Salt aficionada, Chef Craig Cormack will be joining forces with Mint, the Local Grill this November to present an evening of sheer elegance and delicious food artistry – The Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner.
Chef Craig Cormack’s unique take on food and wine pairings with artisanal salts from around the world will take guests of this unique dinner offering on a taste journey which is as much art as it is science.
Given that salt generally breaks down wine, an understanding of how a mineral like salt works with the compounds in a wine to bring out the best flavour in each, is what Craig finds exciting about this unique offering. With some 140 different types of salt in the world the challenge of these pairings has always been to complement rather than dominate the wine, making the wine texture richer or smoother.
Craig Cormack is perhaps the first chef in the world to pair different salts with food and wine by designing dishes not only to achieve a particular flavour, but as the perfect taste partner for an individual wine.
View the full The Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner Menu.
Canapés of Kala Namak salted popcorn and Khoisan baked salt cheese straws along with a welcome drink of Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay will start the evening off, followed by a three course meal of unique wine and salt pairings.
The first course consists of Salmon two ways served on a salt block with a wine pairing of Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc and Margarita Sorbet. Braised brisket of beef, choucroute, dauphinoise potatoes and beef broth is served as the second course with a Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon wine paring. The dinner then concludes with a third course trio of sweet and salty treats paired with Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest.
The Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner will take place at Mint, the Local Grill on Thursday, 28 November 2013. The dinner is priced at R295 per person and guests are encouraged to arrive at 19h00 for 19h30. To book your seats for the Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner call +27(0)21 819-2000 or email the restaurants reservations team at email@example.com.
Taj Cape Town provides stylish accommodation in Cape Town this festive season. Ample secure parking for any of our venues is available in Mandela Rhodes Place adjacent to the hotel with the parking entrance located in Burg Street, off Wale Street.
It’s time to once again see in the New Year together with good cheer, fine bubbly and delicious foods. Taj Cape Town has put together a range of New Year’s Eve celebrations for those wanting to experience an extra special evening as we bid 2013 a fond farewell and ring in the New Year with style.
NEW YEARS EVE, TUESDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2013
A New Year’s Eve dinner will be available at Mint The Local Grill as well as Bombay Brasserie. Visitors can expect a carnival buffet, roasts, traditional Cape Malay dishes, seafood and puddings all to the accompaniment of a Live Jazz Trio.
The Mint Grill dinner is priced at R825 per person with children under 12 eating for R395 and those under the age of 5 eating with our compliments. Those looking for and extravagant luxury dining experience this New Year’s Eve are welcome to join us at Bombay Brasserie for a celebratory 6 course Chef’s tasting menu priced at R1100 including a welcome drink.
A pianist will provide light entertainment in the hotel lounge from 18h00 and at 22h00 traditional songs will be performed by a roaming Malay Choir. Both Mint The Local Grill and Bombay Brasserie dinners are set to commence at 20h00 and continue until late. Guests of either dinner will also be granted complimentary access to the Twankey Bar Street Party where they may partake in the festivities.
TWANKEY BAR MINTREL’S CARNAVAL STREET PARTY
Taj Cape Town will once again embrace the heart and sole of the Cape Minstrel’s March at midnight. Join us at Twankey Bar to celebrate this wonderful local tradition. Located on the corner of Wale and Adderley Street, Twankey Bar offers the best vantage point from where to view this colourful annual spectacle.
There are two street party packages which will be available. The first package is priced at R150 which includes entrance into the event as well as a glass of Cap Classique at midnight. The second package is priced at R350 which includes entrance into the event and tickets for a variety of party plates, such as Cape Malay and local delicacies, as well as a glass of Cap Classique at midnight.
NEW YEARS’ DAY, WEDNESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2014
Our traditional Mint Grill Family Jazz brunch will be available from 11h00 till 15h00. Visitors can enjoy the first day of 2014 with traditional brunch buffet options including Chef’s Sunday roast and pudding buffet to live Jazzy tunes and relaxed atmosphere. The New Year’s Day brunch is on offer at R275 per person with children younger than 5 eating for free.
It’s been another great year for the Mother City, with 2014 rapidly approaching and Cape Town on the brink of becoming Design Capital of the World, we have more to celebrate than ever.
Taj Cape Town provides stylish accommodation in Cape Town this festive season. Ample secure parking for any of our New Year’s Eve events 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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