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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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SA’s MIGRANT CUISINE

 

By Hilary Prendini Toffoli

 

 

South Africa’s national dishes such as bobotie, boerewors, bunny chow and chakalaka have become popular in South African restaurants as far afield as Kuala Lumpur, Houston and Hong Kong, not to mention Paris and New York. 

 

 

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NUTTY ABOUT MACADAMIAS

 

By Hilary Prendini Toffoli

 

 

An enterprising engineering student launches a start-up with nuts from his parents’ farm that’s making waves. 

 

 

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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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SOCIAL PAGES! CAPE TOWN LAUNCH

CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 

Minister of South African Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk, our Keynote Speaker
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Charmaine Gola and Zodwa Hlatshwayo
(Blogger On Line Radio
 www.bloggeronlineradio.co.za)
 

Our stunning launch in Cape Town took place at the Taj where they recently unveiled their new historic ‘Reserve’ ABC Banking Hall Est. 1927, set to become one of the Cape’s new most stylish venues. 

 

 

(From left to right: Front) Sandile Mnyuka (Birkenhead House), Brian Braite Nhlanhla Mahlangu (The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa), Michelle Grimbeek, Mercy Mwai (One&Only Cape Town), Junior Moyo (Queen Victoria), Marlvin Gwese (Cape Grace) 

(Back) Ndaba Dube (Vineyard Hotel), Jean Claude Jacobs (Radisson Blu Waterfront), Chris de Klerk of Cape Legends who is both overall mentor and Judge this year, Robert Abrahams (Southern Sun The Cullinan & Southern Sun Waterfront - Tsogo Sun) 

 

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Lunch at Reuben’s Friday, 6th September 2013

 

C E L E B R A T E  T H E  D A Y!

 

 

 Winning Duo of Chefs; Lauren Case and Josh Wiid of the South African Chefs Academy created an excellent starter of braised pork cheek, served with light gnocchi and flavourful celeriac studded with nastergal berries.


 

South African Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk gave an excellent and pertinent keynote address updating the audience on tourism trends, undoubtedly South Africa is on the march with excellent hotel occupancies. Charismatic Reuben Riffel presented the prizes and gave a warm and eloquent address to the students. Our guest speaker was South African born Rozanne Stevens, who is now a popular broadcaster and teacher in Ireland. Rozanne has recently brought out Relish BBQ and Al Fresco Food, the second book in ‘The Ish Factor Series’

 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH AT TAJ CAPE TOWN

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Shyam Longani of renowned Taj Cape Town and Executive Sous Chef Harpreet Kaur of the Bombay Brasserie with Cape Legends and Zonnebloem’s Cellar Master Deon Boshoff, introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge.

 

  

Executive Sous Chef of Bombay Brasserie Harpreet Kaur with Candidate Chef Shu-Aib Bassier and Executive Chef Shyam Longani. Taj Sommelier Tatiana Marcetteau with Zonnebloem’s Cellar Master Deon Boshoff and Candidate Wine Steward Ayanda Mkune 

 

On the Menu showcasing Executive Sous Chef Harpreet Kaur’s fine hand with contemporary Indian cuisine… A tantalising start of pastry shells with asafoetida spiced fresh peas with a light homemade yoghurt raita and mint chutney. A witty dish that pairs excellently with the Zonnebloem Sauvignon Blanc with hints of green pepper, a slight tartness of gooseberries and the richness of green fig. 

  

 

 

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ON THE TABLE! DINING WITH INA

 

Recipes by Ina Paarman

 

 

Hilary Prendini Toffoli joined South Africa’s own spice girl when she invited some of the members of her team to a candlelit dinner in her Constantia home. 

 

 

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THE RISE OF THE SOMMELIER  WINE GURUS

Hilary Prendini Toffoli meets the professionals

 

 

Sommelier – pronounced som-mell-yay - is the French word for wine waiter. It’s not just a fancy term. Wine that complements a well-prepared dish is an integral part of eating out. South Africa’s new generation of sommeliers talk wine with Hilary Prendini Toffoli. 

 

 

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SEE! CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

 

The Social Scene at Overture 

 

 

 

 

John Jackson, Annette Kesler, Rudi Liebenberg, Bertus Basson and Luke Dale-Roberts

 

John Jackson who represents The Royal Portfolio,
Annette Kesler Editor Showcook.com,
Rudi Liebenberg Executive Chef Mount Nelson,
Bertus Basson Overture Restaurant and
Luke Dale-Roberts The Test Kitchen & Pot Luck Club.

 

It was a splendid day in an unrivalled setting. Imagine how impossibly difficult it was to get all these celebrated chefs together. Charmers all and of course not the least bit temperamental, however here they are and what a stunning lunch they prepared at gorgeous Overture. 

 

 

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