Food & Wine

Time 4 Wine @ Brooklyn Mall - Malbec & Merlot

Time 4 Wine was hosted by WeylandtsBrooklyn Malland presented by wine master Junel Vermeulen. Our theme for this tasting was SA vs International Malbec & Merlot

On the menu:

  • Bellavue Morkel Malbec - SAPaired with spicy pork rillette on sourdough bruschette with a horseradish foam and beetroot chip
  • Misterio Malbec from ArgentinaPaired with grilled plum and whipped gorgonzola cream wrapped with prosciutto and a rosemary spear.
  • Meinert Merlot - SAPaired with Medallions of confit duck on a vanilla turnip puree & mange tout, finished with a jus de gras & blueberry coulis with crackling
  • Ronan by Clinet Merlot from FrancePaired with Merlot gluhwein poached pears with vanilla bean ice cream and Amarula chocolate sauce.

Time 4 Wine @ Brooklyn Mall - Italian

Time 4 Wine was hosted by Sotran Tropical Decor and Furniture- Brooklyn Mall Pretoria, Brooklyn Mall and presented by wine master Junel Vermeulen. Our theme for this tasting was “Explore Italy” with four lovely Italian wines and delicious Italian cuisine prepared by Cafe Bugatti, Brooklyn.

On the menu:

  • Bellenda Prima Cuvee SpumanteThis delicate, aromatic sparkling wine, made from Glera grapes is produced in Venice Italy. Paired with Minestrone soup & a selection of Italian breads with olive tapenade, sundries tomato pesto, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
  • Zenato ValpolicellaProduced in the Verona province of Italy from 85% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, and 5% Sangiovese grapes. The wine is crisp and dry in the mouth, well structured, with a lovely, velvety texture.
  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti ClassicoProduced in the Tuscany region on Italy from Sangiovese & Canaiolo grapes. A dry red wine, with elegant, balanced tannins, good acidity and a long persistent finish. Paired with Oxtail beautifully infused with juniper berries, fennel and cinnamon and slowly cooked for hours in the oven in a red wine and tomato sauce.
  • Feudi di San Gregorio PrimitivoProduced in the province of Taranto from Primitivo grapes (similar to Zinfandel from California)

Banting Food Market Pretoria

The Banting healthy lifestyle was given a strong boost with the Banting Food Market that was held at the Pretoria Botanical Garden on 6 June 2015.

The beautiful garden, together with a variety of products displayed by the more than 50 Banting Vendors, created just the right atmosphere for the almost two thousand people visiting the various stalls during the morning Young and old were there to explore, buy and enjoy. Judging from the enthusiasm and high attendance figure by the public, the Banting Lifestyle of healthy eating, is here to stay – as is the Banting Food Market at the Pretoria Botanical Garden.