Celebrating harvest into the late night hours at Longridge Langtafel 2019
Guests danced late into the night at the recent Longridge Langtafel despite the cold weather. The annual event was held on Longridge Wine Estate for the third time in a row (sixth time overall) and cellar master Jasper Bruwer described the evening as a celebration of the harvest as well as good food, wine and friends. Nevermind if you missed it, you can visit Longridge for a wine tasting with lunch or dinner anytime! (Link and contact details below.)
A “langtafel” (long table), almost 100m in length, is normally set under the stars in the organic garden, but this year had to move onto the restaurant stoep due to cold and windy weather. This however did not stop guests from having fun and the evening kicked off in celebratory fashion with the estate’s own Méthode Cap Classique, Clemengold Gin and Diesel & Dust, a local craft brewery.
Canapés of fresh oysters, tempura herbs, lepelsteeltjies and springbok tacos were served by waiters with a roaring fire keeping guests warm. Shortly after, chef Maritz Jacobs of the Longridge restaurant introduced guests to the unique menu paired with exclusive and specifically selected wines of the estate:
Starter: cured trout, labneh and lemon pickle served with the Longridge Chenin Blanc 2015.
Main: Calvinia lamb neck with pastilla and a garden vegetable ragout with the acclaimed Bordeaux blend and Platter’s 5-star Ekliptika and Merlot 2017.
Cheese course: Cremelat gorgonzola and a rosemary and black olive madeleine paired with the 2016 Ou Steen Chenin Blanc.
Dessert: white chocolate ganache with beignets, honeycomb and homemade Edelgoud and sultana ice cream with the 2015 Edelgoud.
Petit fours with warm coffee completed the dinner while guests spent the rest of the evening on the dance floor with the excellent Glenn Robertson Jazz band.
“The Longridge Langtafel was once again an enormous success, showing that not even bad weather can spoil a good party,” said Jasper Raats.
The Langtafel event is the social highlight of people from all over the world and give them the opportunity to enjoy some of the exclusive wines, limited in volume and availability, of Longridge Wine Estate.
Keep an eye on social media platforms and the website for news on the 2020 Langtafel-event that will once again be held on the estate.
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