For me, the best kuiers happen in the kitchen. I love it when everyone is gathered around the counter, sipping wine as you chop and stir and taste. Recently I was invited by Windfall Wines for an Italian cookalong at Ginger & Lime and it turned out to be the best kind of gettogether. By the end everyone was elbow deep in some or other dish, sipping away at this or that wine and chatting up a storm. Nothing turns strangers into friends like food.
Ginger & Lime is the passion project of Denise Levy, who wanted to create a space where people could come together and bond over prepping and eating delicious food. Their interactive cooking classes are planned according to a culinary theme and you can either get stuck in with the preparation, or you can simply sit back and watch the action while enjoying a glass of wine. Personally I think this is such a nice change to the standard dining experience.
Our dinner was paired with a selection from wines from Windfall, a boutique winery outside Robertson. I first tasted their range when we visited the valley earlier this year and I was instantly swept off my feet, particularly by their Barrel 41 red blend. If you like a touch of pink wine, it’s also worth trying their Grenache Rosé, which has a lovely balance of sweet, fruity notes and acidity. You can buy their wines online at windfallwine.co.za.
I can definitely recommend a visit to Ginger & Lime. The entire experience from the setup to the food and the wine was spot on.
The courses start at R650pp which includes food and wine and they also get guest chefs in on occasion to lead the classes.