Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Cape Town,Cuisine | on: February 25, 2015

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From casual outdoor lunches to intimate gourmet dinner cuisine, Taj Cape Town is famed for its range of fine dining experiences and relaxed settings.

Distinct, elegant and enticing, Taj Cape Town’s renowned dining venues are re-invigorating their offerings as the Mother City looks towards a fresh new year.  During this time of renewal, we are pleased to announce the launch of new the menus for 2015 across Bombay Brasserie; Mint, the Local Grill and the Twankey Bar.

Bombay Brasserie

The luxurious decor and rich, elegant atmosphere of the Bombay Brasserie creates an opulent, yet classic, setting for a speciality fine-dining experience infused with intimacy and exclusivity. Here, traditional ingredients are skilfully prepared and presented in a contemporary style by Executive Sous Chef, Harpreet Longani and her team. Our highly acclaimed menu represents the epitome of fine-dining Indian gourmet cuisine.

Highlights of this incredible menu include items such as the Asafoetida green peas and potato “Tikki” cakes with sweet tamarind chutney or even a new take on a local favourite, stuffed paneer jalapenos.

Mint, the Local Grill

Specializing in innovative international and local dishes; Mint, the Local Grill is a surprisingly intimate three-level all-day dining restaurant. A warm, welcoming atmosphere is ever present with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors which open onto St Georges Mall for outdoor dining, as well as a spectacular open-plan show kitchen. The mezzanine level is also perfect for private functions and the la carte menu and light meals are ideal for business lunches, dinners and celebrations.

Our new ‘Simply Mint’ a la carte lunch menu features fresh tempting dishes such as smoked chipotle chicken wings; slow cooked asian pork belly and turkey, brie & cranberry on a grilled panini.

Twankey Bar

The Twankey Bar is famed for its tapas style small plates along with its expertly crafted cocktails, exceptionally fine selection of local wines & bubble’s and the freshest Guinness served in Cape Town. The Twankey Bar also specialises in locally produced craft beers including the country’s finest brewers. Guests can enjoy Devils Peak, Darling Brew, Jack Black Brewing Co, Robsons, Boston Breweries and Everson’s while meeting friends, mingling with the locals and enjoying music from the live entertainment and a DJ.

The new Twankey Bar menu includes smoked chipotle BBQ chicken wings, lamb & raisin samoosas; pulled pork tacos; sundried tomato, olive and feta bruschette as well as the vegetable mezze platter for two.

To make a reservation contact; 021 819 2000 / restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Mother City and is home to such fine dining establishments as Bombay Brasserie; Mint, the Local Grill and the ultra-trendy The Twankey Bar – on the corner of Wale Street  and Adderley Street.

 
 
 
Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: February 9, 2015

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The Opening of Parliament in Cape Town and the State of the Nation Address will once again fill the heart of the city with the political elite.

Coinciding with the Opening of Parliament, this key event in the South African political calendar has become a tradition as the Mother City briefly transforms the Cape Town city centre into the networking capital of South Africa.

Completed in 1885, the South African Parliament building is famed for many country-changing events including, the sitting of the first truly democratic South African Parliament led by Nelson Mandela. The building itself, with its central dome and Corinthian porticos and pavilions, is opposite Taj Cape Town and lies in the uppermost corner of the Company’s Gardens, with an entrance on Parliament Street. The National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces will be welcomed to the Mother City for the Opening of Parliament on the 12th of February 2015.

Along with the politically famous faces, a parade of high fashion ensembles and haute couture attire will grace the city centre. The Cape Field Artillery will also be in attendance as the Ceremonial Gun Troop, which maintains several 25 pounder guns, will fire them during the annual Opening of Parliament. Onlookers should also keep an eye out for the South African Air Force fly-over during the opening ceremonies.

A longer rush hour and added congestion is to be expected within the Cape Town CBD as several road closures and parliamentary security measures are planned. Taj Cape Town would like to extend an invitation to avoid the increase in traffic caused by the State of the Nation Address and join us for a relaxed evening at the Twankey Bar.

With the large street-side windows and plush comfortable décor, our Twankey Bar is the best vantage point from which to view the Opening of Parliament and accompanying parade. The Twankey Bar is famed for its fresh oysters (shucked to order), perfectly poured cocktails, local craft beers and tapas style small plates.

Guests can enjoy an evening of live music at the Twankey Bar or, for a more relaxed evening, join us in the hotel’s elegant Lobby Lounge for a selection of loose leaf teas, freshly brewed coffee or our biltong and brandy offer.

Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Mother City and is home to Cape Town’s premier banqueting and events venue – The Reserve at Taj Cape Town – as well as the best view of the Opening of Parliament processions – The Twankey Bar – on the corner of Wale Street  and Adderley Street.

 
 
 

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