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#hldiscovery: champagne pairings, pasta and ice tea

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It's all about gustatory pleasures this week on our #HLDiscovery list, which focuses on food and drinks news. From novel products to new experiences with old favourites, this list has a little something to satisfy all the foodies.

1. tjing tjing momiji

For the past seven years, Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar and Tjing Tjing Torii have become firm favourites in Cape Town, thanks to their modern take on Japanese cuisine and subtle touches that showcase Japan in its design. Now they're extending their offering with the launch of a new level to the bar and eatery, Tjing Tjing Momiji, which provides a sophisticated dining experience inspired by the structure, ceremony and meticulousness of a Japanese kaiseki menu. Tjing Tjing Momiji  is located between the rooftop bar and Tjing Tjing Torii which, as always, offers more casual dining.

2. sir fruit brewed ice tea

#hldiscovery   Sir Fruit has added a range of brewed ice teas to its repertoire of well-loved fresh juices and smoothies. With bases comprising Rooibos, Honeybush, Assam and Chinese green teas, you can look forward to low-sugar flavours such as Apple and Mint, Cranberry, Lemon and Lime, and Peach – available nationwide.

3. moët rosé and red meat pairing

Often our go-to celebratory drink, enjoyed on its own or with accompanying strawberry, it's easy to forget that Champagne is a wine. That means it can be paired and enjoyed with food, too. Moët & Chandon has made a move to encourage quaffers to enjoy their Moët Rosé with red meat, and it is a sublime pairing. Boasting notes that include zesty blackberries and fresh berries, the rosé's fruity nose makes for a delicious combination with succulent beef and other savoury dishes.  

4. barilla pasta

If you fancy authentic pasta, without all the hard work of making it from scratch, Barilla is the answer. Italian family-owned global food company Barilla has been creating pasta since 1877, and its products are available in SA. Choose from a huge range of pastas, sauces and pestos for your next delectably Italian dinner party.