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NEW! HARTFORD HOUSE THE GEM OF THE MIDLANDS

 

Always a superb welcome!

 

 

 

Over many years, glorious Hartford has become known nationally and internationally for warm hospitality and a superlative table, all contributing to a memorable stay in the exquisite green heartland of Natal! 

 

 

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NEW! REGIONAL LAUNCH OF THE CAPE LEGENDS & ARTISANAL SPIRITS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 2017
AT THE FABULOUS PALACE OF THE LOST CITY

 

 

 

After many decades The Palace retains all the lustre that gave this glittering fantasy a permanent position on the world’s bucket list of irresistible places to visit! 

 

 

 

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Stellenzicht Vineyards in the heart of Stellenbosch’s Golden Triangle has revealed their new Speciality Range * Luke Dale-Roberts says of his win, “While recognition is always gratefully received and we are absolutely thrilled, what drives us is the chance to offer a truly extraordinary and entertaining food experience for our guests”. And there’s no doubt about, the public and judges alike agree that The Test Kitchen truly is an exceptional and award winning experience.

 

 

* The world-famous Great Moscow Circus is coming to Cape Town in February 2017 with an all-new, sensational, two-hour World Premiere programme, featuring 19 incredible acts representing the best of the world’s greatest circus stars. * Food Network announced that it will feature Cape Town in the second series of award-winning Paul Hollywood City Bakes. * Ever at the forefront of trends, Douglas Green has expanded its stable of quality wines and spirits in South Africa, to introduce its first authentic Spanish Sherry range. * Enter the Sanlam Portrait Award for a chance to win R100 000! * Initiated by South African based Vula Afrika; Black Cellar Club (BLACC) launched in September of this year. * Just in time for the new season, don’t miss Uitkyk’s popular picnics in addition to the restaurant’s sumptuous lunch menu! 

 

 

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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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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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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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South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) takes wings announcing the inaugural ‘Best Sommelier of South Africa’ Title * Summer Street Soirees in leafy Stellenbosch * One&Only Romatic Experiences * The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa turns Valentine’s Day into the ‘Month of Love’ * Bitter sweet Valentine’s with Black Bottle *

 

 

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BREAD IS THE WARMEST WELCOME!

 

 

It is undeniably true that bread is the staff of life and a warm welcome to your guests. Few can resist that crisp crust or that fragrant slice. When Robert Carrier, one of the most famous cooks and writers worldwide, came to dinner he first lifted up a slice of our stone ground whole wheat bread and breathed in the aroma. It took the brilliant chef, Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, to shake up the American public and introduce them to the virtues of the best loaf. Since then her message has spread worldwide and today a distinctive bread is often the signature of a good establishment and so it should be! 

 

 

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