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CHAMBORD® RAISES A TOAST TO FEMININITY THIS FREEDOM DAY VIDEO

(Cape Town, South Africa) A panel of power women, experts in their industries at the top of their game, gathered together this Freedom Day, 27 April, to inspire, uplift and engage.

A festive conglomerate of mademoiselles enjoyed a Royale bubbling five-star Chambord® soiree at the recently refurbished 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Illuminated in the berrylicious colours of Chambord liqueur Cape Town’s Urban Oasis offered a premium play station for pop up pamper bars (FoxBox, Rain SA and Gorgeous2Go), decadent dining (catered by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells), trendy tunes by Anthea Scholtz and Francesca Biancoli, and of course, a glass and a half for cocktail-o-clock. #BecauseNoReason

The fizztivities revolved around a panel discussion lead by SA’s little Oprah, Mamohau Seasane, offering inspiring ideas as to how to harness the best version of oneself. Panel members included:

KFM radio show host (ranked number one in the country), Bravo Presenter on Kyknet and Tussen Ons show host, Tracey Lange; Good Hope FM Radio & TV presenter, Ayanda Dlamini; Tracy-Lee Rosslind – seasoned Producer and Stylist [followed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rhianna]; Cosmetic and reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Nerina Wilkinson; Celebrity makeup artist, Renee De Wit; and ENCA feel good news anchor - Tanya Nefdt.

The discussion board touched on subjects such as what power cards they drew to get them to the top of their careers; best-practice work ethics; self-motivation, celebrating wins whilst staying grounded; dressing-the-part and being true to your own unique style and flair; beauty hacks, tips and tricks for an on-the-go woman; morning routines and meditation rituals; living a balanced lifestyle (work, family and self) and benefits of both exercise and relaxation.

Prize giveaways for attendees included: a dashing bottle of Chambord® – an all-natural, black raspberry liqueur and Wixworth gin to create your own Bramble Cocktail; a pair of Lacoste Sunglasses from Moscon Optics; 90 ml Coach Perfume from Prestige Cosmetics; BeachCult swimwear; from FoxBox “A girl’s day out voucher for a tinted Fox (eyebrow thread, tint and lash tint) for her and a friend”; Wild Thing Yoga one month membership; EyeLove lash extensions; the full range of Rain beauty products; Carol Boyes bottle of bubbly and chocolates; Makeup application from Gorgeous2Go; Nerina Wilkinson Red Carpet Facial treatment voucher; and a generous Wellness Warehouse hamper.

Adding extra bells and whistles to this berry Bella event was Linnea Frank’s Femme Fatale art on gold metal exhibition, Fynbosch Flora and In-House AV.

Chambord® is a premium, all-natural black raspberry liqueur whereby every drop is produced at a traditional French chateau situated in the Loire Valley of France following many of the same traditional processes. Today, Chambord® continues to inspire versatile cocktail creations around the world and is considered decadent, flamboyant and a real treat to add to your glass of bubbly.  But you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy Chambord®. If you like it, drink it. Why. Because no reason. The Chambord® global mantra inspires women to live their best life however they choose to.

Situated beside the green mile of Cape Town’s Epicentre, 15 on Orange Urban Oasis Hotel renders a majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The multifaceted venue caters ideally to both for large and small functions, complete with state-of-the-art fittings and finishes, five star service, and exquisite catering.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange include the Mother’s Day Villiera Bubbly Pairing Lunch on 12 May; a delectable four-course menu accompanied by complimentary LUSH Cosmetics gifting and live music by Francesca Biancoli.

For more information on the Freedom Day event contact melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za. Chambord® promotes responsible drinking and is not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Visit the 15 on orange website for more info on accommodation specials and staycations.

                                                                                                               

VILLIERA CELEBRATES THE MATRIARCH IN AN URBAN OASIS
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A Toast to Matriarchs in Cape Town's Urban Oasis

(Cape Town, South Africa) A matriarchal celebration at its finest took place on Sunday 12 May 2019 at 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Mums and families gathered together for an effervescent afternoon of feastivities, award winning wines, Lushious gifting and live entertainment in Cape Town's Urban Oasis.

Welcoming guests into a lavishly transformed space by Gearhouse AV, with soft pink hues to accentuate femininity and surround-sound auditory accompaniment of Francesca Biancoli performing live. This set the stage for mum’s in celebration. With a glass of Starlight Brut MCC offered upon arrival the esteemed diners were navigated to their tables adorned with gorgeous LUSH Cosmetics gift boxes for each of the mums.

The four-course luncheon presented by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells, commenced with a mouth-watering starter pairing of Norwegian salmon tartare, avocado mousse, soy lime broth and ikura caviar paired beautifully with the Villiera Tradition Brut MCC NV. The sumptuous second course comprised of the Smoked paprika seared Linefish, grilled broccolini, saffron scented potato puree, gremolata crumb and lemon butter served together with Paired with Bushvine Blanc Fumé Reserve NV.

Guests sunk their teeth into a generous third course of Roast Chalmar beef fille, charred spring onion, onion chutney, pickled and roast onion puree with truffled potato fritter and peppercorn sauce enjoyed with the Vilierra Cabernet Sauvignon. And, to round off the palette, Nougat and white chocolate cremeux dessert with Raspberry glaze, Turkish delight and pistachio accompanied by the Tradition Brut Rosé MCC.

Villiera Wines, rooted from Stellenbosch, is a family run winery, pioneering quality produce and commitment to preserving the environment as proud members of the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. A perfect fit for a matriarchal family occasion. Ideal for a lavish luncheon, Villiera is notable for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange Hotel includes the Empower Me Haute Couture Dinner with Jacques LaGrange fashion show with Tia Maria and Theravine on Wednesday 29 May 2019; Italian Day Lunch & Live Music with Disaronno and Ayama Wines on Sunday 2 June, and the First Thursday Movie Night Cult Classics with Wixworth Gin on 6 June, 4 July and 1 August 2019.

For more information on the 15 on orange Hotel, Autograph Collection events line up please contact  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.                                                                                                        

CHAMBORD® RAISES A TOAST TO FEMININITY THIS FREEDOM DAY
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(Cape Town, South Africa) A panel of power women, experts in their industries at the top of their game, gathered together this Freedom Day, 27 April, to inspire, uplift and engage.

A festive conglomerate of mademoiselles enjoyed a Royale bubbling five-star Chambord® soiree at the recently refurbished 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Illuminated in the berrylicious colours of Chambord liqueur Cape Town’s Urban Oasis offered a premium play station for pop up pamper bars (FoxBox, Rain SA and Gorgeous2Go), decadent dining (catered by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells), trendy tunes by Anthea Scholtz and Francesca Biancoli, and of course, a glass and a half for cocktail-o-clock. #BecauseNoReason

The fizztivities revolved around a panel discussion lead by SA’s little Oprah, Mamohau Seasane, offering inspiring ideas as to how to harness the best version of oneself. Panel members included:

KFM radio show host (ranked number one in the country), Bravo Presenter on Kyknet and Tussen Ons show host, Tracey Lange; Good Hope FM Radio & TV presenter, Ayanda Dlamini; Tracy-Lee Rosslind – seasoned Producer and Stylist [followed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rhianna]; Cosmetic and reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Nerina Wilkinson; Celebrity makeup artist, Renee De Wit; and ENCA feel good news anchor - Tanya Nefdt.

The discussion board touched on subjects such as what power cards they drew to get them to the top of their careers; best-practice work ethics; self-motivation, celebrating wins whilst staying grounded; dressing-the-part and being true to your own unique style and flair; beauty hacks, tips and tricks for an on-the-go woman; morning routines and meditation rituals; living a balanced lifestyle (work, family and self) and benefits of both exercise and relaxation.

Prize giveaways for attendees included: a dashing bottle of Chambord® – an all-natural, black raspberry liqueur and Wixworth gin to create your own Bramble Cocktail; a pair of Lacoste Sunglasses from Moscon Optics; 90 ml Coach Perfume from Prestige Cosmetics; BeachCult swimwear; from FoxBox “A girl’s day out voucher for a tinted Fox (eyebrow thread, tint and lash tint) for her and a friend”; Wild Thing Yoga one month membership; EyeLove lash extensions; the full range of Rain beauty products; Carol Boyes bottle of bubbly and chocolates; Makeup application from Gorgeous2Go; Nerina Wilkinson Red Carpet Facial treatment voucher; and a generous Wellness Warehouse hamper.

Adding extra bells and whistles to this berry Bella event was Linnea Frank’s Femme Fatale art on gold metal exhibition, Fynbosch Flora and In-House AV.

Chambord® is a premium, all-natural black raspberry liqueur whereby every drop is produced at a traditional French chateau situated in the Loire Valley of France following many of the same traditional processes. Today, Chambord® continues to inspire versatile cocktail creations around the world and is considered decadent, flamboyant and a real treat to add to your glass of bubbly.  But you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy Chambord®. If you like it, drink it. Why. Because no reason. The Chambord® global mantra inspires women to live their best life however they choose to.

Situated beside the green mile of Cape Town’s Epicentre, 15 on Orange Urban Oasis Hotel renders a majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The multifaceted venue caters ideally to both for large and small functions, complete with state-of-the-art fittings and finishes, five star service, and exquisite catering.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange include the Mother’s Day Villiera Bubbly Pairing Lunch on 12 May; a delectable four-course menu accompanied by complimentary LUSH Cosmetics gifting and live music by Francesca Biancoli.

For more information on the Freedom Day event contact melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za. Chambord® promotes responsible drinking and is not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Visit the 15 on orange website for more info on accommodation specials and staycations.

                                                                                                               

TOP CONCIERGE AND DESTINATION SPECIALISTS FROM CAPE TOWN TO IBIZA
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Cape Town’s Urban Oasis, 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, housed the launch of bespoke concierge company, Tové Experience on Thursday, 11 April 2019, welcoming the top tier of SA’s travel, tourism, hospitality and entertainment sectors.
Cape Town to Ibiza concierge and destination specialists, Tové, caters for both local and international travel markets. Curating tailor-made premium packages, they offer personalized service and experiences of the highest standard.

Tové Founder, Anthea Scholtz, explains; “Nothing is too big nor too small for the company - and our ethos aligns with creating the most special experiences while on holiday or business trips.”  With over a decade of music and entertainment industry experience coupled with an intricate knowledge of the hospitality space Scholtz spearheaded the concierge business with full tenacity.

Refined whereabouts of Ibitha from a six-year residency further equipped Scholtz for the launch of Tove - Scandinavian translation for ‘Lady Thor or Goddess of Thunder’. A fitting name for an ethic of tireless service delivery.

Experiential marketer, brand and event specialist, Sivu Nobongoza, recently joined forces with Scholtz, playing a pivotal role in both the Tové style execution and client relations management. Nobongoza’s drive resides in the unfolding of an entirely new realm of possibilities for those visiting the Mother City.

Two years of success to date in providing personalized tailor-made services the concierge cover spans from villas, hotels and guest houses, and VIP nightlife to bespoke city, wine, safari, peninsula and helicopter tours. As well as transfers, chauffeur services, jewelry and private shopping, in-house personal trainers, and mobile beauty therapists and more.

15 on Orange catered an ideal location for the discerning travel and hospitality specialists. The recently refurbished five-star venue showcased in all its magnificence, luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

Upcoming events at 15 on Orange include a Chambord Royale Freedom Day Celebration on 27 April 2019 – a three course luncheon and celebrity panel discussion [TICKETS / EVENT PAGE]; as well as the First Thursday Autograph Collection Movie Nights – Fantasy Edition. This series of experiential First Thursdays kicks off on 2 May 2019, with Alice in Wonderland (2010) by Tim Burton, offering a two-course dinner, Wixworth Art of Gin Mixology bar and Linnea Frank art exhibition [TICKETS / EVENT PAGE].

For more information:

Tové:

Website: http://tove.co.za/

Email: hello@tove.co.za

Contact Number: +27 82 820 8192

 

15 On Orange Movie Nights Diary Listing:

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

When: Thursday 2 May, 2019

What: Autograph Collection first Thursday Movie Nights – Winter Fantasy Series: Alice in Wonderland

Dress Code: Cocktail chic

Contact:  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Tickets: https://qkt.io/firstthursdaymovie

                                                                                                               

AYAMA’S 2018/2019 HARVEST SEASON COMES TO A FRUITFUL CLOSE
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Ayama’s harvest season begins long before the sweet, ripe bunches of grapes are taken off of the vines. It is the time when all the year’s efforts, attention, passion, projects and dreams about the new wines become a reality. It’s a time of intense focus and hard, manual labour.

The Italian passion for fine wine and conservation are inseparable elements of Ayama Slent owners Michela and Attilio Dalpiaz. A decade ago, they left their Northern Italian home to go on holiday with friends in South Africa. Like many others, they fell in love with South Africa, the people, the weather and the wine. Slent translates to land, people and passion, evident in every bottle beautifully produced from the 62 hectares of vineyards with tender, love and care.

Michela, founder of Ayama explains; “Harvest normally starts slowly, builds to a crescendo and then slowly starts to slow down as the last of the grapes are brought in from the vineyards. The rest of the focus is then in the cellar.”

The weather typically plays a big role in how a harvest runs. Heat, rain, sunshine and wind can all have an impact on how things play out over the weeks and months of the harvest. It’s a stressful time for those involved but it is an extremely fulfilling process in the end.

The 2019 harvest of Ayama has been extremely rewarding, the vineyards have been under pressure for three years and the challenge for 2018/2019 season was reaching the balance of the grapes in terms of quantity and quality partially recovering from the recent Western Cape drought. Every single person part of the Ayama family has put their heart and soul into this harvest all Winter and Spring to ensure the necessary attention were given to the vineyards, by helping them reaching that perfect balance. At the beginning of Summer Michela and Attilio were sure that they will be harvesting two weeks later than usual, but to their surprise climate conditions during November/December 2018 sped up the ripening process in many of the grapes. By the end of January 2019, Ayama found themselves harvesting non-stop until end-February. Blithely, one variety after the other, all grapes harvested was successfully delivered to the cellar ready to start their aging process.

Ayama is delighted to announce that they have officially closed their harvest season on the 20th of March 2019.

“Autumn is knocking at our doors and we all can slow down now, waiting to start all over again for the next season while the new wines are aging either in steel tanks or barrels.” – Michela Dalpiaz

In celebration of a triumphant harvest season Ayama will be having a special offer on their online store, Ayamateca. On any order above R1,500 customers will receive a Vermentino Magnum for free.

http://ayamateca.co.za/wines-goodies/   

                                                                                                               

The Glenlivet Whisky and Savour Dining Experience
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(Cape Town, South Africa) - Decadent dining meets the mastered art of single malt Scotch whisky. 15 On Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, hosted a Tové Experience, Savour Restaurant and The Glenlivet Whisky Pairing, on Thursday, 28 March, spearheaded by Executive Chef and culinary mastermind, Tamsyn Wells together with whisky connoisseur, Vuyisile Dlepu.

Situated in the heart of the city, the newly refurbished Urban Oasis welcomes guests to a magnificent, majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complemented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

The four-course dinner experience highlighted Chef Tamsyn’s immaculate adaptation of the increasingly popular international bistronomy food trend, paired with a variety of exquisite whiskys from The Glenlivet.

The immersive sensory experience commenced with the Tové Experience VIP guests arriving in slick ensembles, setting the esteemed ambiance for the evening ahead. The Glenlivet’s newest family member, the Founder’s Reserve, with a long, creamy and smooth finish, received guests in accompaniment to the perfect pairing of a potato spun tiger prawn amuse bouche.

Whiskey master, Dlepu, painted the history of The Glenlivet through an engulfing introductory speech before guests moved swiftly onto their next pairing: The Glenlivet Twelve Year Old. The smooth and fruity notes were superbly balanced against the smoked paprika seared Norwegian salmon, served with grilled broccolini, saffron-scented potato, gremolata crumb and lemon butter.

Between courses guests enjoyed the fully-fledged craftsmanship of The Glenlivet Guardians’ 200-year history with an immersive live jazz performance by Italian songstress, Francesca Biancoli and renowned guitarist, Alvin Dyers.

For the second course, Chef Wells delighted the taste buds with roast chalmar beef fillet with charred spring onion, onion chutney, pickled and roast onion puree with truffled potato fritter and peppercorn sauce. This dish gave the opportunity for The Glenlivet Fifteen Year Old to shine, the perfect whiskey to pair with a red meat dish, resulting in a lingering sweet almond and spice finish.

The link from savoury to sweet - a flavour interlude by patisserie chef, Retha Thorpe - creating a true invitation to indulgence, comprising bitter chocolate cremeux with ginger, dark chocolate honeycomb, candied ginger and orange zest. The Glenlivet Eighteen Year Old had an excellent flow on the palate with a balanced burst of sweet orange.

 

15 On Orange

Website

Address: Orange Street & Grey's Pass, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Social Media:@15onorange

Contact Number: 021 469 8000

 

GLENLIVET WHISKY PAIRING MENU

Amuse Bouche : Potato spun tiger prawn

Pickled cucumber, avocado wasabi, toasted sesame and char sui sauce

paired with

Welcome Drink: The Glenlivet Founders Reserve and soda with orange rind

Tasting Notes

Nose – Citrus, with hints of sweet orange

Palate – Zesty orange, pear, toffee apples

Finish – Long, creamy, smooth

  

First CourseSmoked paprika seared Norwegian salmon

Grilled broccolini, saffron scented potato, gremolata crumb and lemon butter

paired with

The Glenlivet 12 year old

Tasting Notes

Nose – Fruity and Summery

Palate – Well balanced fruity with pineapple notes

Finish – Marzipan and fresh nuts

 

Second Course: Roast Chalmar beef fillet

Charred spring onion, onion chutney, pickled and roast onion puree with truffled potato fritter and peppercorn sauce

paired with

The Glenlivet 15 year old

Tasting Notes

Nose – Cream, rich & buttery

Palate – Fruit & nut, hints sweet oak and cinnamon

Finish – Sweet fruit and spice

 

Third Course: Bitter chocolate cremeux

Ginger and dark chocolate honeycomb, candied ginger and orange zest

paired with

The Glenlivet 18 year old

Tasting Notes

Nose – Rich fruit toffee, chocolate

Palate – Balanced burst of sweet orange

Finish – Long finish, with raisins and spice

                                                                                                               

15 ON ORANGE URBAN OASIS HOSTS EMPOWER ME FIRST BIRTHDAY
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On Thursday, 7 March 2019 a group of influential women joined together to celebrate Empower Me network’s one-year anniversary. Esteemed guests, delicious cocktails, live music and culinary delights; combined with the incredible spirit of feminine unity, encompassed this more-than-memorable occasion set in Cape Town’s premium 15 On Orange, Autograph Collection Hotel.

Set in one of Cape Town’s most picturesque venues, overlooking the breath-taking Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, guests arrived to uplifting beats played by DJ Anthea Scholtz and were welcomed with cocktails by Aperol, Deetlefs and The Duchess.

An array of delectable canapés, created by the hotel’s renowned executive chef, Tamsyn Wells, circulated throughout the venue.

The newly renovated Urban Oasis lounge and poolside bar area with its lush greenery was a perfect match to the Island Chic theme of the event.

Empower Me is an exclusive women’s network – the first of its kind to offer a diverse platform to empowering women in different areas of their lives. Inspiring and motivating women to become the best authentic version of themselves. This one-of-a-kind networking event gave the opportunity for multi-faceted modern females to interact with like-minded women.

In the spirit of empowerment, the esteemed guests were given the opportunity to empower other less affluent women in South Africa through donating to the non-profit organization Great Girls. This mentorship programme is run by a diverse group of women in Cape Town, that aims to bridge the gap between high-school education and full-time employment for disadvantaged girls.

 

Guests were spoilt with the chance to win in the luxury lucky-draws. Over and above this guests went home with goodie bags filled with gifts from Caribbean Tan, Deetlefs Wine, Carolina Herrera, Chocolate by Tomes, BOS ice tea, Fairlady, True Love and Women’s Health magazines.

This influential event exceeded the expectations of the guests, leaving them with a more than spectacular evening.

To join the ‘Empower Me’ network and for more information on upcoming events check out their

website: www.empower-me.co.za

                                                                                                               

WIN a Limited Edition Disaronno wears Trussardi Gift Set!
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Disaronno® returns with its sixth Limited Edition designer bottle: “Disaronno wears Trussardi”, once again choosing the Italian lifestyle brand to dress its trademark bottle.

Italian tradition, innovation and elegance are shared values between these two iconic brands. Trussardi’s recognizable textures combined with the Greyhound monogram in fuchsia, green and light blue brush strokes framing the signature bottle, with an eye-catching contemporary result.

The new Disaronno wears Trussardi bottle is the ideal gift for style enthusiasts. The ultimate star of parties, perfect for a splash of colour in the home and above all – to enjoy its unique taste and quality, for special moments in the company of friends.

TO ENTER: Go to our Facebook Page and in the comments section tell us how you best enjoy your Disaronno - be it on the rocks, cocktail infused or as a baking ingredient.

The limited Edition 'Disaronno Wears Trussardi' gift set is valued at R1000 per and comprises a 750 ml bottle and 6 miniatures.

                                                                                                               

EMPOWER ME CELEBRATES IN CAPE TOWN'S URBAN OASIS
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The exclusive women’s network, Empower Me, invites ladies to join in celebrating their One Year Birthday, hosted at Cape Town’s chic Urban Oasis, 15 On Orange, on Thursday 7 March, 2019.

The cocktail evening, coinciding with First Thursday, offers a networking opportunity at the glamorous new poolside bar. Commencing at 6:30 pm, guests will enjoy a variety of complimentary welcome drinks, delectable bowl dining and live entertainment by DJ Anthea Scholtz. Each of the attendees will also receive a fabulous goody bag and stand to win prizes, including an overnight stay for two including breakfast at the five Star 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph collection.

Empower Me was founded by Financial Advisor, Janine Brink with the aim to inspire, motivate and empower women to become the best authentic version of themselves. Hosting glamorous monthly events with prolific guest speakers, on a range of pertinent topics relevant to different areas of women’s lives. Empower Me also offers a limited VIP Club entitling members to various value-ads and discounts from luxury brand affiliates. As of March 2019, the women’s network will be introducing various workshops throughout the year.

Tickets are priced at R350. Bookings in advance is essential. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the NPO, Great Girls.

For more information on the Empower Me Birthday Soiree go to the Facebook Event Page or contact Janine Brink 079 036 7823 or go to www.empower-me.co.za.

                                                                                                               

Savour Food and Ayama Wine Pairing at 15 On Orange
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A CELEBRATION OF CULINARY EXCELLENCE AND WINE IN THE URBAN OASIS

15 On Orange, Autograph Collection, hosted the Savour and Ayama Pairing on Thursday, 28 February from 12:30pm to 3pm.  Spearheaded by Slent Farm owner, Michela Dalpiaz and Executive Chef at 15 On Orange, Tamsyn Wells.

15 On Orange is situated in the heart of the city, as you enter this newly refurbished Urban Oasis you are welcomed by a magnificent setting, a delightful marriage of luxurious modernity and lush greenery with the breathtaking views of table mountain.

The six-course luncheon highlighted Chef Tamsyn’s immaculate adaptation of the international bistromony food trend paired with a variety of exquisite wines from Ayama.

The immersive sensory experience kicked off with a glass of Ayama Leopard Spot White 2017; the freshness of the wine made for an ideal pairing with the Beef fillet tartare, crispy beef lard, potato, chives and parmesan.

Next was a true taste of Italy on our South African soils. Being the very first Vermentino to be grown and harvested in South Africa, after six long years of propagation in quarantine, 2014 saw the first hectare released from the nursery for planting at AYAMA. A glass of classic Sardinia Vermentino offered up lively aromas of pear, white peach, lime and pink grapefruit with subtle notes of crushed rocks and citrus zest, perfectly paired with the first course; Beetroot and goats chevin, baby candy beetroot, pickled onion, quinoa, cashew tahini and candied walnut.

For the third course the executive chef, Tamsyn  Wells delighted the taste buds with dill cured gravadlax, shaved asparagus, pickled radish, citrus crème and ikura caviar paired with the Ayma Baboons Cheek Viognier 2017.

Michela entertained the guests with tales of the farm and the successes they have had over the past few years, including being a first-time winner in 2015 at the Absa Top 10 trophies for their respective Pinotage 2017. The Pinotage has rich tasting notes; flavours of ripe plums and cherries, rich with a persistent finish with aromas of overripe berries, blackcurrants, and an earthy undertone, a harmonious balance noted by an elegant structure. This established wine was perfectly matched with the roast chalmar beef rib eye and vanilla puree, sauerkraut and mushroom soil.

To bridge the guests from savoury to sweet, Tamsyn created a mouth-watering fifth course with traits similar to a cheese board – Forest hill manchego cheese, spiced plum compote and seeded parmesan, the Ayama Petite Sirah had an excellent flow through onto the palate resulting in the perfect pairing.

The last course was the one no one expected, created by 15 On Orange’s Executive Pastry Chef, Retha Thorpe. A beautiful work of art consisting of a cherry glaze, crisp wafer center and burnt meringue left the guests speechless and wanting more.           

This presentation of exquisite wine and culinary arts highlighted the variety of dishes 15 On Orange has to offer for all their guests at the Savour Restaurant.

For more information:

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

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