Food Pairing

Fairview admin on August 30th, 2012

Beef Burger with Brie and Green Figs Ingredients: (makes 3 extra-large patties or 4 large patties) 500 g lean beef mince 1 large egg 1 small slice of bread, finely crumbed generous amount of salt and pepper (at least 1 t salt and 1/2 t pepper) oil for frying (I used Canola oil) ½ cup [...]

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Fairview admin on February 3rd, 2011

We have been very fortunate to have had a small amount of  interaction with the local food and wine blogging community over the last 18 months. Since our first little Camembert promotion we have spent time following and interacting with a range of bloggers. It has been encouraging to see the interest and passion developing [...]

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Charles Back on October 20th, 2010

Over the years I have often experienced the challenges faced by us smaller, independent wine producers when it comes to listing wines with restaurant chains. This can be extremely frustrating as there seem to be so many barriers to entry in place which keep some fantastic wines off wine lists. In South Africa there are [...]

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Fairview admin on October 8th, 2010

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Fairview admin on September 16th, 2010

Philip, one of our Goatshed chefs and Fairview’s resident braai master, has supplied a recipe for a simple Pinotage marinade that he swears by. Having enjoyed the quality of the meat from his braais, I trust him! He emphasises the importance of allowing your meat plenty of time in the marinade. Philip’s Pinotage Marinade: 750 [...]

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Fairview admin on September 4th, 2010

What a glorious evening awaited us all last week with the Vintage Wine Dinner at the Goatshed restaurant! I was already extremely excited when we drew the stock for tasting ahead of this dinner, as I knew there were some gems about in the Fairview library cellar that could pair with the exceptional dishes the [...]

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Fairview admin on September 2nd, 2010

A few weeks back we asked for some volunteers to try our tasting of grape varietals that are lesser known. We like to try new things at Fairview and therefore are able to offer a flight of wines that many may not have tried before. Below is the first review of the tasting, written by [...]

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Fairview admin on August 15th, 2010

I was interested to read last week that one of the most famous and exclusive retailers in the world,  Harrods of London, will soon have goat meat available at its food hall meat counter. To date, goat has been available at some African and Caribbean shops in the UK, but has not been mainstream. Top [...]

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Fairview admin on July 1st, 2010

I remember a colleague once smirking to themselves while enjoying a their Woolworths sushi platter during lunch, in response to which I sarcastically offered to pour them a glass of wine from the tasting room. This got me thinking about what wine I would have poured, had I been sitting down to a plate myself. [...]

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