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Food and Wine pairing with Fred

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



On the first Thursday of every month we are introducing a food and wine pairing presentation. This month on Thursday 6th June we are taking you on a journey through South Africa, the home country of Ronnie and Fred.

Each month we will explore a different region or country and delve into how wine works with the regional food, socialise and meet other enthusiasts.  No prior knowledge is required, it is not a master class!  The evening is casual with a tapas style menu accompanied with a glass of wine for each dish. The wine will be presented by the charismatic Frederik van Niekerk (aka Fred).

Fred is awesome with wine and started out his career in the hospitality industry as a Sommelier, working in Cape Town and Country House Manors in the UK. He has completed various Wines and Spirits Education Trust courses up to Diploma level. Recently married, Fred leads a slightly more normal life style these days, working with an Importer representing various artisan estates from around the world. For entertainment he gets involved in education within the wine industry and hosts various wine dinners as well as fun and informative discovery evenings.

This month’s menu is below and priced at £35 per person. The evenings start at 7pm and will last for no more the 2 hours. Please contact the restaurant directly to book on 01454 411137 or book through our website.



Splash and spit mussels

Graham Beck Brut Rose Sparkling


Cape Malay Cod

Definition Chenin Balance 2017



Gabb family Chardonnay 2017 (Full bodied version)


Boerewors and Pap

Spier Pinotage 2017


Monkey gland slider (No monkeys involved)

Rustenberg RM Nicolson 2016 (Shiraz/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon)



Pudding wine (Still to be selected)


We are very happy to have Fred here for this evening, discussing wines from his mother-Country, South Africa. We certainly hope you can join us for our first Food and Wine discovery! Remember, to book a table click the link or give us a call on 01454 411137.


June 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ronnie’s of Thornbury
01454 411137


Ronnies Restaurant
11 St Mary St
Thornbury, Bristol, Avon, BS35 2AB United Kingdom
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01454 411137