A fabulous lunch of borscht followed by fillet with shiraz jus at Overhex International this lunchtime with JC Martin, Natalie van Rooyen-Malan and Gerhard van der Wath, below. To drink, a juicy white Fairtrade Haven Point Viognier/Shiraz 2012 from the Swartland and an invitation to Cape Wine 2012, my second. Can’t wait! The borscht recipe is a copycat of the one at Babel restaurant on the tony Babylonstoren Estate in Paarl and Gerhard reckons its just as good.
Some incredible value wines in our blind terroir tasting like a Chardonnay 2012 from BC (the old Brandvlei Cellar, with the name shortened and abbreviated to facilitate pronunciation) for all of R20. But its not all a value proposition as the Pinot Grigio 2012 from Arendskloof called Voetspore – clearly pronunciation lessons have not been taken up universally – is a stonker and certainly the best PG I’ve tasted in the Cape.
We’re staying at The Habit, a B&B located just behind the Worcester school for the blind. Quite appropriate, if you think about it.