Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Cape Town,Events | on: May 30, 2011

We were very pleased to have made a mark at this year’s Taste of Cape Town, consistently rating as one of the top stands in the four-day festival.

It’s the first time that our luxury city centre hotel has participated in the Taste of Cape Town gastronomic festival – now in its fourth year – but clearly word had got out and on a couple of occasions the stand was nearly overwhelmed.

We’ve been open for just over a year, so this was our first Taste, so we weren’t sure what to expect. We participated alongside 14 other, mainly well-established restaurants, so where surprised and delighted at the response,” says Taj Cape Town General Manager, Michael Pownall.

In fact the menu, which comprised dishes from the our two restaurants, Bombay Brasserie and Mint, was such a hit that the chefs were forced to prepare extra portions for the last two days of the show after running out of food on the second evening.

Bombay Brasserie is the Taj Cape Town’s fine-dining Indian restaurant and is open for dinner. Mint is an all-day dining restaurant offering a combination of classic grills as well as a selection of light meals

Restaurant manager, Francois van der Merwe, serves fine Indian cuisine as fast as he can. The crowds flocked to the Taj Cape Town stand at the Taste of Cape Town for four days, making it one of the most popular at the festival.

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Images courtesy of Krokodil23

The Rhodes Memorial is a Cape Town landmark with a wonderful view of the city. An elegant classical structure built on Devil’s Peak, the Rhodes Memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and commemorates the life of Cecil John Rhodes, one of the most influential figures in the development of modern South Africa.

The Rhodes Memorial is a fascinating reminder of South Africa’s colonial past, and the economic and political developments that contributed to the growth of South African industry. But most people visit the monument for its magnificent view of Cape Town.

Cecil John Rhodes would sit at this spot and contemplate his colonial vision of Africa, including a railway line that would transverse the continent, linking Cape Town to Cairo. Certainly the spectacular views inspire grand ideas.

The granite monument is itself of historical interest. Herbert Baker, who also designed the Union Buildings in Pretoria, created some of the most enduring and significant architectural works in South Africa, and the Rhodes Monument is a distillation of Baker’s style and vision.

The Rhodes Memorial is a popular picnic spot for Cape Town locals and for tourists. When the weather is good, it is a great place to relax with a delicious hamper of picnic goodies.

The Rhodes Memorial Restaurant is also a popular attraction, with outdoor seating that is ideal for summer and log fire for the winter months.

Like the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Rhodes Monement is a perfect place to build up an appetite for lunch with a stroll around the mountain, enjoying the fynbos and other indigenous flora while taking in the dramatic views.

The Taj Cape Town is an ideal location from which to explore the city’s parks and monuments. The hotel’s concierge staff will keep guests informed of best places to visits at a given time of the year. Transport to the Rhodes Memorial, or other places of interest, is available to hotel guests.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in the heart of the city. The Taj Cape Town is home to fine Cape Town restaurants and the deluxe Jiva spa.

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