Posts tagged ‘Nick French’

April 15, 2014

seelan restaurant opens at the v&a waterfront, cape town

04.15 Seelan, Restaurant, Launch, Denzil Jacobs, Levi Strauss, Hilton Weiner, Levi's, Louis Vuitton, Simone Buhrer, Marc Buhrer, Misty Louw, Guguletu Samkange, Sue Duminy, Thandie Kupe, Busisiwe Nteyi, Cape Town, V&A Waterfront (by Denzil Jacobs)

Seelan Restaurant & Bar recently opened its door at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Seelan Sundoo who has worked in the restaurant industry for over 23 years thought it was time that he finally ventured out on his own which resulted in this latest addition to the Waterfront. Seelan Restaurant & Bar combines a variety of contemporary and European inspired dishes including all of Seelan’s signature dishes many of which he describes as “home cooked meals with a twist. Fresh and simple is the best approach”, he says. Seelan Restaurant & Bar provides a relaxed and vibey atmosphere, perfect for lunch, after work drinks, and dinner. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes including Rotisserie Chicken, Rotisserie Duck, the famous “Duck Rice Dish ” and Seelan’s world famous Prawn Curry.  The seafood platters are also great value for money and are a popular choice for patrons. Seelan also boasts an outstanding wine menu including a Seelan’s house wine, which is produced locally by Allee Bleue in Franschhoek.

In March, Seelan Restaurant & Bar hosted their launch event with guest including Jackie & Jacob Wiese, Sue Duminy, Thandie Kupe, Busisiwe Nyeti, Concetta Rothschild, Paul Newman, Nick French, Arie Fabian, Rafeeka AllieJasna Zellerhoff and many more, were treated to some of Seelan’s signature dishes and wines. With a stunning view when seated outside or a warm atmosphere when seated inside, Seelan has pulled out all the stops to ensure that his guests enjoy a world class dining experience at Seelan. For bookings please call 021 421 4906 or email reservations@seelan.co.za. Also visit Seelan Restaurant & Bar on Facebook and follow Seelan Restaurant & Bar on Twitter for more details about their menu. Seelan is open from 11:30 am – 11:45 pm daily, Shop 8 Quay 5, V&A Waterfront Cape Town.

Special thanks to The Little Black Book PR, Hilton Weiner, Levi Strauss SA and Spoilt Hair.

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February 17, 2014

‘the office’ launch in cape town

02.17 The Office, Nick French, Cindy Nell, The Office, Cape Town (by Denzil Jacobs)

The Office, Cape Town’s first members only workspace and social space featuring a private dining area, lounge area with balcony with a mountain view and functional conference rooms opened it’s doors recently. The launch event included special guests including co-founder Nick FrenchCindy Nell with her husband Clive Roberts, Jackie Wiese, Tanya Nefdt to name a few. Their intimate dining room is the ideal venue for a business breakfast, working lunch or relaxed dinner. Executive Chef Josua Joubert has created a modern Brasserie style menu that caters to a variety of tastes. The restaurant is open to non-members and can be reserved for private events and tastings Monday – Thursday evenings.

The Office encourages their members to use the lounge as their home away from home; designed to enable complete productivity. Work, socialize or browse the weekend papers in complete comfort. Super fast WiFi connection, power sockets and plasma screens with complimentary refreshments throughout the day.  Not to mention the multi functional space on the first floor which offers two meeting rooms, which can be opened up to seat 30 boardroom style, 48 cinema style and 80 for a canapés and cocktail function. The first floor is the ideal venues for meetings, conferences and presentations. The space is flexible and can be used to host events that require a bar. Those are just a few of the services offered to member and non-members. Click here learn more about The Office and to purchase The Office Membership or visit 189 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, South Africa.

August 15, 2013

‘walk the walk (life on the streets)’ documentary premiere

Walk The Walk, Dare To Share, Marc Buhrer, Shane McConnachie, Nick French, Brad Bodsworth, Dene Botha, 15 on Orange Hotel, African Pride Hotels (by Denzil Jacobs)

Recently, two men, Marc Bührer and Shane McConnachie embarked on a journey placing themselves in the footprints of the homeless and destitute on the streets of Cape Town. An initiative in conjunction with Dare To Share, Marc and Shane spent 7 days on the streets and enlisted the support of a few friends including Nick French, Brad Bodsworth and Dene Botha to join for 24 hours, relinquishing their affluent lifestyles, cars, phones (and even extra changes of clothing) to spend a week on the streets as homeless people. The project was created to highlight the plight of the homeless in Cape Town and South Africa in a effort to create awareness and encourage aid. This is just one of many initiatives these men are involved in to encourage support and responsible giving to Cape Town’s homeless community. At a screening held at the 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town, Marc and Shane premiered a 12 minute film (reduced from over 45 hours of footage) titled “Walk The Walk (Life On The Streets)”, showcasing their journey. The documentary-film consists of a sequence of “diary entries” of their experience, from the positive to negative and clearly demonstrates the realities of life on the streets with conversations with the homeless individuals the men encountered. The film demonstrates their search for money for their next meal, finding a warm, safe place to sleep, a place to wash and so much more, that before this journey, they could have easily have taken for granted. It was an enlightening experience as invited guests including Dare To Share, various representatives  from organizations including prominent food retail stores and The City Of Cape Town were encouraged to assist with solutions and “giving responsibly” projects. Find out more about this initiative (including diary entries) at http://www.daretoshare.co.za/about/walk-the-walk/.