Issued by FIVESTAR PR On behalf of THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA
On Friday 27 June 2014, award-winning Executive Chef Kevin Joseph from The Oyster Boxin KwaZulu-Natal will return to sister property The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa for one night only, to cook up a storm for Cape Town residents and hotel guests. This year his four-course Indian feast will be accompanied by a fine selection of wines from Stellekaya, a privately-owned boutique winery situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, and served in the breathtaking seaside setting of The Twelve Apostles’ fine dining restaurant Azure.
Prior to joining The Oyster Box 10 years ago, Kevin Joseph accumulated a wealth of hands-on experience at leading hotels around the world, including the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and Claridge’s Hotel and Tamarind Restaurant in London. He also spent time in various other hotels within the Red Carnation Hotel Collection in the UK and South Africa. Chef Joseph describes his cooking style as 'classic with a twist of modern' and says he believes in fresh, locally sourced ingredients and generous portions! He is the current chairman of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) branch and was recently awarded a prestigious Blazon by the Chaîne.
Kevin Joseph’s dishes will be paired with wines from Stellekaya. The winery produces a collection of red wines that typify the Stellenbosch terroir, with all grapes sourced from its farm and surrounding producers in the region.
The special evening takes off with Masala seared tuna loin, saffron butter poached langoustine, chilli infused avocado puree and peanut and coriander dressing. A vegetarian variation of the dish features Tikka scented paneer and turmeric potato cake, also served with chilli infused avocado puree and peanut and coriander dressing. These mouth-watering starters will be matched with Stellekaya’s Cape Cross 2009.
Chef Joseph follows this with a vegetarian second course - Coconut, potato and spinach soup with crispy fried green banana, pudina leaves and caraway crouton. The exotic flavours of the dish are set to be further enhanced by Stellekaya’s Pinot Noir 2012. Chilled falooda panna cotta is then served as a sorbet, before proceedings move on to the main course - Savoury Indian spice rubbed confit of duck, presented with tandoori mango and cauliflower puree, Aloo Baingan (baked potato and aubergine), carrot and zucchini lattice, saffron and almond cream. Vegetarian guests meanwhile may enjoy Fried masala spiced risotto in lieu of the duck. The flavour explosion will be supported by Stellekaya’s Merlot 2008.
The evening finishes with a sweet flourish, thanks to a dessert of Gulab Jamun (fried dumplings), with mildly sweetened yoghurt sprinkled with toasted pistachios, zesty mango salsa and Chai tea ice cream. This final course is served with Stellekaya Grappa as a digestive.
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About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s - most scenic route. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Providing a convenient complimentary shuttle service, guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay, 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, and within easy reach of many vineyards within the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are also available to offer an exhilarating experience flying over the spectacular peninsula.
Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Cape Town hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings. Surrounded by nature only, the hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range within the Table Mountain National Park. The interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance.
Guests are spoilt with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the 70bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.
The hotel boasts two swimming pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spa; Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill, and the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge; a 16-seater private cinema; and meeting, events & wedding facilities for up to 90 guests.
About Red Carnation Hotels
Red Carnation Hotels is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of the Red Carnation Collection, please go to www.redcarnationhotels.com