As winter approaches in the Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek’s La Petite Ferme is warming up to a grand season of gastronomic celebrations. Winemaker Wikus Pretorius, together with La Petite Ferme’s brigade of enthusiastic chefs have this year masterminded a collaborative “Chefs and the Vine” series from May through to August.
ON 31 MAY, VIOGNIER TAKES CENTRE-STAGE – traditional to France’s northern Rhône Valley, the cultivar is known for its delicate acidity, dryness and varied expressions.
Each soirée is presented by Wikus and includes a tutored pre-dinner tasting of handcrafted wines from La Petite Ferme’s cellar and compared with others from nearby terroirs as well as from afar, making for fascinating discourse. All the wines on each evening will be the same cultivar, providing a rare opportunity to compare different expressions and the effect of terroirs and winemaking techniques.
The La Petite Ferme Chefs and the Vine evenings including a four-course deluxe menu are each priced at R750 per person, commencing with canapés and Méthode Cap Classique wines from 18h30.
Upcoming La Petite Ferme Chefs and the Vine series dates: 28 June (Barrel Fermented Chardonnay), 26 July (Cabernet Sauvignon) and 23 August (Red blends)
Reservations have been limited to ensure an intimate, personal and premium experience. Bookings are essential and early reservations recommended.