Posts tagged ‘restaurant’

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.

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.

November 16, 2012

‘caribbean tan’ celebrity launch event

Caribbean Tan, Jennifer Su, Roxy Louw, Lisa Cowley, Tanya Van Graan (by Denzil Jacobs)

Some of SA’s top celebrities were recently treated to champagne and sushi at Caribbean Tan‘s Celebrity Launch event at Sevruga Restaurant in Cape Town. Spokesperson and representative of Caribbean Tan, Cindy Nell was joined by television personality Jennifer Su, models Lisa Cowley, Roxy Louw, Tanya Van Graan and more to celebrate in style. Caribbean Tan Sunless Tanning is a brand new concept in the application of sunless tanning. It’s state of the art delivery system virtually eliminates all problems associated with sunless tanning creams leaving no streaky messes, orange palms, or dirty knees and elbows. The innovative sun protection products, with UVA and UVB protection, mark the end of white streaky sunscreen. The products contain tan enhancing ingredients that make your skin tan faster and so lessen the time you need to spend in the sun working on your tan.

Click on Caribbean Tan online for more information or follow Cindy Nell and Caribbean Tan on Twitter.

July 17, 2012

taste of winter at cavendish square

Natalie Becker, Tracey Lange, Sean O, Chad Saaiman, ColCacchio, Cavendish Square

Last week, Cavendish Square invited 20 guests, including Natalie Becker, Tracey Lange, Guy McDonald, Sean O, Chad Saaiman & the Black Ties and myself, to indulge in some delicious wine tasting. The event took place at Col’Cacchio restaurant where we were treated to an array of delicious Col’Cacchio food paired with a variety of wines sponsored by Namaqua Wines. It was a winter wine and food event fit for any wine & food lover.