Southern Sun Chefs of Distinction

Last night, my Glugster and I were lucky enough to be invited to attend the 10th Chefs of Distinction evening at Southern Sun Montecasino’s Punchinello’s restaurant with our dear friends, the fabulous Shebee and Jon for company! And we were given gawjiss Carrol Boyes wine bottle stoppers as gifts as well! Thank you very much Southern Sun! We were invited in order to enjoy the evening as well as to tweet and blog about it so we were the only people not frowned at disapprovingly as we spent a large part of the evening on our Blackberries, iPhones and iPad- and taking pictures of course! It was dinner, social media style! 😀

Billy Gallagher was our host for the dinner, and he is a master of ceremonies par excellence! He introduced us to the featured chef for the evening- Chef Hilton Little- who was cooking with Punchinello’s Chef Gerard Vingerling. Hilton has cooked for a whole host of celebrities and politicians. The starter was served to George Bush, and the main course is one of Madiba’s favourites! The wines accompanying each course last night were selected from the Delaire Wine Estate.

This was our menu for the evening, and you may need a bib to catch the drool:

Starter

Fillet of sole and salmon wrapped in a delicate herb and saffron pancake accompanied by a feta and spinach quiche drizzled with a mild curry sauce

~Delaire Coastal Cuvee 2010~

Entree

Chicken and blue cheese quenelle nestled on a bed of fine noodles

~Delaire Chardonnay 2010~

Main Course

Tender loin of lamb dressed with a garlic and rosemary crust served with a rich green bean stew

~Delaire Botmaskop 2008~

Dessert

Traditional malva pudding

~Delaire NLH 2008~

It was a really cool evening, and the restaurant is set up in such a way that you can see into the kitchen! Its like being inside a Food Network TV show! The food was incredible, and I actually enjoyed the white wine that was served with the starter and I usually like a red wine!

Southern Sun is on Facebook and on Twitter as @SouthernSunChat.

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8 Responses to Southern Sun Chefs of Distinction

  1. Louisa says:

    That looks like a lovely evening out. 🙂
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  2. Julia says:

    Very jealous. Menu looks out of this world!
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  3. Totally insanely jealous and drooling at present
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  4. Karyn says:

    Okay….drool wiped off my chin!!Guess it was a great time had by all!!!

  5. blackhuff says:

    Jealousy 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it
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  6. alidaonline says:

    *drools*

    That starter sounds out of this world!
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  7. Jenty says:

    Looks like an awesome evening!!
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