The Cape Quarter is so close to the V & A Waterfront, I’m surprised it’s not Cape Town’s 2nd most popular mall destination! Many Cape Townians haven’t visited the mini mall lifestyle center yet which is why this evening is a great opportunity to find out what you’re missing out on. Numerous brands of the Cape Quarter are co-hosting an evening for Cape Townians who need to keep the long weekend feeling lingering. Since the weather has also been such a spoilt sport in Cape Town this past week, tonights treats will keen you merry and warm.
Cheese and wine, Lindt Lindor chocolate, cooking showcases and art will keep you company at the Cape Quarter on Thursday evening from 4pm. If the culinary world is your preferred art, hang out with the Giggling Gourmet celebrity chef, Jenny Morris, who will be using recipes from her 3rd book to cook up some tasty treats. For those with a more bold palate, indulge in olive, wine and cheese tastings at the Lisa King Art Gallery where fine art photographer Martin Osner’s work will be on display, visit Lisa King Art Gallery for more.
If savoury doesn’t keep you warm quite as much as sweet then investigate the Lindt chocolate studio who will be demonstrating chocolate love or indulge in beer “nectar” with micro brewed beers available. BCTC asked a few questions about tonight’s gathering:
1) What’s special about the Cape Quarter Piazza as a venue?
It’s one of the best open spaces in Cape Town. Once inside you feel at peace and totally relaxed and away from all the city noise.
2) It’s fun to pair food and art, with the Lisa King Gallery and The Giggling Gourmet, tell us about how these ladies are involved?
Lisa King gallery will be open – some awesome stuff on display at the moment – paintings and her new shoe collection.
Jenny Morris is an old friend of Andiamo, her cooking school is about 100 meters down the road – she will be cooking recipes from her new cook book
3) There is a micro brewery and numerous wines available for tasting, which brands are involved?
Beers will be:
B&U Steph Weiss
The wine will be from Fairview wine Estate, it’s a tasting of their wine, and their wine is on the new Andiamo wine list starting today. Wines from Fairview, Boschkloof and The Spice Route will be tasted.
4) Cheese, wine and chocolate sounds delicious for this short week, what was the thinking behind this?
This is in line with the event offering which aims to promote the enjoyment of good food as well as some of the finer things in life such as art.
5) The mysterious Nelson Mandela Day announcement sounds intriguing, how is the CQ usually involved in Mandela Day?
This is a new initiative – a fun way to create the space for ordinary people to contribute.
If you’d like to pop in for a cozy drink n nibbles after work and some fun away from the weather, then please do join the event from 4pm today at the Cape Quarter. There is a 900 bay parking lot inside the mall so you will can be completely sheltered from the rain.
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