Tuesday, December 09, 2014

New Kauai store opens at the V&A Waterfront

It is not often that we get invited to shop openings, so it was with interest that we went to the opening in the V&A Waterfront of the 150th Kauai shop. They have moved from inside the Victoria Wharf complex to the old Union Castle building, outside next to the big wheel. We arrived on time, but the staff were concentrating on laying out the food for rather a long time before they noticed that many of their guests were there. They held a competition, with some celebrities making the best tasting or the most nutritious smoothie. We drank some carrot juice and tried some classic Bircher Muesli, and really enjoyed the fruit and nuts with plain thick Greek yogurt which, they told us, they import.
Arriving on time
Welcome drinks
Bircher Muesli
Fruit cocktail
Fruit and nuts on Greek Yogurt
A healthy selection
MC for the morning was Siv Ngesi
The Lei awaiting the opening
Havent a clue who he was. Opening speech by ?
It’s official, it is OPEN
The recipe card for the competition. The winners will be available for tasting in the shop
Kauai catering for the Banting crowd
Judge ‘Mr Health” John Ryan tells us what he wants to see in the smoothies
First three celebrities get their instructions Michael Mol, Shirley McMurray-Wolmarans (Events Manager of Virgin Active) and Dene Botha
Some of the ingredients they could use
Adding more ingredients and tasting in progress
The clock is ticking, get your smoothie made!
And Dene Botha  presents his Pink Berry Smoothie, which was the winner
Adding the final touches
Tasting and judging
Three smoothies for judging
The happy staff
Dixie Strong, Janine & Alan Verwey, the owners of the store
Another 3 celebrities with their smoothies.  Ray Makade, Liesel van der Westhuizen and Suzanna Kennedy
And the winner is... They all received prizes of Juicers
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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