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Chefs who Share Young Chef of Year Finalist canapé creations presented at The Taj!

imageYesterday afternoon Opulent Living hosted a function at The Reserve at Taj Cape Town, to introduce food writers to the seven Finalist Young Chef of the Year candidates, and to allow their creative canapés to be tasted.

The canapés form one part of the evaluation of who wins the Chefs who Share Young Chef of the Year 2015, the other part of the evaluation being the handling of the chefs of themselves in the next 48 hours, including during the Chefs who Share Gala Dinner taking place in the City Hall on Thursday evening. Continue reading →

Chefs who Share puts The ART of Giving on show!

imageLast week Opulent Living hosted an event at Mercedes-Benz Century City, being a preview of the 17 works of art, as well as a further six experiential packages, which can be bought via Auction at the Chefs who Share – The ART of Giving Gala Dinner on Thursday evening.

The purpose of the well-attended 2015 Art Preview evening was to allow the works of art and experiential packages to be better seen and inspected prior to the Gala Dinner Auction, as the lighting in the Continue reading →

Chefs who Share Young Chef of the Year 2015 Finalists announced!

Chefs who share box YCA_composingOpulent Living has announced the seven Finalists for its Young Chef of the Year 2015 competition, with six of the Finalists working at Western Cape restaurants and one in KwaZulu-Natal.

The forty entries were evaluated by a panel of judges, consisting of Chef Lentswe Bhengu, Chef Tracey Younghusband, Silwood Vice-Principal Carianne Wilkinson, Food24 editor Tessa Purdon, cooking celebrity Naz Moosa, and Opulent Living’s Florian Gast. They evaluated the entries received from young chefs under the age of 30 years, who were tasked to design a canapé costing no more than R25 each, having to send their recipe, photograph, and costing of their dish. The competition entry forms were sent to 75 top restaurants around the country, with an invitation Continue reading →

Divas Unite Sweet Service and BIC Sour Service Awards!

Diva Unite performerThe Sweet Service Award goes to Divas Unite, for the event held in the City Hall to celebrate Women’s Day and to raise funds for a women’s breast cancer detection and treatment service. Organized by the ever-energetic Barbara Lenhard of Opulent Living, the event showcased some of our country’s most talented women performers, including Zanne Stapelberg, Judy Page, Kim Kallie, and Zolani Mahola from Freshlyground, accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, largely made up of women musicians.

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Divas Unite celebrates Women’s Day 2015, benefits women’s cancer charity!

imageWomen’s Day is a unique public holiday, celebrated only in South Africa. Yesterday our country’s women were celebrated with an almost all-women cast of musical performers at Divas Unite, held at the City Hall in Cape Town.

The event was organized expertly by Opulent Living’s Barbara Lenhard, overcoming severe obstacles in making the event happen so smoothly. When we arrived, Frey chocolates greeted us with bowls of their chocolate balls, while main sponsor Infiniti offered imageguests packets of jelly beans. My friend Jenny Stephens and I were extremely grateful to have been allocated such fabulous Continue reading →

WhaleTale Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines : 31 July

imageTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines 

*   SAA has announced that its former GM of Human Resources Thuli Mpshe has been appointed as its Acting CEO, after the sudden departure of Nico Bezuidenhout, who returns to Mango.

*   The Tourism Business Council of South Africa CE Mmatsatsi Ramawela has suggested that biometric data of passengers be captured on arrival in Continue reading →

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa accommodates well-behaved pets with special Pets Menu!

12 A Barbara Lenhard and JoyaThe Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is one of the first hotels to have recognized the special bond between pets and their owners, in accommodating pets with sleeping arrangements, but also in terms of a new special gourmet Pets’ Menu!

Twelve Apostles Executive Chef Christo Pretorius has worked closely with the Panorama Veterinary Clinic & Specialist Centre, to develop its brand new Pet Menu.  The pampered pets may dine in their room via Continue reading →

Cape Town comes to Munich: celebrating a birthday and Chefs Who Share chef reunion at restaurant Marais Soir!

imageI have enjoyed such an active program in Munich, with dinners at Cocoon with the Obholzers of Simelia Wines and Innerhofers of Capelands on Monday night, and the celebration of the birthday of Opulent Living’s Florian Gast at Marais Soir in Munich on Tuesday evening! It turned out to also be a surprise reunion of four of the seven international chefs who cooked at Chefs who Share 2014, the chefs coming from all parts of Germany and Austria to celebrate Continue reading →

Chefs who Share: Young Chef Award competition now cooking!

Chefs who share box YCA_composingThe Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving competition to find South Africa’s Young Chef has started cooking, with 75 restaurants around the country having been sent invitations for one of their up-and-coming chefs to participate in the competition.

Beautiful presentation boxes were prepared, with Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 13 May

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*  The Good Food & Wine Show will be brought to Mumbai in India for the first year this year, after 16 years of running the show in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, show organisers Fiero Milano have announced. Continue reading →