NEW! Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

REGIONAL COOK OFFS

Part One

 

 

Overall the competition this year in all categories was a step up and showed commitment, energy and great enthusiasm. I am sure that all our contestants realised just how serious and committed the judges were and whatever critique was made is in the spirit of an ongoing ‘raising the bar’. 

 

 

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NEW! SCINTILLATING JUNE LAUNCH OF THE SKILLS EXCHANGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT THE ICONIC BEVERLY HILLS IN UMHLANGA RESPLENDENT IN ITS FRESH ROSE PINK GUISE

 

Part of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

The Beverly Hills hosted a memorable dinner to launch the Skills Exchange Development Programme where these international chefs showcased their culinary skills. Charismatic General Manager of the Beverly Hills and a caring host to the Tsogo Sun island Chefs, John de Canha says, "Culinary excellence is very much part of the Beverly Hills’ brand essence. The success of our industry lies in the youth and it has been heartwarming to witness the exchange of skills."  

 

 

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NEW! REGIONAL COOK OFFS

Part Two

 

 

We are all aware that the tourism sector in South Africa is vital and that our hotels and all of you are a part of South Africa becoming known as a fabulous gourmet destination and this is where it all begins. 

 

 

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NEW! GRAPE TO GLASS

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge invited teams of wine steward candidates from 25 top hotels in South Africa to share in a bold initiative a ‘Grape To Glass’ interaction with some of the top winemakers at their exquisite estates spread from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and from Durbanville Hills to the Swartland.

 

Time to spend with winemakers that are at the top of their profession able to share their knowledge and expertise with keen students of wine. A time to nurture and groom tomorrow’s sommeliers. For this unique initiative each of the hotels were paired with a particular wine estate within the Cape Legends’ portfolio. The announcement of these partnerships took place at the exciting regional launches around South Africa. 

 

 

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NEW!  A BAVARIAN LONG WEEKEND

(A two hour flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town)

 

By Roy Watts

 

 

Feel like a break but pushed for funds and time? A little piece of Germany exists within weekend range, thanks to regular Air Namibia and SA Express links from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Walvis Bay. Holidaymakers and conventioneers are closing in on the unique Bavarian frontier town of Swakopmund and a spectacular wilderness extravaganza - some 40 kilometers north of the airport. 

 

 

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IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS!

DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

 

 

Prince Mabena of the Southern Sun Hyde Park joined Tsogo Sun’s Regional Sommelier Georgio Meletiou * The Unogwaja Challenge * Fleur du Cap’s Andrea Freeborough takes to the kitchen on Mother’s Day * Two splendid evenings evoking the Nellie’s rich history * Disappear to Majeka House * Picking of the first apples at the Cape 353 years ago has lead to a R6 billion fruit industry

 

 

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NEW IN TRAVEL! THE HOTEL LORD BYRON’S
INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ROME

 

By Pnina Fenster

 

 

Eat, drink, explore (and buy a bunch of cashmere sweaters at crazy-good prices), with these suggestions for the Eternal City from the in-the-know team at the Hotel Lord Byron. 

 

 

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CAPE TOWN - FINALE LAUNCH!
CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

 

It was late afternoon on a Tuesday when our guests joined us on the wide deck of the Radisson Blu Waterfront facing the sea for the Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs’ dinner, which began with exquisite canapés and Pongrácz Rosé served as the sun set. The room where the dinner was held was glamorous in shades of blue to toast our fifth and final regional launch of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge. The dinner was prepared by nine top Executive Chefs; Uwe Grote (Arabella Hotel & Spa), Benjamin Conradie (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve), Jean-Pierre La Motte (NH The Lord Charles Hotel), Roberto de Carvalho (One&Only Cape Town), Executive Sous Chef Duncan Pontac (Radisson Blu Waterfront), Lindsay Venn (Southern Sun The Cullinan), Attie Schultz (Southern Sun Waterfront), Jocelyn Myers (Sun International The Table Bay Hotel) and Christo Pretorius (The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa). 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE LAUNCH

 

THE WESTIN CAPE TOWN - 17TH MARCH 

 

SHANGRI-LA DUBAI Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge
 

 Marina Kleiman (Vice President - Sales & Marketing Shangri-La International 

 

The scene was set in the late afternoon for the Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs’ evening and continued with canapés and bubbly as the sun dipped and Cape Town was revealed in a shower of stars. The Westin, our host for the fourth launch of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, was the venue for the dinner prepared by five top Executive Chefs; Grant Cullingworth (The Westin), Rudi Liebenberg (Belmond Mount Nelson), Malika van Reenen (Cape Grace), Shyam Longani (Taj Cape Town) and Carl van Rooyen (Vineyard Hotel). 

 

 

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IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS!

 

DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

 

 

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre to visit Cape Town in May at the Artscape Opera House. * Dylan Lewis, one of the world’s finest wildlife sculptors has just brought out ‘An Untamed Force’. * The historic Drostdy, a hub in the small town of Graaff-Reinet since 1805 has acquired a fresh new guise. StreetSmart SA celebrates 10th anniversary and new chairperson * GLOBAL EXPERIENCE ADDS EXCELLENCE TO LOCAL CUISINE * If you are starting your wine journey or just curious take a look at the NOSE YOUR WINE video series which wine.co.za has developed. 

 

 

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