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Valentine's Day at 15 On Orange
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Looking for a romantic urban oasis to celebrate at this Valentine’s Day?

The glamorously refurbed 15 on Orange Autograph Collection Hotel invites guests (in-house and public) to wine and dine in decadence on Thursday, 14 February 2019.

Savour Restaurant’s Executive chef, Tamsyn Wells, will be serving up a discerningly delectable five-course set menu (R550) paired perfectly with award-winning Ayama Wines. Guests will also receive a complimentary welcome drink and Valentine’s gift, as well as standing a chance to win a stay-for-two compliments of Marriott.

Seductive dishes will be served up such as the Grilled crispy skin seabass with chorizo cassoulet, parsnip crisps and arugula salad; Roast Chalmar beef fillet served with smoked bone marrow jus, grilled shallots, potato fondant and beetroot puree and their Dulcey and bitter chocolate semifreddo with meringue, cherries in kirsch and candied hazelnuts to name a few.

The feastery of fusion flavours is set amidst an illustrious inner-city oasis like setting. Five-star sophistication with state-of-the-art furnishings surrounded by double and triple volume glass walls unveiling unsurpassed views of Table Mountain and Lions Head; welcoming in an immersive summer-sunset dining golden glow.

Live entertainment by Francesca Biancoli for added auditory ambience to complete the five-star experience.

Seating is limited and bookings in advance essential. To place your reservation, contact 021 469 8000 or reservations@15onorangehotel.com. For more information on the Valentine’s Day event email  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.

VALENTINES DAY FIVE COURSE SET MENU

Amuse Bouche

Duck liver Brule

Duck liver mousse caramelized with muscovado sugar, summer berries and mustard leaves

Starter

Smoked salmon and asparagus roulade

Macerated hannepoot grapes, avocado, ikura caviar and fennel

 

Fish course

Grilled seabass and chorizo

Crispy skin seabass, chorizo cassoulet, parsnip crisps and arugula salad

 

Main course

Roast Chalmar beef fillet

Smoked bone marrow jus, grilled shallots, potato fondant and beetroot puree

 

Dessert

Dulcey and bitter chocolate semifreddo

Meringue, cherries in kirsch and candied hazelnuts

Tea and coffee

 

DIARY LISTING:

Where: Corner of Orange Street and Grey’s Pass, Gardens

When: 14 February, 2019

What: Valentine’s Day five pairing dinner with live entertainment

Dress Code: Cocktail chic

Contact: 021 469 8000 or email reservations@15onorangehotel.com

Website: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cptor-15-on-orange-hotel-autograph-collection/                                                                                                                    

Ayama Under The Stars Valentine's Day
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If you’re under pressure and not sure what do this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Instead of rushing for those last minute overpriced gifts, why not book an unforgettable romantic experience and earn all the brownie points you deserve from your significant other!

 Ayama Slent Farms will be hosting a romantic twilight dinner this Valentine’s Day. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to a glass of bubbly to set the mood for an evening spent under the stars. Delight your palate and your senses with extraordinary Italian food curated by executive chefs, Ayama-Style Wines and soft live music.


DIARY LISTING

Event:                   Ayama Under the Stars – Valentine’s Day

Date:                     Saturday, 9 February 2019

Time:                     18:00 – 21:30

Venue:                  Ayama Wines, Voor- Paardeberg Road, Windmeul, 7630

Tickets:                 R750,00 (includes a glass of bubbly, full dinner, a bottle of wine, entertainment and a Valentine’s Day gift) buy tickets here

Event Page:         https://www.facebook.com/events/773790486305146/

Info:                      http://ayama.co.za/

                                                                                                                       

HOME AND AWAY AT NO5 ON HUDSON
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A Collaborative exhibition between Fiona Rowett and Threads that Bind Us

No 5 on Hudson Art Gallery announced the inaugural solo exhibition of South African artist Fiona Ewan Rowett. The exhibition runs from 9 February 2019, featuring her latest collection of timeliness and sophisticated artworks.

Rowett has hosted over 30 solo exhibitions and featured as a prominent contributor to group exhibitions during her extensive career dating back to inception at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in the mid 70’s.

Her work can be seen in corporate and private collections represented by illustrious galleries throughout Johannesburg and the Western Cape.

“Over the 40 years of painting I’ve used various symbols to convey emotion or hint at an idea. It’s been interesting to see how these symbols have evolved over the years.” Says Rowett. “In this exhibition one of my favourites - the pot - is seen in the majority of works, sometimes becoming more abstract and then in some only a hint/outline can be seen.    I started using the pot as a symbol of the home/security, after moving house several times in close succession. Letters are combined with the pot as so much in life revolves around conversations at meal times.”

Rowett draws from life experiences, leaning towards suggestion rather than statements or descriptions. Painting mostly in mixed media, she seeks to make her spontaneous mark using a variety of subjects, landscapes, abstracts, figures and floral studies. The art piece is a collage at times, layering, rubbing, adding and removing paint as she goes along; Applying more paint as forms emerge and disappear, until the perfect balance is reached. The challenge for her is “to capture those moments and create a visual beauty” - she says; “In my 71st year I’m more interested in conveying emotion using abstract mark-making alone and doing away with any symbol – a much more challenging and difficult task, but very rewarding when the balance is achieved.”

 

For more information visit: (https://no5onhudson.com/) or (021 418 2783) or (info@n05onhudson.com)

Paardeberg Country Wine Experience
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A CELEBRATION OF THE PAARDEBERG’S FINEST

(Voor Paardeberg) – Ayama Wines on Slent Farm, in the Voor Paardeberg, hosted the Paardeberg Country Tasting Experience on Sunday, 27 January from 12pm to 5pm.  Spearheaded by Slent Farm owners, Michela and Attilio Dalpiaz, the five-course luncheon highlighted a variety of exquisite wines from the area.

As Master of Ceremonies, Michela introduced each of the esteemed producers, unveiling their respective viniculture origins and legacies, merged by their mutual love and passion for fine wines. Each of the producers spoke of the history and production of their celebrated berries and vines.

The immersive sensory experience kicked off with a welcome glass of Huis Van Chevallerie “Circa” Rosecco NV, and Caperitif produced by The Badenhorst Family Wines. Aubergine Croquettes, Red beet hummus on chickpea cake, Italian salami tramezzini and baby tomatoes with tuna. Lunch started with Vondeling Chardonnay; the freshness of the wine makes for an ideal pairing with Broccoletti Flan with Gorgonzola cream sauce.

Next was a labour of love bringing together fourteen vineyards across the Swartland but anchored firmly in the characteristics of the granite soils of the Paardeberg - David & Nadia Sadie’s Chenin-based blend. Executive chefs; Gianni Minori and Cristiana Ariotto delighted the taste buds with the second pairing, a fresh baby lobster and prawns with catalana tartare, avo and celery

After a quick break and a peruse around the local art filled room, the guests were seated for their first course; aubergines parmesan paired perfectly with the rich, fresh acidity and typically spicy Shiraz of Doran Vineyards. The main course encouraged guests to step out of their comfort zones and enjoy a mouth-watering braised and seared beef tongue with Sicilian Caponata, the Ayama Petite Sirah had an excellent flow through onto the palate resulting in the perfect pairing for the main course.

Christa von La Chevallerie, a top Swartland grape grower, utilized Chenin Blanc to make her Filia Brut Nature, paired perfectly with a Peach Clafoutis to round off the tasting. 

The up-and-coming Paardeberg Country offers tourists, visitors and wine lovers a unique experience of fine wine as well as accommodation and a variety of fresh produce. The community’s efforts and comradery are inspiring and exceeded the expectations of the guests, leaving them with a more than satisfactory experience.

Following the showcase of this gourmet delicacy will be Slent Farm’s Ayama Under The Stars – Valentine’s Day. The night promises to be a romantic twilight dinner for this Valentine’s Day. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to a glass of bubbly to set the mood for an evening spent under the stars. The dinner features an array of treats curated by executive chefs Gianni and Cristiana. Delight your palate and your senses with extraordinary Italian Food, Ayama-Style Wines and soft live music. Cost: R750 p/p and includes a glass of bubbly, full dinner, a bottle of wine, entertainment and a Valentine’s Day gift. Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm. LIMITED TO 50 people attending.

 

For more information, contact: +27 (0)21 8698313, info@slentfarms.com, see http://ayama.co.za/

                                                                                                                       

Why your website matters
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by Darryl Gouws

Whether you’re a start-up, established small business or professional service provider your website is key to your brand’s future growth.

It costs less than you think

People often think that having a website requires a lot of money and that the upkeep is too much work. As domain hosting, cloud storage, SEO and design costs have all dropped considerably the initial and monthly cost of having your own, fully customisable website is much lower than you might anticipate.

Content is king

Having a blog section on your website with original content is a sure-fire way to drive traffic to your website from social media accounts. A blog is also a great way to engage with your clients and potential future business by giving insight into your interests and company ethos in an informal and friendly approach.

Mobile matters

It is estimated that there are now more mobile gadgets in the world than people with mobile internet usage recently surpassing traditional computer access in first world countries whilst developing countries have a very high percentage of users with mobile devices being their primary access point to the world wide web. It is therefore imperative that your website is optimised for these devices and that the design is responsive whether being viewed on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

It legitimises your brand

A website with a custom domain for your brand immediately legitimizes your business as users often cross-check multiple online sources such as social media and websites when stumbling across new companies. Likewise a business email address in the format of name@yourcompany.com certainly looks more professional than an old Gmail account that you started when you were younger.

Your website, your rules

As social media companies update their terms and conditions on a frequent basis few people actually take the time to familiarise themselves with what it all means. To ensure that your intellectual property is protected it is advisable to only upload sensitive information to your own website whereby you are not authorising certain social media parties full access to your media and information.

Red Carpet Concepts has a range of online solutions for start-ups and small businesses at costs tailored to your budget.