Dinner with Reuben and Luvo at the One & Only

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Sommelier Luvo Ntezo and celebrity chef, Reuben Riffel, plan a series of fabulous evenings of food and wine at One & Only Cape Town.

One & Only Cape Town has plenty of treats in store for gourmands and wine-lovers alike in 2012! The resort’s award-winning sommelier, Luvo Ntezo, has worked with chef Reuben Riffel and some of the top winemakers in South Africa to present a baker’s dozen of dinners where the finest of ingredients are turned into culinary delights, perfectly paired with the very best of wines. The evenings are small and intimate (only 30 places available at each one), giving guests plenty of opportunity to chat with Luvo and the winemaker as they enjoy the food and wine.

“I like Reuben’s approach to food and his combining of South African and international flavours – this works very well with our wine collection which is based on the same principles”, explains Luvo who says “I tell my team that we are the hosts at a dinner where our aim is to ensure our guests never forget the combined wine and food experience”. The outstanding combination of the hotel, the sommelier and the chef has ensured that they have attracted some of the best winemakers in the country to join them over the coming months.

The programme kicks off on 28th March and diners can look forward to enjoying wines form the following estates:

  • 28th March 2012-Groote Post Wines
  • 25th April 2012-Glen Carlou Estate
  • 30th May 2012-Graham Beck Wines
  • 27th June 2012- Boekenhoutskloof Wines
  • 25th July 2012-La Motte Estate
  • 29th August 2012- Steenberg estate
  • 26th September 2012- Ken Forrester Wines
  • 31st October 2012- Kanu Wines
  • 28th November 2012-Nitida Estate

All the dinners are limited as to numbers, and each is priced at R325 offering a high quality and excellent value evening out. Whether you are a wine ‘fundi’ (a local Xhosa term for somebody who is knowledgeable about a subject), or simply enjoy a convivial evening of good food, wine and company, these dinners offer something for everybody. As Luvo says “there are no golden or unbreakable rules with wine in my opinion, and we want to encourage people to explore their own taste preferences. If we can show them something new to enjoy along the way, we’ve done a good job”.

To reserve your table at Reuben’s One&Only Cape Town, call (27) (21) 431 4511