Spekboom (Portulacaria afra)
Experience the elegance of Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines paired with indigenous vygies (succulents) at the Pendock Wine Gallery at the super luxury Taj Cape Town during the month of November, making its debut on Thursday, 7 November 2013.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday between 12h00 noon and 19h00 in the Lobby Lounge at Taj Cape Town, the exhibition will culminate in a superb Fleur du Cap Wine & Salt dinner, designed by guest chef and salt aficionado Craig Cormack at the hotel’s, Mint Restaurant.
Inspired by Fleur du Cap’s close affinity to nature as expressed in the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered range, botanist Jan Vlok and wine writer Neil Pendock have joined forces to find the ultimate in pairings for the Fleur du Cap & Vygies exhibition. Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines, a powerful expression of prized vineyards sites situated in the Cape Floral Kingdom, will be paired with the indigenous succulents such as Koeispene (Glottiphyllum regium), Haaibekkies (Gibbaeum pubescens), Sonskynvygie (Drosanthemum bicolor), Spekboom and Sterretjiebos.
With a passion for plants since his early teens, Jan Vlok, an Oudtshoorn botanist, ecologist and naturalist, is known for his contribution to flora conservation by making botanical science relevant and accessible to the layman through publications, on radio, television and personal presentations. He is co-author with his wife, Dr Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok, of Plants of the Klein Karoo.
The Fleur du Cap and Vygie exhibition will be on show at Taj Cape Town from Thursday, 7 November as part of the city’s First Thursdays initiative, when the inner city comes alive with people exploring everything artistic that Cape Town has to offer. For more information on First Thursdays, visit www.first-thursdays.co.za.
The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines can be tasted in the Pendock Wine Gallery at Taj Cape Town from Tuesday to Saturday between 12h00noon and 19h00 during the entire month of November. The Fleur du Cap Wine & Salt dinner at R295 per person, will commence at 19h00 onThursday, 28 November at the hotel’s Mint Restaurant. For bookings call Tel: 021 819-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.