A LETTER FROM LONDON

 

Elizabeth Handley, the intrepid traveller, tells all!
Part Two!

 

But if you have been to London before, and have seen and done all the above, then perhaps seek out some hidden gems – those places less-visited, and quieter – and possibly London’s best-kept secrets… 

 

 

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PARTY PIECES

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge Recipes

 

Myriad ways with one of the most versatile and economical meats around, pork has it all! Four young chefs have prepared pork dishes that aim to please; Robyn Marney of Radisson Blu Waterfront, Aphiwe Mzongwana (Southern Sun Waterfront, Southern Sun The Cullinan), Mukhtar Alli (Beverly Hills) and Charmainne Deacon of Cape Grace. 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 
AWARDS EVENING 14TH AUGUST 2015
SOUTHERN SUN CAPE SUN BALLROOM

 

 

 

Diamonds were a girl’s best friend and boy oh boy it appears they still are! Flashing diamonds came out in force and positively glittered. Every facet was there on the scintillating tables; in showers, blue and white carats nestling in damask, in rivulets, massed in blooms and with a diamond studded guest list who came to applaud the winners of our Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge! 

 

 

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ZAMBIA’S ARK SOUTH LUANGWA

 

By Roy Watts

 

 

Roy Watts suggests there’s something for everyone in South Luangwa, and this presents a problem, when deciding which lodge to choose from the thirty five on offer. 

 

 

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SEE! 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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SEE! 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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SEE! 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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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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 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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