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Creation Cocoon Experience makes Staying Home a Treat 

Missing the joys of eating out? Well, if you’re lucky enough to live in Hermanus and surrounds, the Creation Wines Culinary Team now offers an exciting indulgence… As from 1 June, you can order from the Creation Cocoon Menu and have a delectable dinner – plus perfectly paired wine – delivered to your doorstep.

Not wanting to neglect their ‘non-local’ clients, the Creation Culinary Team has decided to share the recipes for these dishes, including short videos of the preparation techniques, with all Creation clients. Simply go to our Creation Wines Youtube channel. Should you wish to order wine, please go to Creation’s Quick Shop where you will be able to buy cases of 6 wines delivered door-to-door and receive one bottle in the case FREE as a post lockdown gift. Deliveries over R1 500 are FREE anywhere in South Africa.

You are also welcome to select a knowledgeable Creation personal shopper/wine assistant to guide you through the experience online. Creation’s sommeliers will be available to assist with online wine and food pairing tips.

Ideal for the wintry weather that is now setting in is a veritable feast of Bouillabaisse with Crayfish and Abalone served with crispy Olive Ciabatta and recommended with the Creation Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon. Another sure winner on the menu is the Confit Duck with Burnt Sage Gnocchi and Roasted Winter Root Vegetables. Simply irresistible with the Creation Reserve Pinot Noir. Contact Chef Eleanor Niehaus via email eleanor@creationwines.com or tel/WhatsApp +27 82 60 60 160 for details. The Culinary Team offers you the opportunity of creating a unique menu for that special occasion.

Since lockdown commenced Creation co-owners Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin have been regular participants in webinars, Zoom conferences and radio interviews aimed at keeping wine lovers informed. “We are presently planning to create online chat spaces for clients who would like to visit us virtually and will be running this platform from 10 am to 5 pm every day,” says Carolyn. The estate is furthermore exploring more contact with its overseas agents and clients through online discussions, including the delivery of wine samples for virtual tastings.

The team will also be doing online virtual tastings with Corporates and Virtual Conferences as part of entertaining their delegates. Pairings from the Creation Pantry will be on offer.

While all the above is happening, the Creation team has set up a new sculpture installation by Janko de Beer. It is titled ‘Metamorphosis’ which Carolyn says is their interpretation of moving from an era past to a period which will have a very different future. The exhibition opens on 28 May.

There is also a treat in store for food and wine writers. The estate will be sending out post lockdown ‘Creation Care’ packages with tasting notes on Creation wines. Interested food and wine journalists are welcome to contact daniela@creationwines.com for details.

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