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Gear up for The Marine Hotel and Ashbourne Wines 3rd food & wine pairing dinners

Join The Marine Hotel and Ashbourne Wines for the third edition of the Food & Wine Pairing Dinners on 31 August 2019

By Luthando Vikilahle  | August 13, 2019 | Gourmet Restaurant Awards

The Marine Hotel in Hermanus hosts the third edition of a food-and- wine series which consists of four dinner events in partnership with three award-winning Hemel-en-Aarde wineries: Creation, Bouchard Finlayson and Ashbourne Wines. 

The event will be held on 31 August at The Pavilion at The Marine Hotel and would be hosted by Anthony & Olive Hamilton Russell from Ashbourne Wines, Hamilton Russell Vineyards and Southern Right.The glamorous occasion is part of The Marine series of four Food & Wine Pairing Dinners with Ashbourne wines.

Ashbourne was founded in 1996 by Anthony Hamilton Russell on a beautiful 64-hectare property in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on the eastern border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, who owns the neighbouring wine farm. The evening warms up with the Ashbourne Blanc as the pre-drink served with Crudités and a selection of dips. 


This is followed by a short welcome from The Marine’s general manager, Sebastian Berinato, The Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar, and the owners, Anthony and Olive Hamilton Russell, from the vineyard. Chef Dippenaar has prepared an incredible menu to match the vintages that have been selected. 

The food journey officially begins with citrus cured Salmon gravadlax paired with Ashbourne Sandstone 2018. The heirloom cherry tomato risotto paired with the Ashbourne Pinotage/Cinsault 2019 from a Heritate site in the Swartland will follow, as a main. A very limited Ashbourne Pinotage 2016 from a single vineyard would be served with an overberg rack of Lamb. 

The evening will end with a Goat Cheese Cremeux served with the recently released Ashbourne Rosé made from Cinsault from the Swartland. Those who would like to attend are urged to make reservation to avoid disappointment. This fabulous four-course food and wine pairing is R495 per person. 

There will also be a lucky draw where there are great prizes to be won! 

See below, the dates for the events in this Food & Wine series:

• Saturday, 31 August 2019 – Ashbourne Wines 

• Saturday, 28 September 2019 – Greenhouse pop-up restaurant at The Marine featuring: Creation, Bouchard Finlayson, & Hamilton Russell Vineyards 

For more information or bookings go to 

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