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Travel & Dining Destinations to Impress Your Valentine! #TravelJoziStyle #DineJoziStyle

If you need some inspiration to impress your valentine this Valentine’s Day, we have you covered with dinner, dancing, traveling and spas. Everything that we love at JoziStyle will make your valentine fall in love with you!

 

Arbour Café’s Valentine’s Menu
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Are you looking for Johannesburg’s best kept secret? Then why not celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Evening under the fairy lights in Arbour Café’s courtyard. Arbour, situated in the heart of Birdhaven, Illovo is creating your ideal Parisian romance with great food and champagne in their breathe taking setting. There are various set menu’s which include food suitable for vegetarians to duck lovers, as well as those gluten free, various sides, a palate cleaner, and dessert topped with the prestigious and delicious Veuve Clicquot!

So what you can expect to eat is:

For Starters: Baked brie with pecan nuts & cranberry chili or Flambéed chorizo, mozzarella, roast rosa tomatoes, onions & basil galette (gluten free) or Smoked salmon & dill crème fraïche phyllo cups

Palate Cleanser: Blissful berry

For Mains:
Chicken fillets with a light creamy white wine, sundried tomatoes, spinach & feta sauce
Crispy duck confit with a 5-spice cherry sauce
250g Aged ribeye steak with herbed béarnaise
Pasta shells with roasted rosa tomato sauce, olives, capers & parmesan (v)

Sides with the mains: Roasted sweet potatoes with chilli ginger & honey, green beans; broccoli tossed in lemon butter; and roasted butternut and beetroot.

For Dessert: Salted caramel & apple crêpe with vanilla ice cream or star anise cinnamon crème brûlée or hot chocolate lava pot with vanilla ice cream.

Costs include:
Option1:
2 x 4 course meals
2 x glasses of Veuve
R995 for 2

Option 2:
2 x 4 course meals
2 x glasses of Veuve Rose
R1090 for 2

Option 3:
2 x 4 course meals
1 x bottle of Veuve
R1395 for 2

Option 4:
2 x 4 course meals
1 x bottle of Veuve Rose
R1550 for 2

Please note that the evening is subject to bookings only. To book and secure your seat, kindly contact them on: info@arbourcafe.co.za or 011 788-4111.

 

AtholPlace Hotel & Villa  Valentine’s Menu
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Refined dining at Athol Place exceeds expectations. Athol Place is a five-star boutique hotel in Sandton whose restaurant deserves to be on your ‘to dine’ list because they offer refined dining that is unpretentious, accessible, and, most importantly, delicious. I especially appreciate their focus on freshness, flavour, and yet there is still a creative flourish of the unexpected that will pique even the most jaded of foodies.

Amuse Bouche: Pea Panna Cotta – Basil Cake

Tempura of Soft-Shell Crab with Saffron Risotto – Trout Roe

Sous-Vide Baby Carrot with Almond & Carrot Soil – Paprika Foam – Zucchini

Duck Breast Prosciutto with Compressed Apple – Black Pepper Short- bread – Labneh

Braised Beef Cheek with Sweet Potato – Parmesan – Burnt Onion

Edible Art: Candy Floss – Rum Jelly – Gold

 

Brahman Hills & Spa Valentine’s Menu
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Situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a destination of choice for weddings, conferences and idyllic country escapes. It offers both hotel and self-catering accommodation and its extensive facilities include a restaurant, coffee bar, cellar and underground bar, as well as a variety of eventing venues. Nestled amongst rolling hills as far as the eye can see, yet just a stone’s throw away from the N3 Highway, Brahman Hills is easily accessible and central to the famous Midlands Meander, and its Spa has the perfect balance of luxury and African earthiness.

Take advantage of the Cupid’s Stay-Over package for R4 560 per couple sharing a hotel room or at R6 160 per couple sharing a one bedroom cottage in the Blue Crane Nature Reserve – valid for the romantic month of February (1-28 February 2019) only. Includes two nights’ accommodation in hotel room, including breakfast; welcome glass of bubbles on arrival; two full body treatments valued at R1 050; Bubbles, chocolate treats and romantic set up in room; one romantic three – course dinner for two in the cellar Restaurant – 89 on Copper (excludes beverages).

While at the Spa (open from 8:00 – 18:00 – seven days a week) you can indulge in:

· the Pamper Me Day package which includes detox juice and fresh fruit skewers (on arrival); four fabulous Spa treatments – a body scrub, a mineral bath, a back of body relaxing massage, and a choice of a pedicure or a head massage or a foot and calf massage and a two-course lunch with glass of bubbles in the Brahman Café. R1 360 per person, available from 1 February – 31 March 2019.

· the Couple’s Pamper Stay-Over package which includes two nights accommodation in hotel room, including breakfast; detox fresh juice and snack on arriving at the Spa for treatment; four Spa treatments: body scrub, mineral bath, back of body relaxing massage and a choice of pedicure or head massage or foot and calf massage, plus one picnic basket and bottles of bubbles per couple. R4 996 per couple sharing in a hotel room, also available from 1 February – 31 March 2019.

To book Tel: +27 (0)33 266 6965 / Email: spa@brahmanhills.co.za
For more information visit www.brahmanhills.co.za.

 

Calexico’s Valentine’s Day Menu
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Valentine’s Day usually signifies couples exclusively, bubbly, hearts and chocolates. So Calexico thought they would celebrate Valentine’s Day with a twist! This year Calexico, situated at the trendy 44 Stanley Avenue will be celebrating ‘Single’s Appreciation Evening with a Salsa Dancing Workshop!’ The evening will be filled with great food, drinks and followed by Salsa Dancing.

For starters, you can either choose a hot artichoke & jalapeno dip with tortilla chips (vegetarian) or grilled vegetables, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and feta salad.

For the main courses they have 3 choices all served with a side dish: chipotle rotisserie chicken or Mexican style fish cakes with smashed avocado & Pico de Gallo or jalapeno & lime exotic mushroom skewers (vegan).

To top off the evening, dessert can either be drunk in the form of a glass of strawberry bubbly or more traditional with chocolate brownies served with delicious halva ice-cream.

Then they are clearing the tables and Katz Dance Productions (www.ksdance.co.za) will be leading the evening with a dance workshop. This will be followed by lots of dance, fun and laughter no doubt!

All this for only R295 per person. So let’s gather friends, family, colleagues and even your ex, besides it’s a day of love, who knows what could happen!

note that bookings apply. Kindly email info@calexico.co.za to pre-book your table by the 13th February 2019. If you not wanting to have the set menu and just want to enjoy the vibe, you welcome to do so as well. To book either way please call us at: 011 482 5791.

 

Sky Villa Boutique Hotel Valentine’s Day Menu
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time for you to start planning an extra special way to celebrate.

The 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel of the Cape Summer Collection in Plettenberg Bay, with its uninterrupted 360-degree view of the Keurbooms River, Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma and Langkloof Mountains, is the place to be on Valentine’s Day -Thursday 14 February, 2019 – from 6 pm – 9 pm.

A delicious four-course Valentine’s Dinner menu has been designed to delight you and your special someone. Mouthwatering dishes include a choice of soups – a creamy Butternut soup with Orange or a Plum Tomato and Basil soup; scrumptious starters with a choice of Seared Salmon Trout, baked Camembert Parcel or a classic Waldorf salad, followed by the impressive main course with a choice of Seared Norwegian Salmon, Chicken Breast Roulade, Lamb Shank or Vegetable Strudel, and then decadent Dessert Trio – Tiramisu, Turkish delight and Cointreau and espresso Crème Brule and finally the ‘Grand Finale’ a local cheese board – Brie, Camembert, blue, cheddar, mozzarella, crackers and preserves, brings the delicious dinner to an end.

Music throughout the evening will be provided by the popular Singer / Songwriter from Cape Town Ryan Kidwell. As the co-founder and front man of the rock reggae band The Little Kings, Ryan knows a thing or two about pleasing a crowd. Performing all of his original songs as well as collaborating with friends and fellow musicians, Ryan is a captivating act not to be missed.

R995 per couple – for the four-course dinner, plus a welcome glass of Boschendal MCC, and live music provided by Ryan Kidwell. As seating is limited booking is essential, and a deposit is required.

Reservation contact details: Tel: +27 87 550 2967 / 082 767 3393 / Email: info@skyvilla.co.za
www.capesummervillas.co.za.

 

Social Kitchen & Bar Valentine’s Day Menu
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What could be better than spending Valentine’s evening with your beloved, eating hand-crafted food inspired by one of the greatest romantic playwrights of all time?

Not much, according to Chef Beatrix Thornhill, Head Chef of Social Kitchen & Bar, who has made the experience hard to trump with a four-course menu designed with as much love for its ingredients, as Shakespeare had for his muse, Juliette.

“Shakespeare In Love is the theme for this year’s Valentine’s feast and our dishes have all been inspired by passion and desire. Expect flavours that inspire romance like pomegranate, wild mushroom and black cherries,” says Chef Beatrix.

So, tarry not fair Joburg – tis the season of love and Social Kitchen & Bar is the place to celebrate. Tickets are available on Webtickets for R599pp which includes a 750ml bottle of Italian bubbles, a four-course meal to share and live music.

Social Kitchen & Bar is one of Joburg’s best places to share conversation and handcrafted food. Located in the heart of Hyde Park Corner, inside the Exclusive Books Store, the restaurant boasts a view to dine for, and some of the tastiest book-inspired cocktails in the city.

Valentines Day Menu
Tapas – 1st course
(The Tempest)
Carrot and Sesame Fritter with Cashew Nut Dipping
Deconstructive Avo Ritz
Wild Mushroom Choux Puff
Parma Ham and Melon with Pomegranate dressing
Asparagus with Paprika Hollandaise

Cold and Warm Plate – 2nd Course
(As you like it)
Isreali Cous Cous Salad-Green Olives, Peppadew, Josperized Sweet Corn, Tempura Artichoke Hearts, Heirloom Tomatoes, Seared and Smoked Salmon

Josper Plate – 3rd Course
(Two Gentlemen of Verona)
Grilled Seabass served with Edamame Risotto with a Vanilla and Lemon Cream
AND
Springbok Wellington with, Rosemary Baby greens, Baby Roasted Balsamic Beets and Black Cherry Jus

Dessert – 4th Course
(All’s well that ends well)
Chocolate and Red Velvet Delight
(Chocolate Delice,Red Velvet Crumbs,Red Velvet Macaroon, Strawberry Salad, Vanilla Tuile)

Visit www.socialkitchenandbar.co.za.

 

Tin Goose Restaurant Valentine’s Day Menu
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Conveniently situated just 3km away from OR Tambo International Airport, you will find the Tin Goose Restaurant nestled at the Aviator Hotel. The restaurant has recently been renovated and in line with keeping with the Aviator themed hotel, it was aptly named the Tin Goose.

The Tin Goose Restaurant offers a wide variety of dining experiences, catering for romantic dinners for two, business events, and even hosting private and corporate functions and events. All events and functions are fully customisable.

VALENTINE’S DAY SET DINNER MENU

STARTER OPTIONS
Bacon and banana bites
Salmon carpaccio in a bed of rocket
Peri -peri chicken wings

SALAD OPTIONS
Roasted beetroot, orange salad in bed of rocket topped with crumbled feta and walnuts
Tin goose salad
Greek style chicken pasta salad

MAINS OPTIONS
Apricot stuffed chicken breast accompanied by creamy white wine sauce
Smothered grilled fillet steak topped with blue cheese sauce
Grilled marinated pork ribs
ALL mains served with seasonal veggies and choice of chips or baked potato

DESSERT OPTIONS
Seasonal fruit flan
Chocolate covered strawberry cup cakes
Seasonal fruit skewers
Vanilla ice cream topped with mixed berry compote

R275 PER PERSON – includes a complimentary glass of house wine.

Visit www.tingoose.co.za.

 

Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa Valentine’s Day Menu
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One of the most unusual 5-star hotels in the country (it once was an old power station) is situated on Thesen Islands in Knysna. Accommodation comprises luxury hotel rooms, standard rooms, a honeymoon suite and one Water Club self-catering apartment. It is also home to the Island Café Restaurant with tables overlooking the canals and the cosy Gastro Pub; while the Turbine Water Club offers many options for water-based activities. And for the ultimate in pampering, The Turbine Spa offers a wide full range of body and beauty treatments.

Valentine’s Day Dinner in the elegant Island Café Restaurant at 7pm – R275 per person (includes welcome drink per person, a gift and a Lucky Draw (per couple) – Lucky Draw prizes: 2 x Spa vouchers / Island Café voucher / Water Club Sunset Cruise). The Valentine’s Dinner menu: Amuse Bouche – Oyster with apple mignotte; Starter – Classic niçoise salad accompanied by dill, mustard dressing; followed by a Pallet cleanser – Strawberry sorbet; the main course – grilled beef fillet served with dauphinoise, market vegetables and red wine jus; and then indulge in Dessert – dark chocolate mousse set on macadamia nut brownie accompanied by tropical fruit salsa.

Booking is essential. For bookings call reservations on 044 302 5746 or email to reservations@turbinehotel.co.za.

Visit www.turbinehotel.co.za.

 

Walkersons Hotel & Spa Valentine’s Day Menu
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The exclusive 5-star, 27-room boutique hotel near Dullstroom located on 800 hectares of peaceful countryside. Its delicious cuisine has long been one of Walkersons’ biggest attractions – The Flying Scotsman and Terrace restaurants cater for both fine dining and light meals for guests and day visitors – along with the unspoilt scenery and fly-fishing in Dullstroom’s famous trout dams. The hotel is ideal for an exclusive weekend break and the perfect venue for a wedding or business conference.

Non-resident guests are welcome to indulge in the romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner on either Thursday 14 or Saturday 16 February, 2019. R410 per person – includes a complimentary glass of bubbles with dinner.

Valentine’s Day dinner (R410 per person), in the Flying Scotsman Restaurant, prepared by the skilled kitchen team includes: a palate-pleasing Beetroot and Apple Gazpacho with horseradish cream; a mouth-watering choice of starters : a duo of Trout Tar-Tar with cherry tomato concass and pickled cucumber or the Butternut and gorgonzola Bon-bon with honey-mustard dressing and micro herb salad; a choice of four delectable mains: Rose petal and Rosemary crusted rack of Lamb served on crushed potatoes napped with dark chocolate-lamb jus, or Grilled Duck Breast with cranberry and green peppercorn glaze nested on herbed polenta squares accompanied by vegetables of the day, or the Stuffed Rainbow Trout with Mediterranean style risotto splashed with green Goddess oil, or – for Vegetarians, the delicious Vegetable Tart layered with baby marrow, grilled peppers, onion and mushrooms, topped by puff pastry and trio of cheese served with sauce vierge; the grand finalé dessert is Sweet Heart gelato and sorbet treat dipped in chocolate served with fresh fruit, or a selection of hard and soft cheeses served with preserves and crackers.

A 35% discount on a one- night stay (Thursday 14 Feb 2019), in either Lakeside or Luxury room on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis. Includes a complimentary glass of bubbles with dinner, and a romantic turndown in room. (Valid only for Thursday 14 February 2019)

AND a 30% discount on a two-night stay (Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2019) at either Lakeside or Luxury room Dinner, Bed and Breakfast . Includes a complimentary glass of bubbles with dinner (the Valentine’s Day Dinner menu) on Saturday night and romantic turndown on one of the nights during your stay. Non-resident guests are welcome to indulge in the romantic Valentine’s Dinner on either Thursday 14 or Saturday 16 February, 2019 – R410 per person – includes a complimentary glass of bubbles with dinner. Booking is essential.

Tel: +27 (0)13 253 7000 | Cell: +27 (0)82 807 7507 | E-mail: reservations@walkersons.co.za.

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