Michel Roux

Friday, 11 November 2011

Official launch of Festa Restaurant in Wellington

The Festa Team undoubtedly pulled out all the stops to make their launch one of the events of the year in Wellington! From live entertainment to a colour themed dress code (yes, it was black, white and red and even the toilet paper was black and red!) to free flowing Cap Classique down to a showstopping dessert buffet (see picture), this party had it all! We were slightly late for the event (as usual!) so we missed out on the first foodies that were passed around but more delicious food kept on coming and we did not have to go hungry. Every taste was catered for and with canapé style food such as oysters, scallops, quail breast and prawn cocktails (just to name a few) the guests were in for a treat. In addition guests were able to sample the homemade pizza which came straight out of the wood fired oven. We will give the team a few days to clean up the remains of this colourful party and then we shall see you guys for dinner some time! Keep up the good work!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Open Day at Lazanou

This was the second time that we attended the Open Day at this certified organic Estate in Wellington - what a beautiful way to spend a relaxed Sunday afternoon! The event is limited to only 30 guests - exclusivity is guaranteed! The day started off with a nicely chilled glass of their new blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier... so new that the bottles had not even been labeled yet! (The wine will only be released in 10 days time so make sure you get your allocation!) Before the very informative tour around the Estate antipasti platters were served as starters - homemade butter and cheese, minted lamb mince balls, crudités from their own veggie garden, dolmades and freshly baked bread along with juicy olives and tapenade. The tour started at the vegetable garden and continued on past Charlie Brown and Gertrude (who kindly sponsored the milk for the tasty cheese and butter) as well as Lambert and his family. Once at the vineyards, Josef Lazarus (the owner of the Estate) filled us in on the "vineyard facts" and we had the opportunity to taste all the different wines. A walk around the dam took us back to our table where main course was now being served. Organic beef fillet grilled to perfection on the braai along with a buffet of Caprese salad, spanakopita, slaw, onion tart, beet root and green salad. Needless to say that all the ingredients came from their own garden and in case of the Mozzarella, from Buffalo Ridge Estate in Wellington. By the time there was absolutely no space left in our tummies, dessert came along. Fresh fruit, rhubarb compote, almond & orange cake as well as a cheese board, what a treat! Complete re-energized and with two boxes of delicious wine to look forward to we waved goodbye to the Lazanou team. See you next time!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Welcome to Grand Dédale Country House!

We are looking forward to sharing all that is happening at Grand Dédale with you!!