A Jug of Wine a Loaf of Bread and Thou December 12 2015

But the wine was Moet.

And the bread? amazing morsels of deliciousness . The Bookdealers were quietly ejoying the art work of the Everard Read gallery glass in hand.

Life as a Bookdealer is not all bad.


As if that was not enough I was invited to Stellenbosch at Summer Place.


The venue was magnificent


Sanlam private wealth displayed their art in the galleries in the house ( actually mansion)

The magnificent gardens were sprinkled with candle lit tables and beautiful people wafted through the rooms eating and drinking.

Tables groaned with cheese breads and fruits .

But there was more.


5 chefs were flown up to Joburg for the event :

  • Christian Campbell from  Delaire Graff
  • Bertus Basson from Overture restaurant
  • George Jardine from Jordan restaurant
  • Michael Broughton from Terroir restaurant
  • Gregory Czarnecki from The Restaurant


Each chef conjured up a dish that a week later my taste buds still salivate for.

More than 80 top quality wines were paired with each dish.

Winemakers mingled with the guests.

It was an occasion of note.

What a way to end the year!