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strauss & co to offer the tasso foundation collection of important south african

Strauss & Co is delighted to announce that its forthcoming North/South sale (8-12 November 2020) will include a session exclusively devoted to the holdings of the Tasso Foundation Collection of important South African art assembled by the late Italian-born Giulio Bertrand, best known to South Africans for his transformative activities at Morgenster Estate in Somerset West. Bertrand became involved in this renowned estate in 1992 and went on to reinvigorate its winemaking traditions as well as introduce olive cultivation, unheard of at the time in South Africa. The 75-lot sale of paintings, sculpture and works on paper consigned by the Tasso Foundation tells the story of South African art and artists from the period of union to liberation. Bertrand had established productive partnerships with the Olive Oil Research Institute of Italy and Pierre…

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open call to artists

This is an open call for responsive artworks to be submitted for possible inclusion in a group exhibition to be showcased in the Jan Rupert Art Centre, Graaff-Reinet, during the first quarter of 2021. Remember that a picture – before being a warhorse, a nude woman, or some anecdote – is essentially a plane surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order – Maurice Denis Colour Symphony was created by taking a Modernist approach to observe and explore the reactions of colours to each other, how scale can influence colour and marks, and how a combination of line, colour and form activates and creates energy and flow. Through this ‘showcase’ of colour from purple to yellow, the artist used her familiar surroundings of a garden and its elements to visually and…

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mad meals & englishmen

In 2005 Ed Saunders arrived in Cape Town with one mission in mind … to introduce Tapas to a South African market that had yet to experience this small-plate, sharing, Mediterranean way of eating. Ed opened Fork in Long Street in January 2006 and started a long journey of bringing the small plate concept of food to life. This worked well with the female population but it was a little more difficult to convince the local male community, used to their “meat and potatoes” staple meals! Ed would be met with death stares when he arrived at the table with his pronounced English accent, serving small plates of food and declaring with a cheeky grin … ‘and now you need to share it’! Slowly but surely people came around to the concept…

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team holden manz know how to do uncorked!

With all the social distancing you can want, it’s time to unwind among the vines and lay back to the sound of popping corks and smooth tunes! As usual Holden Manz Estate is embracing the festivities with an array of experiences to choose from: Festivities kick off on the evening of FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER WITH A “CURATED & PAIRED” DINNER AT REUBENS RESTAURANT in Franschhoek. A delicious menu created, cooked and presented by Chef Reuben will be paired with Holden Manz Estate wines and introduced by Gerard Holden. Join Chef Reuben and Gerard as they talk food and wine pairings. R695 per person to include four wines including Holden Manz’s signature Bordeaux blend, Big G. Booking essential – only 50 tickets will be available. Time: 19h00. Contact gerard@holdenmanz.com for tickets SATURDAY AND SUNDAY…

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31 OCTOBER MUSEUM SATURDAY AT RUPERT MUSEUM Join the Rupert Museum 31 October for a celebration of art, culture, music and food. Bring the kids, your family and friends, and make the museum your home for the day. Museum Saturday programme from 10h00-16h00 with a selection of online events. Attendance is free, booking is essential. denise@rupertmuseum.org ENQUIRIES 021 888 3344 TUES-SUN AFTERNOON TEA AT LE LUDE Celebrate your special occasion in style with Afternoon Tea in the Orangerie at Le Lude. Indulge in finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and cream, delicate pastries, TWG tea and Le Lude Cap Classique. Simply unforgettable. 10h00-11h00 & 14h30-16h00. Booking essential. www.lelude.co.za CONTACT 021 100 3464 DAILY TASTE CULINARY MAGIC AT NEDERBURG Nederburg’s The Manor is serving up a mouth-watering menu as part of Restaurant Week South Africa XXL, up until 1 November. The three-course menu is offered…

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more awards for leopard’s leap!

The South African Table at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has recently been selected as a honouree in the 2020 Wine & Food Tourism Awards Programme and received the Vinpro Award for The Authentic South African Experience! Always finding innovative ways to share its passion for food and wine, Leopard’s Leap hosts this interactive experience around its 20-seater kitchen table with Chef Christiaan Visser telling South African food stories at the hand of delicious plates and food-friendly Leopard’s Leap wines! Also visit for delicious Rotisserie lunches, pizzas under the trees, wine tasting and of course, delicious wine cocktails! www.leopardsleap.co.za 021 876 8002 | reception@leopardsleap.co.za…