Opulent Elegance – Lord Nelson Restaurant – Apr ‘19

Having never visited the Lord Nelson Restaurant, we were excited by the prospect, as we have already visited Planet Restaurant as well as having visited the Chef’s Table, which we have loved by the way.

What a start to our Restaurant Week journey, our host, waiter and all the staff at the Belmond Mount Nelson, made us feel extra special and the ambience and dishes were all top class.

We already planning our next visit and for R400 p/p you certainly will not be disappointed. Do yourself a favour and make your reservation today!

RESTAURANT WEEK MENU -R400 per person

STARTERS

OSTRICH CARPACCIO

spicy raisins, fresh grapes, smoked date purée, almonds, labneh

or

SALMON TROUT TARTARE

rice cracker, seaweed puffed rice, carrot kimchi, miso cured egg yolk

MAINS

SPINACH CRUSTED SEABASS

curry leaf cream, masala roasted cauliflower, lime atchar, cauliflower leaves

or

PAN ROASTED LAMB LOIN

fine beans, confit lamb neck, slow roasted tomato, caper olive salsa, lamb bacon

DESSERTS

PEACH MELBA

vanilla ice cream, almond tuile, raspberry coulis

or

DARK CHOCOLATE FONDANT

Amarula ice cream

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Name: Lord Nelson Restaurant at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Address: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001 South

Telephone Number: +27 21 483 1000

Email Address: reservations.mnh@belmond.com

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 18:30 – 10:30pm

Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason ‘Dubbz’ Petersen

Protégé Restaurant – January 2019

Chef Scot Kirton does it yet again, this time he has teamed up with Stephen Raaff and Protégé Restaurant was born.

Loved the casual feel and we absolutely loved the open feel of the restaurant. Having dined at LA COLOMBE ,  LA PETITE COLOMBE and  FOXCROFT and could not wait to see what PROTéGé had to offer.

The hostess, waiters were all very attentive and the food was good.

They offer two options of menu, The Chef’s Menu and the Small Plates Menu.

THE CHEFS MENU

A selection of seven of the chef’s favourite dishes to share, available for the entire table only –
R495 p.p.

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SMALL PLATES MENU

They do recommend ordering 3-4 savoury dishes and a dessert per person.

TO START

SOURDOUGH – Goats butter, olives & biltong – R35 p.p.

SALDANAH BAY OYSTERS – Asian Style – R28 each

THE MAIN MENU

EDAMAME BEANS – Sriracha, sesame – R70

MUSSELS – Chilli, lemongrass, ginger – R98

KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN – Coriander, buttermilk – R88

TATAKI & TARTARE – Avocado, chipotle, pork crackling – R135

SPICED SQUID – Chorizo, guacamole, cucumber, lime – R125

CURED TROUT – Hazelnut, verbena, horseradish, endive – R115

EAST COAST CRAYFISH – Cape Malay style – R350

ROTI – Braised lamb, herbs, pickles – R115

ONION TART – Goat’s cheese, caper, olive – R98

RISOTTO – Pea, mascarpone, quail eggs – R95

KERALA STYLE FRIED LINE FISH – Labneh, cucumber, pickles – R145

ASIAN BARBEQUE PORK BELLY & PRAWNS – Sugar snaps, kimchi, ginger,
corn, soy – R165

POTATO GNOCCHI – Gorgonzola, seasonal vegetables – R95

BEEF FILLET – Bone marrow, black pepper, carrot – R250

DESSERTS

VANILLA PANNA COTTA – Macadamia, strawberry – R98

TERRINE – Chocolate & Peanut Butter – R98

LOCAL CHEESE’S – Preserves – R130

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES – Protégé selection – R75

We really loved most of the dishes, the only one which really wasn’t a hit was the Korean Fried Chicken perhaps instead of the drumsticks, strips would be better.

Hands down best dish was the Edamame Beans, loved that!!!

See full album HERE

Name : Protégé Restaurant

Address : Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek

Telephone : (021) 224 – 0801 

E-mail us : reservations@protegerestaurant.co.za

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

The Athletic Club and Social – January 2019

What pleasure this was…certainly a good place to visit after work on a lazy Thursday evening. We arrived a little early and was shown to the upstairs bar area to enjoy a refreshing drink before we commence with dinner.

For an establishment which only opened its doors at the end of November, they certainly were busy. An eclectic mix of Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Cuisine, there is something for everyone, and I personally loved the large selection of vegetarian options.

The idea is to order a few options from the too share menu and then select your protein, but we just did our own thing and they didn’t frown upon it.

From a menu we choose the following dishes.

TO SHARE

TAHINI CAULIFLOWER (V) – Baharat spice, herby lemon dressing, hummus, almonds slithers – R 95

FIRE ROASTED BABY GEM LETTUCE – parmesan, white anchovy, capers, lemon vinaigrette – R 85

BREAD BASKET & OLIVES – R 25

COAL FIRED ROTISSERIE 

100 grams per portion

ROASTED LAMB SHOULDER WITH PITA – tzatziki, tomato, cured onion – R105 100g / R175 200g

CHICKEN THIGHS WITH PITA – carrot hummus, tomato, cured onion – R95 100g / R165 200g

MEAT & FISH

CRISPY MEDITERRANEAN SARDINES & AIOLI – R 90

Its very hard to decide on a clear favourite, everything was amazing, even the Sardines which is not my favourite but one of Jason’s and according to him one of the best…

We were not surprised to find out who the chef was part of the Springbok Team, they have some serious skills with the open flames. The portions are large, very good value for money. Presentation of each dish was impeccable.

The bar has a very large selection of whiskey and of course no whiskey bar would be complete without a cigar selection and they have that box ticked too. I must add they have some yummy cocktails and I already have a favourite “The Diamond Ring”, because after all, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

Waitstaff, Managers and Hostess were all very attentive and you felt looked after even though the restaurant was filled.

We already planning our next visit, hope you will too…Let us know what your thoughts are.

See full album HERE

Name: The Athletic Club and Social

Address: 35 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

Phone: 021-012-5331

Email: info@theathletic.co.za

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

Riverine Rabbit – January 2019

Chef Ash Heeger, has done an amazing job with this new venture of her’s. Having visited Ash Restaurant previously, we were excited to see what had been tossed and what had stayed.

Everything is new, the space is fresher and more open, loved the furniture!!!! The food, oh my word, I have no words…superb, amazing, tasty, appetizing, scrumptious, yummy, luscious, delectable, mouth-watering all of that and a whole lot more.

You literally didn’t want to finish any dish, everything was delicious. Watching Chef Ash and her team meticulously produce plate after plate of excellence was again like watching a orchestra perform and as the audience the ‘music’ was 5 star.

We would highly recommend a visit to Riverine Rabbit, you WILL NOT be disappointed.

They have three menu option to choose from

3 Course Menu

Full Tasting Menu

Reduced Tasting Menu

They also offer Vegetarian & Pescatarian options as well.

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REDUCED TASTING MENU

R650 / Wine Pairing R475

Snacks

***

Dressed Oyster | Buttermilk. Citrus. Fennel

Klein Constantia MCC Brut

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Burnt Leeks | Butter. Hazelnut. Lemon. Wheat

Catherine Marshall Chenin Blanc

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Sweetbreads | Butter. Capers. Onion. Lemon

Lothian Riesling

or

Linefish | Mussel. Kombu. Bonito. Garlic. Greens

Klein Constantia Metis Sauvignon Blanc

***

Spiced Duck | Vadouvan. Onion. Apricot. Mushroom. Hazelnut

Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir

or

Venison & Cabbage | Red Cabbage. Raisins. Leaves

Almenkerk Syrah

***

Milk & Honey | Honey. Milk. Almond

Waterford Heatherleigh

or

Summer Pudding | Berries. Vanilla. Cream

Buitenverwachting 1769

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Sweets

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See full album HERE

Name : Riverine Rabbit

Address : 81 Church Street, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone : (021) 424 7204 

E-mail us : info@riverinerabbit.com

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by René Mesias-Petersen Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

What a start…2019

We hit the road running in 2019 and if the first 16 days was anything to go by we in for a treat…

Have a look at the places we were blessed to be able to visit recently.

Overture Restuarant at Hidden Valley

Idiom Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Marigold Restaurant in Franschhoek

We have to obviously make mention of visiting Waterkloof Restaurant at the end of 2018 and one could easily see why they ranked Number One in SA.

Looking forward to see what 2019 will bring.

Compliments of the season to you and best wishes for 2019.

#TeamJAR

2018 the year that was…

As we get ready to ring in 2019, lets reflect on the year that was 2018.

For us a JAR Photography we are truly blessed to be able to turn a hobby into a business and then spread the blessings to those less fortunate.

This year we had our second Fundraiser and successfully raised funds for all three beneficiaries. Its both an honour and privilege to be able to touch the lives of both young and old by way of this page.

There were so many new places we visited, some exceeded our expectations like Le Petit Manoir in Franschhoek and The Last Word – Long Beach ; definite top class in the full experience, lots personal touches which they do well, makes one feel valued.

Then of course our favourites, year in year out, they just do it “right” which is why we will continue to support them:

We’ve been lucky enough to have visited several Restaurants on the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards nominee’s:

1. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West)  ✔

2. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town) ✔

3. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town)                 ✔

4. Wolfgat (Paternoster, West Coast)

5. La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek)                        ✔

6. Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia, Cape Town)        ✔

7. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)

8. Camphor’s at Vergelegen (Somerset West)

9. Jardine Restaurant (Stellenbosch)                                ✔     

10. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Constantia, Cape Town)       ✔ 

11. Fermier Restaurant (Die Wilgers, Pretoria)

12. Jordan Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

13. Foliage (Franschhoek)

14. Le Coin Français (Franschhoek)

15. The Chefs’ Table (Umhlanga, Durban)

16. Chefs Warehouse at Maison (Franschhoek)

17. La Tête (City Bowl, Cape Town)                          ✔

18. Overture (Stellenbosch)

19. The Shortmarket Club (City Bowl, Cape Town)                   ✔ 

20. The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town)                   ✔

The highlight being that we secured a booking at The Restaurant at Waterkloof weeks before the awards and when they won, we were so excited, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. What an experience! Worthy of the No 1 spot!

The year we also got to enjoy a few nights at the One and Only Hotel Cape Town and can I just say, I always knew they we great, I mean they are the choice of many a famous person. We visited all the restaurants and spent a day at the spa, total bliss, for 48 hours we felt like someone famous 😉

Deciding on our TOP 10 for 2018, wasn’t easy, so we have a bit more than 10….

•        Tinstwalo Atlantic

•        La Tete

•        Reubens at the One & Only

•        Nobu at the One & Only

•        Janse & Co

•        La Colombe

•        Upper Bloem

•        The Granary – Silo Hotel

•        Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House

•        Greenhouse – RW

•        Le Petite Manoir Restaurant

•        Chef’s Table at the Mont Nelson Hotel – RW

•        Buitenverwachting – RW

•        Waterkloof Restaurant

•        Idiom Tasting Room

Below is a list and some links to all the Restaurants visited in 2018

1.       Lapo’s Kitchen

2.       Tinstwalo Atlantic

3.       Reubens and Mulderbosch – Chef and the Vine

4.       Reubens and Graham Beck – Chef and the Vine

5.       Italian Kitchen – Tokai

6.       Salt – Kalk Bay

7.       CWWU – Braaimaster at Lagoon Beach

8.       Basilico – Steenberg

9.       La Tete

10.     Nest Deli – Constantia Glen

11.     Lily’s Restaurant

12.     Morgenster – Olive and Olive Oil Tasting

13.     Sauvage Franschhoek and Eikendal – Wine Dinner

14.     Easter Feast at One & Only CT

15.     Reubens One & Only – A La Carte Menu

16.     Reubens and Mariaane Wines – Chef and the Vine

17.     Stacked Diner

18.     The Deckhouse

19.     Racine Restaurant & Chamonix Wines

20.     Old Mac Daddy

21.     La Tete and Spioenkop Wines – Wine Dinner

22.     Copper Club Eatery

23.     Quentin at Oakhurst – Restaurant Week (RW)

24.     Dash Restaurant – RW

25.     Roast & Co – RW

26.     Burger and Lobster – RW

27.     126 Cape Kitchen – RW

28.     Ben Wei – RW

29.     Myoga – RW

30.     Reubens and Delaire Graff Wines – Chef and the Wine

31.     Reubens One & Only – RW

32.     Mink & Trout – RW

33.     Janse & Co

34.     Racine – Mother’s Day

35.     CWWU – Wild Fig Restaurant

36.     La Colombe

37.     Upper Bloem

38.     Primal Eatery

39.     Conservatory – Cellars Hohenort

40.     Reubens and Morgenhof – Chef and the Vine

41.     The Granary – Silo Hotel

42.     La Tete and Fable Mountain – Wine Dinner

43.     Azure Restaurant – 12 Apostles

44.     Bacon on Bree

45.     Ginja Restaurant

46.     Catharina’s Restaurant

47.     Sauvage Restaurant and Domaine Des Dieux Wine – Wine Dinner

48.     Reubens and Avondale Wines – Chef and the Vine

49.     Escapé Restaurant

50.     Firefish Restaurant

51.     Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House

52.     Azure Restaurant – 12 Apostles

53.     Reubens Christmas in July

54.     Nobu – RW

55.     Greenhouse – RW

56.     Reubens and Springfield Wines – Chef and the Vine

57.     Haute Cabriere – RW

58.     Sauvage Restaurant and Nicholas Van Der Merwe Wine – Wine Dinner

59.     CWWU – Fork Diner with Alto Wines

60.     Miko Restaurant as Mont Rochelle

61.     Last Word Long Beach

62.     Aquila Safari

63.     Marigold Restaurant

64.     Le Petite Manoir Restaurant

65.     La Tete – Bot River Takeover

66.     Reubens and Jordan Wines – Chef and the Vine

67.     Sauvage Restaurant and Maastricht Wine – Wine Dinner

68.     Foxcroft Sunday Supper Club

69.     Ready, Steady Rum – Tobago’s Radisson Blue

70.     Zeitch Mocca Food

71.     The Square Restaurant and Migliarina Wines – Wine Dinner

72.     La Mouette – Winter Menu

73.     The Skotness at Norval Foundation

74.     Reubens and Hamilton Russell Vineyards – Chef and the Vine

75.     De Drommedaris Beach House Collection La Baleine Paternoster

76.     Bistro Sixteen Eighty-Two

77.     Pot Luck Club

78.     Life Grand Café

79.     Belly of the Beast – RW

80.     Veuve Clicquot Spring Edition Brunch with Chef Claire Allen Roast & Co

81.     Chef’s Table at the Mont Nelson Hotel – RW

82.     Signal Restaurant at Cape Grace Hotel – RW

83.     Livebait – RW

84.     Azure at Twelve Apostles – RW

85.     95 on Park – RW

86.     Mink &Trout – RW

87.     Buitenverwachting – RW

88.     Reubens – RW

89.     CPUT – Hotel School Granger Bay

90.     Diemerdals Farm Eatery – RW

91.     CWWU – Moyo

92.     Coco Safar – RW

93.     Reubens and Taste of MCC – Chef and the Vine

94.     Chinchilla Fridays

95.     Bilboa Restaurant

96.     Waterkloof Restaurant

97.     Idiom Tasting Room

From us at JAR Photography, we wish you everything that’s magical for 2019. May all you wish for yourself become a reality.

See you on the other side.

JAR Photography

For the love of food and wine…

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Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

Chef & Vine September ’18 – Mario Arendse

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CANAPÉ

Ashbourne Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay 2017

Sesame seeded seared tuna, wasabi, sticky rice, dried shitake

pickled daikon, coriander pesto

 

STARTER

Ashbourne Cinsault Rosé 2018

Norwegian salmon served with prawn and crab wonton

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ENTRÉE

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

Chicken roulade, blanched walnuts, cranberries, carrot and peach purée

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SPECIAL TASTING

Ashbourne Pinotage/Cinsault 2018

 

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MAIN COURSE

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017

Lamb rack with a spring onion and pistachio nut crust

served with a roast onion scallion pesto and mushroom crème

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DESSERT

Braemar Muscadel

Bread and butter pudding, roast banana and peanut brittle

served with vanilla ice cream

 

I’ve done a view of these events, and it’s always an opportunity to maybe try out some new wines and to get into the head of some of these winemakers. I’ve always enjoyed Hamilton Russel wines, so I was quite looking forward to this event.

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The evening started with canapés consisting of seared tuna with sesame seeds, sticky rice, wasabi, dried shitake mushrooms, pickled daikon and coriander pesto which was paired with Ashboure Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay 2017. Would have loved another bite of this tasty morsel, but I only managed to secure a single portion, which was disappointing. The wine was a little green for my palate, but then again it is a 2017 release.

Starter:

For our starter we had the Ashbourne Cinsault Rose 2018 which was served with Norwegian salmon served with a prawn and crab wonton, which was very tasty.

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Entrée:

 The entrée consisted of chicken roulade, blanched walnuts, cranberries and a carrot and peach puree. This course was served with the Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2017 which I really did enjoy.

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Main Course:

This course was very well prepared; it was the Lamb Rack with spring onion and pistachio nut crust served with roast onion and scallion pesto and mushroom crème. This course was served with the Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2017, which was outstanding. This wine was the highlight of the evening for me and theirs little wonder why this wine is world-renowned.

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Dessert:

This course consisted of Bread and butter pudding, roast banana and peanut brittle with vanilla ice cream which was served with the Braemar Muscadel. Often, I found that desserts are sometimes a real let down especially if the other courses were excellent, not so in this care. It was a well thought out dessert and a nice variation on a cape classic.  The Muscadel was not my favourite, but then I’m not a fan of most things sweet.

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It being the anniversary of the founders of JAR Photography our group was quite large but the One & Only staff made sure each and every patron was treated as special as the next. Is we have become accustomed too from the One and Only Team.

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A fun night out with good food and outstanding wine.

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Restaurant Info:              Reubens at One & Only Hotel Cape Town

                                              One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, V & A Waterfront

Tel No:                                 021 431 4511

Email:                                  restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Mario Arendse

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

Mink & Trout – Restaurant Week 2018

We recently got to go back and experience some good tapas at Mink & Trout and true to form they didn’t disappoint.

 Wait staff and food was superb as usual. They were finalising their restaurant revamp and we eager awaiting the release of the new menu and to make our return.

 We have no doubt its going to be awesome.

 Below is the latest Dinner Menu and you’ll be happy to see they have kept some of the favourites from the old menu.

 

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MENU

TAPAS:

PRAWN TOAST  48

WITH HOMEMADE PONZU

RISOTTO ARANCINI 62

WITH SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS AND  ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

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CEVICHE  65

WITH PICKLED VEGETABLE , MANGO AND A MISO DRESSING

LAND & SEA  89

CRUMBED PORK  AND GRILLED CALAMARI SERVED WITH A TONKATSU SAUCE

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WEST COAST MUSSELS  79

STEAMED IN A FRAGRANT CAPE MALAY BROTH

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WATERMELON SALAD 69

WITH SHEEPS FETA ,ROCKET, TOMATO AND BASIL

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT  69

WITH STONE FRUIT RELISH SERVED WITH BRIOCHE WAFERS

LOCAL CHEESE PLATE 120

WITH RYE WAFERS AND PRESERVES

CHOOSE ANY THREE TAPAS, EXCLUDING CHEESE PLATE FOR  179

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MAIN:

GRILLED MARKET FISH 169

SERVED WITH A BUTTERNUT, ARTICHOKE, CHICKPEA, MUSSEL RAGOUT LEMON PRESERVE PURRE

GNOCCHI 110

WITH MUSHROOMS, BABY SPINACH AND A POACHED EGG

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BEEF PICANHA  189

WITH CAULIFLOWER , MUSHROOM AND A  BONE MARROW AND PORCINI CRUST

FREE RANGE CHICKEN PIE WITH TRUFFLE SAUCE 115

ELGIN PORK  170

WITH CELERIAC PURRE, BROCCOLI, FIG AND HOMEMADE BACON

DUKKAH SPICED OSTRICH FILLET  195

WITH CUMIN ROASTED CARROTS,PICKELD BEETS AND RED GRAPE FRUIT MARMALDE

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SIDES:

TRIPLE COOKED CHIPS 55

DUCK FAT ROAST POTATOES 58

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SIMPLE SALAD 55

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Restaurant Info:     Mink & Trout

Address:               127 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Tel No:                   021 426 2534

Email:                    Click HERE

Opening Hours:     Tuesday to Saturday:

Lunch 12 am – 3.30 pm  Dinner 6 pm – 10 pm

Saturday:

Brunch 11 am – 3.30 pm

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

 

 

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1st Prize

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2nd Prize

Swedish or aromatherapy full body massages for two people at Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa.

3rd Prize

A Gourmet Picnic with Wine and an Exclusive Wine Tasting Experience for 2 People at Mellasat Vineyards.

Follow the 6 Easy Steps Below:

  1. Purchase at least 2 tickets to the JAR Annual Fundraiser.

 

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1st Prize

You will receive a voucher from JAR Photography and you will need to make all arrangements as stated in the voucher.

Cape Dutch Quarters are not Sponsors of this prize and therefore you need to follow the directions on the voucher to redeem your prize.

What this voucher will get you:

  • A one-night stay for two people in a Superior or Luxury rooms only (Deal excludes Classic Lodge and Farm Stay Accommodation)
  • A complimentary bottle of house wine when ordering two main meals at Paddagang Restaurant
  • Complimentary tickets to the four Oudekerk Museum properties.
  • 50% off a GPS Audio Tour for two people
  • A R100 Vindoux Spa voucher (valid for any treatment over 60 minutes and valued at R400 or more)
  • R25 per person towards breakfast
  • Expires: 31 March 2019.
  • Deal is valid for 2 people.
  • Valid: Sunday to Friday.
  • Excludes Saturdays.
  • Blockout: 13 December 2018 to 7 January 2019.
  • Child policy: children under 2 stay free, children 2 to 8 pay R200 per day. Children over 8 are charged as adults.
  • Rooms applicable: Superior and Luxury rooms only (Deal excludes Classic Lodge and Farm Stay Accommodation)
  • Vindoux spa is closed on a Tuesday.
  • Paddagang Restaurant is closed on a Monday.
  • Bookings are essential and subject to availability.
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2nd Prize

You will receive a voucher from JAR Photography and you will need to make all arrangements as stated in the voucher.

Cape Royal Hotel and Spa are not Sponsors of this prize and therefore you need to follow the directions on the voucher to redeem your prize.

What this voucher will get you:

  • Coupon expires on 13 February 2019.
  • Coupon entitles holder to 2 x Swedish or aromatherapy full body massages.
  • Coupon valid from Monday to Sunday during operating hours.
  • Booking essential and subject to availability. For bookings, contact Casuarina Wellness Centre on
  • 021 430 0500 (ext 143).
  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to appointment or coupon will be forfeited.
  • No shows forfeit their coupon.
  • Late arrivals have an impact on your treatment duration. Treatments will be shortened accordingly.
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You will receive a voucher from JAR Photography and you will need to make all arrangements as stated in the voucher.

Mellasat Vineyards are not Sponsors of this prize and therefore you need to follow the directions on the voucher to redeem your prize.

What this voucher will get you:

Gourmet Picnic includes:

  • Seasonal fruit salad
  • Selection of cured meats
  • Selection of cheeses
  • Coleslaw salad
  • Vegetarian chick pea salad
  • Freshly baked bread
  • Crackers
  • Homemade chutney
  • Olive tapenade
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Glass of wine each (choice of any wine from your wine tasting session)

Wine tasting (5 wines each): your wine tasting session will be tailored according to your tastes, but typically includes a tasting of 5 wines from the following (subject to availability):

  • Mellasat White Pinotage
  • Mellasat Chardonnay
  • Dekker’s Valley Seraphic
  • Dekker’s Valley Shiraz Rose
  • Dekker’s Valley Revelation
  • Dekker’s Valley Shiraz

Please ensure you are familiar with all T&C’s

Square Restaurant with Migliarina Wines – Anthony Adams

Cape Town is blessed to have many outstanding restaurants.  The Vineyard at the Vineyard Hotel in Claremont must rank as one of the very best.

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Parking was a breeze, with a very friendly guard directing us. The hotel itself has a very welcoming ambiance, and the buzz generated by patrons enjoying a welcoming drink served by friendly and knowledgeable staff on a Friday evening, was awesome.  The sense of excitement intensified as we were introduced to winemaker Carsten Migliarina, who wines would be enjoying later.

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The evening would see us feasting on four set courses, each paired with a specially selected wine.

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1st Course

First course consisted of chevin-parsley wontons, mango puree, roast onion and cashew.  Paired with Migliarina Pinot Gris 2017, this was very well received and set the scene for a feast!

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2nd Course

The second course was a serving of butter pork curry, coconut jasmine rice, coriander poppadum and sambals.  The butter pork was a variation on the more common butter chicken, but proved delicious, especially paired with Migliarina Chardonnay 2013.

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3rd Course

The third course was an absolute highlight.  Braised lamb shank, butter bean cauliflower mash, beets and thyme jus was awesome.  Tasty, tender, beautifully presented, it was close to perfection. Perfection was achieved when paired with the Migliarina Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. 

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Up to this point the evening was fantastic – wonderful setting, fantastic food, great company, and the bubbly ambiance enhanced by the wonderful tunes emanating from the well-placed piano.

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4th Course

Then came the fourth course – dessert.  What a treat!  Black forest dark chocolate creme, vanilla-kirsch bavarois, cherry gel, devil’s food cake and caramelia sorbet – all placed artistically on a plate. Again, what a treat!

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A beautiful evening was had by all.  Great ambiance, great setting, wonderful food, wonderful wine, wonderful company.  What more could one ask for on a Friday evening. I suppose one could ask – Looking forward to the release of the 2019 dates…

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Restaurant Info:               Square Restaurant,The Vineyard Hotel ,Colinton Rd,  

                                              Newlands                

Tel No:                                 021 657 4500

Email:                                 eat@vineyard.co.za

Opening Hours:

Breakfast

Monday to Friday from 06h30 to 10h30. Weekends & public holidays from 07h00 to 11h00.

Lunch

Monday to Saturday from 12h00 to 15h00. Sundays & public holidays from 12h30 to 15h00.

Afternoon tea

Served daily from 15h30 to 17h30.

Dinner

Served daily from 18h00 to 22h00

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Anthony Adams

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen