Thursday, September 13, 2012

Media launch of Okamai restaurant at Glenwood Estate, Franschhoek

Evening on the N1 motorway heading to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch mountains in the distance
The newly renovated restaurant building on Glenwood farm
Abigail Donnelly and her colleague Katherine in the Glenwood foyer enjoying a welcoming glass of Morena MCC pink bubbles
The fireplace wall in the new restaurant
Glenwood’s wine ready for tasting at dinner
General Manager and Winemaker DP Burger
Master Chef Kiyomasu Deon Sensei and his assistant preparing our Bento boxes
Getting acquainted while we wait for proceedings to begin
Co-owner Nikki de Havilland giving the welcoming speech
GM and winemaker, DP Burger takes his turn introducing the wines
Traditional hot towels to start the evening
Master Chef Kiyomasu Deon Sensei explains our Bento box and how to eat it
Miso soup with Wakame seaweed started the dinner
Abigail learning how to shlurp the soup politely
It was delicious
The contents of the bento box were, from bottom left: Seared tuna sashimi, eel rice, udon noodle, umaki tuna rolls, chicken shu mai dumplings, deep fried tempura prawns and soya sauce for dipping
Our two waitresses for the evening
Dessert was an egg pancake with cream and chocolate drizzled over it
Owner Alastair Wood ends the evening with a speech
Glenwood owners Alastair Wood and Nikki de Havilland with Master Chef Kiyomasu Deon Sensei
Nikki de Havilland and Alastair Wood
The long road home with our great bus driver who is aptly named Shiraz
Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus cc 2012

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