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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is now a proud supporter of Feedie, the fundraising platform of the Lunchbox Fund!

So when you visit any of our outlets we welcome you to snap away and share food photos. With Feedie, sharing your food photo, shares actual food with children who need it.

When you share a photo of your meal with Feedie, they provide a real meal for the children who need it.

Download the app and start sharing food when you visit us! Together we can make the difference.

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All Stars Raise R270 000 in 2014 Col’Cacchio Chef series


In 2009 I was invited to take part in the Col’cacchio Celebrity chef series in that year my contribution was a white anchovy pizza with roasted red peppers. In 2014 I was invited back with my Mrs Periwinkle pizza which was based on a memories of a  seafood pizza my mother brought back from Knysna when i was a youngster.

Col’Cacchio celebrity series raised R270000 for the Children’s hospital trust. It was an honour to be a part of this worthy cause.   All Stars raise R270 000 in 2014 Celebrity Chef Series




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‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ Thursday night 11 September 2014 City Hall, Cape Town

Asparagus salad

Asparagus salad

With seven sets of menus, seven wine pairings, 21 chefs, seven sommeliers add in a couple of egos and you have the most spectacular event. Chef’s who share raised R2.5 million from ticket sales, experiences and some amazing art works. The brief was simple: canapés on arrival, cold fish starter, soup course, meat main, chocolate for dessert. Each group of three chefs collaborated in different ways, each group did what inspired them with no rules. On our table the emphasis was around sharing this created more interaction with dishes placed in the center of table.
Salted beef, sauerkraut and emmental, rye sandwich )
Mushroom tartlets with crème fraiche
Duck liver parfait, cumin crisp, and plum bon bon
Lamb gougère, roast beetroot, 4year Gonedsa Boerenkaas
Tarte, avocado, tomato, mozzarella buffalo, olive truffle tapenade
Terrine fresh goat cheese, celeriac, salted lemon, honey nuts
Starter – from land and sea
As the plated element marron and sour fig dressing with dune spinach
crispy fried monkfish cheeks, monkfish liver and cheek terrine, smoked trout, with, dusky kob ceviche, spring vegetable salad, abalimi bezekaya salad
Klein Constantia Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2013 by Pascal Jolivet

Soup – quail in the cress
Quail praline in a watercress soup
Blackwater Exemption 60 Bourboulenc 2014

Main -‘ a little of everything beef’
Plated – slow cooked beef rib eye, braised shot-rib with blackened aubergine puree
On the table spring salad, spring vegetables, roasted sweet breads with hazelnuts, oxtail parcels, sausage, smoked beef cheek, tongue with a raisin and caper dressing, seared warm Wagyū ‘Pan biltong’
Radford Dale Gravity 2006

Chocolate wonderland
Pre-Dessert: Amarula Milk punch
Plated: Toasted Coconib parfait, twisted Guanaja ganache, vanilla set crème brulee, chocolate Geleé,
On the table: Choc egg to share with espresso choc crumble, mini after eight macaroons, blackberry and citrus pate de fruit, mini apple tarts
Vondeling Sweet Caroline 2011

Chefs worked in unfamiliar territory with seven makeshift kitchens in a tent behind city hall, logistics and organising is was tough work as no two chefs were using the same crockery for anything. So imagine clearing at the end of the night.
The chef pairings for the ‘Chefs who Share‘ dinner :

1. George Jardine, Gerd Kastenmeier , PJ Vadas
2. Marthinus Ferreira, Christo Pretorius, Alfred Miller
3. Christiaan Campbell, Chantel Dartnall, Andreas Mayer
4. Rudi Liebenberg, Michelle Theron, Christoph Geschwendtner
5. Malika van Reenen, Chris Erasmus, Bernhard Reiser
6. Jackie Cameron, Jürgen Schneider, Christian Grainer
7. Darren Badenhorst, Franck Dangereux, Anton Schmaus
Sommeliers for the night were Gregory Mutambe, Germain Lehodey, Higgo Jacobs, Carl Habel, Susanne Schneider, Isabella Immenkamp and Pearl Oliver
The amazing part of an event like this is the art of giving and sharing. Chefs, sommeliers, artists all offer their time, talent for free! Without them this event would never been able to take place. Wines are sponsored, produce sponsored, glasses sponsored, art pieces (from artists like Jean Doyle, Lionel Smit, Richard Scott)
All the proceeds of the Gala Dinner and Auction go to Make a Difference (MAD) Charity, South African branch of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
During the evening sponsorships of R1000 each were sold at the tables for Veggie Boxes, which will go to charities providing nutritious meals.
Thank you to the unsung heroes in the back Gavin Ferreira, Tarryn Thomas, Kelly Veldhuis and the guys from ten of cups clearing at 2:00 in the morning.
Lastly thank you to Florian Gast and Barbara Lenhard from Opulent Living for making this happen.


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Chef’s who share 2014

The one event that can not be missed, after last years success it is back on the 11th  September, 2014.

Take note that this is an unbelievable event imagine:

7 different menus

14 award winning chefs from South Africa

7 Internationally acclaimed chefs from Europe

7 top Sommeliers

The chefs team up in trios to create individual menus for groups of only 36 people each! The proceeds of the ticket sales and the art auction go to two established charities who support underprivileged children: MAD Charity – Make a Difference and the Laureus Sport for Good
Venue: City Hall Cape Town / South Africa
Tickets: R 3 000 per person; tables of 12 available; enquiries at
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Last year I was teamed up with Christiaan Campbell from Delaire Graff and we had the most fantastic evening, even if I was in a moon boot. Below is the menu we served, many of our dishes were based on sharing and passing food around.

Corn taco with cured beef
Green asparagus bun, Gruyère mayonnaise
Crisp fried BBQ Pork and sticky rice
Pickled beetroot and labneh

Home Made Artisan Bread

Beef short rib and mushroom broth
beef cheeks, sweetbreads, cauliflower parmesan cream, pickled mushrooms, charred corn

Sharing Fish
Fennel crusted smoked trout, fresh oysters, marron terrine, Saldanha Black Mussels, White mussel sausages, Cured Farmed kabeljou, white asparagus, pickled vegetables
Abalimi Bezekhaya salad

Farmer Angus Lamb ….a little bit of everything served with vegetables from Eric, Steve & Jerry.

The things you never see
From a bowl, a spatula, a tray, a piping bag……




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