Balata restaurant, fairway hotel, Fine dining, hotels, Wine Dinner Club


The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort announced details of a new series of Wine Dinners at Balata Restaurant for 2019. The dinners have been individually curated by Food & Beverage Manager Lawrence Podile, in partnership with our executive chef and his team as well as the restaurant’s wine producers, from vineyard to suppliers. “The art of wine pairing is a delicate one, with the best flavour combinations occurring subtly on ones tongue. The trick is to always have a bite of the meal first, then sample the wine and have another sip; see how the flavour changes and you’ll be surprised at how different they can be” says Podile.

The series of dinners will give guests the opportunity to learn about the history of the different wine estates and provide a rare insight into the production processes of some of South Africa’s finest wines. The team of passionate chefs are dedicated to producing world-class-cuisine, using only the best seasonal produce that can be sourced locally. This team have created bespoke four-course menus for the individual dinners. Each dish has been carefully paired with the tasting notes of the wines served on the evening. The chefs have woven the ingredients into the delicious dishes that can stand proud on their own and bring out exceptional nuances in the wines they have been paired with.

Upcoming Wine Dinners to be showcase this year, are the expressions of hard work as well as creativity of the men and woman who made these wines. This is the most exciting line-up we have put together. Choose your favourite(s) from the list below:

Commenting on the wine dinner evenings, Fairway Hotels General Manager, Christopher Trimble said: “Each one of our wine dinners offers a unique experience to our guests – and gives our chefs free rein to create exciting dishes designed to showcase their talents and to complement the wines served. When we planned the calendar we wanted the evenings to be about the personalities of the hosts and the craftsmanship of the wine estates.”

The series of Wine Dinners will take place at Balata Restaurant, located within the Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. Under the guiding eyes of Lawrence Podile and his team, Balata Restaurant, showcases a modern presentation of classic flavour combinations and a commitment to quality ingredients and depth of flavour. Service is provided with relaxed elegance with stunning interiors, in a contemporary elegant setting.

The Wine Dinners are priced at R450-00 per person and include a welcome drink reception followed by a four-course menu paired with wines. For more details visit or contact them on Tel 011 478 8000

The Fairway Hotel has launched an exciting new wine dinner loyalty programme for dinner guests called The Wine Dinner Club. This exclusive club is for members that share a passion and love for food & wine where they can explore gourmet delights and exceptional service at the Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort. Members enjoy a wealth of benefits including generous discounts and invitations to exclusive events.

As a Fairway Hotel Wine Dinner Club Member, you can enjoy the following bespoke benefits:

• Celebrate in style and join free today
• Enjoy 10% discount off your food bill at each Wine Dinner you attend
• Receive a further 5% discount off your food bill when you are joined by at least two additional paying guests
• Special Invitations to launch parties & special celebrations
• Be the first to know! Receive our newsletter with information from our hotels, awards and accolades, recipes from our Executive Chef and notifications of special functions
• Joining is easy -s imply complete the Fairway Wine Dinner Club Application and return it to us
• Terms & Conditions do apply

For bookings or to find out more about our wine dinners contact The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort:
Tel : +27 (0)11 478 8000

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