Franschhoek Life July/August 2021

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12 Issues

in this issue

4 min
food & wine

Story Telling by Rob Caskie AT GRANDE PROVENCE Join Grande Provence and Rob Caskie on Saturday 7 August at 18h00 for a Chefs table wine pairing dinner and “THE BATTLE OF ISANDLWANA” (22nd January 1879. British defeat or Zulu victory?) or on Sunday the 8 August at 12h30 for a two-course lunch and “THE BATTLE OF RORKE’S DRIFT” (22nd/23rd January 1879). An account of this epic defence against impossible odds. The Battle of Rorke’s Drift is immortalised by the 1963 movie Zulu which launched Michael Caine’s career. Storytelling may seem like an old-fashioned tool today, and it is. That’s exactly what makes it so powerful. Life happens in the narratives we tell one another. A story can go where quantitative analysis is denied admission: our hearts. Data can persuade people, but does not…

2 min
paserene – a unique winery in franschhoek

Paserene offers something special for every visitor with a contemporary ta sting lounge, superior service and elegant luxury wine selectio n. A winery at the very heart of the Franschhoek Wine Appellation, its’ name is derived fr om the Latin “Passeriformes”, the name given to “traveling and free” birds like martins, swifts and swallows. Co-owned by Martin Smith, a third-generation winemaker, born in the town of Ashton, and Ndabe Mareda, the pair joined forces over a shared ideal to produce world-class wines with creativity and passion. The tasting lounge (often referred to as ‘The Nest’), designed by SCS Architects, “complements the current landscape whilst being in harmony with the natural surroundings.” Set next to a small dam over which swallows sweep, this is the perfect spot for sipping on the delicious Paserene wines.…

1 min
about toka leya

Wilderness Safaris has made an imprint across seven countries with 40 luxury camps, located in some of the continent’s most remote, pristine and game-rich wilderness areas offering unforgettable high-end adventures that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities. You have a chance to explore Africa with Wilderness Safaris – Toka Leya in Zambia. Simply sign up to our newsletter to be in the draw! The prize includes a total of two nights’ accommodation at Toka Leya for two adults on a sharing basis and all meals, park fees, scheduled daily camp activities and drinks (excluding premium brand imports). Toka Leya, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia has twelve spacious, en-suite safari-style tents (including three family tents) with expansive decks serving up the dramatic views and glimpses of wildlife. Limiting their footprint…

1 min
win with wilderness safaris & toka leya

Wilderness Safaris offers exceptional safari experiences in Africa’s untouched wilderness. Overlooking islands in the mighty Zambezi River, Toka Leya offers the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure; Morning explorations of the river, the surrounding Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park or nearby Victoria Falls can be followed by a tranquil afternoon at the spa or practicing inspired yoga on the panoramic deck of the gym. Find out more when you sign up to our newsletter and follow Joburg Life T’s & C’s apply…

2 min

JULY 8&22 LEOPARD’S LEAP SA TABLE Cheese and wine as a combination has been popular since the time of Napoléon but today winemakers and culinary experts tell us that cheese and wine might not always be ideal partners. Join Chef Christiaan at the Leopard’s Leap SA Table when he shares some mouth-watering cheese and wine combinations! 13h00 | R355pp. 0218768002 | BOOKINGS JULY 14-18 A BASTILLE INSPIRED WEEK WITH FRANSCHHOEK The festival may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Come and enjoy the many Franschhoek specials this Bastille. From delectable French cheese tastings to fun fashion shows, there’s bound to be something for everyone! Wed 14 July – Sun 18 July. Covid Restrictions Apply. INFO JULY 17 THE GALLERY AT GRANDE PROVENCE ‘But I’ve Never Been a Calm Blue Sea’ An extraordinary solo exhibition by Karin Lijnes. Opening Saturday 17 July…

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chef christo pretorius makes his mark at the twelve apostles hotel

Diners are spoilt for choice with the finest cuisine on offer at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Executive Chef Christo Pretorius together with his Kitchen Brigade, and Head Sommelier and Bouchard Finlayson Ambassador, Gregory Mutambe (also one of South Africa’s most respected wine connoisseurs and wine selection panellist and judge), work in tandem to produce imaginative food and drink experiences, Chef Christo, has made his mark with inventive contemporary South African menus, which over the years, has secured Azure numerous fine dining awards and prestigious list mentions. As a boy growing up in the town of Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal, his passion for food was ignited around a braai with friends and family and seeing how food brings people together. After school, Chef Christo headed to the UK. Initially hired as a waiter,…