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October 11, 2016

blanko – new restaurant opens at the alphen hotel

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Last week saw the opening of Blanko, the newest restaurant addition to The Kove Collection‘s hotel and restaurant group. It was an opulent black tie event as The Kove Collection spared no expense to provide an unbelievable restaurant experience to their guests, including celebrities, socialites, designers and media. I was invited to share this special moment along with guests including TV personality Tracey Lange, Fashion Designer Warrick Gautier, Blogger Jasna Zellerhoff and Designer Jenni Button to name just a few It was a fairy-tail event on a lovely Spring evening in Constantia, Cape Town and guest were spoiled both delicious canapés and wines specially selected by the chef.

The Kove Collection creates personalised experiences, highlighting fresh food, good service and innovative design and culture, while upholding a strong, sustainable approach towards the people and environment they operate in. This contemporary new Italian eatery is located in the height of luxury at the iconic Alphen Hotel in Constantia. Blanko boasts a vibrant “all day” atmosphere, where locals can eat and drink to their hearts’ content in a series of beautifully designed spaces within a heritage location.

Blanko’s all-white gallery-style space reflects the contemporary style synonymous with the Kove Collection. With Italian marble tables, a dramatically-lit white bar and textured furnishings all highlighted in ambient lighting. A perfectly white outside terrace stimulates the senses, with a central water feature as the cherry on top. Group Head Chef, Amber-May Deetlefs delivers her culinary philosophy in her unique Italian style, “I believe the best food is prepared from the heart – it not only has to taste good, it should be something sincere and uncomplicated”.

A first for Cape Town, in collaboration with Cape Town’s Goodman Gallery, the walls of Blanko will feature work from some of South Africa’s greatest contemporary artists. Founder and MD of the Kove Collection, Paul Kovensky has a passion and appreciation of art which is evident in every aspect of Blanko. And the restaurant’s white interiors provide the perfect canvas to compliment great art. Artists who will be featured include Diane Victor, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Brett Murray, Michael Savitsky, Robert Hodgins and Walter Oltmann.

Kovensky is excited about the opportunity, “The current social “buzz” in Cape Town, paired with the locals need for exciting new places to eat, Blanko is the ideal concept for foodies & families. We believe Blanko’s contemporary concept provides a charming contrast and antidote to the “old world” architecture and ambience of the Alphen Hotel, bringing a breath of fresh air to the neighbourhood. We’ve always placed a high value on offering our guests the best, most memorable experience possible. And Blanko is simply a natural evolution of this”.

Blanko is an all-day affair – so come, stay and enjoy. Open daily 12noon-10h30pm for lunch and dinner, for reservations call 021 795 6300.

August 5, 2013

romney park ‘all suite hotel & spa’ cocktail party

Romney Park, Hotel, Spa, Cape Town, Roxy Louw, Robbie Louw, Sharlene Lawrence, Tracy McGregor, Jasna Zellerhoff, Cornell Basson, Misty Louw (by Denzil Jacobs)

With amazing views of Cape Town, the Romney Park All Suite Hotel & Spa celebrated the launch of their new Accent Ultra Machine last Thursday. It was an evening of champagne, good wine, conversation and canapés as Marina Nestel (from The Little Black Book PR) pulled out all the stops to ensure a wonderful event. It was an opportunity not only to discover the amazing spa treatments and products available at the hotel, but also to catch up with friends, old and new. It was wonderful to see co-owner of Periquita Boutique Swimwear/Gymwear, Jackie Wiese with her husband, Jacob Wiese as well as model Tracy McGregor, Cornell Basson, Robbie Louw, Misty Louw, Clayton Morar, Jasna Zellerhoff and fresh from her travels and vacation, model Roxy Louw as well as the owner of Spellbound Dresses, Sharlene Lawrence to name a few.

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