We continue exploring the world’s most beautiful Cape Winelands as we pair the wines and cuisine that best represent the region in this month’s Expressions of Robertson and Tulbagh.
Through our Expressions series we have brought the wines and cuisines of Wellington and Paarl, Cederberg and Lamberts Bat, the Stellenbosch wards of Greater Simonsberg, Stellenbosch Valley and Bottelary Hills to the heart of the city. Each month, one of South Africa’s top chefs presents a dinner designed especially to express the culture of the featured regions. This dinner is then paired with the wines from the area’s participating wine estates.
In June, Robertson and Tulbagh will find expression at Taj Cape Town with guest chef Sandra Papesch of Fraai Uitzicht 1798 Historic Guest House & Wine Farm. She will be preparing her award winning regional dishes with a delicate German touch and accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables and just-picked herbs from her garden.
The June Expressions menu will be launched on Thursday 31 May at Taj Cape Town’s famous Wine & Dine with the Winemakers dinner. A private wine tasting of the selected regional wines will kick start the evening at 18h00. A delectable 6-course tasting dinner with the paired wines will commence at 19h00 for 19h30. The dinner evening is priced at R350 per person including mineral water and parking at Mandela Rhodes Place.
Selected dishes from the evening will once more be made available on the Mint restaurant Table d’hôte dinner menu for the month of June. Patrons who missed the evening can enjoy two courses for R175 and three courses for R210, excluding wines which are available by the glass.
Taj Cape Town provides stylish accommodation in Cape Town. Secure complimentary parking is available in Mandela Rhodes Place adjacent to the hotel with the parking entrance located in Burg Street, off Wale Street.
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For everyday athletes who love health, fitness and sport the world’s largest multi-sport festival for the worldwide corporate sport community comes to Cape Town.
The 2012 Cape Town Corporate Games invites teams to participate in a multitude of sporting events open to institutions, businesses, national and multinational companies, retailers, government agencies, partnerships and sports clubs.
The Cape Town Corporate Games commence from 14 – 17 June 2012 for a weekend multi sport festival with over 15 sports to choose from. The festival is held on an annual basis with the Cape Town 2012 event being the first in South Africa since the Johannesburg World Corporate Games in 1994.
The event promises to re-enforce Cape Town’s position as the Sports Capital of South Africa being the ultimate combination for Sport, Business and Tourism with a host of influential business, media and civic partners already on board for a weekend dedicated to sports aficionados.
Originating in San Francisco in 1988, the project has been held in such diverse places as Budapest and Bilbao, Johannesburg and Geneva, Malaysia and Hawaii, Sydney, Stuttgart and The Hague.
Dr Maureen Johnston, the Founder of the World Masters Games conceived the idea of the World Corporate Games after seeing a need for a project that offered everyone of every age and ability the chance to play sport on a worldwide basis, represent a team, wear its colours and be proud to be part of a multisport festival.
With more than 1,000,000 athletes welcomed into over 50 host cities and over 20,000 organisations worldwide, novices and ex-professionals alike will come together to enjoy this finest of sporting festivals and with no restriction on age, gender or ability.
An online brochure includes more information about the Official Program, Sport Details, How to Enter, the Benefits of participation and involving ones organisation.