The Amy Biehl Foundation has empowered 5-18 year old youth in the impoverished townships of Cape Town for 20 years.
Their mission is to provide a safe environment in challenged and vulnerable communities as well as provide the best Children and Youth programmes available. These programmes are aimed at developing emotionally well rounded youth who make positive life choices and become contributing members of society.
Reaching over 1,500 youngsters every day, the foundation works tirelessly to give hope and a brighter future as well as alleviating problems associated with HIV/Aids, poverty, substance abuse, gangsterism, violence and crime.Healthy alternatives to all these negative influences in the form of educational and cultural activities have afforded these students the opportunity to unlock their creative talent in becoming future leaders and entrepreneurs for South Africa. This year we are inviting friends, fans and all who want to get involved, be they guests, corporates, sponsors or just good Samaritans to join us in supporting this inspiring foundation.
We will have a dedicated box placed in the Lobby Lounge which we will fill with stationery for underprivileged children. Any stationery and educational items such as colouring books, flash cards, crayons, colour pencils, chair bags, dictionaries, calculators etc, are welcome and will go a long way to improving the education of children in the townships. Alternatively, a selection of stationery items is available for purchase at the Hotel Kiosk. All proceeds from these sales will go directly to the Amy Biehl Foundation.
The accumulated stationery from guests, staff and the public is to be donated to school starters aged 5-8. Taj Cape Town will deliver the donations to the kids on Friday, 17 January 2014.
Taj Cape Town provides stylish accommodation in Cape Town this festive season. For more information about this wonderful initiative please email the Taj Cape Town team at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.