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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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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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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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THE INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

  

 

A TOAST TO THE INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE WITH CAPE LEGENDS.

The start of an innovative, bold initiative encompassing ten of our great hotels in the Cape… read on.

 

 

 

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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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OUT TO LUNCH AT LA RESIDENCE

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Lennard Marais of The Royal Portfolio’s La Residence in Franschhoek with Cape Legends and Stellenzicht’s master winemaker Guy Webber, introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge.

 

 

Candidate Chef Phumeza Maxwele with Executive Chef Lennard Marais. Stellenzicht’s Winemaker Guy Webber with Candidate Wine Steward Evan Sampson 

 

Executive Chef Lennard Marais presented the most carefully planned and stunning lunch, which began with a rustic country salad of lightly oak smoked duck breast, cucumber ribbons, preserved orange, toasted hazelnuts and Malataya apricots drizzled with a chervil and vanilla vinaigrette. Piquant with a perfectly blended mélange of flavours and paired with a very interesting and complex Stellenzicht Semillon Reserve. 

 

 

 

 

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