September 8, 2007 · 6:30 PM
Wine By Design winery
Come experience a unique wine and food offering presented by The Savvy Chef, Sharon Picone (www.thesavvychef.com). Sharon's philosophy is that not only should vegetarian food look good, but it should also be a taste sensation. Her South African background has influenced her cooking and in many recipes, her incorporation of herbs, spices and wine are apparent. We invite you to discover a new approach to cooking as Sharon shares these flavor combinations with you. Some are subtle, some are bold, but rest assured they are never boring!
One of the most exciting aspects of South Africa is that it's a fusion of so many cultures. In a country that has 11 official languages, it's easy to understand why it's called "The Rainbow Nation". Nowhere else is this fact more apparent than in its cuisine. Afrikaans, British, Cape Malay, Dutch, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Portuguese, Xhosa and Zulu are just a few of the ethnic influences that have been integrated into the diets and daily lives of South Africans. Add to this South Africa's history as a top wine-producing country and you have a gastronomic gold mine.
Journey with us as we explore the vast and exciting flavor combinations available to us when cooking vegetarian cuisine. Juice and water are available instead of wine if you prefer. For directions to the winery, go to www.winemasterpiece.com.
*Marinated tofu sate with peanut dipping sauce
*African chickpea dip
*Sundried tomato-stuffed cucumber cups
*Olive tapenade pinwheels
*Pumpkin Pie wontons
*Sweet biscuits (vegan cookies)