Delicious Autumn Cocktail

Pomegranate Julep

Live in each season as it passes: Breathe the air, drink the drink and taste the fruit.

INGREDIENTS

2 sprigs of fresh mint, plus extra for garnish

2 sugar cubes

60ml Pomegranate Liqueur

60ml Kentucky Bourbon

Fresh Pomegranate

Lime

METHOD

In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint and sugar with liqueur and bourbon. Shake ingredients vigorously over ice and strain into a  glass over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, Pomegranate, lime wedge and serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: www.sheknows.com

Mother’s Day Events JHB 2018

Mother’s Day Events Johannesburg 2018

Mother’s Day is on Sunday the 13th of May, just in case you forgot. And if you did, no worries, we’ve listed a bunch of places and things to do for your mother this weekend.

oneNINEone (Rosebank)

Spend the day celebrating your mom with a gourmet Mother’s Day brunch buffet. The day will begin with a glass of MCC on arrival followed by an oyster station; a selection of breakfast favourites; an egg station; a prawn station; a taco station; and a hot selection offering. End off the feast with a visit to the flapjack and dessert counter.

Cost: R650
info: troy.botha@hyatt.com or 081 877 6981

Flames Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel (Westcliff)

Few spots in the city boast a panoramic view that beats the Four Seasons Hotel at The Westcliff. For a special brunch, Flames restaurant will serve up a lavish start to your Sunday. Or – for an unforgettable lunch of cured wagyu beef, butter-poached langoustine and more – opt for the hotel’s signature View Restaurant for a four-course treat.

Cost: R795 – R950
info: 011 481 6000

 

AtholPlace Restaurant (Atholl)

The boutique villa has just conceptualized a six-course feast fit for queens that includes an amuse bouche, cured salmon, wild mushrooms in pecorino and garlic, dry-aged rump with raspberry pureé, pan-fried linefish, and macaroon with basil ice cream and a yoghurt emulsion. If mama likes it fancy, indulge her in this royal treatment.

Cost: R650
info: 011 615 4303

 

Mother’s Day Concert (Joburg Zoo)

Something different for Mom and the whole family, a day of musical performances, animal tours and luscious lawns. There’s even a kiddies play area for those parents who’d like to lay back and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Cost: TBA
info: 011 646 2000

 

Mother’s Day Makeup Workshop (Rosebank Rooftop Market)

Nadine Hocter will be doing talks on the following topics: Eyebrow shaping – 15 min Contouring – 20 min Applying eye makeup – 20 min Skincare – what to use and when – 20 min

You can drop in throughout the day and pick up tips on how to do your makeup like a pro!

Cost: Free
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852639811433881/

 

Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch (Fairway Hotel)

Although the day is all about the Moms, there will be some fun for the children including a jumping castle, face painter and babysitters.

Want to stay- over for the weekend? Book on these amazing Accommodation specials during 11 – 14 May 2018:30% off all room types and they have also created an amazing Mother’s Spa Package valid for the entire month of May. R 1 000 per person will get you: Paraffin pedicure, 90 min facial and hot chocolate.

Cost: R 425
Info: 011 478 8000

 

Mother’s Day Opera & High Tea (1 Fox Street JHB)

The Gauteng Opera performance starts at 1pm and all market food stalls will be open on the day.

P.S. They are working on a special big screen display for Mom on the day, so please email RSVP “GOING’ and send a pic of your mom.

Cost: TBC
Info: info@1fox.co.za

 

 

 

Source: eatout.co.za  |  vibescout.com

Chuckles, Giggles and Lols

Chuckles, Giggles and Lols

The home of premium Township comedy. Ghetto laughs has been bringing you nothing but quality laughs for the past 5 years. At the majestic Soweto Theatre, every last Thursday of the Month some of the South Africa’s funniest comics gather to bring you chuckles, giggles and lols. Come witness some of the greatest comedy talent in the continent.

GHETTO LAUGHS Comedy Show, happens every last Thursday of the month in partnership with Soweto Theatre.

For more info

Cell: 0737911071 (Tshepo)

Email: ghettolaughs@flipnflap.co.za

#GhettoLaughsComedy

 

 

 

 

 

Source: sowetotheatre.com

Recipe: PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE FONDANT CAKES

PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE  FONDANT CAKES

Your sweet tooth is going to Love you for this one…Its chocolate adventure time.

Makes four

 

INGREDIENTS

• 200g dark chocolate, chopped

• 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped

• 2 eggs

• 2 egg yolks

• 1/2 cup superfine sugar

• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

• 8 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

• Cocoa powder, for destining

Special equipment:

4 x 1-cup baking molds

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 205C.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over a pot of hot water over low heat and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Place the eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Add the chocolate mixture and flour and whisk until well combined.
  4. Spoon two-thirds of the mixture into 4 (1-cup) well-greased baking molds. Spoon 2 tablespoons peanut butter into the center of each mold and spoon the remaining chocolate mixture over. Place the molds on a baking sheet and bake for 16–18 minutes or until puffed. Gently turn out the cakes immediately and dust with cocoa powder to serve.

Serve these immediately to ensure they have a lovely, molten center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: epicurious.com

Back To The City Festival

Back To The City Festival

There’s no question about what to get upto this Freedom day. @backtothecityfestival is back at the Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Featuring artists representing the pinnacle of artistic expression from South Africa and abroad, this unique annual youth event has grown into the largest public display of both commercial and underground Hip Hop in Africa, presenting a day of live music, street art, break-dancing, art installation, skateboarding, film, street fashion, gaming, speakers and panel discussions.

From the daytime events to the nightly performances, this is one time that the inner city comes alive with true freedom of expression providing a destination for hip hop fans, artists and industry related individuals to converge and celebrate the experience today’s youth culture.

The day begins with an educational Hip Hop Summit offering an exchange of knowledge from industry gurus working within the media, advertising and music business arenas.

The aim of these workshops was to effectively empower the artist with as much knowledge to enable her/him to efficiently administrate their career and brand growth. Back To The City Festival wants  to utilise the culture as a tool to encourage critical thinking, social change and unity while empowering communities through media, arts, education and independent initiatives.

Topics such as Publishing, Distribution, Recording, Independent versus Mainstream, Funding, and Entrepreneurship are openly discussed allowing audience members a chance to actively engage speakers, facilitating access to resources as well as empowering the youth with valuable knowledge.

Live performances and DJs entertain throughout the day while graffiti artists utilise the surrounding street walls as their canvasses, creating colourful masterpieces in the city. The Second stage is reserved for competitions for rappers, beatmakers, dancers, and alternative Hip Hop performances.
The 3rd stage is strictly for the live bands.

 

 

 

 

Source: backtothecityfestival.com