Make this a truly memorable Valentine’s Day for that special person in your life by taking advantage of the incredible Valentine’s dinner special at Fish Eagle Café, based at Scottburgh’s Crocworld Conservation Centre. “At the heart of it, the perfect Valentine’s experience hinges on the meal and we have planned an incredible Valentine’s Day menu in the most sensational setting,” said Fish Eagle Café’s Executive Chef and Manager, Morne van Zyl. “The experience will rekindle the romance in any relationship and make you fall in love with your significant other all over again!” Situated within the ecologically diverse Mpambanyoni Conservation Development, Crocworld’s Fish Eagle Café offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean and natural coastal forest. The recently-opened restaurant offers incredible food and service in a stylishly-decorated space and deck area. This year’s Valentine’s Day set menu is overflowing with delectable food options, and each couple will receive a pink cocktail on arrival with a bottle of bubbly and decadent gift all inclusive in the special. The starter consists of smoked salmon terrine and crispy bruschetta followed by a delicious linguine and shrimp scampi. Taking centre stage is roast duck kissed with lavender honey accompanied by pommes terre dauphinoise, sweet-minted peas and carrots with jasmine rice. The cherry on top of the evening is the truly decadent dessert menu – chocolat fondant laced with sweetened whipped cream, mixed berries and white chocolate mousse. The cost is 450 per couple with the Valentine’s Dinner starting at 6.30pm. For more information or to make a booking, contact the Fish Eagle Café on 083 658 7073, 078 484 1859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively contact Crocworld Conservation Centre on 039 976 1103 or visit www.crocworld.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Devashnee Maharaj from Bramley won the first Alfa Romeo Guilietta in Montecasino’s Power Trio promotion. There’s no better way to start the year than by winning, and Montecasino’s three-month Power Trio promotion (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/whatson/gaming/the-power-trio) is offering triple the chances to win cash prizes and three bellissimo Alfa Romeo Giuliettas – totalling over R3.3 million. The first racy-red Italian motoring masterpiece was won on Saturday night by an ecstatic Devashnee Maharaj from Bramley. The promotion is open to all Rewards cardholders playing slots or tables through to 30 March, and five Saturday Bonus Jackpots are open to all players. There are three exciting bonussing options: • A weekly cash draw on three Thursdays per month – with a top prize of R100 000 and a total of R150 000 to be won at each draw (24 January; 7, 14, 21 February; 7, 14, 21 March) • Five Power Trio Saturday Bonus Jackpots when 250 random players will share R750 000 in cash on 26 January, 2 and 23 February, and 2 and 30 March. These exciting jackpot draws will see one winner drawn every five minutes in two two-hour sessions. No winning combinations are required to be eligible to win and the Bonus Jackpots are open to all players, including Day Card holders. • Three car draws on the last Thursday of each month of the promotion when one dream-car Alfa Romeo Giulietta, as well as a R30 000 second prize and a R20 000 third prize will be won at each draw. Deon Basson, Promotions Manager of Montecasino, says, “This Power Trio promotion has kept the casino floor buzzing since it launched on New Year’s Day with the exciting triple draw format and stylish Alfa Romeo Giuliettas. It’s Montecasino’s (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino) way of saying we’re starting the year the way we intend to continue – with great experiences for everyone, every time. Come and try your luck for your share of the cash prizes or it could be you driving home in your very . . .
Now in its fourth year, the B.A.R (Bartending Accolades & Recognition) Awards has become one of the most important dates on the calendars of the bar industry as well as alcohol and hospitality brand giants. The awards are intended to celebrate the best in South Africa’s cocktail industry - from the best bars and best brands to the best mixologists who have devoted countless hours to perfecting their craft. This year the event is set to take place on Monday, 11 March with additional activities such as masterclasses and cocktail offers beefing up the week ahead of the award ceremony. Nominations and judging for each category of the awards is managed by a pool of the greatest minds in the F&B and hospitality industries. Each of the sixteen categories are comprised of four nominated candidates. Votes are then cast by 75 leading industry role players and personalities to determine which of those finalists will be the ultimate winners within their respective categories. The award categories for 2019 are: Best New Cocktail Bar, Cocktail Bar of the Year, High-Volume Cocktail Bar of the Year, Hotel Bar of the Year, Best Pop Up Bar of the Year, Best Mobile Bar Operator, Best Bar Team, Newcomer of the Year, SA Bartender of the Year, Brand Ambassador of the Year, Mentor Award, SA Bartenders Brand of the Year, International Footprint Award, Best Brand Campaign, Media Contributor of the Year, Social Media Award. B.A.R founder, Travis Kuhn explains that the B.A.R. Awards strive to acknowledge the brands and mixologists that make the SA cocktail industry a contender on the global stage and demonstrate the importance of both private and commercial enterprise. Kuhn says, “In years past we've seen the 'who's who' of industry professionals across the country congregate in Cape Town for this one-night event to honour the best in the business. Four years on and the event is beginning to transform into a more rounded experience with masterclasses on offer for . . .
World renowned whisky brand, Johnnie Walker, has moved the dynamic and decadent pop-up bar experience to Cape Town. The Johnnie Walker Code Black (#JWCodeBlack) bar opened from 31 January 2019 and will be in running until 22 February 2019 at the Cartel Roof Top. The sophisticated and festive social offering was first introduced in June 2018 at the Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg, followed by the next installation in Melrose Arch in November. The notion is dedicated to sharing the many ways in which the pleasures of Johnnie Walker Black could be experienced. Whether neat, with a mixer, or as a cocktail, the distinct notes of Johnnie Walker black label always emerge as: “delectable”. Combined with an elegant setting and wrapped in the vibrant tunes of specially selected entertainment, the lifestyle experience struck all the right chords with revelers. Resulting in a rapidly sold out series which had to be extended. This February, Code Black has prepared an exciting 3- week tenure, which stretches through 10 nights of good cheer. • Address: 85 Waterkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000 • Times: 16:00- 23:00 This series is colored by an upbeat entertainment line-up which includes DJ Loyd, Leighton Moody, Sir Vincent, Fort Noks and Kyeezi for opening night and many more. This season, Code Black has introduced a special offering. The introduction of the “JW personalised printed bottles”. This enable guests to personalise their bottle of Johnnie Walker either for themselves or the perfect gift. Room 12 the private tasting room is also back again where guests enjoy the many delights of Johnnie Walker Black Label in a plush, padded sanctum. These can be booked by guests at the bar reception on a first come, first serve basis only. So “Keep Walking” by registering early for this popular, one-of-a-kind pop-up experience. It is not to be missed. Space is limited. Registrations are open through the Johnnie Walker booking portal: . . .
Valentine’s weekend couldn’t get any more exciting thanks to an incredible line-up of talent set to take to the Birchwood Hotel stage on Friday, 15 February for the first Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening of the year. Taking to the stage are diverse singer and songwriter Donald Moatshe, RnB group Beyond Vocal, renowned ventriloquist and comedian Chik Aljoy, and upcoming songstress Nwabisa Mxakatho. Since his debut album in 2008, Know You Better, Donald has taken South Africa by storm with two platinum albums, chart topping hit singles and four Metro FM Music Awards nominations. He has also teamed up with fellow stars’ Kelly Khumalo, KB, Malaika, Selaelo Selota and rapper Slikour. Supporting Donald are Beyond Vocal, five band members that have grown from Gospel Acapella to delving into the Blues, Hip Hop and Rock into their own unique sound. Their harmonies have been likened to that of international groups Boys II Men and Shai. Showcasing her Afro-pop sound as the opening act is Nwabisa Mxakatho, who made her debut last year. Her songs tell stories of dismantling patriarchy and becoming activists for feminism. Joining Birchwood’s hilarious MC Hector Motivator is Chik Aljoy, a man who brings a unique take on comedy with ventriloquism. The SA’s Got Talent star became a hit with his sidekick puppet monkey in a video that went viral in 2015. Make Valentine’s weekend memorable with unmissable entertainment on Friday, 15 February at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg. Tickets are R2 200 per a couple and include a three course buffet, accommodation and breakfast. Alternatively, standard tickets including a three course buffet are R450 per a person. Visit www.birchwoodhotel.co.za for more information or contact Martin Mapunda on (011) 897 0024 or email@example.com to book. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Experience a romantic Valentine's meal for two at the newly opened Purple Rayn Boutique Guesthouse. Guests are invited to enjoy a delicious six-course feast prepared by executive chef Warren Carney and his team. From the moment you take your first sip of bubbly amongst the trees of Cecilia Forest the romantic atmosphere will ensure that your Valentine's Day experience with a loved one will be extra special. The tranquil setting not only delivers excellent service but also promises to be a memorable evening in a stylish and glamorous setting. Menu: Guests will be treated to canapés and a glass of bubbly on arrival. The main event starts with a choice of oysters, ratatouille or basil and ash goats cheese. The appetisers are followed by mains with a choice of mushroom and chicken ballotine; crayfish linguine or glazed lamb cutlets. Dessert will be a blissful affair with either a hazelnut, salted caramel, ginger and honeycomb concoction or a cheese platter with melon konfyt and homemade crackers. Linger a little longer and gaze at the stars over coffee and petit fours. When: Thurs 14 FEB Time: 6pm – 9pm Cost: R695 per couple CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Gratitude Valentine's Jazz Reserve your table early for a fine dinning experience in true elegance this Valentine's Day. Get treated with a 3 course meal while being serenaded with an exquisite lake side view, and enjoy a live performance by Ernie Smith. Venue: Gratitude Entrance fee: R400,00 Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 Time: 17:30 to 22:30 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Purple Rayn Boutique Guest House, nestled in the majestic Cecelia Forest, has opened its doors with an offering of luxurious accommodation, multiple dining experiences, exclusive venue options and the ultimate spa experience. Located in the Cape's oldest wine valley, guests are a stone’s throw away from some of South Africa's top wine estates. Find peace and tranquillity with exquisite mountain views. The 12 luxurious suites ooze glamour and are stylishly designed and decorated. Open plan spacious suites are perfect for the guest who is looking for that extra luxurious touch. Each decadent suite includes high tech facilities and avant garde flair with essential touches of comfort. The bathrooms are opulent, with large oval baths and rain showers. Each suite has a private terrace with unique views of the mountains and the surrounding Cecelia Forest. Purple Rayn Boutique Guest House has two sublime private outdoor pools with breathtaking views. Waiter service is on hand by the poolside for eats and refreshing drinks. Either pool at Purple Rayn is perfect for guests to chill and relax. Guests are spoilt for choice with dining options and menus curated by Executive Chef Warren Carney and his team. Breakfast, lunch, high tea and evening dining offerings are available in 3 separate venues, each with its own unique and elegant atmosphere. Whether it is breakfast in the Opera Café, dining in the Phantom Room or indulging in clean Asian inspired flavours at the Pond Sushi Bar guests will enjoy a blend of irresistible and mouth-watering dishes. The two bars at Purple Rayn are home to experienced mixologists who will craft your favourite cocktail or beverage of choice. The cocktail bar serves a wide selection of drinks in an elegant environment. The rooftop bar serves craft beers, hand crafted spirits and local South African wines in a light filled space with spectacular views of the Constanta valley. The deluxe Amani Spa allows you to escape, pamper and indulge . . .
We all love watching that movie on a big screen with a bucket of popcorn. In the dark of course, with silence that will deafen you. However, the only place that you can get that peace you need to watch a movie is at the cinema. The thing with cinemas is that you are not alone in there. And just like public transport, you have to compromise and try not to annoy other people. Now read on to find out what other people consider as annoying. If by chance, you do any of the following, we advise that you stop with those habits. Saving Seats This is common in every cinema, no matter which continent you are in. Probably you have a movie date and your date does not make it in time. It is fine when you save a seat for them. Well, it only makes sense that you sit together right. If they are two well, okay we will take it. But when they are more than 3 seats saved now that is annoying. They all can’t be late or have gone to buy popcorn. If that is your habit, the only place you are safe from verbal abuse is home or you can just watch movies on the best online magazine rather than being comfortable. Getting Drunk Wait! This is a total no, no. If you come to the movies why are you even drinking alcohol? If you think of drinking, it better be water, juice or anything without alcohol. If you have decided to get drunk there are beer halls. Not everyone appreciates the smell of alcohol. It is more like smoking in the cinema. Totally unacceptable for more tips visit Can you Bath First? Body odors are different, but they have to be different good, not bad. Going to the cinema is different from walking into your lounge and watching a movie. There are people around you, strangers that will sit next to you. So why not take a proper bath and then go, no one wants to feel suffocated in the cinema. The list is endless but we feel that these are rather essentials that are not acceptable in the cinema. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
After raising R1,5 million towards the Lusito School last year, the Lusito Land Festival is back and is looking forward to surpassing last year’s figures, says Neomia Contente, spokesperson for the Lusito Association. “80 children benefitted from the funds raised from last year’s Lusito Land Festival. It costs the Lusito School R5 500 per learner per month, and we were able to subsidise each learner at the Lusito School by at least 75%, with some having their entire fees covered, alleviating the financial burden from parents during hard times. The Lusito Land Festival is our biggest source of funding,” Contente says. Lusito Land Festival is the largest Portuguese festival outside of Portugal and is considered the hottest cultural jamboree with fun for the whole family. Starting off over the Easter weekend, the Lusito Land festival will kick into gear on April 20th and conclude on April, 28 2019; namely over the two weekends. Hosted by the Lusito Association, a non-profit organisation, this ultimate annual cultural experience is about more than just having fun in the sun. The event features Portuguese folk dancing, community artists and top South African acts, as well as mouth-watering food, as means of raising funds for the Lusito School, which teaches differently abled children. “The school has been around since 1979. Currently we have 80 learners, who all require a learning environment tailored to their specific needs. The school was founded by Portuguese parents who saw a need for a school for children that are differently abled within the community. All the funds raised at the Lusito Land festival go directly towards assisting children that are differently abled. Equipping each learner as best possible for their passage through life,” continues Contente. The Lusito Land Festival will be situated at 25 Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South. The easy-to-access venue is a safe and central location with loads of secure parking, clean . . .