Genevieve MCC celebrated her 4-year anniversary in the Bot River Valley with a magnificent 3-course fine-dining experience. The tables dressed in flavours of our favourite MCC overlooked the vineyards where the exclusive Genevieve Chardonnay grapes are grown.
Top South African Chef, David Higgs of Five Hundred at the Saxon in Johannesburg, expertly paired each course to the specific Genevieve vintage.
The David Higgs menu and MCC pairing designed menu left guests content and impressed. The current Genevieve MCC 2010 paired with a delicious concoction of Bouche Goats Cheese with yellow beets, tarragon pickled almonds and grilled lettuce made a soft and delicate impact punctuated by the mineral notes.
A favourite among guests was the main course, prepared to highlight the full-bodied 2009 vintage was Confit Of Pork with pork skin popcorn, honeyed sweet potato and a ginger beer gel. Dessert was served with the last 2008 vintage stock on hand, with straw yellow colour and lively fine bubbles contributed to the persistent sensation of a well matured Cap Classique matched superbly with Macadamia & Halva Parfait pear mousse and lemon verbena custard.
Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review is one of the most important events on the South African wine calendar and Genevieve MCC will be there.
It is a showcase of a maximum of 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms. Each of the selected wineries are invited to show just one wine for tasting by the public. This must be their flagship wine, and will be shown by the winemaker personally. One can engage with them and learn, in an organised yet informal atmosphere in the ballroom.
The annual event is to be held on Wednesday 30th October 2013, at TheTable Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Time: 17h00 until 21h00. Arrive anytime, and get your programme and crystal tasting glass at the entrance.
Tickets @ R150 are available exclusively at Computicket online, or at their outlets in major centres.
For more info: http://www.carolineswine.com/annual-white-wine-review-2013
Calling all food fanatics, drinks devotees, cuisine queens, gourmands and gastronomes! Johannesburg’s most celebrated culinary spectacular, the 7thAnnual Pick n Pay Taste of Joburg in association with Orbit Sugarfree Chewing Gum returns to Montecasino from 26th – 29th September 2013.
Join us at the Taste of Joburg this year, we will be pouring copious amounts of bubbles!
Thursday 26th September: 18h30- 22h30
Friday 27th September: 18h30- 22h30
Saturday 28th September: 13h00- 17h00; 18h30- 22h30
Sunday 29th September: 12h00- 17h00
For more information: www.tasteofjoburg.com
Genevieve MCC honoured to be part of The Shining Girls Charity Art Show for Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust.
Genevieve MCC will be supporting this event with bubbles, we are honoured and proud to be part of this sure success!
Award-winning author Lauren Beukes, and design curator and consultant, Jacki Lang, have come together to create an exciting charity art show as part of The Book Lounge’s Open Book Festival. The event, loosely themed around Beukes’s international hit novel, The Shining Girls, will showcase amazing local talent, with all proceeds going to Rape Crisis. The team approached a selection of over 50 hand-picked South African artists, designers, illustrators, photographers and even jewellery designers to participate in the collaborative exhibition. The artists were sent pages that had been ripped out of the book and invited to create new and original pieces of art with them – inspired by the many themes the book invites: from the loops and tangles of history and time travel through to all the eras the book encompasses: from 1930s burlesque to 1990s punk.
All the works will be framed and sold with 100% of the proceeds going to Rape Crisis. We’re hoping to raise R50 000. In the interests of making the artwork accessible to the widest audience and raising as much money as possible, all the works will be sold at the same very affordable price of R1000 each. The exhibition will enable art lovers to purchase original new works from some of South Africa’s most talented artists. It’s also an opportunity for artists to create new pieces outside of their existing portfolios. How each artist responds to the brief and the vastly varied creations that come out of it are part of what makes the the show so interesting.
Lauren Beukes and Jacki Lang put together a wish-list of South African artists across various disciplines from illustration and painting to sculpture, street art and jewellery design, asking them to create an original work they would be willing to donate for the show. Over 50 responded with surprising, inventive, playful and beautiful pieces, using illustration, painting, laser- cutting, foil, cross-stitch, leather-work, Perspex and engraving. Some of the contributing artists include: Zapiro, Conrad Botes, Faith 47, Brett Murray, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Roger Ballen, Serge Alain Nitigeka, Wim Botha, Claudette Schreuders, Cameron Platter, Gabby Raaff, Frank van Reenen, Jordan Metcalf, Liza Grobler, Olaf Bischoff, , Paul Senyol, Peter Eastman, Rikus Ferreira, Beth Diane Armstrong, Hannelie Taute and Joey Hi-Fi.
About the Book:
The Shining Girls is a novel about a time-travelling serial killer who hunts young women full of burning potential and the fiery survivor who turns the hunt around. It’s a high concept thriller that also explores how we are haunted by history, how women’s roles and rights have changed in the 20th century and what violence does to us on an individual level and as a society.
￼The novel is being published in 23 countries, has earned praise from writers like Stephen King and Gillian Flynn and has had glowing reviews in The New York Times and The Guardian. It’s nominated for the Crime Writers Association’s 2013 Gold Dagger and the TV rights have been optioned by MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.
The Exhibition Details:
Opening night: Friday 6 September
Venue: Cape Town School of Photography, 4th Floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001
Exhibition runs until 13 September, open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday.