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DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

 

 

Luke Dale-Roberts at the Saxon   Stellenbosch at Summer Place returns to Hyde Park on October 26   ONE ON ONE with Melanie Millin-Moore  Mosaic at the Orient has won the Best Overall in Region Award at the 2016 World’s Best Wine Lists Awards  *  Look out for Sally-Ann Creed’s fabulous new cookbook with Jason Whitehead, Tasty WasteNots  *  Ladies Lunch with Estée Lauder   Eye Care Awareness Month (21 September to 18 October)

 

 

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NEW! MY LOW CARB KITCHEN

 

By Vickie de Beer

 

Your action plan to lose weight,
fight inflammation and gain more energy!

 

 

Award winning Food Editor of Rooi Roos magazine Vickie de Beer has been in the world of food for 13 years both as a food writer and stylist. Her own very enthusiastic approach to cooking and her love of what she does is evident in ‘My Low Carb Kitchen’, published by Quivertree Publications. Her style is ample, generous and moreish!  

 

 

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NEW IN BOOKS FOR COOKS! EAT * TING
Lose Weight - Gain Health - Find Yourself

 

With Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido

 

 

 

Mpho Tshukudu is a dietitian and Anna Trapido, a food anthropologist, both are highly qualified and both have a passion for food and for cooking. Together they have created a most valuable and heartwarming cookbook in Eat*Ting one which introduces an ancient food culture to young cooks, interestingly enough this has resulted in a food style that is fashionable with its passion for foraging, fermenting and using ancient grains. They have used traditional African ingredients in a practical yet innovative way producing fascinating dishes that are extremely accessible. 

 

 

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NEW! IT’S A PEACH OF A DAY!

 

With Paula Plit

 

 

When Paula Plit was confronted by a large windfall of gorgeous yellow cling peaches this was a huge challenge, but being the feisty excellent cook she is, Paula simply rolled up her sleeves, cleared the decks and hauled out every conceivable preserve pan, glass jar, wooden spoon and whatever was required to turn this golden harvest into a plethora of peach dishes; compotes, chutneys, fruit leathers, preserves and more! Paula has shared her recipes for poached peaches, peach chutney and peach habanero jam with a hot twist. Enjoy! 

 

 

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NEW! PLATINUM & PEARLS AWARDS

 

Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge, a fabulous celebration of winners at the stunning awards ceremony! It was all glitter and glamour at the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge. The ‘Hotel Oscars’ took place at the Cape’s historic icon, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on Friday 29th July.

 

 

The fourth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by Cape Legends fine wines and choice Distell artisan spirits, now known as the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge, culminated in a huge and scintillating celebration at the Belmond Mount Nelson. The dinner was hosted by Rudi Liebenberg where his brigade prepared the fine dinner introducing choice dishes from the candidates’ menus. Each table was stunningly beautiful in ‘Platinum & Pearls’, creatively designed by individual hotels. Our theme highlighted the rich resources that we are fortunate to have, both natural and particularly in the people of South Africa.

 

 

 

A national initiative with 23 hotels from the Cape to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal on board, all part of a remarkable family of top hotels known for style and gracious expertise, a unique occasion viewed as the ‘Hotel Oscars’. The vital aim of the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge is to encourage development in the hospitality industry that continues to raise the bar and promote the hospitality industry as a fulfilling lifetime career! 

 

 

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NEW! BEST OF THE BEST!

 

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

  

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge regional cook-offs took place in June in Johannesburg at the International Hotel School, in Durban at the Unilever Food Solutions state of the art kitchens, and in Cape Town at the excellent International Hotel School. Choose from delectable starters, delicious mains and divine desserts, recipes from our winners! 

 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

There is an art to designing a balanced menu, describing dishes precisely, exciting both the palate and the imagination using choice ingredients; premium SA Pork in myriad ways, Lancewood soft white cheese, Rio Largo olive oil and Khoisan sea salt, paired with fine wines from Cape Legends and spirits from Distell. 

 

 

The vital aim of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge is to encourage development in the hospitality industry that will give a much-needed leg up to young talent. Mentorship, recognition of talent and enthusiasm has been a part of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge from the beginning. See link to Cook-Offs…

 

 

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BOOKS FOR COOKS! JAN - A BREATH OF FRENCH AIR

 

 

 

A WINNING CHEF Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen at his restaurant in France is clearly in a sweet space having finally achieved the restaurant in Nice that he always desired. Today, Jan is the first South African to ever be awarded a one Michelin star in the 2016 French Guide Michelin - an enviable achievement. 

 

 

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GRAPE TO GLASS 2016

IN THE ENCHANTING WINELANDS OF THE CAPE

 

 

 

 

23 Wine Stewards from around South Africa, proudly representing their individual hotels, were put through their paces at a series of valuable and comprehensive workshops held over a period of three days by the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) and the Cape Wine Academy both at The Westin Grand, and later at Van Ryn’s Distillery. There they hosted a number of superb whisky, brandy, cognac and sherry tastings conducted by experts in their field.

 

Guided cellar tours and wine tastings took place at several stunning estates, including the historic Die Bergkelder, situated in and around the Cape winelands, part of Distell’s Luxury Wines collection, where our candidates were riveted by top winemakers who shared their knowledge and wine lore with them over the very special day. 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa was the
elegant home for the first of five events celebrating
the launch of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2016

A five part series - Part One

 

 

The weather was ideal, an exquisite day with a sea that barely rippled, indeed The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa was a stunning venue. The lunch took place in a superb cream marquee that showed off the table arrangements to perfection. Lunch, a collaborative menu, was masterminded by five Executive Chefs of the Cape’s top hotels; Rudi Liebenberg (Belmond Mount Nelson), Grant Cullingworth (The Westin), Shyam Longani (Taj Cape Town), Craig Carmichael (Radisson Blu Le Vendome) and Christo Pretorius (The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa) who was overseas at the time attending the Red Carnation’s annual gala event. In his absence the stunning main course was prepared by their Head Chef, Michael McIntyre. 

 

 

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