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LIVING THE LIFE AT THE HYATT REGENCY

 

 

Since 1994 the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg has been a magnet for style, society and business. This summer they have just concluded an R80 million renovation, unveiling a sleek new look drawing on a palette of cool colours; lilacs, pearl greys and soft turquoise used in the soaring glass panels framing a scintillating interior for the cutting edge lobby and lounge where masses of light has been used to add lustre to a new and contemporary feel. 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH AT VINEYARD HOTEL & SPA

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Sous Chef Shane Louw at the gracious Vineyard Hotel & Spa with Cape Legends and Pongrácz’s Winemaker Elunda Basson, introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge.

 

 

Executive Sous Chef Shane Louw with Hombakazi Xazana of Rosie’s Kitchen & Bakery (Front), Candidate Chef Samantha Temmers (Back) and Candidate Wine Steward Ndaba DubeWinemaker Elunda Basson has garnered many distinguished accolades internationally and will be mentoring Candidate Wine Steward Ndaba Dube in the months to come.

 

 

The menu was conceived in an interesting way - each of the three courses served comprised of three harmonising entities. Each paired with three Méthode Cap Classiques from the house of Pongrácz. 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH WITH  BUSHMANS KLOOF 

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef and Assistant General Manager Floris Smith of Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat hosted by the glamorous Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa on the Atlantic Seaboard, both members of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. One of our ten launch lunches with Cape Legends and Lomond’s Viticulturist & General Manager Wayne Gabb and Winemaker Kobus Gerber. 

 

 

 

Executive Chef Floris Smith, Candidate Wine Steward Jeffrey Dalingozi, Candidate Chef Sorita Booyson and Lomond’s Winemaker Kobus Gerber and Viticulturist Wayne Gabb  

 

Delicate homemade beetroot pasta pockets filled with potted duck served with field mushrooms and caramelized pearl onions. A dreamy dish, an excellent foil with Lomond Merlot. Fruity and sophisticated, this is a wine of substance that spent 16 months on new French oak. Hints of spiciness and notes of chocolate add complexity. 

 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH AT MOUNT NELSON

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg of the glorious Mount Nelson, part of the Orient-Express Group worldwide, with Cape Legends and Uitkyk Winemaker Estelle Lourens, introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge. 

 

 

 

Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg, Candidate Chef Catherine Adonis and Wine Steward Farai Magwada with Uitkyk’s Winemaker Estelle Lourens   

Into the heart of the Nellie, the vital hub - the kitchen, introducing Rudi Liebenberg’s ‘back to the pasture’ menu using seasonal local ingredients, organic and sustainable paired with Uitkyk Wines & Brandy. 

 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH AT RADISSON BLU

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Grant Kennedy of Radisson Blu in the Waterfront with Cape Legends and Fleur du Cap’s Winemaker Sanelisiwe (Praisy) Dlamini, introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge.

 

 

 


A natural teacher, Grant Kennedy, Executive Chef of Radisson Blu with Candidate Chef Bonga Galada and Candidate Wine Steward Heinrich La Meyer with Praisy Dlamini. 


 

 

 

The theme was nautical, the spacious table bold in deep blue and white stripes framed by the stunning and dramatic views of the sea. Fine attention to detail and masses of white roses, orchids and smooth pebbles captured the moment. 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH WITH CAPE GRACE

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Malika van Reenen at the prestigious Cape Grace with Cape Legends and Plaisir de Merle Winemaker Niel Bester, introducing their candidates for the  Inter Hotel Challenge.

 

 

 

 Executive Chef Malika van Reenen with Candidate Chef Gert Böcking and Winemaker Niel Bester with Candidate Wine Steward Marlvin Gwese and Signal Restaurant Manager and Sommelier, Martin Drotsky

 

 

The elegant Plaisir de Merle Grand Brut was paired unusually with the witty ham and fresh pea soup. Bacon and egg on toast completed this creative dish, delicate in flavour and vivid in colour. 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH WITH TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL & SPA 

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Christo Pretorius of vibrant Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection, with Cape Legends and Neethlingshof Winemaker De Wet Viljoen introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge.

 

 

 

Executive Chef Christo Pretorius with Candidate Chef Oscar Ndlovu and Candidate Wine Steward Brian Braite Nhlanhla Mahlangu with Head Sommelier Gregory Mutambe 

 

 

Red miso pork with purple figs, pea purée and jamón with safinter jus. The Caracal from the Short Story Collection of Neethlingshof was the perfect choice for the stunning pork dish. This balanced wine, rich and fruity on the palate has a bouquet reminiscent of blackcurrants and cherries. With firm but subtle tannins, the Caracal Red Blend is a wine that can be drunk now, but has the potential for ageing. 

 

 

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SOCIAL PICS! OUT TO LUNCH

 


 

The stunning five-star Queen Victoria, Dash Restaurant and the luxurious Dock House were the focus for two delightful days, hosting members of the press who mingled with guests of Showcook and Lori Milner, dynamic originator of Beyond The Dress, down from Johannesburg and making her Cape Town debut at the Queen Victoria. 

 

 

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