The Cotage Fromage Tasting Menu is the result of a many requests for a comprehensive and special tasting experience, where top dishes from the Cotage Fromage are carefully paired with the delicous Vrede en Lust wines.
Duncan and Susan put together a 6 course tasting menu that is ideal for those guests who have a bit more time available and with a shared passion for fine food and wine.
There are only two versions of the tasting menu available: Regular or Vegetarian. Each menu consists of 6 smaller portions that is served with a half-glass of wine specially selected by the Vrede en Lust winemaker, Susan Erasmus.
The Regular Tasting Menu:
Course 1: Tomato Cuvee with spring vegatables and coriander. Served cold, it is healthy, fresh and paired with the Vrede en Lust Casey’s Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from Vrede en Lust’s cool climate vineyards in Elgin.
Course 2: Duck liver parfait, pepper crackers and baby beet salad. The tastes work together really well and it is perfectly paired with the luscious new Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2011. The White Mischief is a blend of 5 different white grapes from the Vrede en Lust Elgin vineyards.
Course 3: Truffeled wild mushrooms on toasted sourdough and served with a smoked butter sauce. Paired with the Vrede en Lust Marguerite 2011 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay. The Marguerite’s body and substance really compliment the richer, toasty flavours.
Course 4: Steamed prawn and crab wonton with a pineapple and ginger dip. A taste explosion that is ideally matched by the Vrede en Lust Jess 2012 Dry Rosè
Course 5: Duck club – confit duck, pancetta, quail egg and spiced breast, branded apricots on rye. A mini version of one of our most popular dishes paired with the smooth and elegant Vrede en Lust Syrah 2009.
Course 6: Warm chocolate fondant, berry salad, 70% Cacao Venezuela chocolate. The desert is paired with the Vrede en Lust red Bordeaux style blend and flagship wine, the Boet Erasmus 2009.
Six of Chef Duncan Doherty’s most flavoursome dishes paired with 6 perfectly matching Vrede en Lust wines for only R299 (£23 or €27 or $37!) per person. A minimum of 2 servings per order, due to the process involved. Reservations will be very helpful!