A 'braai' is the South African version of a backyard barbecue, and kind of a red wine lover's paradise. Wines of South Africa USA is hosting a U.S. braai tour featuring eats by South African-born chef Hugo Uys and drinks from South Africa. FOODBEAST got the chance to check out the tour's second installment at the Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon. Fruity and smoky flavors abounded, from curry-powdered sweet potato fries, to ostrich tacos, to lemon chutney grilled cheeses -- most of which paired beautifully with South Africa's uniquely Old World meets New World, blend-friendly vinos on a breezy fall afternoon.
A few of our favorites:
House of Mandela Cabernet Sauvignon: $50 (available at Albertson's)
Sweet Smaak Sunset Moscato: $13 (available online)
Indigo Wine Group Barista Pinotage: $16 (available through K&L)
Check out our photos from the event, below: