The Vineyard Hotel offers Wine & Food Fun in 2017 – 31.12 2016

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Roger Jones returns to The Vineyard Hotel for two dinners in January.  At the young age of 21, Roger was the youngest of the Queen’s head chefs to run State banquets at Buckingham Palace. He would later take over and transform The Harrow at Little Bedwyn into a country restaurant that has achieved a Michelin-star every year since 2006. He has won several other awards. Roger is also a respected wine writer and judge.

Roger Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

A few years ago, this regular visitor to the Vineyard Hotel agreed to share his passion and knowledge with other Vineyard patrons by collaborating with Executive Chef Carl van Rooyen on a few highly anticipated wine-paired dinners.

Carl van Rooyen, The Vineyard’s Executive Chef

“These dinners are an example of how long-standing friendships based on matching philosophies can bring a showpiece of international acclaim to the shores of South Africa, while also introducing our kitchen team to new culinary thinking. Hosting Roger and these dinners is a wonderful extension of the Vineyard’s legacy of combining exceptional wines with exceptional dishes specifically chosen to complement those wines,” says Roy Davies, General Manager at the Vineyard Hotel.

The Vineyard’s Sous Chef, Luvuyo Mcewa

Roger Jones will again be preparing and hosting exclusive wine-paired dinners at the Vineyard Hotel early in 2017.

On 10 January 2017, he will prepare a menu of five courses which he will pair with the finest MCC sparkling wines from South Africa, England and Wales. Only 30 diners will be accommodated at the Upper Deck, an exclusive new venue at The Vineyard Hotel.

Date: 10 January 2017, Time: 18h30, Cost: R895 per person

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The Square, Venue for the Tri Nations of Wine

Also, don’t miss the highly anticipated Cape Town leg of the 2017 Tri-Nations of Wine. On 13 January 2017, 80 guests will sit down at The Vineyard Hotel to adjudicate the Cape Town leg of the Tri-Nations of Wine. Six courses prepared by Roger Jones will be paired with top unidentified wines, from South Africa and Australia. Diners will choose their favourite, and the results announced at the end of the evening.

The other venues for the championship are Roger’s restaurant, The Harrow at Little Bedwyn in the English countryside, and Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand.

South African wines have won their previous outing against Australia – will they do it again? Join Roger and The Vineyard Hotel Kitchen Team under Carl van Rooyen to find out.

Date: 13 January 2017, Time: 18h30, Cost: R1 095 per person

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The Vineyard Swimming Pool with the Splash Café on the left

I love the casual atmosphere of the Splash Café which overlooks the hotel’s stunning swimming pool. The Sun Umbrellas are up, the loungers are waiting, and Splash Café is open once again for the season.

This summer-only venue serves a selection of drinks and an enticing menu of light and filling dishes.

To quench that summer thirst, choose from the wide range of smoothies and milkshakes, freezos and floats, iced teas and our coffee frappe, cocktails and wines, or ask our barista to brew you one of our speciality coffees. Click here to see the menu.

Charcuterie Platter at The Splash Cafe

Lick-your-lips lunch options, served from 12h00 to 16h30, include pesto pasta with feta, artichokes and roasted peppers, grilled line fish, grass-fed dry-aged beef hamburger, 6-inch beef hot dogs with caramelised onion, pickles and mustard, and a selection of salads. There are also open bagels, sandwiches and delicious puddings. Click here to see the menu.

Sundowner dinners are available from 17h00 to 22h00 and include charcuterie and cheese platters, a selection of burgers (beef, lamb, chicken or vegetarian) with various toppings, and summer desserts (pear tart Tatin with Tonka bean ice cream, chocolate espresso mousse made with Vineyard blend coffee, and homemade sorbets and ice creams). Click here to see the menu.

The programme for the Tastes of 2017 wine paired dinners and Festivals have been announced, so do diarise these.  On 12th March, the annual Festival of Bubbles, this is followed on 9th April by the Pinot Noir Festival.

The Square, venue for Tastes of 2017

The dinners take place on
8th April for a Hemel en Aarde Celebration dinner
28th April, The Vineyard Hotel’s 5 wine partners promenade their wines
12th May Meerlust Wine Estate
26th May Marianne Wine Estate
16th June Waterkloof Wine Estate
30th June Paul Cluver Wines
14th July Gabriëlskloof Wine Estate
28th July Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Cellar
11th August Sumaridge Wine Estate
25th August Lismore Estate Vineyards
8th September De Wetshof Estate
22th September Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards
13th October Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines
27th October Friends of The Vineyard

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