The Avalon, 16 Balham Hill, London, SW12 9EB Tel: 020 8675 8613

On Tuesday 8th September, The Avalon, the Clapham public house owned by Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox, also responsible for the The Stonhouse in Clapham and The Bolingbroke in Battersea, will showcase an exclusive five-course gastronomic feast, paired with fine wines from the award winning Waterkloof Estate in the prestigious Stellenbosch region of South Africa.

Held in the new Blue Room, a striking private events space on the first floor of The Avalon, the evening, the first in a series of what promise to be exciting wine dinners, will be co-hosted by Werner Englebreght, chief wine maker at Waterkloof and Danny Spencer of Boutinot Wines. Heralded as an exciting and informative event, the experts plan to share their knowledge as guests dine, from tasting notes to anecdotes from the vineyard.

The five-course menu, created by head chef Adam Hicks, using fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, offers an exciting marriage of the finest British and South African produce, with wine to complement the flavours of each dish, is set out below:

Smoked mackerel, ricotta and lemon crostini

2006 Peacock Ridge Chardonnay


Goat’s cheese in pecan crust with baby spinach, figs and balsamic

2008 Waterkloof Estate Sauvignon Blanc


Duck confit with pickled red cabbage and beetroot, parsley walnut pesto

2007 Circumstance Shiraz


Chocolate and cherry tart

2006 Circumstance Merlot


Selection of specialist cheeses

2008 Circumstance Cape Coral Rosé

At just £38.50 a ticket, and with only twenty tickets available, wine lovers will need to act quickly to reserve their seat. To make a reservation call The Avalon on 020 8675 8613 or email [email protected].