Jaimi and I headed to the wonderful Ginger & Lime Food Studio in Fresnaye, Cape Town, and this time it was for a food experience with the Interactive Menu of “Private Chef” Neill Anthony. Taste buds at the ready, cameras loaded, we were certainly in for a treat from the culinary skills of this Zimbabwe born celebrity chef.
From Neill’s website “Talented young private chef Neill Anthony – who is based in Cape Town – who trained in kitchens of Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and other big international cooking greats – gets invited to cook in the homes of prestigious clients, socialite friends, and fun-loving acquaintances transforming their dining experiences into exclusive and private dinner extravaganzas. Partnering with Okhule Media, local TV producers, has been the foundation to his TV journey. With his own 13-Part TV Series “Private Chef” – broadcast locally on South African television as well as on the screens of 98 countries within the EMEA region, Food Network has been the launch pad for his international exposure.”
So with the above credentials you can understand why Jaimi and I were so eager to jump right into the courses that awaited us.
The wonderful wines for the evening was sponsored by Oldenburg Vineyards and were paired with each meal.
Onto the wonderful menu for the evening that we were treated to…
Pea & Parmesan Hummus with home made cheese straws.
Paired with Oldenburg Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015
Spice crusted Line Fish, red Quinoa, Almonds, Cumin Creme Fraiche.
Paired with Oldenburg Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015 OR Grenache Noir 2014
Braised Lamb shoulder, glazed sweet potato, baby spinach, Aubergine and red Miso.
Paired with Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Warm cinnamon doughnuts, buttermilk Panna Cottas
What a fantastic evening, four fantastic food courses from Neill Anthony, interactive cooking instructions with Q & A with Neill, heartwarming conversations with great fellow foodies, all enjoying lovely wine in the wonderful Ginger & Lime Food Studio.
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