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

 

DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

  

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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ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS 

 

Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

Glamorous Reuben’s was the setting at the One&Only, Cape Town for the annual One&Only Reaching for Young Stars awards ceremony. Five major cookery schools; Cape Town Hotel School (CPUT), Silwood School of Cookery, South African Chefs Academy, The International Hotel School and The Hurst Campus took part in this carefully constructed competition. 

 

 

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ANYONE FOR A BRANDY COCKTAIL?

 

One&Only Reaching for Young Stars

 

 

Christelle Reade-Jahn, Director of the South African Brandy Foundation, has introduced an inspirational brandy component into the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition, which recently showcased brandy cocktails from The Hurst Campus and the Cape Town Hotel School. 

 

 

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ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS COOK-OFF! 

 

Silwood Cookery School Cuan Butterworth South African Chefs Academy elegant dessert of caramel mousse served with milk ice cream, lemon cremeux, gel, pecan brittle. A fitting partner in Villiera Inspiration 2010 Noble Late Harvest.  Slaley Noble Late Harvest 2007 presented by Morgan-Rae Doose of the Cape Town Hotel School

 

The One&Only Reaching for Young Stars cook-off took place for the fourth consecutive year at the stunning One&Only, Cape Town where our contestants from five major cookery schools and a panel of top judges (see above) took centre stage; Reuben Riffel, Aubrey Ngcungama, Floris Smith, John Jackson, Marieta Human, Penelope Horwood and Michael Olivier. The day began in the spacious kitchens of Nobu at 08h00 where the contestants were cool, calm and collected - remarkably so! Spotless workstations, stainless steel knives flashing, fresh herbs and red onions being sliced meticulously, ice cream churning and foam machines at the ready. 

 

Cape Town Hotel School (CPUT) Olwethu Kondu Silwood Cookery School duo of chefs Cuan Butterworth and Natasha Jacka prepared a main course of meltingly delicious braised pork belly with pork neck croquettes, smoked potato purées and spring vegetables complemented by Slaley Pinotage 2006, presented by Morgan-Rae Doose of the Cape Town Hotel School. The International Hotel School Zach Shaik

 

 

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CRÈME DE LA CRÈME! BERTUS BASSON

At Overture Restaurant perched above
Hidden Valley in the Stellenbosch region.

 

 

 

Bertus Basson, thoughtful and brilliant in his conception and culinary artistry, plays his hot piano at Overture with utter concentration and precision. He believes in focusing on fine ingredients and original presentation, bringing out the flavours of often the simplest ingredients. 

 

 

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BOOKS FOR COOKS! REUBEN COOKS LOCAL

 

 

Reuben, one of South Africa’s top chef patrons, has taken South African ingredients from snoek to quavas and given them his unique touch. Celebrating the often rich in colour, rich in scent and ingredients which have either been forgotten or overlooked. He has much to say and says it simply and well in his introduction to each of his thoughtfully and creatively produced dishes, taking into account colours, tastes and textures. A book that inspires, what a feast!  

 

 

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By Request! See… FIRE WATER - SOUTH AFRICAN BRANDY

 

Michael Fridjhon, one of South Africa’s leading winewriters says, "The true pleasure of the brandy distiller’s art takes a lifetime to reveal. It is not a voyage frivolously undertaken, but the world it opens up is deeply hospitable and every staging post is a microcosm of the route."

 

 

‘Fire Water’ is a fascinating account by Wendy Toerien of how brandy is created, weaving a compelling tale and one that involves the reader from start to finish - absorbing and thrilling! 

 

 

 

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UITKYK

 

Where traditions and trends meet. In all its splendour!

 

 

 

 

Uitkyk is one of the most beautiful and prestigious wine estates in the Cape, a splendid setting for the striking and historic homestead.

 

"At Uitkyk", winemaker Estelle Lourens says, "everything comes together. We have superb terroir, glorious vineyards, breathtaking views and excellent tasting facilities."

 

 

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VAN RYN’S 

 

A Showcook production

 

 

 South Africa is fortunate to have warm grape producing areas and alluvial and fertile soil that have helped to make South Africa one of the most impressive brandy producing countries worldwide.   

Van Ryn’s stunning collection of handcrafted brandies take pride of place, voluptuous, warm and appealing with the texture of velvet.

 

 

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