Curry is a warm and hearty comfort food that most people naturally pair with beer, but times are changing, and so are peoples ideas of wine

No longer the pretentious and delicate drink people once thought it was, wine can be paired with nouvelle cuisine and wholesome and rich foods like curry too. 

The Radisson Blue Hotel Waterfront, Capetown, and Waterford Wines are heating things up as the weather cools down with curry and wine pairing at Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace.

A flavour sensation

A well-made curry and a well-made wine have a lot in common, both have distinct and powerful flavours that linger. 

Matching strong flavours without turning your mouth into a war zone is no easy task, Radisson Blue’s Chef Norman and the Waterford team worked closely together to offer guests the best of both worlds, carefully choosing flavours that balance and complement each other.

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“We put a great deal of thought into these curries,” says Chef Norman Heath of Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. “We wanted diners to feel warmed up with a mix of spices that perfectly complement the wine on offer for each dish.” 

A curry for everyone

The menu offers a choice of four different curries, each accompanied by a recommended glass of wine. The vegan curry of marinated plant-based cubes cooked in a creamy coconut curry sauce served with fragrant basmati rice, cucumber and onion sambal is best paired with the Waterford Rose-Mary. The same wine is also recommended with the seafood curry of prawns, mussels, line fish, and calamari, all smothered in an authentic tomato Cape sweet and sour turmeric ragout, served with fragrant basmati rice, roti, cucumber and onion sambal. Best paired with the delicious Waterford Rose-Mary

Meat lovers can opt for the chicken curry, which comprises chicken cooked in an authentic local Malay ragout, served with fragrant basmati rice, roti, cucumber and onion sambal. There is also a delicious lamb curry – a spicy tomato-based curry, served with fragrant basmati rice, roti, cucumber and onion sambal, and a flavoursome grape chutney created from the Waterford Shiraz Grape. These two hearty curries are best paired with the Waterford Pecan Stream Sauvignon Blanc and the Waterford Pecan Stream Pebble Hill Red. 

All the trimmings

Aside from the carefully curated flavours, the wine and curry evening offers views and a taste of Chef Norman’s chutney, specially made with grapes from Waterford Wine Estate. 

The cost of these curries, with a glass of wine, is R265, with the special available at lunch and dinner time from Monday to Sunday until 30 September 2021. Guests are welcome to select either the Waterford Rose-Mary, Waterford Pecan Stream Sauvignon Blanc or Waterford Pecan Stream Pebble Hill Red to accompany their curry selection

To book or for more information please contact the hotel on 27 (0)21 441 3000 or capetown.foodandbeverage@radissonblu.com