TRAVEL! HIGH ON THE HOG

 

By Roy Watts

 

 

The Crags - some 20 kilometers from Plettenberg Bay is a wondrous locality featuring golden beaches, unspoiled indigenous forests, and pristine waterways tumbling through the rugged ravines, gorges and gullies that give it its name. An awesome tableau, it is framed by the distant Outeniqua Mountains, all tinged in varying shades of purple. 

 

 

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NEW! WINTER FOOD IN PROVENCE

 

by Marita van der Vyver

 

 

 

Marita’s ‘Winter Food In Provence’ oozes charm. This is a book that you want to snuggle up with, cook with, shop with and above all be in Provence with! Having lived in Provence for 15 years with her husband Alain Claisse and their four children, Marita captures the essence of this magical region of France, quiet, sleepy little towns in pale shades of stone. 

 

 

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TRAVEL! GRACIOUS THAILAND

 

By Zodwa Hlatshwayo 

 

 

When Zodwa Hlatshwayo travelled to Thailand recently it was on a magic carpet, sweeping her off to Thailand’s most dazzling five star hotels where she experienced the accommodation and met the executive chefs who skillfully prepare the Thai dishes that have intrigued the world. One of the most popular destinations, Thailand remains a magnet for guests that enjoy their almost unrivalled and gracious standard of hospitality.. 

 

 

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

 

  

Catch up and don’t miss the One&Only, Cape Town charity auction dinner in conjunction with the Forever Wild Lion programme of the Wilderness Foundation on September 18th. * The Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is running a Thai Week from Thursday 29 August to Saturday 6 September * Singapore’s celebrity top caterers, Elsa & Co * Dedicated entrepreneurs, quick off the start, have produced some really stunning natural and accessible foods that will help sustain you when carbohydrates are off the menu. * The dream for many is a reality as they perform at the Youth Festival accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra * In line with Prof Tim Noakes and his great enthusiasm for vegetables Viviane Bauquet Farre who has appeared many times in Showcook and is the finest stylish chef that we know - creative and meticulous has just sent us her Eggplant caponata - can’t wait. * Michael Olivier visits Oldenburg and reviews their Syrah 2011. 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE!
AWARDS GALA DINNER 2014

 

The evening of the 25th July was a momentous one at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, the finale of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge. This was a fabulously exciting special occasion. The ballroom was ablaze in shades of gold. 

 

 

 

 

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REGIONAL COOK-OFFS  

CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 


 

 

 

 

Talent, creativity, skill and enthusiasm are what our Candidate Chefs and Candidate Wine Stewards from 21 hotels nationwide brought to the regional cook-offs in June. These seminal events took place in Johannesburg at HTA School of Culinary Art with Stephen Billingham, in KwaZulu-Natal The International Hotel School with Dean Carolyn McDougall and Managing Principal Genée Griffiths and Paul Hartmann’s South African Chefs Academy in Cape Town. 

 

 

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NEW! CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

GRAPE TO GLASS

Part Two…

 

 

 

A VINEYARD TALE continues… This was an inspirational time to forge relationships between winemakers who shared their knowledge and passion with our students of wine, each representing a top hotel from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng as well as our teams from the Cape. Hotels that have a deep commitment to food and wine and determined to offer their guests that very special dining experience. 

 

 

 

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NEW! CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

GRAPE TO GLASS 

 

 

 

A VINEYARD TALE It was mid Autumn in the Cape and the leaves were turning when our 21 teams of wine candidates arrived for their ‘Grape to Glass’ days at some of the most historic and beautiful vineyards of the Cape stretching from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and onto Durbanville Hills. 

 

 

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NEW IN TRAVEL! A LONG WEEKEND IN ZAMBIA

 

With Roy Watts

 

 

A flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone is 20 minutes shorter than one to Cape Town. This accessibility makes it a great destination for a winter escape thanks to its share of the Victoria Falls and a host of wonderful attractions. 

 

 

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