Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gourmets & Gourmands festival at the Carpe Diem School in George, South Cape

Gourmets & Gourmands: There’s perfect harmony in food & wine pairing

Food and wine pairing for the connoisseur and the food lover

One thing we all remember from either taking home economics or dating someone who did, is that you have to include all basic food groups in order to create a healthy balanced meal. So it stands to reason that, to most of us, the term food pairing implies serving some vegetables with a portion of carb’s and meat. But to the expert, the connoisseur and even the food lover, the term implies that you have a little Van Gogh in you coupled with a bit of Brangelina; flair and chemistry.

Wine and food pairing is the process of matching food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. In many cultures, wine has had a long history of being a staple at the dinner table, and in some ways both the winemaking and culinary traditions of a region will have evolved together over the years.

Gourmets & Gourmands festival at the Carpe Diem School in George

The second annual Gourmets & Gourmands festival at the Carpe Diem School in George takes place on Saturday 28 August 2010.

Top restaurants from the Garden Route and Klein Karoo

This prestigious fundraising event includes top restaurants from the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.
Each restaurant will prepare a four course meal for guests to enjoy and will serve wine to complement their food. Guests will be able to meet the chefs in the open air tented kitchen.

Live music, Francois Ferreira as MC and prizes will make the evening unforgettable.
Please support the Carpe Diem School and come join in this evening of delectable delights!

Delicious food, fine wine and good company is the winning recipe for this evening!

Tickets include a four- course meal, wine, music and entertainment.
Tickets are available from Carpe Diem and sell at R500 per person.

For more information, please feel free to contact Karools Hauptfleish at the Carpe Diem School, 044 874 4074 or email admin@carpediemskool@wcape.school.za .

And until we can get a first-hand taste of how the experts pair, I’ll leave you with this thought. My dearest mother was right about a lot of things in life, but food pairing was clearly not one of them, so I am happy to set the record straight – go ahead, play with your food!

Information and photograph supplied by Mini Finestone and Mariki Theron from House of Ngamathuba for Carpe Diem School.

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