Nederburg treats Hussar Grill winners to a celebrity cook-off

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.