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

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South Africa’s foremost Winemakers and Chefs de Cuisine are set to feature at the prestigious Big Bottle Festival, at Taj Cape Town.

The Big Bottle Festival is one of South Africa’s most prestigious annual wine tasting and gourmet food festivals, now celebrating its fourth year with South Africa’s finest big bottle format masterpieces. Forty-five of the finest wine producers and importers, such as Mullineaux Wines, Klein Constantia, Chamonix, Paul Cluver, Delaire Graff Estate and Drappier Champagne will be pouring wine from ‘big bottles’ during a weekend long festival. Few wineries and estates bottle wines in large bottle format as these are usually reserved only for special and limited releases to showcase outstanding vintages. These magnificent bottles are synonymous with celebration, extravagance, enjoyment and they invoke a feeling of delightful, social decadence.

South Africa’s top culinary names, such as Rudi Liebenberg from the Mount Nelson, Gregory Czarnecki from Waterkloof Restaurant, Brad Ball from Steenberg’s Bistro 1682, Christian Harbeck from Raith Gourmet and our very own Executive Chef Shyam Longani will also be pairing their specialty cuisine with that of specific wines and blends as part of the 2014 ‘WALK ABOUT TASTING’.

During the past four years wine connoisseurs and event attendees, along with various wine estates and leading commercial brands, have enjoyed perhaps one of the finest wine events in Southern Africa. The festival attracted approximately 1200 connoisseurs and consumers during 2013 alone and is now perfectly positioned to be taken to an international level.

The super-sized annual wine tasting extravaganza will take place on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of August 2014 at The Reserve at Taj Cape Town.  Tickets are available online via WebTickets and are priced at R450 per person for The Big Bottle Festival Walkabout and R 2600 per person for the “My Love and My Mistress” Gourmand Dinner paired with Pinot Noir and Riesling from the world foremost producers.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and is home to The Reserve at Taj Cape Town, a beautifully restored Art Deco building where the splendour of a golden age sets the scene for a variety of events.

Contact our sales associates to view the Mother city’s most desirable new Conference & Event venue at +27 21 819 2000.

 
 
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Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Hotel | on: July 29, 2014

 

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Taj Cape Town is aware that everyone needs to do their part in ensuring that our scarce natural resources are preserved.

This is why the Taj Cape Town team is now undergoing training from EarthCheck in order to reduce the hotels carbon footprint as much as possible.EarthCheck is a next generation environmental certification and benchmarking organisation which uses a science-based approach to help the travel and tourism industry increase efficiencies, maximize guest experience and minimize environmental and social footprints.

Our recently certified EarthCheck Co-ordinator is currently putting together a “Green Team” made up of representatives for each of the hotels departments in order to motivate fellow colleagues as well as bring awareness to various initiatives now being implemented. More so, various valuable skills are now being learned that will assist the team in their current positions as well as providing both guests and staff with extensive knowledge and industry insight regarding sustainable practices. The team will also be responsible for record keeping, monitoring and detecting areas of improvement in the hotel.

Since 1997, EarthCheck has helped businesses, communities and governments enhance the environmental, economic and social sustainability of their tourism initiatives. They recognise that sustainable outcomes should benefit both the business and community by researching and developing the best solutions for conserving and caring for the planet.

There is already a sense of eagerness and excitement around the project and Taj Cape Town hopes to not only motivate our guests and staff but also the tourism sector in South Africa as a whole to join in. We would like to invite all to make a change and reignite a renewed interest in being innovative and sustainable in the workplace.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre across the road from the beautiful Company gardens as well as within walking distance of many top Cape Town attractions.

 
 
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