It’s the season of goodwill, of togetherness and sharing; of friends and family getting together, gathering around the table and memories being made. To enhance these golden days the Creation Culinary Team takes pleasure in bringing you an exceptional array of tried and tested recipes to prepare and share with your loved ones – along with the perfect pairing wines of course!







According to Creation’s Carolyn Martin – a pairing expert of note – these festive recipes are based on authentic South African Christmas dishes, but with a delightful and delectable twist. “Our talented Creation Culinary Team is renowned for their innovation and they love to deconstruct classic recipes, turning yesteryear’s favourites into today’s fine cuisine. The recipes are the result of no less than six gifted chefs pooling their talents to present you with a kaleidoscope of aromas, flavours, textures and colours. Whether you’re planning a long table lunch or a more intimate candlelight affair, it is our sincere hope that this, our gift to you, will contribute to a truly memorable and joyous Festive Season.”

Among the scrumptious recipes is the Smoked Snoek with Apricot Gel, Black Garlic and Lemon Velouté recommended with the Creation Reserve Chardonnay. The Trio of Vegetables include the following: Pan-Fried Fine Beans with Sultana-caper Dressing served with the Creation Sauvignon Blanc; Biltong Gratinated Potatoes enhanced by the Creation Reserve Merlot; and Honey Roasted Baby Carrots with Dried Cranberries paired with the Creation Pinot Noir. Among the main dishes are the recipes for Ox Tongue with Mustard Duo and Basil Lavash – a real treat with the Creation Chardonnay – and Deboned Marinated Leg of Lamb with Pumpkin Seed and Thyme Jus which is simply sensational with the Creation Reserve Merlot. For the sweet tooth there’s the gorgeous Pebbles Chocolate and Berry Trifle – a wow with the Creation Fine Cape Vintage!

Click here for the recipes and if you’re looking for additional inspiration, go to Country Life SA

Creation enjoys a proud reputation for wine and food pairing, presently offering no less than seven options at the picturesque estate on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus. “The latest addition to our repertoire is the Festive Story of Creation pairing which, as the name implies, brings a feast of fabulous flavours to the table,” says Carolyn. Click here to find out more.

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