Around the World – Rust en Vrede Restaurant – Stellenbosch, South Africa (April 2016)

We started our culinary journey in South Africa with the “Estate Experience” at Rust en Vrede Restaurant.

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Prime Rib Roast with a Baby Potato Gratin

The main dish of our recent cookout: garlic and thyme coated prime rib roast served with a cheesy onion, bacon and baby potato gratin.

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Zucchini alla Parmigiana

This one is based on a recipe from Jennifer Olvera over at seriouseats.com. We sure love our “melanzane alla parmigiana”, so substituting the eggplant for courgettes was an attractive summertime alternative.  Continue reading “Zucchini alla Parmigiana”

Fennel Risotto with Chopped Pistachios

I found this recipe in the wine/food pairing section of the Gall & Gall magazine. Fennel risotto is very subtle and has a nice sweetish touch.

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Latkes with Smoked Salmon / Mollydooker’s Carnival of Love Shiraz

This Saturday we went over to Koen and Erica’s for dinner and to taste one fabulous shiraz from Mollydooker wineries that he picked up at Aixvinum in Aachen, Germany while on holidays “in the neighbourhood”. I suspected that Koen planned their whole holiday around this, but it actually wasn’t… Continue reading “Latkes with Smoked Salmon / Mollydooker’s Carnival of Love Shiraz”