Friday, May 20, 2011

Dinner at the Chef's Table with Playboy and Tracy McGregor!

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest at the chef's table at Zorgvliet Wine Estate, hosted by Playboy cover girl, Tracy McGregor! The hand-picked guests included the likes of Guess model and Peroni girl, Landi Swanepoel; another Playboy hopeful, Cyndy Stroebel; journalist from the Sondag newspaper, Riaan Bam; Deidre, Karen and Sean, who all work at Playboy SA, and many more!

Upon entering the cellar at Zorgvliet, I walked towards a long, elegantly decorated, table and it just took my breath away. All I could get out was 'wow'. The chefs prepared an absolutely exquisite 5-course meal, with different wines to compliment each meal, which was out of this world. It was such an honour to have a seat next to Tracy, because we spoke a lot and she even shared advice and tips on modelling and the tough industry. Great company, hot girls, great food, great wine... it all just contributed to the night's huge success!

This was the menu for the night:

Tuna Tartare in a Citrus dressing with Parsley, finished with litchi sorbet
Wine: Zorgvliet Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Scallop Ravioli and Butter Poached Crayfish served in a Corn Veloute with Coconut and Lemongrass foam
Wine: Zorgvliet white 2008

Fricassée of Lamb Sweetbreads, Wildfield mushrooms and truffle oil
Wine: Zorgvliet Silver Myn - Pinot Noir 2009

Kudu Wellingtong served on a vanilla and parsnip puree with Wilted Watercress and Clove Jus
Wine: Zorgvliet Shiraz 2004

Spiced Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cassis and Berry Sorbet
Wine: Zorgvliet Pinotage 2005

In between courses, we chatted, enjoyed wine or cucumber water whilst making small talk or enjoying the occasional smoke-break. I am such a fan of the models, Tracy and Landi. Even though they have achieved so much in their careers, they are such awesome, modest, sweet girls. My inspiration. Before I get too carried away, take a look at the pictures instead. This tells the story after all.

I took my cousin along as my date.

Fellow Playboy casting girl, Cyndy Stroebel, and I

Thank you for signing our (or is it your) magazines, Tracy!

Thank you to everyone at Playboy for inviting me to this coveted event! Cheers to yet another successful night.



  1. This looks like it was a fun event, and the menu sounds delicious! One dream of mine is to be a gust Chef at the Playboy Mansion. I will know I have made it when I get my invite! Good food, great wine and beautiful women, can't really ask for anything better, especially when you have all three!

  2. boyfriend out of town, or why did you take your cousin? :-) if my schedule allows it, I will be glad to join you next time...

  3. thats amazing, Im sure you had a wonderful time!

  4. Complimenti!!felice inizio settimana a Te...ciao