Leopards leapLast week J and I attended a fun and relaxed cooking class with Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard’s, Chef Pieter at the South African Chefs Academy in Observatory. The passionate winemaker, Eugene, introduced us to his Culinaria range of Leopard’s Leap Wines. These wines are specifically developed for eating. “a celebration of the harmony in which food and wine complement one another – to create optimal enjoyment through mutual enhancement.” Chef Pieter demonstrated a myriad of mouthwatering dishes – I love his style of cooking. And then we cooked, we drank and we ate, and we ate and drank some more. Such fun.

“Currently the Cooking Classes are held at Franschhoek Family Vineyards in Franschhoek. This particular evening was just a test run in Cape Town and we hope to bring it to town again! In the meantime, please visit see our exiting line-up of classes for the next few months” :http://www.leopardsleap.co.za/experience/cooking-classes/” – Line Smit, Leopard’s Leap.

Here are some pics of the evening…

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What we ate:

Sweetcorn soup with Cap Classique jelly
Asian Pork noodles
Prawn and chicken curry with roti and mango and pineapple salsa
Pork belly with apple sauce and braised cabbage
Cheat’s Boeuf Bourguignon
Moroccan Chicken with couscous
Tagliatelle with chorizo, pesto and creme fraiche
Harissa Yellowtail
Citrus winter salad
Smoked salmon board with goats cheese, avo and orange vinaigrette
And chocolate fondant
All paired with Leopard’s Leap Culinaria wines.

I will definitely be paying the wine farm a visit soon. Good honest food and delightful wine!

Tel: +27 (0)21 876 8002
For reservations E-mail: reservations@leopardsleap.co.za
For general enquiries E-mail: info@leopardsleap.co.za
Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards is situated on the R45, Main Road, Franschhoek.