The Glenlivet Whisky and Savour Dining Experience
(Cape Town, South Africa) - Decadent dining meets the mastered art of single malt Scotch whisky. 15 On Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, hosted a Tové Experience, Savour Restaurant and The Glenlivet Whisky Pairing, on Thursday, 28 March, spearheaded by Executive Chef and culinary mastermind, Tamsyn Wells together with whisky connoisseur, Vuyisile Dlepu.
Situated in the heart of the city, the newly refurbished Urban Oasis welcomes guests to a magnificent, majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complemented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.
The four-course dinner experience highlighted Chef Tamsyn’s immaculate adaptation of the increasingly popular international bistronomy food trend, paired with a variety of exquisite whiskys from The Glenlivet.
The immersive sensory experience commenced with the Tové Experience VIP guests arriving in slick ensembles, setting the esteemed ambiance for the evening ahead. The Glenlivet’s newest family member, the Founder’s Reserve, with a long, creamy and smooth finish, received guests in accompaniment to the perfect pairing of a potato spun tiger prawn amuse bouche.
Whiskey master, Dlepu, painted the history of The Glenlivet through an engulfing introductory speech before guests moved swiftly onto their next pairing: The Glenlivet Twelve Year Old. The smooth and fruity notes were superbly balanced against the smoked paprika seared Norwegian salmon, served with grilled broccolini, saffron-scented potato, gremolata crumb and lemon butter.
Between courses guests enjoyed the fully-fledged craftsmanship of The Glenlivet Guardians’ 200-year history with an immersive live jazz performance by Italian songstress, Francesca Biancoli and renowned guitarist, Alvin Dyers.
For the second course, Chef Wells delighted the taste buds with roast chalmar beef fillet with charred spring onion, onion chutney, pickled and roast onion puree with truffled potato fritter and peppercorn sauce. This dish gave the opportunity for The Glenlivet Fifteen Year Old to shine, the perfect whiskey to pair with a red meat dish, resulting in a lingering sweet almond and spice finish.
The link from savoury to sweet - a flavour interlude by patisserie chef, Retha Thorpe - creating a true invitation to indulgence, comprising bitter chocolate cremeux with ginger, dark chocolate honeycomb, candied ginger and orange zest. The Glenlivet Eighteen Year Old had an excellent flow on the palate with a balanced burst of sweet orange.
15 On Orange
Address: Orange Street & Grey's Pass, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Contact Number: 021 469 8000
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Amuse Bouche : Potato spun tiger prawn
Pickled cucumber, avocado wasabi, toasted sesame and char sui sauce
Welcome Drink: The Glenlivet Founders Reserve and soda with orange rind
Nose – Citrus, with hints of sweet orange
Palate – Zesty orange, pear, toffee apples
Finish – Long, creamy, smooth
First Course: Smoked paprika seared Norwegian salmon
Grilled broccolini, saffron scented potato, gremolata crumb and lemon butter
The Glenlivet 12 year old
Nose – Fruity and Summery
Palate – Well balanced fruity with pineapple notes
Finish – Marzipan and fresh nuts
Second Course: Roast Chalmar beef fillet
Charred spring onion, onion chutney, pickled and roast onion puree with truffled potato fritter and peppercorn sauce
The Glenlivet 15 year old
Nose – Cream, rich & buttery
Palate – Fruit & nut, hints sweet oak and cinnamon
Finish – Sweet fruit and spice
Third Course: Bitter chocolate cremeux
Ginger and dark chocolate honeycomb, candied ginger and orange zest
The Glenlivet 18 year old
Nose – Rich fruit toffee, chocolate
Palate – Balanced burst of sweet orange
Finish – Long finish, with raisins and spice