Chef Rudi Liebenberg from Mount Nelson Hotel in South Africa (an Orient-Express property) was in NYC last week. And what better way to celebrate than with lunch! Snapshots from a beautiful and delicious feast of South African cuisine at 21 Club.
Beetroot and kohlrabi salad (pickled, roasted, and fried) with macadamia nut “sour cream” and mustard greens.
Pairing: Bellingham Citrus Grove Chenin Blanc 2013
Mushroom and brinjal ravioli and terrine with slow dried tomatoes and watercress salad.
Pairing: Bellingham Bernard Series SMV 2011
For dessert, a dark chocolate sponge cake with coffee-poached pears, and hazelnut ice cream. Perfectly decadent.
Pairing: Boschendal Vin d’Or NV
Always love a lunch that leaves you satisfied but never stuffed.
P.S. Afternoon tea at Mount Nelson Hotel is legendary…might we take a trip there soon? ;)