Have you ever been to a restaurant where you are asked to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and enjoy the white floral scent of summer before indulging in their culinary delights? “A meal is always more memorable when it is a multi-sensory experience,” says Creation Creative Director Carolyn Martin. The Creation ‘Breathe’ Summer Menu was launched on the 1st of December, and it is all about you!

“Mindfulness of our breath is a foundation practice, reconnecting our senses of Taste, Smell, Touch, Sight and Sound,” Carolyn continues. If this is the idea behind the menu, what can you expect? A welcoming glass of the vivacious Creation Viognier, beautifully enhanced by a sprig of jasmine, sets the tone for an intriguing and utterly rewarding exploration of the senses.

Chapter 1 features Mojito Mocktail, Gazpacho, Cos Lettuce and Edamame Bean Hummus. This is served with the mineral-rich, mouth-wateringly delicious Creation Sauvignon Blanc.

Chapter 2 consists of Salmon Trout Taco and Lime. This feast of flavours is complemented by the Creation Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon blend with its invigorating salty bouquet, reminiscent of the ocean breezes caressing the vineyards. To enhance your sense of place, you’re invited to listen to a shell ‘phone’!

Carolyn emphasises that this is a flexitarian menu, thus every chapter offers a plant-based alternative. An example is Chapter 3 which comprises Chicken, Confit Potato and Turmeric Hummus. The plant-based option replaces the chicken with roasted Cauliflower Falafels with both options elevated to a heavenly level by the fresh, zesty Creation Reserve Chardonnay.

Chapter 5 brings you aroma profiles that echo the exquisite scents in the Creation Pinot Noir Reserve. The umami-rich trio of Springbok Loin, Kohlrabi Salad and Mushroom makes the Pinot Noir shine.

Creation has long been renowned for their innovative wine and food pairing menus and the unique new Breathe Menu is indeed a breath of fresh air! It comprises six chapters or courses and although 80% of the menu is plant-based, it also features the freshest and finest local fish, free-range chicken and springbok from sustainable sources.

Creation also offers an À la Carte Menu comprising a selection of savoury and sweet dishes. Among the favourites are Salmon Trout and Tomato Tartare, Belnori Goat’s Milk Cheese, Pomegranate and Green Salad; Ostrich Steak, Beans and Baby Leaf Salad; Coffee Mousse and Tahini Fudge with Sesame Chocolate Chard; and a range of other delectable dishes including festive Friands to end your meal.

In addition, the Breakfast Menu includes Overnight Oats with Elderflower and Summer Berries; Swiss Soufflé Omelettes with a choice of fillings; Poached Eggs with Baby Spinach; Avocado Waffle Garden and other scrumptious options.

And not forgetting the younger ones, the Kids Menu allows some creativity for building their own waffles, sweet and savoury; as well as homemade bread toasties, rustic wedges, lollies and fruit cups.

For those of you who are driving, Creation offers a truly tempting alcohol-free pairing menu.

Creation’s Breathe Summer Menu can be enjoyed at R895 pp. With the holiday season around the corner, it would be advisable to book now at reservations@creationwines.com, Tel: +27 28 212 1107 and specify your dietary requirements: standard, vegetarian, plant-based or pescatarian

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Carolyn Martin
+27 72 673 1880

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