Now in it's fourth year, the Durbanville Soup, Sip and Bread festival is all about pairing flavours, keeping warm and my personal favourite; daydrinking. Eleven farms across Durbanville are flaring up their fires and pairing an interesting range of soups from lamb & lentil (Altydgedacht), potato, sweetcorn & truffle (De Grendel) and Tuscan cannelini & chorizo (Durbanville Hills) to Moroccan lamb and traditional mussel (Meerendal) with some of their top wines. Each soup is expertly paired with one of the farms exceptional wines and artisan breads like panini's, corn breads and traditional roosterkoek.
The festival is taking place on the weekend of 2-3 June, in Durbanville (obvs.)
Here's a full programme of what you can expect:
Altydgedacht launches their 2011 Pinotage with a lamb and lentil soup and a delightful Thai green curry butternut soup with naan bread and their popular Gewürztraminer.
Bon Amis at Bloemendal takes you on a trip round the world but with a focus on South African ingredients. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations, and live music.
D’Aria goes local with traditional soups with roosterkoek and some Gluhwein for good measure.
De Grendel Restaurant offers a three course soup experience. Indulge in a starter of french onion, croutons and Gruyère soup and a potato, sweetcorn and truffle with corn bread. For mains , goulash & dumplings and a dahl (lentil, tomato, curry ) soup with naan bread. Dessert is a nostalgic bread & butter pudding, vanilla "soup”.
Diemersdal Estate is FULLY BOOKED ! Boo.
The Eatery at Durbanville Hills will offer a soup buffet lunch on both days. Keep your eyes open for the tuscan cannelini bean and chorizo soup and a chicken and corn chowder, among others. The weekend’s festivities include the first “Chase the Sunset” Trail Run which will take place on the Saturday evening. There will also be a soup buffet afterwards with live music.
Groot Phesantekraal ignites some Italian passion with inspired soups and breads paired with their warm welcoming wines.
Hillcrest shares comfort soups, homemade quiches, curries and chicken pie. Relax, warm up and sway to the live music.
Café Ruby at Klein Roosboom will a have a selection of soup and bread on offer.
Meerendal shows off a trio of roasted tomato and red pepper soup, Moroccan lamb and a mussel soup. All available at the Bistro restaurant and the Deli at the Tasting Room. Takeaways of the soup will also be available.
Cassia at Nitida presents five recipes that have been delighting diners at the restaurant for the past 2 years. Served out of potjies, enjoy smoked haddock and chive, minestrone, lamb bredie, prawn bisque and french onion soup, all served with a freshly baked panini. Lamb spit burgers and foot long hot dogs will also be served, all to the beat of Ricky Nass. They are also making Gluhwein , so that will be around too. Tables at Nitida (the farm's other restaurant) will offer their a la carté menu along with a lamb & tomato and a potato & leek soup, both served with a glass of Gluhwein and crispy baguettes.
I know! The decision is almost too much to bear!
Today I'm giving you the chance to WIN:
A VIP tasting experience for four at Nitida (one of my favourite farms). You'll be treated to any of their 5 different soups, plus two bottles of wine.
To enter, all you have to do is:
- Comment below with your name, email address and Twitter handle and tell me:
What's your favourite thing to do in winter?
- Tweet the link to this post and include me (@NatalieRoos) & @nitidawine
Good luck! x
For information on Soup, Sip & Bread, check out the website.
*The competition will close on Friday, 1 June at 12:00
*Competition only open to the Western Cape