Indonesian Cooking Class at Vondeling Wines (Paarl)


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Indonesian-born Connie Snow will be presenting an aromatic, interactive and informative cooking class at Vondeling Wines on Saturday, 25 May, in which she will teach guests how to cook a few exotic Indonesian dishes.

Over the years, Connie has consistently delighted diners with her wholesome authentic Indonesian cuisine. Foodies will be delighted to know that her cooking is a celebration of the best of Indonesia, each dish offering a journey into the region’s rich variety of exotic flavours, exquisitely crafted to satisfy the most discerning palates.

The cooking class includes a glass of Vondeling Rurale sparkling wine on arrival, followed by Indonesian snacks and canapés. All ingredients and cooking utensils will be provided while diners can continue to enjoy their self-prepared Indonesian favourites from a refreshed menu while washing it down with some Vondeling Wines. AMUSE BOUCHE Indonesian Canapés & Vondeling Rurale Rempah Meatballs with coconut and soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce STARTER Martabak Shanghai Crispy deep-fried pancake with savoury vegetable filling MAINS Kari ayam Chicken in a mild curry coconut sauce Babi or tahu base manis Pork in soy sauce (or Tofu) Ulang-Ulang Ambon A crispy and slightly spicy Indonesian salad from Ambon DESSERT Dadar gulung Coconut pancakes with a sweet grated coconut filling.

There are only 16 spaces available, so book soon to ensure you do not miss out on this one-time-only event. Date: Saturday 25 May Cost: R495 pp Venue: Vondeling Wines Tasting Room, Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl Bookings: Mariaan Harris, info@vondelingwines.co.za / 021 869 8339. Prepayment ensures your confirmed booking.

More about Connie Snow: Connie Snow was born Connie Belle on a tea plantation on the island of Java, Indonesia. When the communists took power, Connie and her parents and siblings emigrated to The Netherlands, where she grew up in a family that retained their Indonesian cooking tradition. In 1977, Connie married Alan (Irish/UK) and became a ‘Snow-Belle’! They have two children, Fiona and Martin, and one granddaughter, Rosie. Cooking was always Connie’s passion, although by profession she became a Chiropodist/Podiatrist and ran a successful practice in The Netherlands for 20 years. Connie and Alan have lived and cooked together in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England, before retiring to Table View in 2013, where they now live with their two dogs Tinka and Lucy. Every month or so, Connie hosts an Indonesian Cooking Workshop, either at their home in Table View, or at nearby hotels and wine farms. She is also available as a ‘guest cook’ to prepare an Indonesian meal for private dinners.


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