South Africa Part 2 started yesterday with a bang: dinner at the top restaurant in town:
Aubergine, in a private room, a 6 course paired affair and a chance to meet the owner/chef Harold Bresselschmidt.
Today we were off to a day touring the Cape of Good Hope, from Chapman’s Bay, the Capetown version of the Amalfi coast, to Boulder Beach with its unique African penguin colony, lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant at the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans supposedly meet (actually it’s only the two currents that meet there) and capped off with a private tasting at Cape Point Winery, made famous by winemaker Duncan Savage who specializes exclusively in white wines, mostly his famous sauvignon blancs. His sauvignon was selected as the best white in South Africa, with the Reserve receiving 93 pts from Parker.
His Estate Sauvignon 2014 was not too shabby but the pièce de resistance was his Isliedh ’13 a rich unctuous blend of sauvignon blanc with a touch of semillon- I bought a bottle of this baby to bring home. If the rest of our tastings are as good, then we are in for a treat. Stay tuned- I’ll let you know.