This is a title about the marriage of food and wine; of icons and ideas. A marriage that spans geographical barriers to create sensuous pleasure. The players are international, the ingredients global, and the book is the first to link a South African wine to one of the world's greatest chefs. The inspiration came from the vineyards of Klein Constantia in the Western Cape, where the legendary Vin de Constance sweet wine, sought-after by kings and emperors in the early 18th century, was revived in1986 by the Jooste family. The idea was realised by Michel Roux Jr. of London's famous Le Gavroche restaurant, named as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in The World in awards organized by Restaurant magazine in London. He believes that when wine is good, it can be enjoyed on its own, but to make the experience 'whole', a little accompaniment is better.