Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Chardonnay in the spotlight at Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner

Friday, 17 April, 19h00, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Issued by: GC Communications  On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate 

Superb Chardonnay paired to perfection with Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst’s signature dishes takes centre stage onFriday, 17 April at the first Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner for 2015 at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

Featuring fellow producers Lismore Estate Vineyards, Jordan Wine Estate and De Wetshof Estate, the evening hosted by Grande Provence winemaker Karl Lambour is a showcase of some of the Cape’s finest Chardonnays.

First up in the food pairing stakes is Grande Provence Chardonnay 2013 served with Darren’s Ocean risotto of textured soft shell crab, turmeric confit patagonica, barrel smoked langoustine and white mussels with a mist of saffron bouillabaisse and West Coast seaweed brittle. Next up is the De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay 2012 with a 62 degree farm egg drizzled with foraged mushroom jus in a forest nest with pine and zinfandel smoke.

For the Jordan Nine Yards 2013 Darren is serving his white sea bass with Cajun spiced soft shell crab and ocean and land asparagus. Lismore Chardonnay 2012 brings the evening to a close with a dessert of local honey bavarois enriched with a spiced honey pot, hazelnut meringue, wild rose apple, almonds and vanilla crumble.

The Chardonnay Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner takes place at The Restaurant of Grande Provence at 19h00. To book your seat at R525 per person, phone the restaurant on 021 876 8600 or e-mail Guests can purchase a mixed case of 12 wines from the participating wineries at a special rate on the evening.

  • Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit or Twitter @grande_provence.