Thursday, February 04, 2010

Main Ingredient's list of Valentine's Day events 2010

Valentine’s Day events. February 2010

Main Ingredient and its owners endeavour to make this list as accurate as current information allows. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the list
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Spoil your Valentine at The House of J.C. Le Roux
Sparkling wine and romance have always been a perfect match. Celebrate your love at The House of J.C. Le Roux on Valentine’s Day with a romantic food and sparkling wine affair in picturesque Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch.
Spoil your loved one with one of the special Valentine’s menus Seasons Restaurant has to offer. From a Mediterranean mezze, kingklip, char grilled sirloin with black mushrooms, to the sweetest delights such as hazelnut and white chocolate parfait, créme brûlée OR divine cheese cake – more reason to fall in love all over again!
The menus are priced from R79.00 – R235.00 per person, and include a glass of sparkling, chocolate hearts and a beautiful cupcake on arrival. If you want to reserve your table, contact The House of J.C le Roux on 021 865 8200 OR visit for more information.

Meloncino Restaurant Valentine's Day menu: Price: R225.00 per person (excluding Service Charge of 10%)
Aperitivo: A complimentary Italian aperitif will be served on arrival – Antipasti: Carpaccio di carne con salsa di miele e mostarda servita con marmellata di cipolle dolci con rucola e scaglie di Parmigiano. (Beef carpaccio with a honey and mustard dressing, served with a sweet red onion confete and topped with fresh rocket and shavings of Parmesan) OR Insalata di calamari marinati alla grigla serviti su un letto di rucola e peperoni marinati guarniti con coriander fresco, menta e limone. (Marinated grilled calamari salad served on a bed of rocket and marinated pepper, topped with a fresh coriander, mint and lemon dressing) *** Secondi Piatti: Petto di anatra con salsa alla crema di mandarino e vodka, accompagnata da una salsa di chutney servita su letto di polenta soffice. (Breast of duck topped with a creamy mandarin vodka sauce, accompanied by a home-made gooseberry chutney. Served on a bed of soft polenta) OR Filetto di kingklip fresco, fritto con il pangrattato e salsa di pomodori pachino con basilico fresco servito in un letto di pure’ di patate leggero. (Freshly filleted Kingklip, sautéed with garlic infused cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Served on a bed of light potato puree) OR Risotto con salsa ai quattro tipi di funghi e asparaghi croccanti, con spruzzata di parmigiano fresco (Risotto infused with a varietal of four mushrooms and crisp asparagus, then finished off with a sprinkling of Italian Parmesan)  *** Dolce: Panforte fatto in casa al cioccolato e noci, alla salsa di amaretti e spuma di noci. (Amaretti infused panforte with chocolate and nuts. Served with a hazelnut foam) OR Millefoglie con crema pasticcera e frutti di bosco con salsa di cioccolato caldo. (Layers of puff pastry filled with pastry cream, fresh blueberries and drizzled with a hot chocolate sauce).
Book now. Shop 259, Upper Level, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001 Tel: +27 (0)21 419 5558 Fax: +27 (0)21 419 5559 Email:

Vanilla Restaurant, Cape Quarter
Shop 017, The Square Cape Quarter Extension, De Waterkant.  Website:  Phone: 021 421 1391 VALENTINE’S DAY ROSÉ MENU

Amuse Bouche: Steak tartare on a brioche crostini, Served with Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rosé ***** Quail: Pan-fried deboned half quail served with a beetroot and cumin purée, fondant potatoes and ginger caramel. Served with Dornier Cocoa Hills Rosé ***** Norwegian Salmon: Cured and seared fresh Norwegian salmon served on citrus and vanilla risotto with a shaved baby fennel salad. Served with Kleine Zalze Gamay Noir Rosé ***** Tasting of Vanilla: Summer berry and Champagne jelly with ice-cream Swiss roll and a free-standing crème brûlée. Served with Kloovenburg White from Red Brut ***** Coffee and truffles.  R350.00 per person. Ala carte menu also available

LOVE IS… Spending VALENTINE’S week-end on the WEST COAST
GROOTVLEI GUEST FARM, 6kms from the seaside village of Lambert’s Bay offers a special Valentine’s package in one of our unique guesthouses GROOTVLEI LUXURY GUEST HOUSE B&B and GROOTVLEI GUEST HOUSE OF THE DUNES B&B. Spend ONE night with your Valentine and get one night FREE on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June
Contact Jaconette at 027 432 2716 for more information

Valentine’s Day at Kingsriver Estate: 14 February 2010
In addition to an aphrodisiac infused menu, this Valentine’s Day visitors to the Kingsriver Estate will be serenaded by John Hargreaves who will be performing on a host of different instruments, including the saxophone and piano, whilst singing his self penned love songs.
Tickets cost R150 per person and include a three course meal. If you are planning a romantic weekend away for two, accommodation is also available at our Kingsriver Guest House. To make a reservation (booking is essential), please contact Madie Maans on 023 625 1040 OR visit for more information.

Prue Leith Chefs Academy
262 Rhino Street, Hennopspark, Ext2, Centurion. ph +27 (0) 12 654-5203
Valentine’s Day Menu, 13 February @ R300 p/p
Complimentary glass of MCC on arrival *** Bread basket: Sun-dried tomato bread *** Amuse-Bouche *** Miniature brioche a tête, foie gras terrine, cassis jelly *** Entrée: Home made feta and watermelon salad, Avocado marble, mint and pomegranate dressing *** Soup: Gazpacho consommé, Pink and black pepper grissini *** Main Course: Oak smoked Cradle trout, Roasted artichoke ravioli, prawn popcorn, tomato salsa, saffron vinaigrette and beurre blanc OR Marinated duck breast, Caramelized peaches, grilled asparagus, pommes fondant, Chianti jus *** Dessert: Berries and cream, Strawberry shortcake, blueberry cheesecake ice cream and almond crumble, champagne and berry jelly, black forest mousse cake, rose croquembouche Friandise: Hand made chocolates, Hazelnut praline

St Luke’s Hospice Valentine Sunset Picnic at Buitenverwachting
St Luke’s Hospice turns 30 years old this year, and what better way to show your support than to join us for our romantic sunset Valentine Picnic?
Enjoy a delicious picnic with an exciting menu from the Picnic Company, whilst listening to the music of Dead Cat bounce on the beautiful lawns of Buitenverwachting Farm. A complimentary bottle of Buitenverwachting wine is included in the picnic.
The event starts at 16h00 until 20h00 and will take place at Buitenverwachting Farm, Klein Constantia Road, Constantia. Early booking is advisable as space is limited and tickets sell fast! Contact Pam Bosman on 021 797 5335 OR email to make your booking. Visit Funds raised through this event will go towards the care of our over 650 terminally ill patients.
Menu is as follows: Biltong slices (OR Spicy crackle mix – for vegetarians only) *** Mini mielie meal loaf with smoked snoek terrine (OR smoked vegetarian terrine for vegetarians only) *** Refreshing cous cous salad *** Kitka roll filled with smoked beef, mozzarella, mustard & rocket (OR fresh Mediterranean wrap of grilled haloumi cheese, roasted red peppers & rocket – for vegetarians only) *** Camembert skewer with grape preserve *** Savoury biscuits *** Apple crumble tartlet with vanilla cream
You will also receive a complimentary bottle of Buitenverwachting wine. Teas, coffees & cool drinks will also be on sale.

Pepper Club on the Beach, Camps Bay's latest fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar, invites you and your loved one to celebrate this year's Valentine's Day in style. Watch the sun set as you sip champagne and sample the latest in fresh summer flavours. Setting a romantic tone for the evening, renowned South African musician Chris Swanepoel will also be singing a selection of the greatest love songs.
Receive a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival. Limited seats available, so book now! For bookings contact: 021 438 3174,
Pepper Club on the Beach is the official beach club of the R400 million luxury hotel and spa, Pepper Club.

Cuvée at Simonsig. Valentine’s Day at Cuvée
13 February 2010, Saturday dinner, 5 courses
Upon arrival, a glass of brut rose *** amuse bouche *** fresh oysters poached in Belgian white chocolate and brut rosewith beluga caviar *** pink Scottish salmon tartare with pickled ginger and crisp pink lady apple wafers *** terrine of foie grass with fresh Karoo fig carpaccio and toasted coconut and vanilla cake *** fresh Mooiberge strawberry and Johan Malan grappa sorbet *** loin of Karoo lamb rubbed with truffle salt, butternut mousseline and baby vine tomato butter *** fresh black cherry soup with double Belgian couverture chocolate semi-freddo and crushed almond tuile *** coffee and friandes

Lunch, Sunday, 14th February 2010
3 course: upon arrival: glass of brut rose *** cucumber with crème fraiche, dill and pickled ginger *** seared pink Scottish salmon with raw shaved beetroot, dried cranberry and pink apple cream OR coconut dusted fried baby calamari with mesclun of watercress, parmesan and truffle mayonnaise *** flame grilled fillet of beef with roasted hillcrest blue berries and wild mushroom and gorgonzola cream OR grilled fresh white fish with cauliflower and oak smoked apple puree and almond and brandy cream *** macadamia nut meringue and dark Belgian chocolate terrine with white Belgian chocolate crème anglaise OR slow sugar roasted Mooiberge strawberries with hazelnut praline sabayon
Phone: 021 888 4932 or email



Olivello Restaurant. Join us for a romantic candellit dinner on Saturday 13th February
Marianne Wine Farm, Valley Road on the R44, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch. [road map] Telephone: +27(0)21-8755443. Fax: +27(0)21 8755483 e-mail to
Sundowner Classic Kir Royale made with L’Avenir Brut Rose Cap Classique 2008 **** Contemporary Caesar Salad. Franschhoek smoked salmon and green asparagus on crispy cos lettuce pecorino shavings and garlic croutes **** Deliciously Sticky Citrus Free Range Roast Duck, scented with star anise, chilli and fresh ginger, served with steamed green beans almondine and crispy roast potatoes OR  Classic Lamb Shank Balsamico, slow-braised with Marianne Estate Shiraz and fresh rosemary served with steamed green beans almondine and crispy roast potatoes OR Spicy Seafood Coconut Curry with prawns, crayfish, mussels and fresh mango, served with steamed jasmine rice and sambals **** Death by Chocolate and Rum Fudge with vanilla ice cream OR Classic Crème Brulee made with organic vanilla pod
R245 per person, plus 10% service charge. Lucky Draw and Special Sunday Mediterranean Table Discount Vouchers. Join us from 6.30pm on Saturday Night, 13th February. Vegetarian Options available only on pre-order

The Dornier Bodega Restaurant and Wine Lounge is open daily for lunch and wine tasting, and from Thursday to Saturday for Dinner.

Valentine's Dinner, Saturday 13 February
Chef Naas Pienaar will spoil you and your partner with a memorable dinner and fine wines. More

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