The recently opened Steak Grill and Co in Florida Road will be hosting its first wine and food pairing evening this coming Wednesday, June 5th.
Located in Atherton House which was built in 1904, Steak Grill and Co is not only the only steakhouse in South Africa housed in a national monument but also a venue that combines the age old art of cooking a fine steak with the expertise needed to pair good food with some of the country’s finest wines.
ON arrival, our guest can pick up a welcome glass of Nederberg Heritage Hero’s – Beautiful lady (Gewurztraminer).
The first course will be crocodile tail dusted with paprika and flour, pan friend in fresh farm butter and tossed through a silky litchi reduction and then finished with organic kiwi fruit and passionfruit pulp. This unique and fully flavoured wild starter will be paired with a glass of Nederberg Heritage Heroes – The Young Air Hawk (blanc fume).
The second course celebrates traditional KZN spice and the seafood treasures of the East Coast. You can look forward to a Pacific rim style curry infused with plump prawns and fresh crab, flavoured with fresh chili and lime and accompanied with a crispy poppadum. This magnificent meal will be paired with Nederberg Heritage Heroes The Anchorman Chenin Blanc.
Next on the menu is an oven roasted, free range duck glazed with honey and finished with a duck stock, brandy and black cherry reduction and accompanied with a smoked beetroot risotto. This will be paired with Lederberg’s Heritage Heroes, the Motorcycle Marvel (Rhone Style blend).
For the diner with a sweet tooth, there’s a delicious dessert – a deep fried chocolate brownie with spicy dark chocolate and plum ice cream – paired with Nederberg’s Heritage Heroes, Brew Masters (Bordeaux Blend).
Bookings for this wonderful evening are already coming through, so don’t forget to reserve your space by calling 031 521 0259.
The pairing, which costs just R395 per person, starts at 6:30pm and continues until 9:30pm. There’s plenty of free parking available at 295 Florida Road.
Diarise these Oyster Box events in December
Diarise these Oyster Box events for the month of December.
DINNER AND A MOVIE 2nd December
It’s date night at The Oyster Box! Start your evening with a two-course dinner in the Ocean Terrace at 18h00, followed by a movie with popcorn and a glass
of sparkling wine in the cinema at 20h00.
18h00 in The Ocean Terrace I 20h00 in The Cinema I Price: R590 per person
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 14th & 15th December
A time of tradition and family, Christmas Carols on the Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box, marks the beginning of the Festive season and summer holidays.
A plated starter, buffet main, plated dessert and festive entertainment are on the menu.
Time: 18h00 – 21h00 I Venue: The Ocean Terrace I
Price: R690 per adult, R420 per child under 12 years
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER 24th December
Get the Festive weekend off to a stylish start with Christmas Eve Dinner in the elegant Grill Room.
Regrettably no children.
Time: 18h00 – 22h00 I Venue: The Grill Room I Price: R2 600 per person
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH 25th December
Each of The Oyster Box’s dining venues will be offering delicious lunch feasts on Christmas Day. All venues will be offering live music, a welcome beverage
on arrival and delicious seasonal menus.
Time: 12h00 – 16h00 I Venue: The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room I
Price: R2 600 per person, R1 600 per child under 12 years
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER 31st December
“SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER”
Put on your best Boogie Shoes as we take you back to the Seventies this New Year’s Eve! Dance your way into 2023 in retro 70’s gear and join us for a blast from the past!
Time: 19h00 onwards I Venue: The Pearl Room I
Price: R2 900 per adult, R1 900 per child under 12 years
Enzo – first KZN pizzeria recognised in nationwide challenge
Scottburgh’s renowned Enzo Pizzeria Trattoria has become the first KwaZulu-Natal restaurant to make it into the Top 10 of the nationwide Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge 2022.
Owner Enzo Tilli is over the moon for making it to the number five spot despite stiff competition from around the country. No KZN restaurants made it into the top 10 in the 2021 challenge.
In 1990, at the tender age of 18, Tilli decided to follow his passion for creating authentic Italian food and with the help of his mother, embarked on an adventure into the unknown opening Enzo Pizzeria in Johannesburg’s West Rand. The authentic pizzas he dished up were an instant hit and it was not long before Tilli opened a second branch at Gold Reef City.
Seven years later Tilli sold his two eateries and moved to KwaZulu Natal to open Enzo Pizzeria Trattoria in Scottburgh. As was the case in Gauteng, it did not take long for Enzo to become a popular destination for locals and tourists who – 25-years later – still can’t get enough of his mouth-wateringly good pizzas. Says Tilli: “Like all good pizzas, ours are made with the finest ingredients and cooked to perfection in a wood-burning clay oven.”
Despite the celebrations, Tilli made some time to answer a few questions about Enzo and – more importantly – his coveted pizzas!
Tell us a bit about your restaurant and what makes your pizzas so popular
Enzo’s is more an eatery or as we say in Italy a ‘trattoria’ which means casual and relaxed dining. Our pizzas are made in the authentic Neapolitan style, in a wood-burning oven. They have a light and airy base, and we use only the best quality ingredients. We believe that whoever is making the pizza should have lots of love for what they are creating and that their passion is a big part of what makes them so good.
What is your signature pizza or best-seller?
Without doubt the Del Greco pizza which has a bacon feta and fresh avocado topping. We also have four different starter pizzas, three Calzongino choices (foot long, fold over pizzas), six different vegetarian pizzas and 19 more other options from which to choose.
What’s better, a thin crust or a thick crust?
For me, it must have a thin, light base and slightly charred on the bottom and must always be cooked in a wood-burning oven just like in Naples, the home of the pizza.
What is your favourite pizza topping?
I still like the classics – a Regina, a quattro stagioni or a simple Margarita with anchovies.
For more on Porcupine Ridge, please visit: www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za/
Enzo Pizzeria Trattoria can be found at Shop 5 The Terrace, 129 Marine Terrace, Scottburgh, KZN. Telephone number for bookings: 039 978 3674
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