Dining with Sankara’s Head sommelier Lisa Gordge


The Sankara hotel recently indulged us in a gastronomic experience at their famous champagne bar to introduce their new in-house Head sommelier Lisa Gordge.

Lisa holds a diploma in wine cum laude from Cape Wine Academy. She is of course passionate about what she does and will effortlessly indulge your pallet with the perfect pairings of food and wine.Lisa’s food and wine pairings were down to perfection as she prepared a delicious menu that was paired with some of the finest wines from South Africa cool regions.

Lisa Gordge Head Sommelier at Sankara Hotel
Lisa Gordge Head Sommelier at Sankara Hotel


SAM_8952-(2)Steenberg 1682 Blanc de Blancs Brut 2010 paired perfectly with Canapés

SAM_8961Wine: Paul Cluver Riesling 2010

Paired with

Food: Prawn & coconut candies, green papaya salad, tomato ginger & chilli jam

SAM_8981Wine: Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2009

Paired with

Food: Duck confit tortellini, flamed shitake & Asian greens, duck soy reduction

SAM_8999Wine: Buitenverwachting Cabernet Franc 2006

paired with

Food: 28Days aged angus rump, herbed lard, brie, cumin hollandaise, green peppercorn & cabernet franc risotto

20131101_154833Wine: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2006

paired with

Dessert: Mango coconut & chocolate terrine, lemongrass granite







pictures courtesy of Jeannette Musembi

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