sought out female wine makers. Catherine Marshall was then at the forefront of the Garagiste Movement in South Africa and has long featured on their carefully chosen and competitively priced list.
Whilst still a Garagiste, Catherine was also Cellar master at well-known Ridgeback Winery. It was here that Catherine garnered a maiden vintage 5 star rating for the Ridgeback Shiraz 2001, which helped the winery to premium status. She has since concentrated on growing her small company and has moved operations to the cool Elgin Valley where her entire Pinot production is grown. She has won a second 5 star Platter rating for her Pinot Noir in 2008 and the wine was voted the second best red wine in the country out of 6000 entries.
A first in South Africa, Catherine Marshall is the only female winemaker to produce a range of wines under her own name. This decision came about when she felt that her name would serve as a guarantee for quality to consumers. This is your opportunity to discover her range of wines.
Savoy Cabbage is in the party mood, so come and join them as they enter their teens! Visit www.savoycabbage.co.za for more information.