Pan-Fried Chilli, lime and Garlic Prawns with the addition of juicy baby Tomatoes to incorporate an Italian finesse. Simply add some rich cherry tomato sauce, flavoured with garlic and parsley to give this recipe it’s Italian flair and showcase Venetian flavours.
*Pair with Pierre Jourdan Brut or Brut Rose
Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie, what more could you ask for?! A beautiful cheese platter makes such a simple starter and snack platter for your guests. Be sure to include elegantly cured Italian meats like Prosciutto, Pancetta, Salami, Pepperoni and Coppa ham.
*Pair La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier with tender carpaccio, Parma ham or Italian Salami, or Prosciutto
Channel your inner Nigella with this simply delicious antipasto spaghetti dish packed with umami with the addition of olives, capers, assorted tomatoes, garlic and lemon. Enjoy with a generous sprinkle of parmesan.
*Pair with Zonnebloem Chardonnay
PRIMO & SECONDO
The Italians incorporate a first and second ‘main’ course.
Il primo: In Italy, pasta is a first course, or primo, served as an appetizer. It is usually meat-free and can be a rice or other grain.
Il secondo: The main course is called il secondo which includes chicken, meat, or fish.
The combination of sweet roasted butternut, creamy sharp gorgonzola and crispy sage is an absolute winner when tossed with al dente penne and extra virgin olive oil. A real crowd pleaser.
*Pair with Nitida Calligraphy
No ‘knead’ for fuss – homemade pizza night is now made easier with this recipe! Buy a ready-made pizza dough, our authentic Italian tomato paste and all your favourite toppings. Any Italian toppings bring out the best of our red blend pairings.
*Pair with Edgebaston Berry Box (Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec) – The strength of the rich Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful with the crisp, light thin-crust of the pizza. OR
*Pair with The Pepper Pot (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Grenache, Tannat) – The spicier Shiraz note is heightened with the olive and smokey bacon toppings.
An all-time favourite worth every second of preparing! Make extra for the next day or to freeze for another day. A classic dish to pair with a single varietal classic red.
*Pair with Fat Bastard Shiraz or Merlot
Coffee & biscuits the Italian way! Authentic Italian tiramisu is a coffee-flavoured dessert with ladyfingers. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.
*Pair with Barista Pinotage (South Africa meets Italy combo)
Formaggi e Frutta: In Italy, an entire course is dedicated to local cheeses and fresh seasonal fruit! The cheeses will be whatever is typical of the region. We have created a fusion of the fruit and cheese bringing you a baked cheesecake topped with seasonal fruit or our simple Summer fruit fridge cheesecake.
*Pair with Graham Beck MCC Brut, Brut Rose or Demi-sec