African Woodsmoke Evening – San Diego

Woodsmoke had its third African Woodsmoke evening at Charles and Kelly Austin’s house in Bonsall, California.  This was the first evening that had been held at a home and it turned out to be a huge success on all accounts.  The setting was perfect since the Austin’s have a great area to entertain outdoors.  They have a beautiful outdoor area and that is where the whole evening was spent which blends itself well to Africa since you are always outdoors in Africa.

The weather was typical for a San Diego evening – 72 degrees and cloudless.  This event was fully catered serving African continental food that consisted of baby back ribs, sosati’s (chicken kebobs), and an African salad.  Eric & Kara from Cape Ardor were able to come down and help out with the wine tasting and did a phenomenal job.  Cape Ardor specializes in importing boutique wines from South Africa that are new to the American market.  The wine of choice for the evening was Diemersfontein Pinotage.  This is an award winning South African wine that has a smokey nose, and chocolate / coffee taste to it – extremely unique and one of the best wines coming out of South Africa.  It converts, befriends, and seduces you after the first sip.

Woodsmoke wants to thank Charles & Kelly Austin for making the African Woodsmoke evening possible.  Kelly & Megan worked all week to get the everything looking perfect and they did an amazing job.  Sean tried to add his two cents but does not possess any natural talents in terms of creating displays.  We would also like to thank Eric & Kara for coming down and doing such a great job.

Here are some pictures to enjoy from the evening.

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