Wesley's Cigar Dinner
Monday October 28, 2019

 

Invitation

Monday October 28, 2019 : 6.30 pm for 7.15 pm
Enjoy an evening of fine food and cigars.

Katzy’s at The Grillhouse – 32a Cradock Avenue, Rosebank
Secure parking in The Firs, entrance Bierman Ave. (under The Hyatt Hotel)
Dress: Elegant Casual

R570.00 per person    (Strictly limited numbers)

Price includes:
3 course meal 3 cigars (value R688.00)
Welcome drink Limited wine (Cash Bar available)
Free entry to draw for nickel “Spoon” Cigar Ashtray
Surprise Raffle (R50.00 per ticket; 3 for R100.00)

To Reserve: phone 011 4402717,  or email cg@wesleys.co.za
Payment: Pre-pay by EFT, or by Cash or Credit Card in Wesley’s Rosebank;
We regret the bank no longer allows credit cards to be processed manually.
No refunds after Friday 25 October 2019.

It would be good to have you with us.
Colin Wesley

THE CIGARS:
Your welcoming cigar:
Balmoral Oxford Tuitknak (cheroot) (91mm x Ring 32)
Today Agio the last independent cigar company in the Netherlands is concentrating on short-filler cigars. In 1983 as part of the expansion they bought the “Balmoral” brand from Douwe Egberts – and this is their premium brand.
The blends, of 100% tobacco, are carefully conceived in line with their philosophy that a blend is only as good as its weakest component.
Filler
Cuba : Havana Remedios, from one of the protected Denomination of Origin regions. This region is also the source of leaf for José L Piedra Cuban cigars.
Java: Indonesian Bezuki leaf native to East Java, for the distinctive aromatic flavour.
Brazil: Brazil leaf is dark brown to black in colour after fermentation, with a mild to medium strength and rich flavor; it is very aromatic, and has a natural sweetness.
Binder is Java Bezuki
Wrapper is fine Sumatra Sandblatt (sand leaf).
Sandblatt are the leaves which grow just above the ground and are in contact with sand. Normally these leaves are used basically for filler, but the Sumatra Sandblatt leaves are very rich in flavour and offer a mild yet aromatic smoke. They are cultivated only in very small quantities and are sought after by aficionados worldwide.
The unusual Tuitknak shape means that your light up smoke is almost entirely flavourful wrapper.

Followed by: 2 “French” cigars
Hedon Petit Robusto (105mm x Ring 50)
A Puro – the filler, binder and wrapper all from Pau in the South West of France, originally part of the Kingdom of Navarre.
"The tobacco used for Hedon cigars is cultivated in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, between the Gaves and Adour region: situated at 43° N latitude, the area has ideal rates of rainfall, humidity, and temperature for the optimal growth of tobacco plants. Here, a single variety of tobacco, perfectly adapted to the soil and climate, is grown and destined both for the filler, binder and wrapper of Hedon cigars, allowing superior colour uniformity and an appearance that are absolutely incomparable and stand out from all others, with unique organoleptic (sense organs) characteristics.
The leaves are selected and processed by Hedon’s skilled artisans, who roll each cigar by hand with the utmost care, according to traditional techniques and using only whole leaves. At the end of the manufacturing process, every cigar is draw tested to guarantee maximum quality."

We finish with:
Quai D’Orsay Petit Robusto No.50 (110mm x Ring 50)
In the 1970s Valéry Giscard D’Estaing, then President of France, requested that a grand cigar be produced solely for France in line with its other luxury brands of spirits, wines and foods. Head of marketing at SEITA proposed that the cigar should be hand rolled of 100% Cuban tobacco. The brand was named for the street where the Head Office of SEITA was located.
For years the brand, consisting of 3 relatively slender cigars, was marketed solely in France.
Now the brand is ‘beginning a promising new era” (Habanos.com) and has been launched worldwide in 2 vitolas
No.50 a Petit Robusto (110mm x Ring 50 ) and No.54 a Robusto Extra (135mm x Ring 54)
Appropriately launched in France, the new range has a bolder blend with darker leaves.
The big brother (No.54) received 93 points in a Cigar Aficionado tasting with the comment: “it’s still no powerhouse, but a subtle and refined Cuban cigar that’s one part sweet and one part savory like a salted caramel praline”. 

We’ve chosen the Cuban Puro Petit Robusto No.50 from Quai d’Orsay (a brand originally created for France) for ease of comparison with the other really French puro – the Hedon Petit Robusto. You should have time to try both.

NB! We'd like to send future Cigar Dinner Invitations per e-mail.
Please let us have a suitable e-mail address to use for this purpose only.


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