March 7, 2014 in Out & About
Last Thursday night was an evening of fine dining with the incredible Chef Pete Goffe-Wood. It was a beautiful night in Cape Town, the sky was clear, the setting was elegant, and the food was divine.
We arrived at the Kitchen Cowboys, situated in Salt River, around sunset and were warmly welcomed with bubbly; best way to start an evening. While sitting casually waiting for other guests to arrive, a palate tantalising cold prawn and sweet corn soup was served. It was then followed by a round of mouth-watering mini burgers; they were so good I had to go for seconds. I wanted to go thirds, but I had to leave space for what was about to come later on. Continue Reading…
Before Chef Pete demonstrated his fine skills in the kitchen, showing us how he prepared his Risotto and chicken, we were warmly welcomed and given a little bit of background on Tabasco sauce, which is what the evening was all about. Some interesting facts were mentioned;
- It was founded in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana. To this day, the company is still family-owned and operated at that very same site.
- A 250ml bottle of Tabasco has 723 drops of Tabasco- that’s how finely they tune their sauce.
- The peppers used in production of the sauces are aged for three years after harvesting before they are finely crushed and mixed with other ingredients to make Tabasco.
- The mild Tabasco sauce is made of Jalapenos – if you’re a fan of these peppers, you will definitely love the sauce. I love it!
- The brand original red sauce is made from three ingredients: peppers, salt and vinegar.