Easter Sunday at Cassia Restaurant


Start your Easter Sunday with a delicious breakfast buffet at Cassia Restaurant, Nitida Wine Farm, situated in the beautiful Durbanville Wine Valley. The breakfast will be commence from 09:00 to 11:30am and includes fruit salads, mini Danishes, hot cross buns, scrambled eggs, beef sausages, tomato Provencal & many more. Kids can look forward to an Easter egg hunt around the dam commencing at 10:30. The cost for the buffet is R150pp for adults and R60pp for children under 12years, which includes the egg hunt. Come and enjoy a fun-filled, eggs-tra special outing for the whole family.

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For more information contact Cassia restaurant on 021 976 0640 or email info@cassiarestaurant.co.za.


Date: Sunday, 20 April 2014
Time: 09:00 – 11:30am
Venue: Cassia Restaurant
Nitida Wine Farm
Tyger Valley Road
Cost: R150pp & R60pp (Children under 12).

Food and Wine pairing with Nitida & Bistro 1800

On Friday, 25 April 2014, the illustrious Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Bistro 1800 Restaurant will be hosting the first of a series of six food and wine pairing evenings to run through the coming autumn and winter months. Multi-award winning Nitida Wines will debut the culinary festivities, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy their vintage varietals paired with exotic compositions of gastronomic delight.

Nitida winemaker Brendan Butler will spearhead the four-course pairing with Bistro 1800 Sommelier, Ardiel Norodien, and Head Chef, Bevan Webb.

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DATE:                   Friday, 25 April 2014
TIME:                    7pm to 10pm
VENUE:                Bistro 180 Restaurant, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, 47 Main   Road, Green Point

Bookings in advance are essential at a cost of R320 per person. For reservations contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email info@18hundreddegrees.co.za.

Reburn and Friends at Nitida

The Indie rock band, Reburn, will be revisiting the stage at Nitida Wine Farm on the 13th April 2014, for their much-anticipated return after a six month in-studio sabbatical whilst working on their new album Majestic. The performance will be accompanied by Simon Attwell from Freshlyground, comedian Brendan Murray and the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band for an interesting mix of entertainment.

Kicking off at 5pm Reburn and City Soirée will be hosting the one-night-only evening at Tables@Nitida’s natural amphitheatre at a cost of R155 per person. Burgers, beers, boerie rolls, and wraps will be available for guest purchase, as well as, of course, Nitida’s multi-award winning wines.


For ticket purchases go to http://www.citysoiree.co.za/events/a-majestic-evening-with-reburn-and-friends/. Limited tickets available

To find out more about menu options at Tables@Nitida contact 021 975 9357 or email info@tablesatnitida.co.za.

For more information on Reburn contact Marius van der Westhuizen on 076 755 7499 or email marius@reburn.co.za. Alternatively check out www.reburn.co.za or catch them on Facebook.

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Aqua4Life joins forces with BrandVan & Red Carpet Concepts

Aqua4Life, the official distributors of LifeStraw® in RSA, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Transkei and Swaziland, has recently joined forces with BrandVan and Red Carpet Concepts, to oversee the implementation, distribution and awareness of the product’s humanitarian and retail availability.

LifeStraw® is an international water filtration range of products from Verstergaard Frandsen, a Swiss-based company committed to improving the health of vulnerable people.

This chemical free, multi-award winning, micro-filtration system instantly converts contaminated water into safe drinking water, removing up to 99.99999% of bacteria, protozoan cysts and turbidity from the water (Internationally and SABS tested).

The product range is being made available to the South African retail market in the forms of LifeStraw® Personal (filters up to 1000litres), LifeStraw® Go (filters up to 1000litres) and LifeStraw® Home unit (filters up to 4500litres). Each product offers environmentally friendly, cost and energy saving solutions. Upon purchase of any LifeStraw® product, Vestergaard contributes clean water for a child in Africa for the period of one year through their humanitarian Social Responsibility program.

Aqua4Life, a South African based PTY Company has also partnered with various other service providers including Rotary Int. (Clean Water & Sanitation), University of Johannesburg (Water & Health Research), Human Moments and supplies humanitarian products (filtering up to 100,000litres) to Southern African Governments, GIZ, US Aid, Red Cross, WHO as well as partnering with Corporate SA via CSI funding initiatives to implement clean water solutions to those who most need it.

Brand and Portfolio Managers, BrandVan, will be executing the retail division of Aqua4Life, and Red Carpet Concepts will run the PR, social media, advertising and special events component, alongside BrandVan, to ensure swift, smooth and sustainable communications on behalf of Aqua4Life.

To find out more about LifeStraw products, go to www.aqua4life.net or www.lifestraw-sa.co.za , check out their Facebook page or connect on Twitter.

Equinox Spa: April Specials

Equinox Spa from the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa is introducing mid-week savings for the month of April.

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Stay abreast with the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa’s Facebook page for more details.

Cellarbake@Nitida mixes up a culinary delight

Taste buds stood testimony to decadence as SA’s first-ever bake and wine pairing festival -Cellerbake@Nitida -launched its culinary wings at Nitida Wine Farm in Durbanville wine valley on Sunday, 23 March 2014.

“After months of preparation and planning, finally seeing our vision come to fruition was incredibly fulfilling. We are thrilled Cellarbake@Nitida was received so well by all who were in search of something satisfyingly new and we look forward to its growth and development as an annual festival” exclaim Nitida owners and founders of Cellarbake, Peta and Bernhard Veller.

Top artisanal bakers gathered from around the Cape to showcase their signature dishes paired perfectly by culinary connoisseur and Cellarbake Wine Consultant Michael Olivier, with Nitida and Môreson wines. “Cellarbake was a totally unique experience for me and I hope the first of many. Very exciting matching bakes to the wines of Nitida and Môreson. The turnout of people just shows there is a huge interest in baking,” says renowned culinary connoisseur and Cellarbake Wine Consultant, Michael Olivier.

Amalgamations of original bold, rich flavours were prevalent, present in the Porcini Macaroons by Top Nosh which Michael married with the Nitida Calligraphy 2012, Coronata Integration 2012 was interestingly accompanied by The Ginger Girl Bakery’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies and more traditional offerings such as Whipped Patisserie’s Baked Cheesecake was available with the Nitida Sauvignon Blanc 2013.

Adding bubbles to the mix The Smiling Oven’s Traditional Baked Milk Tart was offered with Miss Molly Bubbly NV, Bacon of the Month Club did a Choc Chip Bacon Cookie balanced beautifully with the Miss Molly Petit Rosé Bubbly NV and Miss Muffet’s delectable Rosewater Red Velvet Cupcake with Ganache and Chocolate Fudge Frosting was coupled with Nitida Matriarch in Red 2012.

“Cellarbake was incredible! So unique and for a food and wine lover like myself, I was like a kid in a candy store! The pairings were particularly fun, especially with amazing wines from Nitida and my favourite rose bubbly, miss molly” says actress, model and athlete, Vanessa Haywood.

With an upbeat ambiance set by musicians Ricky Nass and Chris Rain a bride-to-be frolicked around in her KLûK CGDT gown personifying the whimsical wedding theme so beautifully sewn through the venue by Authentic Planning and Attica. The event also catered magically for children with the kid’s kitchen run by Julie’s Cake Studio and the students from the Silwood School of Cookery.

Cassia Restaurant and The Tea Merchant organized a fabulous high-tea, with an exquisite mix of delicacies including savoury scones with Shiraz poached pear and gorgonzola, brioche with Strawberries and Chocolate Truffles, and Tuille cones with Modjaji ganache and so much more, all accompanied by a mix of refreshing and aromatic teas to slice through all the sweetness of the day.

Cellarbake@Nitida is set to run as an annual Cape Town festival, and those who missed out this time round can look forward to their slice of the cake next year.




Bistro 1800 Burning Bills

The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Bistro 1800 Restaurant fires things up with two hot new promotions, offering complimentary meals and spa & accommodation packages for lucky patrons each month through till the end of winter 2014.

Bistro 1800’s renowned Singing Chef, Bevan Webb, will be upping the ante every Friday and Saturday, as he randomly selects one table each night whose full restaurant bill will be burnt at the table warranting a 100% discount.


Guests also have a chance at winning a romantic night’s stay and spa treatments for two each month at the Cape Royale Hotel and Spa. Sundays through Thursdays R350.00 spend at the restaurant qualifies guests automatic entry; winners will be announced monthly via email, Facebook and Twitter.

To make your reservation contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email info@18hundreddegrees.co.za.


High Tea at Cassia

Fancy a high tea in the winelands? Cassia cuts off the crust with its culinary accompaniment to the bake and wine pairing festival, Cellarbake@Nitida, taking place on the 23 March, 2014.

A delectable spread of delicious truffles, tarts, cakes, éclairs, macaroons and more will be accompanied by a fine selection of fruit infused teas by The Tea Merchant. This special High Tea experience is available to the public at R150.00 per head.

Guests are welcomed to an option of two seatings, 11am to 2pm or 3pm to 6pm, all the time one needs to fill up on the finest.


To book your seats for this appetizing occasion contact info@cassiarestaurant.co.za. Limited seats available; bookings essential.

Nitida Cellars is situated on the Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550

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dermalogica Hydration Pamper party

Dermalogica on Wembley is hosting a hydration pamper party this Thursday 27, February, 2014.

Event includes: face mapping, an interactive skin treatment session & complimentary dermalogica prescribed sample packs whilst enjoying delicious canapés, sushi, bubbly & beverages, dessert & herbal teas. Guests can look forward to an EXCLUSIVE DEAL on the night!

Cost is R100 per person, and redeemable against product purchases of R550 or more.
Spaces are limited. For bookings contact melissa@redcarpetpr.co.za or call 021 437 1868.

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For more information on dermalogica on Wembley, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dermalogica-on-Wembley/161643140555351 and follow them on Twitter: @DermonWembley.


Microzone FoxBox Party

Love your skin &  treat your nails this February as dermalogica on Wembley & FoxBox host a Microzone FoxBox party on Thursday, 20 February 2014. Each guest will receive a 30 minute dermalogica Microzone facial, which includes a face mapping. Guests will also receive a 30 minute Vinylux manicure from FoxBox. FoxBox is a pop-up nail-bar service specifically designed for women on the move. The Vinylux manicure is a long-lasting, durable nail polish and lasts up to 10 days! Guests can look forward to gourmet canapés, sushi, bubbly from Nitida Wine Farm, delicious teas & decadent dessert.

Microzone FoxBox Party_20 Feb 2014The cost is R250 per person. R200 is redeemable against the product purchase of R700. For bookings contact Melissa at melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za or on 021 437 1868. Spaces are limited thus bookings are essential.


Event: Microzone FoxBox Party
Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Cost: R250 per person (R200 redeemable against the product purchase of R700)

  • 30 Minute dermalogica Microzone facial per guest including face mapping
  • 30 Minute Vinylux manicure with FoxBox
  • Complementary dermalogica prescription samples
  • Gourmet Catering (Canapé Style)
  • Gourmet Sushi Platters
  • Bubbly from Nitida Wine Farm
  • Dessert canapés & various herbal teas

Bookings: melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za or on 021 437 1868

For more information on dermalogica on Wembley, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dermalogica-on-Wembley/161643140555351 and follow them on Twitter: @DermonWembley. For more information on FoxBox, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheFoxBoxSa and follow them on Twitter: @TheFoxBoxSA.