Shrimp on the Barbie
On June 21, Saturday, Wines of South Africa “From BBQ to Braai” came to Asheville’s organic Katuah Market(from 2:00 to 5:00 pm). Braai is the South African word for “barbeque”, doubling (as it does, in English) for both the name of the actual grill and also the amicable gathering of people around it.
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) originally started the event to introduce Americans to the multi-faceted culinary traditions of South Africa, which fuse European, African and Asian influences. This year, renowned Chef Hugo Uys (of longstanding fame in New York City, but originally from Johannesburg) will create original dishes that pay homage to both South African Braii and good ole, down home, North Carolina BBQ. To top it off, he’ll pair each dish with a South African wine.
Perhaps, best of all, proceeds from the affair will go to benefit the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Eating delicious food, drinking great wine, learning new culture and helping others, all in one afternoon?… Sign me up!