Swartland Supremes

Some more feedback on The Adi, Eben and Luke show currently on the menu at The Test Kitchen.

This time on Neil Pendock’s blog on Times Live:

“Fabian and Guido had dined the previous evening at the Test Kitchen in Salt River as guests of WOSA with charming host André Morgenthal (who must keep many of Cape Town’s top end restaurants afloat in these depressed days). The 12 course menu dégustation was accompanied by wines from the Swartland Supremes (Eben Sadie as Mary Wilson and Adi Badenhorst as Diana Ross, but with bigger hair). Both Belgians called the meal “the best I have ever eaten in SA.” Guido’s own Hertog Jan restaurant in Brugge is a Michelin two star spot so he knows from food and he rates TK chef Luke Dale-Roberts a two star stunner although the service is on a lower level. In particular Luke’s imagination and matching an oyster to Adi’s Funky White was for Guido, a culinary triumph.”

Adi, a "Wine Personality of the year"

Adi is another award richer, this time it is Neil Pendock’s Top Ten Personalities for 2010 award…

Adi shares this honour with nine other interesting local gentlemen (sadly, no ladies on the list), among others James Pietersen from Belthazar restaurant; retired KWV chairman Danie de Wet; Sandton restaurateur Alan Pick and Bartho Eksteen, Diners Club Winemaker of the Year.

How did Pendock make his decision? “when compiling a Top Ten Personalities for 2010, quotes are an obvious criterion…” and that is how Adi made the list: 

Swartland winemaker Adi Badenhorst watching a table tennis match at &Union last week: “so this is what Capetonians do on Saturdays. In Malmesbury, everyone is working on their cars.”

Read the entire article, here.