Thursday, July 20, 2017

MENU's Events calendar

Accuracy in the descriptions of events listed here depends on the information given to us by the organisers or their publicity agents.
Saturday, 22nd July Beaumont Barrel Lunch, starting at 12h00 with a glass of new release Chenin Blanc to ease you into a long relaxed lunch! Sebastian will also give you a short introduction to the art of blending a wine before we sit down. Menu with Wines @ R475 /head. To Book, please email :  info@beaumont.co.za
Wednesday, 26th July 17h00-21h00 (last entry at 19h00) Caroline's Annual Red Wine Review 2017. The Table Bay Hotel Ballroom, V&A Waterfront. Each year, Caroline and her team select circa sixty red wines that have achieved the highest accolades in recent tastings and competitions. The ballroom sets the scene for the tasting, in which each winemaker is there to introduce you to his/her most fabulous red wine. Obtain a programme and a crystal glass at the door, and walk around at your own pace and order. Caroline's Fine Wine Cellar offers a 10% discount on the night, so you can buy the best for less at the tasting. You will select what you want to buy, and hand in your order form, which will be processed by Lyzette the following week. Tickets are R300 and booking is essential at Computicket. Only 100 tickets left for sale - so hurry now and book your place

Wednesday, 26th July 5.30pm to 8pm Lanzerac’s Winter Tastings. Pre-booking is essential as space is limited to 30 guests per evening to ensure an intimate wine tasting experience. The cost of R95 per person includes a welcome drink, the wine tasting and a light dinner of soup and bread. Contact Zelda Furstenburg at Lanzerac Wine Estate on 021 886 5641 or winesales@lanzerac.co.za for queries or to book your seat
Friday, 28th to Sunday, 30th July Franschhoek Mystery Weekend. Packages available at R4600 per couple for 2 nights which include: Two nights’ accommodation; Breakfast daily; An exclusive Friday night get together; Dinner on the Saturday night; Lunch on either the Saturday or the Sunday; A selection of fun filled bespoke Franschhoek experiences which will be revealed upon your check in, but are guaranteed to be unforgettable. For bookings or more information, contact Carmen Arendse on mysteryweekend@franschhoek.org.za
Saturday, 29th July 10h30 until 16h00 FLAVOURS OF WINTER FESTIVAL, Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch. R100 per person including a tasting glass. Due to limited space, visitors are advised to book in advance. Telephone: 021 865 2330 or Email: taste@muratie.co.za
Saturday, 29th July  Dinner Dance in the famous Grill Room at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN. Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a monthly, 26th August and 30th September starting from 18h30. Enjoy Grill Room favourites and dance the night away, with music by Wallace Nock. Price is R590 per person for three-course dinner. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za           Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Tuesday 1st to Thursday 31st August  Mexican Fiesta at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN from 18h30-21h30 each evening. Arriba!! August is party time. Gather your amigos and make your way to the Palm Court for a pop-up Mexican dining experience to remember. Enjoy an arrival cocktail followed by a set starter, choice main course and set dessert. Price is R390 per person. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za      Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Friday, 4th to Sunday, 6th August  Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival. Event activities. Each event is charged for individually and available on the festival programme at robertsonslow.com . Entrance to the market is free. Where to Stay, www.robertsonwinevalley.com See the website for programme details at www.robertsonslow.com   Inquiries: Contact the Robertson Wine Valley office events@robertsonwinevalley.com or 023 626 3167 www.robertsonslow.com Social Media @RobertsonWineV #RobertsonSlow #SlowFoodandWine #TastetheLifestyle #CountryCharm #CountryLife #CelebrateRobertson
Saturday, 5th August  Cognac in the Colony Room at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN. This insightful evening will take you on a French journey discovering the nuances of Hennessy, the world’s most popular Cognac. The Hennessy Pairing Dinner includes a three-course menu and an informative talk on the world’s largest Cognac producer. Price is R650 per person. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za    Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Wednesday, 9th August Celebrate Women’s Day at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN with our Bubbles and Brie cheese-themed high tea buffet from14h30-17h00, along with our most famous sweet treats. Paired with a couple of glasses of sparkling wine, this Women’s Day at The Oyster Box will be a lovely afternoon treat for the ladies. Price is R450 per person. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za       Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Thursday, 17th August Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase, Cape Town  For more details and to book, please click on the event name
Friday, 18th August 17.00 – 20.00  Wine Concepts’ 15th exclusive Seductive Sauvignons Festival at The Vineyard Hotel. Taste a selection of flirtatious latest release Sauvignon Blanc’s and captivating current vintage Cabernet Sauvignon’s from over 40 of the country’s top producers, including Bubblies, Roses and Dessert wines and there may even be an older vintage or two to savour in the line-up. Tempting and delicious snacks will be served with the wine throughout the evening. All the showcased wines will be available for purchase at special prices from Wine Concepts on the evening. Cost: R200.00 per person – includes wine glass and light snacks. The Vineyard Hotel is offering a special of a 2 course dinner in Square Restaurant, bed & Full English breakfast for Single – R1 490; Double – R2 270. Tickets can be purchased via www.webtickets.co.za, or at any of the Wine Concepts branches. Telephone Newlands at 021 671 9030 or Kloof Street at 021 426 4401 Email: admin@wineconcepts.co.za or at the door on the evening subject to availability http://www.wineconcepts.co.za
Tuesday, 22nd August Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Tasting, Pretoria Country Club For more details and to book, please click on the event name
Wednesday, 23rd August Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase, Sandton For more details and to book, please click on the event name
Friday, 25th to Sunday, 27th August Franschhoek Mystery Weekend. Packages available at R4600 per couple for 2 nights which include: Two nights’ accommodation; Breakfast daily; An exclusive Friday night get together; Dinner on the Saturday night; Lunch on either the Saturday or the Sunday; A selection of fun filled bespoke Franschhoek experiences which will be revealed upon your check in, but are guaranteed to be unforgettable. For bookings or more information, contact Carmen Arendse on mysteryweekend@franschhoek.org.za
Sunday, 27th August Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch featuring the Bottelary Hills Stellenbosch wine route and celebrated, Scottish chef George Jardine with wines from Kaapzicht Wine Estate. Booking is required as the tickets are limited. To make a reservation or see a map of Bottelary Hills, visit www.wineroute.co.za. For more information phone 021 886 8275. Tickets to the Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches cost R550 per person and include a wine tasting prior to lunch and the ensuing three-course feast, served with glasses of estate wine paired with each course. Each guest also gets a bottle Bottelary Hills wine to enjoy at home
Monday, 28th August from 18h30 - 22h30, Asian Master Class at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN. Hone those cooking skills or learn something new. A fabulous evening of cooking, curries, sauces, noodle dishes and stir fries awaits. All things Asian, this evening includes a three-course dinner showcasing some of the dishes from the class. Price is R850 per person. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za    Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Thursday, 31st August 5.30pm to 8pm Lanzerac’s Winter Tastings. Pre-booking is essential as space is limited to 30 guests per evening to ensure an intimate wine tasting experience. The cost of R95 per person includes a welcome drink, the wine tasting and a light dinner of soup and bread. Contact Zelda Furstenburg at Lanzerac Wine Estate on 021 886 5641 or winesales@lanzerac.co.za for queries or to book your seat
Friday, 1st September  Decleor Spring Brunch (10h00-13h00) at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN. ‘Put (a) Spring in your step’. All our glamourous guests will take away a goodie bag, with chances to win amazing prizes, spa vouchers and two Decleor hampers. Don your best Spring hat and you could win yourself a luxurious overnight stay at The Oyster Box. Don’t miss it!! Price is R490 per person. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za        Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Friday, 1st to Saturday, 30th September  Tapas, tortillas, gazpacho and empanadas at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN.  Brace yourself for the Spanish Inquisition and pop in for a pop-up dining experience with a welcome cocktail followed by authentic Spanish-style food. Taking place each evening from 18h00-21h30  in the Palm Court; price is R390 per person. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za    Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Thursday, 7th September  Reciprocal Wines Annual Tasting – possibly the highlight of the annual wine calendar will take place at the Hyatt Regency on the 2017. Details will follow, but please save the date NOW! 
Sunday 24th and Monday 25th September  Heritage Day High Tea at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN. Taste a little bit of history this Heritage Day. Our nostalgic South African-inspired journey into the past is a ‘sweet treat’ with syrupy koeksisters, creamy melktert and rich malva pudding are all on the menu, while a savoury balance of imfino, putu bites and ujeqe hit the spot. Price is R450 per person and High Tea runs from 14h30-17h00. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za           Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Thursday, 28th September Cape Winemakers Guild Golf Tournament, Boschenmeer, Paarl For more details and to book, please click on the event name
Thursday, 28th September Cape Winemakers Guild Boules Tournament, Boschenmeer, Paarl For more details and to book, please click on the event name
Friday, 29th September The famous Curry Masterclass at the Oyster Box, Umhlanga, KZN, taking place from 18h00-22h00, puts participants through their paces on how to use traditional and modern Indian cooking methods to make a range of samoosas, curries, sambals and accompaniments. A three-course dinner, showcasing some of the dishes explored in the class, finishes the evening perfectly. Price is R850 per person. Restaurant and High Tea reservations: +27 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za Spa reservations: +27 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za           Accommodation reservations: +27 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za
Saturday, 30th September Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch For more details and to book, please click on the event name
Wednesday, 20th September Michael Crossley will be hosting an international wine dinner at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban For more details, please contact crossley@reciprocal.co.za
Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 October Pinotage & Biltong Festival Leriba Hotel in Centurion, Gauteng as part of the official Pinotage Day celebrations, presented by the Pinotage Association. Tickets @ R200 pp include a branded crystal wine glass, a biltong cup and a pairing card for the Free Pinotage and Biltong tastings. Tickets at www.plankton.mobi. or www.computicket.co.za from 1 March. For more info visit www.cvomarketing.co.za
Sunday, 19th November Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch featuring the Bottelary Hills Stellenbosch wine route and celebrated, Scottish chef George Jardine with wines from Mooiplaas. Booking is required as the tickets are limited. To make a reservation or see a map of Bottelary Hills, visit www.wineroute.co.za. For more information phone 021 886 8275. Tickets to the Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches cost R550 per person and include a wine tasting prior to lunch and the ensuing three-course feast, served with glasses of estate wine paired with each course. Each guest also gets a bottle Bottelary Hills wine to enjoy at home
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