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"The Art of Pairing Food and Wine"
There are no strict rules that say you cannot eat what you like with whichever style of wine you choose. The long established myth that white wine should be drunk with fish and red with meat is just that – a myth!
Join Sommelier Mia Mårtensson from the Winery of Good Hope and Chef Liam Tomlin as they guide you through the art of pairing food and wine. This class will focus on the wonderful and totally understated skill of combining the flavours of wine and food and will demonstrate combinations that really set off the wine and food partnership perfectly. Mia will take you through a tasting of 6 different varietals and Liam will prepare 6 tasting dishes and will provide the recipes to go with them and he will gladly answer any questions regarding the food preparation throughout the evening. The wines chosen by Mia will show their versatility with the dishes.
They hope after the evening it might encourage you to choose your wine first and then source the food to match with the wine rather than the other way round. It is always good to get a different perspective and this tasting will undoubtedly encourage you to build a broader understanding of relationships in flavour between wine and food.
There are only 16 seats available so book early to avoid disappointment.
Swedish born Mia Mårtensson is the Sommelier and Marketing and Sales Manager for The Winery of Good Hope based in Stellenbosch. Born in Gotland, Sweden Mia trained as a chef at restaurant school in 1991, after moving towards the dining room and fine dining service as a waitress she discovered wine and fell in love.
In 1999 Mia graduated from the Restaurant Academy in Stockholm with a sommelier degree (Higher Certificate, Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Mia worked as a sommelier for six years at the one star Michelin restaurant Operakalleren in Stockholm and for three years as the sommelier at the two star Michelin restaurant Edsbacka Krof, Stolkholm.
When she moved to South Africa in 2005 Mia started working as the sommelier / cellar master for Relais & Chateau Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl after three years she moved to The Winery of Good Hope.