Michelin-starred chef Roger Jones PICTURE: Gavin Whithers

Foodies and wine-lovers will be excited to hear that renowned chef Roger Jones will be preparing and hosting exclusive wine-paired dinners at the Vineyard Hotel next year.

Date: 10 January and 13 January 2017

Venue: The Vineyard Hotel

At 21, Roger Jones was the youngest of the Queen’s head chefs to run State banquets at Buckingham Palace. He would later take over and transform The Harrow at Little Bedwyn into a country restaurant that has achieved a Michelin-star every year since 2006, and countless other awards. Jones is also a respected wine writer and judge.

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A few years ago, this regular visitor to the Vineyard Hotel agreed to share his passion and knowledge with other Vineyard patrons by collaborating with Executive Chef Carl van Rooyen on a few highly anticipated wine-paired dinners.

At the MCC Bubbles-paired Dinner, on 10 January, 30 diners will be accommodated at the Upper Deck, an exclusive new venue at the Vineyard Hotel. Roger will prepare a menu of six courses which he will pair with the finest South African sparkling wines made in accordance with the ancient Champagne method. Seats at this exclusive banquet are R895 a head.

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On 13 January 2017, 80 guests will sit down to a six-course Roger Jones menu, each course paired with two unidentified wines, one from South Africa, one from Australia.

Diners will decide which wine they prefer, and the results will be announced at the end of the evening. Seats are R1 095 per person.

To book please email: [email protected]