Nederburg Treats Hussar Grill Winners To Celebrity Cook-Off

This post is long overdue but in my book it is better to do it later than not post it at all….

A while back Nederburg in collaboration with Hussar Grill hosted a cook-off and this is what went down….

Nederburg teamed up with The Hussar Grill to stage a special cook-off with celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood at his Kitchen Cowboys studio in Cape Town recently.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Nederburg Heritage Heroes range

 

The Hussar Grill patrons who’d opted for a bottle of Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes wine when dining at the grill room, were entered into a lucky draw for a chance be a part of the action.

 

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Nederburg cellarmaster, Razvan Macici; and celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood

The brief to those whose names were chosen, was to create a dish from scratch from the special pantry set up in Pete’s studio and make sure it matched the wine they’d been assigned from the Nederburg Heritage Heroes collection.

 

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Nederburg SA brand manager, Melissa Diedericks, welcomes guests

 

Working in teams of four including one of The Hussar Grill’s chefs and a food blogger to help, they had to come up with a dish to impress the judging panel of Pete, Nederburg’s cellarmaster Razvan Macici and Stuart Bailey from The Hussar Grill.

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The Hussar Grill marketing manager, Brendon Milton

 

Cooking

Chef Pete Goffe-Wood layed down some ground rules and the time frame at which the dishes were expected to be cooked and ready.  Teams made their way to the pantry which was stocked with premium quality ingredients including seafood, a variety o steaks, a selection of cheeses etc.

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The Hussar Grill Camps Bay chef, Wesley Hurn

 

The Hussar Grill chefs were really helpful in sharing their expertise.

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Realmencancook.co.za blogger, Fritz Brand, hard at work

 

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The Hussar Grill Stellenbosch chef, David Pieterse, adding the final touches to his team’s dish

 

Tasting

One person from each team took the judges through their dish and explained why they thought it would pair well with the wine.  The judges tasted and shared some of their opinions then deliberated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Judges in action during the taste test

 

The judges loved everything they tried but what really wowed them was a take on the classic “surf and turf” including an Asian-style prawn salad together with pork fillet served with roasted tomato and Chenin blanc sauce, topped with asparagus and lardon.

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It was served with Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Anchorman 2012, a delicious Chenin blanc that worked an absolute treat with the food.

 

Winners 

The winning wine and food combo came from Michael Streatfield and his partner, Cara Winterbottom, working with blogger, Candice Bresler of Agorgeouslife.co.za and Devon Matthews, the chef from The Hussar Grill in Paarl.

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From left to right:  Nederburg SA junior brand manager, Jeanine Smith; Nederburg SA brand manager, Melissa Diedericks;  The Hussar Grill marketing manager, Brendon Milton; Agorgeouslife.co.za blogger, Candice Bresler; The Hussar Grill CEO, Justin Fortune; winner of The Hussar Grill Rondebosch branch competition, Michael Streatfield; judge Stuart Bailey and Michael’s partner, Cara Winterbottom; chef Pete-Goffe Wood; Nederburg cellar master, Razvan Macici; and The Hussar Grill Paarl chef, Devon Matthews.

 

View more photos from the event here

 

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Author Info

Thuli

Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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