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Media Release: Winter Food & Wine Pairing at Geelbek Restaurant, WCNP

24 May 2013

Elmarie Leonard, owner of Geelbek Restaurant, has drawn from her considerable talent to produce two inspired menus both containing elements of ‘veld food’ – wild ingredients growing inside West Coast National Park. Each four-course menu is accompanied by a selection of wines from Darling Cellars and Groote Post respectively. The two food and wine pairing events take place on 23 June and 20 July from 18h00 and cost R300 per person. West Coast National Park has waived the entry fee for visitors attending the events.

23 June with Darling Cellars

  • Cream of dune spinach soup served with a hint of bokkoms, rice, wild mushroom, Chilli and Parmesan cheese paired with Darling Cellars Chardonnay

  • Perdevoetjies (Limpets) in white wine and leek sauce served with a warm salad of veldt bulbs paired with Darling Chenin Blanc

  • Slow cooked lamb shank pie served with potato and wild garlic au gratin served with Kattekruid and red wine jus paired with Darling Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Wilddagga chocolate torte served with a warm orange syrup paired with Darling Chocolate Pinotage

20 July with Groote Post

  • Braised Veldkool, Waterblommetjies and wild onion and garlic smoor served with goats cheese paired with Groote Post Wooded Chardonnay

  • Pan-fried harder stuffed with green pepper and feta cheese served with Old Cape fish sauce served with veld salad of Bokhorinkies, Slymstok and Suring paired with Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc

  • Roasted Springbok in a Red wine jus  served with Wild Rosemary, Veldt sweet potato,Wildgarlic,chilli and wild onions paired with Groote Post Shiraz/ Old Man’s Red blend

  • Honeycake pudding served with ginger cream and Rooibos and Buchu syrup paired with Groote Post  Unwooded Chardonnay

Guests are welcome to stay overnight inside West Coast National Park at the quaint Duinepos Cottages at a special winter rate starting at R915 for a 4-sleeper chalet. For more information on Duinepos specials, please see

For more information and to book for the food and wine pairing events, please contact Elmarie Leonard:
Tel: +27 22 772 2134
Or visit

Issued by:  
South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region Communications
+27 21 712 2337 

Media Queries:  
Wanika Rusthoi 
Regional Public Relations Officer: Cape Region
South African National Parks
Tel: +27 21 712 2337; Cell: +27 72 060 8188


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