Gourmet evening at Pachas in Pretoria

Many of you probably know Pachas Restaurant & Cherry Room in Pretoria well by now. They have built a wonderful reputation over the years by consistently delivering excellent service and the highest standard of food. We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Jan-Willem Pont and his team at Pachas! Jan-Willem and I went to primary school together, long time ago, at Louw Geldenhuys in Johannesburg and this makes the evening so much more special for us.

The delicious menu has been carefully crafted to match our wines to courses specially suited for each wine:

  • Canapes at arrival with Vrede en Lust Karien 2007 Chenin Blanc as welcome drink;
  • West Coast oysters with Lemon Wedges and the Vrede en Lust Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Fried Camenbert Cheese with cranberry sauce and waldorf salad  served with the Vrede en Lust Jess 2008 ;
  • Pan fried venison fillet with fresh berries served with the Vrede en Lust Reserve 2004 Bordeaux Blend;
  • Pannacotta with Passion fruit syrup with Vrede en Lust Viognier 2008 as desert.

The Vrede en Lust Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and the Vrede and Lust Reserve 2004 were both rated by visitors to WineX Cape Town amongst the top 10 most popular white and red wines on show! The Viognier 2008 recently won the award as the top Viognier on show at the South African Terroir Wine Awards for 2008. The Karien is a tasty 4 star Platter stunner, while our Jess 07 was the top scoring dry Rosè in Wine Magazine’s January 08 review of 106 South African rosè wines.

My wife Anneke and I will be attending the dinner with our winemaker, Susan Wessels (now Erasmus!), who was the South African Woman Winemaker of the Year for 2007. Susan will give you insider’s info on each wine!

Date: 6 November 2008
Where: Pachas Restaurant and Cherry Room; Club 2 Centre, 22 Dely Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Cost: R280 per person for the food, wine and gratuity all included

In order to secure your booking, please contact Suretha Roberts at 021 084 1611 or by email via suretha.roberts@vnl.co.za
Bookings will be secured by payments made to:
Vrede en Lust Farms
Nedbank, Business Winelands branch 149821, Account # 149 8080 960
Reference: Pachas and your name

We look forward to seeing you there! Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

PS Anneke and a few of her close friends will be showing our wines at Wine-X at the Sandton Convension Centre next week, so please stop by for a sneak preview of what you can expect on the 6th of November