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Bot River Spring Weekend 5th & 6th September 2015.

We’ve all been patiently waiting for the sun to come out and play and see fit to celebrate the change of season with our annual Bot River Spring Weekend.

Bot River Spring Weekend 2015

I’ll be pouring the latest vintage of Genevieve MCC 2011 at Luddite Wines this year. A family affair sure to entertain and while away your time in Bot River. This year we’re adding an option of oysters to your tasting of Genevieve MCC, why because we love oysters and well sometimes you need to enjoy a little extra delectable something to bring out the joie de vivre!

 

Penny Verburg of Luddite Wines has been cooking up a storm; your lunch treats to be enjoyed with a glass of Luddite Shiraz or Chenin made by the great man Niels Verburg. I’ve included the menu in her words to give you a big yummy picture of what she’s been preparing.

“ I’ve been beavering away in the kitchen and have the following on offer for the weekend:
Old fashioned pork pies served with a side salad and home made piccalilli
Selection of Richard Bosman’s charcuterie, home made bread, pates and farm butter
Vegetarian mushroom pate, breads, salad and local cheeses
The pantry is bulging with stuff grown and made on the farm: jams, marmalades, pickles, olive oil and yummy lemon and granadilla curd!”

And then to top it all off we thought we’d add some more colour to the day with some great local artists showing off their wares.

Wendy Voogt will be exhibiting her paintings, John the Potter will have some pottery on sale, Jo Elkin will be selling her goods and lastly there will be a washing line full of Sue Heyns beautiful patchwork quilts

Time: Saturday / Sunday: 10:00 -15:00

See you this weekend!

Melissa , Penny & Niels!

Should you need further info, please contact Melissa@genevievemcc.co.za

Want to see what the other farms are up to?

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PS: Brush up on your 101 to TASTING oysters!

Oyster tasting is similar to wine tasting. You’re trying to absorb and appreciate the nuances in flavor and texture imparted by climatic conditions. The culmination of these effects is what oyster aficionados call “meroir.”

The 6 S’s of Pro Oyster Tasting

#1 SEE: Feast with your eyes! Study the shell, shape, and color.

#2 SMELL: It should smell sea-breezy and sweet, not fishy at all.

#3 SIP: Sip the oyster liquor to get a sense of the salinity.

#4 SLURP: Shimmy the oyster meat loose, tilt the flat edge of the shell to your lips and slurp! Don’t discard the oyster liquor (faux pas).

#5 SAVOR: Chew a few times to get the full body taste; notice the progression from nose (salty) to body (sweet/flavors) to finish (lingering aroma).

#6 SHARE: Flip the shell over, discuss your impressions with friends and enjoy Genevieve MCC!

 

Where we’ll be in June 2014 ? 12 Rooms Exhibition & Kamers vol Geskenke.

We’re excited to be part of 2 huge and creative events in June, The 12 Rooms Exhibition and Kamers vol Geskenke!

12 Rooms Exhibtion

12 Rooms Exhibition will launch on the 5th June at Leon at CCXIX (219 Albert Road, Woodstock) and is set to be an exciting highlight on the design calendar for 2014. 12 of South Africa’s most gifted decorators and designers will each be given a room to show off their style. From a mad botanists conservatory to a swanky hotel cocktail lounge and ‘boudoir to-die-for’. There will be more than just a little something for everyone.

Who will be showing their talents? Francois du Plessis, Karen Robert, Kyle Roux, Laduma Ngxokolo, Michelle Throssell, La Grange Interiors,Nicola Townsend,Pim Verdoorn,Salome Gunther,Sarah Ord Interiors,Sprout Design,Greg Mellor.

The Kitchen at Leon will also offer special Italian inspired lunches paired with Genevieve MCC during the duration of the exhibition.

Make your way to Leon at CCXIX if you’d like to indulge in some décor and design inspiration.

The exhibition will be open to the public from the beginning of June until the end of August 2014

Contact details:021 4471304

The other big event that we going to be taking part in is KAMERS & CCDI 5-8 June 2014.

Kamers & CCDI

Kamers & CCDI

Seeing that the Castle of Good Hope is the original port of trade in the Cape, it is appropriate that Kamers Vol Geskenke will complete the circle of design during WDC2014 by bringing trade back to this majestic historic site.

The Castle of Good Hope will host 110 design exhibitors fashioning a visual feast of creativity, entrepreneurship, music, food and wine. The venue is truly something everyone has to experience as for finding the finest little something for yourself or the perfect gift for a friend; it’s a must. Come say hello to us and enjoy a glass of Genevieve MCC!

Event Details:

DATES: 5-8 June 2014

TIMES: 5 June: 10:00-18:00, 6 & 7 June: 10:00-20:00, 8 June: 10:00 – 15:00

TICKETS: R60 at Computicket or at the entrance, R40 for students and pensioners
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VENUE: The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

www.kamersvol.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.

The Exhibition:

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.

The Artists:

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
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Cape Town School of Photography, 4th Floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001
Exhibition runs until 13 September, open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday.

Celebrate Spring in Bot River!

Bot River is going to be buzzing this weekend as it always does during the annual spring celebrations.

Local winemakers pull out all the stops to ensure a memorable weekend for everyone. Below is the line-up (complete with map!) to give you an idea of what we have in store for you. One thing is for sure – it’s a weekend you’ll never forget!

Even if you can’t spend the whole weekend on the Bot Riviera you’ll still be in for a treat if you do a day trip. It’s only a 75 minute drive from Cape Town so there are NO excuses!!!

Good luck deciding what you’re doing when… Read the rest of this entry »

Demons, icons and big surprises at Encounters 2011

International Documentary Film Festival in South AfricaThe 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival returns to Cape Town and Johannesburg from 9-26 June 2011. This year’s selection has all the hallmarks of an edgy teenager, like a fascination with sex (G-Spotting), celebrity (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, a winner at Sundance in 2010 last year), rebellion (LennonNYC), and injustice (Black Power Mixtape, a winner at Sundance in 2011).

Opening up the world to South Africans each year, Encounters is widely acclaimed as Africa’s most prestigious documentary festival. This year’s selection features 37 films from 14 countries and five continents, including 11 world premieres, 19 South African films and 17 international films. Read the rest of this entry »

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