Four Gorgeous Canapés to Celebrate Four Decades of Graham Beck Cap Classique
Under the light of a thousand stars, a legacy was born. A legacy so profound, it’s crossed infinite journeys and illuminated bold dreams. Bottled for all to taste and share its magic, today, Graham Beck marks its fortieth trip around the sun and sparkles brighter than ever.
40 Years of Graham Beck Cap Classique!
Four decades ago, founder, Graham Beck, stood under the Robertson stars and manifested a lifelong dream – to create a premium bubbly that’s always worthy of the moment. And so, one of South Africa’s first night-harvested vintage Cap Classiques was born. More than he envisioned, four more cellar favourites were later brought to life: Graham Beck Brut, Blanc de Blancs 2018, Bliss Nectar Rosé, and Cuvée Clive 2018.
Though the brand has helped us mark milestones grand and small, this Cap Classique Day, we wish Graham Beck a joyeux anniversaire! Raise a glass as we celebrate their 40th birthday, and dazzle guests with these canapés paired with the iconic Cap Classique.
Seared Tuna Canapé with Punchy Ponzu
Inspired by sashimi and bubbles, this sensational Seared Tuna Canapé paired with Graham Beck Brut will elevate any celebration.
Adored by Presidents and connoisseurs alike, Graham Beck Brut combines limey fruit with a creamy complexity. The fine mousse contributes to its freshness and finesse.
Captivate taste buds with these delicious appetisers, served on canapé spoons for party-ready status. Delicately seared tuna is served on a bed of whipped lime-infused avocado. Top with a squeeze of Kewpie mayonnaise, deep-fried vermicelli noodles and finely diced cucumber, nectarine and pickled red onion. For the ultimate finish, garnish with lightly toasted sesame seeds and drizzle with ginger and red chilli-infused Ponzu sauce. The complex Asian flavours combined with the refined bubbles is the ultimate palate cleanser.
Hasselback Baby Potatoes with Caviar
Nothing quite says ‘opulence’ like caviar! Aptly known as ‘black gold’, we’ve taken this delicacy to luxurious heights with a Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2018 pairing.
Crafted exclusively in standout vintages, this flagship Cap Classique is the collection’s crown jewel. The vibrant acidity and creamy mousse bubbles lead to a satisfying finish.
The slight salinity and buttery flavours of the caviar pairs perfectly with potatoes. Coated with butter, olive oil, garlic and paprika, the Hasselbacks are baked ‘til golden brown. The crunchy exterior and the fluffy interior are a textural delight. For a decadent finish, top with sour cream, black caviar and edible gold leaf. Impress guests with a glass of Cuvée Clive 2018. Crafted exclusively in standout vintages, this flagship Cap Classique is the collection’s crown jewel. The vibrant acidity and creamy mousse bubbles lead to a satisfying finish.
Tornado Prawns with Chilli Honey Sauce
In a bygone era, shrimp cocktails took the party scene by storm. We’ve created a revamped version, Tornado Prawns, served with Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2018.
Made from 100% Chardonnay, harvested from limestone-rich soil, this vintage Cap Classique boasts balanced citrus and brioche notes.
Marinated in a mixture of lemon, olive oil and garlic, the prawns are coated evenly, then wrapped with kataifi pastry and deep fried to golden brown perfection. Serve with a delicious Asian-inspired dipping sauce of hot honey, sweet chilli sauce, mirin and fish sauce. Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2018 is the ultimate complement to the succulent prawns and crunchy kataifi wrapping. Made from 100% Chardonnay, harvested from limestone-rich soil, this vintage Cap Classique boasts balanced citrus and brioche notes.
Mini Pavlovas with Seasonal Fruit
Blissful moments can last a lifetime, especially with the ideal treat. Indulge in these Mini Pavlovas and a glass of Bliss Nectar Rosé, the quintessential bubbly for sweet occasions.
Vibrant and luscious, Bliss Nectar Rosé merges floral notes with juicy red berries. The light yeasty aromas and hints of honeyed praline will stimulate your sweeter senses.
Pavlova is always a dream to eat, and these treats are no exception. The meringue nests are used as a bed for the Chantilly cream filling. Elevate the sweet flavours with chopped seasonal berries; we’ve used Florida Pearl strawberries – the low acidity pairs beautifully with the fragrant Turkish Delight. End celebrations on a blissful note and serve the perfect bubbly. Vibrant and luscious, Bliss Nectar Rosé merges floral notes with juicy red berries. The light yeasty aromas and hints of honeyed praline will stimulate your sweeter senses!
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