One Ingredient | The Blood Orange Menu

The Blood Orange Menu

To welcome in the arrival (finally!) of crackling fires, wintry weekends warmed by wine & baby-making weather, July’s One Ingredient features a fruit we should all be eating more of in winter; orange. But not just any old orange, oh no, for this month’s dinners, I bring you the Beyoncé of Citrus:  The Blood Orange.

Characterised by its juicy, crimson flesh and rosy-hued peel, this luscious, succulently sweet citrus packs a punch. Health nerds will be excited to hear that its signature colour is due to the presence of potent antioxidant pigments (anthocyanin), and that its filled to the brim with flu-fighting heavyweight Vitamin C. You can almost convince yourself that you’re doing your health a service by attending (just forget the wine for a second.)

But also – DON’T – as we’re lucky enough to have two esteemed wine farms joining us in July; Bouchard Finlayson and Fable Mountain Vineyards. Located in the lush Hemel-en-Aarde valley, Bouchard Finlayson is a boutique winery famous for its small-batch Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc, while Fable, situated in the picturesque Tulbagh Valley, crafts artisanal wines based on an ethos of minimal intervention.

Menu to follow…


Date: {Friday 30 June / Saturday 1 July}
Place: {Food LAB, Bree Street}
Time: {18:30 till 22:00}
Cost: {R725 per person} – includes canapés on arrival plus 5 courses and wine
Book: {Email}
{Places are available on a first come first serve basis. There are only 22 seats at each dinner so do book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that your booking is only secure once payment has been received.}