Jiko wine events in May

Tables in Wonderland is hosting a pair of exclusive wine events next month at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Jiko-The Cooking Place.    

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Jiko – The Cooking Place is pleased to announce the following Wine Dinners...

South African Winemakers Tour - Saturday, May 4th 2013


The Wines of Warwick Estates - Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The following details apply to both events:

6:00pm Reception / 6:30pm Dinner
$160, plus tax and gratuity
Business Casual Evening Attire
Meet in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Lobby, Sunset Lounge

Please see below for Menu Offerings for Each Dinner

For reservations please contact Victoria Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Each event is limited to 40 guests. Each event requires a credit card guarantee, and there is a 3 day cancellation policy.


Jiko-The Cooking Place presents the South African Winemakers Tour

Abrie Beeslar, Kanonkop; Peter De Wet, Excelsior; Gavin Slabbert, Raats Family Wines
Saturday, May 4th, 2013; 6:00pm

Reception...Arusha Terrace

Spinach and Mushroom Dumpling, Paneer Cheese, and Harissa Sauce
Fire Roasted Corn Cake with Applewood Smoked Bacon
Braised Beef Short Rib, Cracked Pappadom, and Peppadew-Cucumber Raita
Excelsior Chardonnay, Robertson

First Course

Grilled Moroccan Spiced Quail, Chickpea Puree, and Wilted Greens
Side By Side Chenin Blanc Tasting
Raats Original Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region
Raats Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region

Second Course

Tunisian Olive Oil Poached Butterfish, Chorizo Bobotie, and Crispy Okra
Side By Side Chenin Blanc Tasting
Raats Original Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region
Raats Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region


Watermelon and Tomato Salad, Sherry Vinaigrette
Kanonkop Kadette, Stellenbosch


Ostrich, Herb Pasta, and Spring Vegetable Medley
Kanonkop Pinotage, Stellenbosch


Chocolate Chile Molten Cake and Drunken Cherries
Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson


Jiko-The Cooking Place presents the Wines of Warwick Estates

Thursday, May 16, 2013; 6:00pm

Reception...Sunset Lounge

Braised Curried Tomatoes, Toasted Millet Bunny Chow,
and Gooseberry Marmalade
Rooibos Honey Smoked Quail, Compressed Orange, and Sweet Potato
Cinnamon-Dashi Oysters and Chili Pearls
Warwick "Professor Black", Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch

First Course

Berber Spiced Duck Confit, Potato Gaufrettes, and Mango Sambal
Warwick "Old Bush Vines" Pinotage, Stellenbosch

Second Course

Creamy Zellwood Corn Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab
Warwick "The First Lady" Chardonnay, Stellenbosch


California Delta Asparagus, Exotic Greens, and Wild Mushrooms
Warwick "Three Cape Ladies", Stellenbosch


Ember Charred Buffalo, Curried Lentil Puree, and Roasted Vegetables
Villafonte "Series C", Paarl


Cape Town Malva Pudding
Warwick Estate "The First Lady" Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch