Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: October 8, 2014



We once again welcome the Hindu thanksgiving festival of Diwali and join in with people of all ages, from many different backgrounds around the world in ceremonies and celebrations.

Also known as the “Festival of Lights”, the ancient Hindu festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival is celebrated with lightings, crackers, colourful rangoli making, social gatherings and the sharing of sweets with loved ones.

Bombay Brasserie will provide a sumptuous setting for an unforgettable Diwali with a five-course lavish fine dining Diwali taste menu on offer.

The menu begins with an appetizer of lentil dumplings ‘Bhallas’ topped with yoghurt and mango chutney, a speciality from the streets of Old Delhi. The menu continues with a roasted yellow corn soup with turmeric popcorn as well as a tandoori-style ocean catch of Norwegian salmon or dill herb & garlic prawns.

A range of main course meals include: ‘Karoo’ Lamb cubes simmered in a delicate saffron curry; ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’ with vinegar shallots; sautéed spinach with golden fried garlic; and finally black lentils & kidney beans simmered overnight. An accompaniment of basmati rice and naan breads are also available throughout the main course.

This Diwali taste sensation ends with an assiette of desserts including ‘Morello’ cherry baked yoghurt, fennel seed Biscotti, Home Made ‘Kulfi’ Ice Cream with fruits, and hot ‘Gulab Jamuns’.

The Diwali Tasting Menu at the Bombay Brasserie will be available from the 20th until the 25th of October 2014 from 18h30 until 22h00 and is priced at R495 per person and R750 when paired with proudly South African wines. Complimentary Diwali sweets and Diwali décor will be on display in the Jiva Spa and Lobby Lounge.

We would like to wish a very happy Diwali and a magnificent “Festival of Lights” to all of our guests from the Taj Cape Town team.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and is renowned for its lavish fine dining Indian menus at the Bombay Brasserie. For more information on our Bombay Brasserie Diwali tasting menu or to make a booking, please feel free to contact us at:

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: September 23, 2014



From languages and culture to food and cuisine and everything else in-between, Heritage Day is a celebration of all things South African.

Heritage Day is a public holiday where all South Africans can observe and celebrate their diverse cultural and heritage. Speaking to our creative expression and historical inheritance, this annual celebration recognises the diversity that remains the life blood of this great nation.

It is also a time when South Africans join in eagerly lifting their braai tongs (South African BBQ utensil) for what has popularly become known as National Braai Day. The idea for a National Braai Day belongs to Braai4Heritage, a non-profit organisation committed to uniting South Africans around the world on Heritage Day for an activity enjoyed by all: the Braai (South African BBQ). The national holiday has become a celebration of South Africa and its unique national pastime and on 24th of September when all South Africans are encouraged to gather around a fire and braai.

Taj Cape Town will join in in celebrating our nation’s culinary heritage at Mint – The Local Grill, where a specially prepared Heritage Braai Day menu will be on offer. On the 24th of September diners at Mint will be able to enjoy boerewors rolls (traditional sausage in a bun) with braised onion and sauces; sweet & sour chicken sosatie (two kebabs); Potato salad; and braai broodje (flame grilled sandwich) with tomato, onion and chutney. Wine by the glass will also be available with a choice selection from the Pendock Wine Gallery including: Perdeberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Welgemeend Chenin Blanc 2014m, Lemoenfontein PinoTaj Rosé 2013 and Lemoenfontein Pinotage 2009

It is also important to remember that this annual celebration of our great heritage extends beyond the 24th of September, and Taj Cape Town encourages both locals and visitors alike to visit Iziko Museums of South Africa’s during Heritage Week for a week of fun-filled free entertainment and education at their museums.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and a variety of year end event venues as well as such fine dining establishments as Bombay Brasserie, Twankey Bar and Mint, the Local Grill.




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