We were recently invited to our very first Secret Eats dining experience and we honestly did not know what to expect as no two Secret Eats event is the same and keeping with the suspense/allure of a Secret Eats event the location, theme, dress code and secret passcode to enter was only revealed on the morning of the event.
The dress code was black and red keeping to the February month of love theme, it was also a very special and intimate night with only four couples including us enjoying delicious food together around a beautifully set out table. What made this Secret Eats event extra special and unlike any other was that we had the pleasure of dining at Chef Joleen Moulder’s house. She prepared mouth watering, beautifully plated meals. We even had the opportunity to get hands on at the beginning of the night and create a scrumptious chocolate component for our dessert.
Each course was unique and awoken our taste buds with bursts of flavour and contrast in textures. Each dish was accompanied with a glass of wine which complimented the dish well.
We started off the night with a selection of perfectly paired canapés with a glass of Quoin Rock MCC 2013. The wontons looked delicious and we would’ve loved to have indulged in them but unfortunately they contained pork.
For starters we had prawn croquette, braised fennel & asparagus cream. Blueberry salad with prawn oil vinaigrette paired with a glass of Quoin Rock White Blend 2017. This dish was so beautiful to look at and absolutely divine I definitely wanted more 😊.
For mains we had coriander & pepper crusted ostrich fillet, white pepper cream sauce with fried potato bake (which took 3days to prepare!) & green beans. This was paired with a glass of Quoin Rock Shiraz 2015. This dish was so flavourful and the Shiraz was not too spicy and didn’t overpower the dish but paired so beautifully, all dishes were amazing and unique in their own way but this was our absolute favourite.
Lastly for dessert we had white chocolate cheesecake & grilled pears with Namysto Sweet syrup & a DIY white chocolate bark (which we prepared). This was paired with Namysto Sweet 2014 and we also got to take a bottle home as we enjoy dessert wines. This dish was heavenly and hit the right spot with my sweet cravings.
It was an absolutely one-of-a-kind, unforgettable dining experience and we are honoured to have dined at Chef Joleen Moulder’s house in a very romantic intimate setting.