Sink your spoon into a rich bowl of Constantia Glen’s classic French onion soup paired perfectly with their elegant Bordeaux-style reds.
Just like their wine, the hearty onion soup is a real crowd pleaser at the Constantia Glen tasting room. Constantia Glen THREE 2017 is the perfect red wine to enjoy with this rich soup. It stands up particularly well to the intense beefiness loaded with savoury caramelised onions and enriched with hearty beef broth and red wine.
The soup selection is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Available as single servings or as a trio of smaller portions, visitors can indulge in Constantia Glen’s famous traditional Austrian beef goulash served with Spätzle, French onion soup with croûte au fromage, and delicious roasted cauliflower soup served with crispy, freshly baked bread.
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1,5 kg white onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 litres homemade beef stock or good quality bought stock
1 cup red wine or sherry
French baguette slices
2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
Heat a heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Add the butter and oil. Stir in the onions, cover and cook slowly for ± 15 minutes until translucent. Add the salt and sugar and stir. Increase to medium high heat.
Cook for 25 minutes, stirring frequently until dark brown in colour. Remove from the heat and add the stock. Bring to a simmer and add the wine.
Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
Taste for seasoning. Prepare melted gruyere toast and serve with the soup.
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