Come join us on our adventure to the roaring 20’s at the Capital Hotel School in Pretoria.
Capital Hotel School events
We were invited by the PR agency Craving Novity to attend an event hosted by Capital Hotel School, an event set up solely by second-year students for one of their practical assignments. For the assignment the students have to manage everything, from choosing a theme, setting up the area, and creating a menu, to managing all finances and also working with a charity of their choice. Tonight’s charity was Wetnose (an animal rescue centre). So all in all, it is a great learning assignment for the students, but also an event to raise awareness as well as doing our part for the charity.
The event’s theme was Great Gatsby, so we had to get out the old tux, or bowtie and suspenders for me, and an elegant black dress for my partner in crime. We were met with welcoming drinks and let into the hall decorated to chase you back to the 20’s.
We were properly welcomed by Ronel Bezuidenhout that delivered a speech detailing what the evening was about and the effort that goes into such an event. She gave the rest of the evening over to the students to take care of their guests, by announcing each dish, the chef who created it, as well as the wine that they paired with each dish.
Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub
We started off with a Smoked Salmon Trout Bruschetta, Red Onion Marmalade and Mature Brie Amuse Bouche.
We can assure you, this Amuse Bouche sure was amusing.
Our starter was fit for a king and could feed the kingdom. Creamy Chicken Phyllo cup with a Whole Grain Mustard Dressing.
Obviously, we need to cleanse our palettes with a sorbet before the main meal, and so we did with a Rooibos Jelly, Lemo Sorbet and Ginger Crisp.
Perfect. Now we are ready for that sought after main. A Deconstructed Beef Wellington. Mmmmmm, one of my favourite dishes.
Now, no night can be complete without a decadent dessert, and tonight’s dessert was no different. A Sacher Torte, a chocolate cake for our laymen out there, and chocolatey it was.
Making new Friends
One of the great things about attending foodie events like this is that we get to meet so many new people. Not just new, but also people we have been stalking for ages on social media. People like, The Food Musketeer, Boozy Foodie, the people that invited us to the events and the people that manage the charity.
This is obviously what food is about, bringing people together, and tonight was no different. So big shout out to Capital Hotel School for hosting all of us for this major successful event.
Capital Hotel School gets Two Tasty Tummies’ stamp of approval.