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  • Special Demonstration Dinner - One night only in Ithaca, NY

Discover South Africa Food & Wine Demonstration Dinner

Quick Details

  • Date:  Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Coltivare Amphitheater, Ithaca
  • Cost: $125.00
$ 125
Discover and taste traditional South African dishes, as Samantha Buyskes, who was born and raised in South Africa, shares her favorite stories and traditional recipes.  This 4-course demonstration dinner will be paired with stunning examples of South African wines curated by sommelier Laura Winter Falk.  Laura will share wines that evoke 400 years of wine making history, from Chenin Blanc made from old bush vines of the Swartland, to  Pinotage – the uniquely South African varietal.
The evening will end with a special dessert pairing with the exalted Vin de Constance, a dessert wine that dates back to late 1700’s when it was the favorite of European kings and emperors, including Napolean  who had it ordered from his exile on St. Helena.
Chili Bite
chickpea flour, spinach, onion, potatoes and Indian spices
paired with Methode Cap Classique Brut Rose 2017, Graham Beck Wines
Peri Peri Shrimp
Shrimp tossed in a peri peri pepper sauce with lemon basil butter, served with grilled ciabatta
paired with Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2021, Mullineux Family Wines
Curried ground beef casserole layered with raisins, onions and an egg custard. Served with yellow rice, farmer pumpkin, braised greens and chutney
paired with Bushvine Pinotage 2019, Lievland Vineyards
Dessert Sampling
Melk Tert
Malva pudding
paired with Vin de Constance 2018, Klein Constantia