KOEN ROOSE VIRGINITY 1, EPISODE 2
THE CREATION OF…THE GARDEN OF EDEN

With every new dish we add to our seasonal menu, we do a deconstruction tasting where we taste each ingredient individually with the proposed wines to ensure that we find “The Perfect Pairing” – creating culinary masterpieces around the aromas and flavours of the best wine available.

For this dish I had the great pleasure of deconstructing the elements and ingredients with winemaker Koen Roose of Spioenkop Wines, who spent a day with me in the kitchen, sampling a variety of different ingredients until we found the perfect match with Koen’s Virginity 1 – an Elgin white blend with a rebellious touch!

This dish combines sustainably farmed Ferme Marine de Mahebourg Mauritian Seabass glazed with peach blossom honey with a delicate tomato and lemongrass Velouté.