Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events,Uncategorized | on: November 6, 2013

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 restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.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.

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Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Uncategorized | on: October 23, 2013

Festive Celebrations at Taj Cape Town

Christmas is a time for family, for friends and for loved ones to get together in the unifying spirit of global cheer. It is a time for joyous celebration and Taj Cape Town has once more put together a range of festive offers during this giving season.

CHRISTMAS EVE, TUESDAY, 24 DECEMBER 2013

All are invited to join us on Christmas Eve for Carols in the Lobby Lounge courtesy of the Taj Cape Town Choir, from 19h30 to 20h30 as well as festive piano music from 18h30 to 22h00. On offer at the hotel are our Christmas Eve dinners at Bombay Brasserie and Mint Restaurant, each starting at 18h00.

The Mint Festive Christmas Set Menu featuring Chef’s traditional Christmas specials will be available at R295 for two courses and R350 for three courses. An A la Carte and Kid’s menu is also available. The Bombay Brasserie Dinner features our Indian Festive six-course Tasting Menu at R625 per person for those looking for an evening of intimate luxury.

CHRISTMAS DAY, WEDNESDAY, 25 DECEMBER 2013

Our Mint Restaurant Luncheon at 12h30 on Christmas Day includes a complimentary festive welcome cocktail on arrival before we settle in to a festive carvery with hot, cold and sugar buffets to the soothing sounds of a live Jazz duo. An indoors Kids play area with supervision will be available and all are welcome to join us to share a laugh with Santa when he visits with gifts for the children. The luncheon is priced at R595 per person with children under 12 eating for R295 and those under 5 eating for free.

A Christmas Day dinner tasting menu featuring a minimum of 2 courses starting from R245 per person will also be available at Bombay Brasserie.

AMY BIEHL FOUNDATION – CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THE KIDS

Christmas is also a time for giving and this year, Taj Cape Town and Guests will be accumulating Christmas Presents for the Amy Biehl Foundation. Presents will be kept in a large box in the hotel Lobby Lounge and delivered to the kids. For more information about this wonderful initiative, you can contact restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com or on 021 819 2000.

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