Celebrate Easter with a pop of pink. And for a real treat, we’re suggesting a bottle of gorgeous Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé or the Graphic Ice Rosé Demi-Sec. The top selling Champagne in France, popular on its launch in 1976 with A-listers like Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and Lauren Becall, the Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé is perfectly pink with a cascade of tiny bubbles, elegant, creamy and bursting with fresh summer fruits. A delicious apéritif, it also happens to be extremely food-friendly. Prefer something a little sweeter?
The Graphic Ice Rosé Demi-Sec is generous and fruity … all cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. Both Champagnes are composed of 45 per cent Pinot Noir for structure, 45 per cent Pinot Meunier for fruitiness and soft supple character, and 10 per cent Chardonnay for elegance and finesse … and both should be served ultra-chilled. You’ll find the Brut Rosé for around R860, the Demi-Sec for R840 at good bottlestores.
We’ve a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé to give away … pop over to our Instagram page (getit_durban) and follow the prompts.
Fancy a Tiramisu Crepe Cake? Or a slice of Billionaire’s No-Bake Tart? How about a Mini Ricotta Fried Doughnut? But you can’t eat gluten. Hello How To Bake Anything Gluten Free. Becky Excell has put together more than 100 recipes – from breads and muffins to festive bakes, cakes to cookies to desserts – all gluten free. What’s more, she’s clearly marked those suitable for other food intolerances and preferences, too … dairy, lactose, vegan, and vegetarian. Beautifully illustrated, easy, tasty recipes … a real win. Hardie Grant Quadrille, R514 from Exclusive Books
Lucy Tweed is the creator of Every Night of the Week, an Instagram account full of recipes for people who don’t like recipes. A food developer and stylist, who worked at Donna Hay magazine, learning all about the beauty of simple, fresh food, she’s also very, very funny. And isn’t afraid to admit that sometimes she wants to cook, other times … not so much. So Monday, she says, has potential – there are lists and ideas, and the fridge is full,. But by Thurs … well, we’re not even typing the full day anymore, so it’s all about what’s in the freezer? What can we pimp? So there are some really fabulous dishes you can happily serve at a dinner party (with minimum fuss) … like Soupy Greek Lamb Shoulder, and Salmon with Dill Sauce, and Spring Spaghetti. But there are also Panic Pastas, and Breakfast Pizza with Veg Slap. There are standby salads and three different sprinkles to liven up any dish, toasted carbs stuffed with stuff, and a trio of TV snacks. All presented in her honest, laid-back, wonderfully irreverent style. Love it! Penguin, R348 from Exclusive Books
This Spier Farm House Organi Rosé has aromas of a strawberry and fresh raspberry, vanilla, apricots and candy floss (we’re swooning), and tastes of strawberry with notes of freshly crushed coriander. It’s a silky, full bodied wine which is perfect to serve with smoked salmon or egg canapés, sushi, avocado dishes and mild cheeses. Around R180 from your local bottlestore.
If, like us, you go full on chocolate for Easter, you can’t beat this Lindt Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Spread. Spread it onto croissants, dip your strawberries in it, drizzle on top your desserts or a bowl of ice-cream … heaven. R95.99 from Woolworths