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GRAPE TO GLASS

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge invited teams of wine steward candidates from 25 top hotels in South Africa to share in a bold initiative a ‘Grape To Glass’ interaction with some of the top winemakers at their exquisite estates spread from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and from Durbanville Hills to the Swartland.

 

Time to spend with winemakers that are at the top of their profession able to share their knowledge and expertise with keen students of wine. A time to nurture and groom tomorrow’s sommeliers. For this unique initiative each of the hotels were paired with a particular wine estate within the Cape Legends’ portfolio. The announcement of these partnerships took place at the exciting regional launches around South Africa. 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

GRAPE TO GLASS 

 

 

 

A VINEYARD TALE It was mid Autumn in the Cape and the leaves were turning when our 21 teams of wine candidates arrived for their ‘Grape to Glass’ days at some of the most historic and beautiful vineyards of the Cape stretching from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and onto Durbanville Hills. 

 

 

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THE INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

  

 

A TOAST TO THE INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE WITH CAPE LEGENDS.

The start of an innovative, bold initiative encompassing ten of our great hotels in the Cape… read on.

 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH WITH TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL & SPA 

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Christo Pretorius of vibrant Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection, with Cape Legends and Neethlingshof Winemaker De Wet Viljoen introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge.

 

 

 

Executive Chef Christo Pretorius with Candidate Chef Oscar Ndlovu and Candidate Wine Steward Brian Braite Nhlanhla Mahlangu with Head Sommelier Gregory Mutambe 

 

 

Red miso pork with purple figs, pea purée and jamón with safinter jus. The Caracal from the Short Story Collection of Neethlingshof was the perfect choice for the stunning pork dish. This balanced wine, rich and fruity on the palate has a bouquet reminiscent of blackcurrants and cherries. With firm but subtle tannins, the Caracal Red Blend is a wine that can be drunk now, but has the potential for ageing. 

 

 

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SEE! CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

 

The Social Scene at Overture 

 

 

 

 

John Jackson, Annette Kesler, Rudi Liebenberg, Bertus Basson and Luke Dale-Roberts

 

John Jackson who represents The Royal Portfolio,
Annette Kesler Editor Showcook.com,
Rudi Liebenberg Executive Chef Mount Nelson,
Bertus Basson Overture Restaurant and
Luke Dale-Roberts The Test Kitchen & Pot Luck Club.

 

It was a splendid day in an unrivalled setting. Imagine how impossibly difficult it was to get all these celebrated chefs together. Charmers all and of course not the least bit temperamental, however here they are and what a stunning lunch they prepared at gorgeous Overture. 

 

 

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