Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chefs of Distinction Dinner 1st March 2012 at Punchinello's Restaurant, Southern Sun Montecasino with Chef Stacey Chan

Chefs of Distinction Dinner 1st March 2012 at Punchinello's Restaurant, Southern Sun Montecasino with Chef Stacey Chan

An evening with
Chef Gerard Vingerling

“An Award-Winning Occasion”

With Internationally Acclaimed Chef Stacey Chan and
Renowned Wine Sommelier Miguel Chan

Featuring a Four Course Gourmet Evening accompanied by
Double Gold and Gold Medal Winning Veritas Wines

Presented by Bennie Howard Vice-Chairman of Veritas

Stacey and Miguel Chan

Stacey and Miguel Chan are quite a unique couple, between them they have the perfect talents to enjoy the best of food and wine, Stacey holds a Cordon Bleu Grande Diploma from Silwood kitchens and Miguel is the distinguished group wine sommelier for Southern Sun hotels. 

They are both renowned for their wonderful talents and commitment to the industry and have between them received many awards and accolades.

Stacey is currently regarded as the best junior chef in the world having won the prestigious worldwide Chaine des Rotisseurs competition held in Helsinki last year. 

Miguel is a renowned wine judge and has developed many training programs to encourage and develop young sommelier’s within South Africa.

Veritas, the ‘Oscars’ of wine competitions, celebrates two decades as South Africa’s leading and most respected competition for quality market ready wines this year. Twenty one years has seen the Veritas emblem become a mark of approval to be coveted by wine makers and for wine enthusiasts it is a seal of quality to trust.

The revered double gold, gold, silver and bronze symbol on the winning wines and brandies not only gives cellar masters, wine makers, brandy masters and viticulturists a much appreciated pat on the back, it also smoothes the decision making process for the consumer but seeing a Veritas emblem on a bottle is a sure indication of the quality. 

The Veritas Awards takes pride in the strict and unbiased judging process which is based on international principles. Five well known judging experts complimented the team of local tasters.

Out of 1 739 entries for VERITAS in 2011 only 42 supreme wines and brandies can now wear the coveted double gold symbol of top quality and 158 wines and brandies have been awarded gold status. 

The KWV excelled at the 21st Veritas Awards to be the top achiever with five double gold and nine gold medals.