Boschendal Wines – Cape Town – May
You are cordially invited to Come Wine With Us & Boschendal Wines – “The Art of Pairing “evening.
Each guest will get the chance to enjoy a welcome glass of MCC as well as a three course ‘food art’ meal inspired and enjoyed with Boschendal wines.
|Venue:||Wild Fig restaurant, 1 Liesbeek Ave, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925|
|Date:||Wednesday 9 May and |
Thursday 10 May
|Dress Code:||Smart Casual|
|Cost:||R395 pp for 3 course meal, wine and live music entertainment|
About Boschendal Wines
Given our exceptional winemaking heritage of almost 300 years, the Boschendal cellar masters meticulously balance rustic tradition and modern innovation to produce classic, fruity wines while upholding the ecological integrity that has become synonymous with our brand.
Pic: Sourced Online: http://www.boschendal.com/our-wines
Each wine range, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, is carefully crafted to deliver ultimate drinking pleasure, with dedicated red and white winemakers in separate cellars for focused expertise. It is this attention to detail that makes us a leader in the production of Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines and beloved brand in over 50 countries.
Read more about Boschendal Wine ranges and farm on : http://www.boschendal.com/our-wines
About Wild Fig Restaurant
You’ll find The Wild Fig Restaurant on the historic Valkenberg Estate, just outside of Cape Town’s oldest suburb, Observatory. A hidden gem on the outskirts of the city, the tract of land hugs tight to the banks of the Liesbeek River and has been spared intrusion from the urban frame around it. The ancient waterway seams through the Mother City, as alive today with fish and birdlife as it’s always been, its banks popular with cyclists, photographers and dog-walkers (your pooch is welcome at the Wild Fig too).
The whole scene makes me think of old Cape Town. The one you glimpse in faded photographs in your parents’ albums. It’s Table Mountain, whitewashed walls, endless summers, academia and poetry. And it’s the kind of space that immediately intrigues with its stories and sense of place.
Driving up, ample parking spaces shaded by trees are the first thing to greet me, quickly followed by Freddy, the smiling security guard. On the way up to the restaurant make sure to stop and admire its namesake: a giant Moreton Bay wild fig tree, which was planted between 1840 and 1860 (one of the oldest in South Africa) and is a living national monument (also on the estate, growing by The Manor House, is the oldest almond tree in the country).
The restaurant consists of a two-storey main building, a garden courtyard as well as a country-style pub, Annie’s Arms, set in a converted dairy barn. The style of the architecture is Cape vernacular (an informal version of Cape Dutch design), again reminding me of sepia photographs from another time.
Inside, the gracious dining room has deep, cool stone walls, and a slatted bamboo ceiling. I can imagine long, cosy dinners with friends and family here or a romantic interlude at a corner table. There’s a large stone fireplace – so typical of this kind of old Cape homestead – that roars to life all through the colder months. But today it’s a still, warm afternoon and there’s only one place to be, and that’s outside.
(Pictures all supplied online – Eat Out, Trip Advisor)
Read more about the Wild Fig on: https://www.capetownmagazine.com/the-wild-fig
About 99 on Loop Gallery
99 Loop shines a spotlight on a wide range of top emerging and established artistic talent from South Africa. On the corner of Loop and Church Streets, 99 Loop joins a number of other established and brand-new galleries on the same stretch, offering visitors a reason to linger and explore.
The classic 1800s façade conceals a warm, modern interior housing a revolving series of solo and group exhibitions of African art: paintings, sculpture & photography. 99 Loop’s sunlit ground floor is a space for more playful installation work. A new wing, designed by the team from Rennie Scurr Adendorff (who refurbished the Fugard Theatre in District Six), adds to the Gallery’s contemporary appeal, with over 100m2 of exhibition space, as well as a reading area and treed courtyard.
Read more about Exhibitions and artists on http://99loop.co.za/current
Mischa is a performer and songmaker who uses the term “dreamfolk” to describe her atmospheric, storytelling muscial style. Her vocal influences include Leslie Feist, Ellie Goulding and Eva Cassidy. Mischa recorded the vocal for an electronic cover of Peggy Lee’s Fever by Joachim Pastor which has received over 1.7 million listens on YouTube. Her original song, Drifter, was featured on the TV ad for Kamers vol Geskenke in 2015. Original music performances occur in theatre settings where she is accompanied by various instrumentalists, including a harpist, cellist, drummer and more. She finds inspiration in the songwriting styles of Vashti Bunyan, Lorde and Sufjan Stevens.