Kloofzicht Lodge and SpaJune 3, 2019
YamitsukiJune 17, 2019
A few weeks ago, I visited Piza e Vino in Paulshof for their food and wine experience evening. They host this evening about once a month and what a lovely evening it was.
We arrived at the restaurant and were quickly seated at an outdoor table. The Paulshof branch has a stunning outdoor seating area with beautiful garden lights. This wines of this particular evening included La Motte, Beyerskloof, Tokara and Anthonij Rupert (all superb wines). Shortly after being seated we were served a refreshing glass of La Motte MCC. We were then served our starter dish; fish croquettes. They were a mixture of hake, potato, herbs, garlic and caper balls, crumbed and fried served golden brown alongside homemade lemon aioli. These were lovely and tasty and paired with a glass of Protea rose. The next dish was the teriyaki chicken pizza bowl – grilled chicken breast served with red onions, snap peas, picante peppers, baby spinach and feta with a teriyaki dressing served in an edible bowl. It was paired with a glass of La Motte sauvignon blanc. This Asian-Italian mix really seemed to work; an enjoyable and unique dish. The next course was the Parma ham involtini. It was kale and ricotta stuffed rolled prosciutto on a bed of Napolitano sauce topped with béchamel and parmesan. While I’m not the biggest fan of kale, it was still an enjoyable wholesome dish. It was paired with one of my favourite wines; Beyerskloof Synergy. The next dish was my absolute favourite. It was slow cooked deboned short rib Ragu served with tagliatelle, peas and parmesan. This was a great rich homemade feel type of dish and well paired with a glass of Tokara Director’s Reserve. Loved it (both the dish and the wine of course). For dessert we were served a decadent chocolate torte which was paired with a glass of Anthonij Rupert Optima. The perfect end to a great evening.
The service at Piza e Vino was really great. The food and wine pairing evening is great value for money and highly recommended as an enjoyable night out with family or friends. The food is great and the wine glasses just keep coming (so be sure to Uber). I look forward to visiting Piza e Vino again soon for their next food and wine experience evening.