As Cape Town gets colder, the long-awaited rain arrives and winter takes an icy hold, I find there is nothing better to warm me up than filling the belly with delicious food, the rumble of laughter and a splash of yummy wine. That is why when I heard about an evening filled with art, bubbly, soulful tunes and gorgeous food at one of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town, and a true hidden gem, Wild Fig, I simply had to sign up.
Hosted by the innovative event company Come Wine With Us, I was promised the “ultimate foodie experience” and this is exactly what I got. Think unlimited bubbly, paired with risotto to start and warthog fillet as a main. And then just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, a delicious homemade Turkish delight rounded off the decedent affair. This was all enjoyed at a shared table with other fellow wine and food aficionados. You see, that’s because Come Wine With Us prides themselves on being, “a laid-back, fun, unpretentious brand that goes far beyond being a food and wine community.” And it’s a promise on which they deliver through their one-of-a-kind events.
They are specialists in connecting award-winning estates with the best of the best restaurants to create outstanding good food and wine events that you never dreamed possible. In fact, their next idea has me hopping at the edge of the seat – it sounds like the perfect antidote to cold winter evenings! That’s because it pairs red wines from ALTO with connoisseur-crafted tapas at FORK Restaurant while the acoustic vibes of Ben Day & The Concrete Lions are due to set the stage. And for those that don’t live in the Mother City, a similar affair will take place at Melville’s new La Stalla Restaurant on the 25th and 26th of July. And if like me, you’re a lover of all things food and wine, then check out their website now and book your seat as they sure are filling up fast!