Seasoned hospitality professional takes the helm at StreetSmart SA

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children rebuild their lives, welcomes  Zaid Adams, a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, as its new chairman.

Adams who has served as a StreetSmart director since January 2019 after supporting the organization for a number of years in various hospitality roles, takes over the baton from Melanie Burke, a StreetSmart founding member who served as chairman for the past six years. Burke will continue to play a vital role as vice-chairman going forward.

“I am excited to bring my hospitality experience, combined with my passion for making a difference, to my new role and look forward to expanding on the 15 year foundation laid by my predecessors Margi Biggs, Nils Heckscher an...

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Steenberg Hotel & Spa is an art lover’s paradise

A notable family collection of masterpieces by celebrated local and international artists makes Steenberg Hotel & Spa an inspiring destination in the Constantia Wine Valley for lovers of fine art

Made possible by Beck Family Philanthropy, custodians of this proud 17th century historical landmark, the family’s love of the South African arts is evident in the significant number of installations and works that adorn the interior and outdoor spaces of Steenberg Vineyards.

With no less than 17 colourful steel sculptures by abstract artist Edoardo Villa waiting to be discovered, a stroll through the gardens and vineyards holds surprising treasures.

The interior of the hotel and signature restaurant, Tryn, reveals an extensive collection of famous works by renowned artists the likes ...

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Laughter on the Steenberg lawns with Alan Committie

Laughter really is the best medicine so get your dose of local comedy and fresh air with the popular stand-up comedian, Alan Committie, on the outstretched lawns at Steenberg’s signature Tryn Restaurant on Thursday, 8 April.

After a successful first show, Alan is back with another wacky hour long performance. Be sure to grab your picnic blanket and kick off your shoes for a starlit evening of laughs.

Tryn and Steenberg’s beloved Bistro Sixteen82 will be hosting early dinners and will have you in and out before the show starts. If you prefer something less formal, Tryn’s pre-ordered Al Fresco boxes and Relaxed Menu are the perfect treat to enjoy on the lawns.

Chef Kerry Kilpin’s trademark Al Fresco boxes are filled with a medley of sweet and savoury treasures...

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Steenberg hosts Constantia Fresh Fine Wine Dinner

Indulge all your senses when Constantia Fresh rolls out the red carpet for a top tier Fine Wine Dinner at Steenberg’s signature restaurant, Tryn, on Friday, 9 April.

The Tryn event is one of five dinners, all on one night, in celebration of the finest cuisine and wines of the Constantia Valley. Each restaurant has created a luxurious 4-course dinner expertly paired with the best wines from Constantia’s top producers.

To get the evening started at Tryn, Chef Kerry Kilpin will fire up your taste buds with her famous beef tataki canapés. Her formal menu includes two delicious fish courses, a vibrant tartare with prawn and edamame, and her trademark sustainable fish with green asparagus salsa, followed by the main course of succulent grilled beef fillet...

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Egg-ceptional Easter Weekend fun at Constantia Glen

Make the most of Easter Weekend at Constantia Glen with live music at the tasting room to get you into the in the Easter spirit and a 5km breakfast fun run/walk perfect for the whole family.

Start Good Friday on a high note from 17h30-19h30 with the sounds of local artist Jan Hendrik Fourie and sip on Constantia Glen’s fine selection of wines.

The groove continues on Sunday, 4 April so hop over for sundowners at the tasting room while enjoying live music from 17h00 to 19h00. Follow @ConstantiaGlen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on who will be performing.

While you’re there, treat the whole family to Constantia Glen’s amazing artisanal cheese and charcuterie platters with their famous rosé jelly, the iconic wood-fired Flammkuchen (flatbread) or the traditional A...

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Steenberg upholds Easter tradition with ethically sourced fish

Pickled fish is synonymous with Easter in the Cape where recipes handed down from generation to generation are the heart and soul of traditional family celebrations. 

If you don’t have a family recipe and are keen to start your own Cape Easter tradition, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin shares her deliciously tangy version based on pooled experiences from the family kitchens of her restaurant crew. A trailblazer for using ethically sourced fish in her dishes,  Chef Kerry’s recipe ticks all the right boxes by opting for the humble Cape Bream, more commonly known as Hottentot, in her recipe. 

To complement the Easter pickled fish tradition, Cellarmaster Elunda Basson recommends a glass or two of Steenberg Semillon as the ideal pairing: “Its weight and texture allow the win...

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Create new Easter memories with Roodeberg Classic Rosé

If you follow the Easter tradition of choosing fish over meat on Good Friday, make new memories and enjoy Roodeberg Classic Rosé with family and friends while tucking into delicious baked kingklip or hake.

This gorgeous salmon-pink wine pairs beautifully with fish. Whether you opt for the more luxurious kingklip, usually kept for special occasions, or hake, the more pocket friendly, everyday favourite, it’s a match made in heaven.

Throughout the world, Easter is deeply connected with culinary traditions and for many it is customary to eat fish instead of meat on Good Friday.

While pickled fish is the food of choice over Easter particularly in Cape communities, foodie Elmarie Berry serves up a delicious alternative with her  light and zesty baked fish, mint & lemon yoghurt rec...

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Tokara Sauvignon Blanc crowned best in the world in Brussels

Tokara Sauvignon Blanc has claimed its rightful place on the world stage as overall winner of the 12th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Brussels.

Best Sauvignon of the Competition and the only South African wine to bring home a trophy, Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a cool climate showstopper from Tokara’s Elgin vineyards and another feather in winemaker Stuart Botha’s cap.

“Originating from arguably the finest terroir in the country, the wine showcases an exquisite aromatic diversity. Headed up by creamy passion fruit and blackcurrant leaf, the nose is tantalising and demands a taste. Zesty green apples interplay with a creamy mid-palate and saline finish,” is how Botha describes this highly acclaimed gold medallist.

Excelling as best overall out of 1 ...

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Tokara excels as top producer in 10-Year-Old Wine Report 2021

Tokara, the acclaimed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has swept the board as one of the top performing cellars at the 10-Year-Old Wine Report 2021 with three Top 10 wines and best white wine overall.

Hot on the heels of being awarded 2020 Winery of the Year, this is the 5th consecutive year that Tokara has shown its prowess at this competition convened annually by Winemag.co.za to showcase age-worthy South African wines from the 2011 vintage.

Showing remarkable ageability and consistency, this year’s Top Ten Tokara winners are all white wines with the highest score overall of 94 points awarded to the Director’s Reserve White 2011...

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StreetSmart defies relentless challenges in support of vulnerable children

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to changing street children’s lives by supporting intervention programmes through donations from hospitality venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route and Gauteng, has managed to forge ahead in spite of the nationwide lockdown freezing the bulk of its income during 2020.

What should have been a year of celebrating StreetSmart’s 15th anniversary of making a difference, turned into a year of relentless challenges brought about by COVID-19’s devastating impact on StreetSmart’s major source of fundraising. Despite the various phases of lockdown affecting the hospitality industry, StreetSmart managed to raise a total of R615 000 to support 35 organisations working with the country’s most vulnerable children for 2021.

In the Cape Winelan...

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