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Sip Soup and Bread Winter Warmer Weekend at Nitida

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Nitida Wines, together with Tables @Nitida and Cassia restaurant, will be warming bellies this winter with the annual Sip Soup and Bread weekend on the 7th and 8th of June 2014. “We have selected all the favourites from over the past four years… adding in a real South African influence with three of the soups and have gone Thai and Dutch on the other two” says Cassia and Tables@Nitida owner, Warren Swaffield.

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The soups will be served from potjie pots in the courtyard and new annex at Cassia (overlooking the gorgeous lake), at R50.00 for a single 400ml portion plus a large freshly baked Panini. Soups on offer include Roast Mushroom, Biltong & Mosbolletjie Croutons; Lentil & Ham Hock; Thai Curry Sweet Potato; Malay-spiced Seafood Chowder; and Lamb and Tomato Bredie. Alternatively, guests can try a combination each of the five soups in 150ml cups for a mere R80.00, also served with a fresh Panini. In addition to the regular menu options, an additional two soups will be available at Tables@Nitida – Smoked Tomato, Roast Red Pepper and Gremolata as their vegetarian option, and Spicy Beef and Bean Soup served with a choice of a warm ciabatta/ delicious seed loaf or sweet potato roll, each at R50.00 per portion. Kiddies can enjoy hot dogs and burgers, as well as a host of fun activities including jumping castles. For those with a taste for live music, Ricky Nass will be playing solo on Saturday the 7 June and alongside Chris Rayne on Sunday 8th. Event details as follows: Dates: 7th and 8th June, 2014 Time: 11:00 – 16:00 Venue: Nitida Wine Farm, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 For more information on Sip Soup and Bread contact info@cassiarestaurant.co.za or 021 976 0640.

Food and Wine Pairing Evening with Bistro 1800 & Constantia Glen

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The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa will be hosting a four course Food and Wine Pairing Evening with Constantia Glen at Bistro 1800 on Friday, 30 May 2014. The boutique wine estate will be showing off their range of boutique wines paired with a host of succulent signature dishes from Bistro 1800.

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Bookings in advance are essential at a cost of R320 per person. For reservations contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email info@18hundreddegrees.co.za EVENT DETAILS: DATE:                     Friday, 30 May 2014 TIME:                      7pm to 10pm VENUE:                  Bistro 180 Restaurant, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Somerset   Road, Green Point

Equinox Spa :: May Specials & Mothers Day Package

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This month, Equinox Spa at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa introduces a new 24k Gold Facial, the UltraVine™ Advance Cellular Gold Facial. Based on TheraVine™ breakthrough anti-oxidant technology, the UltraVine™ Advance anti-ageing concept promotes the skin’s DNA repair system while luxuriously soft and delicately scented creams, serums and balms transport your skin to an advanced state of renewal and serenity. Our anti-ageing jewel, a collagen film mask imbedded with pure, soft 24K gold and sparkling diamond dust coupled with a concentrated serum infused with super-charged actives, will visibly tone, polish and brighten the skin leaving it glowing with illumination. Duration: 90 minutes Cost: R575 (Introductory Price) Bookings: 021 430 0511 or info@equinoxspa.co.za After having the ULTRAVINE™ ADVANCE CELLULAR GOLD FACIAL, you will automatically be entered into a lucky draw to stand a chance of winning an Intelligent Repair Skin Care Selection PLUS an UltraVine™ Advance Rejuvenating Gold Collagen film to the combined value of R 796. Draw to take place in the first week of June and the winner will be notified by Equinox Spa.  ____________________________________________________________________ MOTHER’S DAY PACKAGE AT EQUINOX SPA: In celebration of Mothers Day, Equinox Spa has a special package available which includes the following:
  • Rejuvenating Back Massage
  • Express Manicure
  • Appetizer Facial
  • Complimentary glass of bubbly
Duration: 75 minutes Cost: R600 Contact: 021 430 0511 or info@equinoxspa.co.za Vouchers for this package are available for purchase and can be redeemed within 2 months from the date of purchase. _________________________________________________________________ MIO WINTER SKIN PROMO DAY AT EQUINOX SPA On Friday, 23 May 2014, Mio Fit Skin for life & Equinox Spa are hosting a Winter Skin Promo day at R350 per person. As a guest, you will receive the following:
  • 15 minute free Fit Skin profile and consultation by a MIO representative
  • 45 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder massage
The treatment is free if products are purchased to the value of R550 or more. EVENT DETAILS: Date: Friday, 23 May 2014 Time: Bookings available from 9am – 5pm Cost: R350 per person Venue: Equinox Spa, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa 47 Main Road, Green Point Bookings: 021 430 0511 or info@equinoxspa.co.za

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Cape Royale Rocks Cape Town Tastebuds

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On Friday, 25 April 2014, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Seven Star Award nominee, celebrates creativity of cuisine with their debut food and wine pairing autumn – winter campaign. Pairing up with multi-award winning Nitida Wines, the hotel’s Bistro 1800 Restaurant showcased a series of four dishes with accompanying wines. Nitida winemaker, Brendan Butler along with Bistro 1800 Sommelier, Ardiel Norodien, and Chef Bevan Webb provided tasting notes to guide guests through their culinary experience. The flavour enhanced evening, bridging ingredients filled with combinations of textures, and tastes kept taste buds on their toes. “We aimed to offer a well-balanced food and wine duo experience, harmonising the balance between the weight of the dishes and the body of the wines” says Nitida Winemaker, Brendan Butler. The event was the first of a series of six pairing evenings which will be held on the last Friday of each month. Upcoming pairings include Constantia Glen on Friday 30 May; Haute Cabriere on 27 June; Nitida Wine Farm, 25 July; Hartenberg Estate, 29 August and Morgenster on the 26 September 2014. Bookings in advance are essential at a cost of R320 per person. For reservations contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email info@18hundreddegrees.co.za.

Easter Sunday at Cassia Restaurant

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Start your Easter Sunday with a delicious breakfast buffet at Cassia Restaurant, Nitida Wine Farm, situated in the beautiful Durbanville Wine Valley. The breakfast will be commence from 09:00 to 11:30am and includes fruit salads, mini Danishes, hot cross buns, scrambled eggs, beef sausages, tomato Provencal & many more. Kids can look forward to an Easter egg hunt around the dam commencing at 10:30. The cost for the buffet is R150pp for adults and R60pp for children under 12years, which includes the egg hunt. Come and enjoy a fun-filled, eggs-tra special outing for the whole family.

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For more information contact Cassia restaurant on 021 976 0640 or email info@cassiarestaurant.co.za. EVENT DETAILS: Date: Sunday, 20 April 2014 Time: 09:00 – 11:30am Venue: Cassia Restaurant Nitida Wine Farm Tyger Valley Road Durbanville 7551 Cost: R150pp & R60pp (Children under 12).

Food and Wine pairing with Nitida & Bistro 1800

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On Friday, 25 April 2014, the illustrious Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Bistro 1800 Restaurant will be hosting the first of a series of six food and wine pairing evenings to run through the coming autumn and winter months. Multi-award winning Nitida Wines will debut the culinary festivities, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy their vintage varietals paired with exotic compositions of gastronomic delight. Nitida winemaker Brendan Butler will spearhead the four-course pairing with Bistro 1800 Sommelier, Ardiel Norodien, and Head Chef, Bevan Webb.

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DATE:                   Friday, 25 April 2014 TIME:                    7pm to 10pm VENUE:                Bistro 180 Restaurant, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, 47 Main   Road, Green Point Bookings in advance are essential at a cost of R320 per person. For reservations contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email info@18hundreddegrees.co.za.

Reburn and Friends at Nitida

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The Indie rock band, Reburn, will be revisiting the stage at Nitida Wine Farm on the 13th April 2014, for their much-anticipated return after a six month in-studio sabbatical whilst working on their new album Majestic. The performance will be accompanied by Simon Attwell from Freshlyground, comedian Brendan Murray and the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band for an interesting mix of entertainment. Kicking off at 5pm Reburn and City Soirée will be hosting the one-night-only evening at Tables@Nitida’s natural amphitheatre at a cost of R155 per person. Burgers, beers, boerie rolls, and wraps will be available for guest purchase, as well as, of course, Nitida’s multi-award winning wines. REBURN-CITY-SOIREE-EVENT-POSTER-660x440-1 For ticket purchases go to http://www.citysoiree.co.za/events/a-majestic-evening-with-reburn-and-friends/. Limited tickets available To find out more about menu options at Tables@Nitida contact 021 975 9357 or email info@tablesatnitida.co.za. For more information on Reburn contact Marius van der Westhuizen on 076 755 7499 or email marius@reburn.co.za. Alternatively check out www.reburn.co.za or catch them on Facebook.

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Bistro 1800 Burning Bills

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The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Bistro 1800 Restaurant fires things up with two hot new promotions, offering complimentary meals and spa & accommodation packages for lucky patrons each month through till the end of winter 2014. Bistro 1800’s renowned Singing Chef, Bevan Webb, will be upping the ante every Friday and Saturday, as he randomly selects one table each night whose full restaurant bill will be burnt at the table warranting a 100% discount.

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Guests also have a chance at winning a romantic night’s stay and spa treatments for two each month at the Cape Royale Hotel and Spa. Sundays through Thursdays R350.00 spend at the restaurant qualifies guests automatic entry; winners will be announced monthly via email, Facebook and Twitter. To make your reservation contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email info@18hundreddegrees.co.za.  

High Tea at Cassia

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Fancy a high tea in the winelands? Cassia cuts off the crust with its culinary accompaniment to the bake and wine pairing festival, Cellarbake@Nitida, taking place on the 23 March, 2014.

A delectable spread of delicious truffles, tarts, cakes, éclairs, macaroons and more will be accompanied by a fine selection of fruit infused teas by The Tea Merchant. This special High Tea experience is available to the public at R150.00 per head.

Guests are welcomed to an option of two seatings, 11am to 2pm or 3pm to 6pm, all the time one needs to fill up on the finest.

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To book your seats for this appetizing occasion contact info@cassiarestaurant.co.za. Limited seats available; bookings essential. Nitida Cellars is situated on the Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 Cassia_LogoThe Tea Merchant_Logo