When it comes to successfully pairing pasta with red wine, the trick is to ignore the pasta and pay attention to the sauce. Whether you choose linguine, spaghetti, or zoodles as your base - pasta is simply a canvas to deliver the accompanying ingredients.
In celebration of our new Sauvignon Blanc 2015, we settled on a surprising array of starter options that would pair beautifully. Constantia Uitsig’s Sauvignon Blanc 2015 could find no better companion than beside this sexy starter from Uitsig’s own resident restaurant. Gin cured swordfish with avocado puree, green olive beignet, and radish and celery salad.
In pursuit of the perfect dinner plate companion for our five-star Semillon 2014, we dreamt up our own creation. It’s not only easy and super-quick to make, but in our humble opinion, as lip-smackingly moreish as the wine that inspired it.
Compliments of the imitable Jamie Oliver, here’s a super-fresh and yet stylish starter that would positively soar with our 2012 MCC. The citrus notes, the subtle smokey undertones and the surprise twist of pepper will find no better companion than a chilled glass of Uitsig’s bubbly.
In pursuit of the perfect partner for our crisp Sauvignon Blanc 2014, we looked for a salad that was fresh, fruit-driven, yet not sharp or pungent (with overbearing vinaigrettes or strong cheeses). This salad, from celebrated Canadian blogger, Jennifer of Seasons and Suppers, fit the bill perfectly.
A perfect match for Uitsig’s Semillon 2013, this deliciously fragrant curry is from Paarl-based food blogger and chef, Sam Taylor. For more incredible dishes and ideas, visit her inspiring and wholesome blog, http://www.pomegranatedays.co.za.
Pan roasted quail breast with millet, pecan nuts, sultanas and burnt orange emulsion - Serves 4
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