Kyoto Garden Sushi is Cape Town’s most talked about hidden gem. Winner of Best Asian Restaurant at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards in 2014 and rated 5 stars in the Rossouw’s restaurant guide, this sophisticated eatery serves exquisite, authentic Japanese cuisine made using exotic, fresh ingredients. The drinks menu includes delightful cocktails made from green tea and raspberry sake as well as rare single malt whiskies all the way from Japan. The zen-inspired, minimalist décor and tranquil setting offers an extraordinary, intimate dining experience
We asked fave photographer, Claire Gunn, to capture some of this incredible food. What she deliveed will leave your mouth watering.
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Folks sure have been captivated by oysters over the years. In fact, modern scientists attribute the origin of man to them. A small group of hominid seashore scavengers, near Mossel Bay, consumed them as a central part of their diet.
The omega and omega 3 fatty acids resulted directly in the growth in the sizes of their brains and intelligence, the human race evolved, and the rest is history.
We have a lot to thank this humble little shellfish for.
You can enjoy oysters of different sizes and ages at Mondiall on November 1st. Better still, you’ll be able to pair them with some of the countries best MCC’s, including Graham Beck Brut, Steenberg’s fantastic new sparkling sauvignon blanc, and Laborie’s multi award winning Blanc de Blanc MCC 2010.
For a different, enjoyable and interesting Saturday brunch, this is the one to go for.
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KWV swept the boards at the 2014 Veritas Awards, winning 9 Double Golds and 14 Golds, accumulating a total of 55 medals, the most of any producer.
In an extraordinary performance, KWV won the Best Producer Award for a 4th year in a row. This is the first time this has been achieved by a South African producer.
Commenting on the overall performance, KWV Chief Winemaker, Johann Fourie said, “We are delighted with the results which demonstrate strength in all categories, across wine and brandies“
He added, “The South Africa wine category has seen a huge jump in the quality and style of wines, as we have fought to compete on the international stage in tough economic times, against strong competition from both new world and old world wine producers.”
Fourie noted that whilst the rate of stylistic evolution and overall improvement amongst South African producers has been marked, “The rate of KWV’s wine style evolution in SA over the last ten years has been especially rapid, some would even say revolutionary. The focus for the wine making team has been on techniques that promote vibrancy, freshness and regionality. These attributes can be seen throughout the entire KWV product range, and it’s this focus that has underpinned our success at Veritas.”
Pieter de Bod, Chief Distiller at KWV commented, “KWV’s craftsmanship in brandy is being recognized as a credible and formidable competitor to French Cognac. Quite simply, KWV is the leader, nationally and internationally, in wine and spirit excellence.”
“KWV management have supported the wine making pursuit, with capital investment in winemaking equipment and vineyards, which has allowed our young, dynamic wine making team to innovate and experiment. Our grape growers have evolved with us also, and are a key part of our success” added Fourie.
The 9 Double Gold winners for KWV are;
Laborie Blanc de Blanc MCC 2010
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2009
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2012
KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot 2011
KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2011
KWV White Muscadel Jerepigo 1968
KWV Reserve Port Limited Edition 672 1929
KWV Alambic 15 Year Brandy Limited Release
KWV 12 Year Barrel Select Brandy
Steenberg is the Capes’ oldest farm, established in 1682 by the enigmatic Catherina who was the first woman land owner in South Africa. Situated against the mountains in Tokai, the views of the Cape are close enough to marvel at, but far enough to feel like you are away from the city and enjoying the peace of a luxury mountain-side resort.