FROM THE CORNER OFFICE – A WORD FROM THE MD
Spring is coming and it’s good to be alive … And it’s especially good if you’re on a winning side! Congrats to all the Olympic sportsmen and women, and Team SA in particular, who thrilled us and made us proud in Rio!
NH The Lord Charles has it’s own share of winning to celebrate this month. I am thrilled to announce that our candidate chef for the 2016 Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, Gizelle Els, won second prize in the Best Candidate Chef of the Year category. Well done, Gizelle; we are so proud of you!
To top that, NH The Lord Charles has been voted the number one hotel in Somerset West for four months straight on TripAdvisor! This is of course thanks to our NH ambassadors – guests who show their appreciation by sharing their positive experiences with us on social media networks. Thank you for your continued support!
Finally, we previously reported that NH The Lord Charles was nominated for several prestigious tourism awards voted for by the public. Voting for the Lilizela Tourism Awards, Sanlam Top Destinations and World Luxury Hotel Awards have all closed now and we are eagerly awaiting the results. Watch this space for news!
NH THE LORD CHARLES HOTEL CANDIDATE CHEF SCOOPS 2ND PRIZE
We are thrilled to announce that NH The Lord Charles’s Gizelle Els was named runner-up in the Best Candidate Chef category of the 2016 Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge at a glittering gala dinner at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town, on 29 July 2016.
A celebration of fine cuisine and wine, the annual competition brings the food, wine and hospitality industries together to support and showcase exceptional young local talent. After a series of workshops, where candidates enjoyed the opportunity to learn directly from experts, candidates were set the challenge of creating a gourmet three-course set dinner menu incorporating food and wine/spirit from the competition sponsors and partners.
Well done, Gizelle! You have done us proud and we will follow your career with great interest!
CAPE BUSINESS CONNECT MEGA EVENT
NH The Lord Charles was abuzz with the sight and sound of business people doing business and building networks during Cape Business Connect’s Mega Connect event on 21 July 2016.
Cape Business Connect provides a resource and networking platform for business people from diverse sectors to connect, exchange ideas, and build business relationships. The very popular annual Mega Connect is the main event on the CBC’s calendar, and this year’s event was expanded to a full-day programme, including an expo, conference, networking lunch and evening cocktail social with well-known business personalities.
For more information, visit http://www.capebusinessconnect.co.za/ or https://www.facebook.com/CapeBusinessConnectHelderberg/.
LORD CHARLES HOSTS OLYMPIANS
NH The Lord Charles hosted the Indonesian Olympic weightlifting team from 9 to 28 July, for their final preparations before departing for Rio 2016.
The team, who won silver medals in two events at this year’s Games, has a special connection to the Helderberg. Their coach, Avanaash Pandoo, resides in Somerset West and formerly coached the South African national weightlifting team as well!
[CAPTION] From left to right: NH The Lord Charles MD, Daniel Mendez, and Front Office Manager, Corné Serfontein, with the Indonesian Olympic weightlifting team.
FAMILY SPRING BREAK PROMO
Grab the family and hop on a train, plane or automobile for a rejuvenating spring breakaway in the Cape Winelands. Take advantage of NH The Lord Charles’s Family Spring Break promotion and experience our trademark hospitality, superb service, luxurious style and excellent guest amenities for only R697.50 per person sharing – including breakfast, a child discount* and more!
*Ts&Cs apply. Offer valid until 31 October 2016.BOOK NOW
SA RESTAURANT WEEK
Join us at La Vigna restaurant for the annual SA Restaurant Week from 20 to 30 October, when we’ll be celebrating the flavours of spring with over 150 of the top restaurants in the country! Bookings for this very popular event open on 30 September.
For more information or to reserve your table, visit http://www.restaurantweek.co.za/lang/en.
LA VIGNA SPRING MENU
In keeping with our chefs’ philosophy of using only the freshest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, our fine-dining La Vigna restaurant will soon be launching a new à la carte menu, bursting with the crisp colours and fresh flavours of spring! Watch this space for more info …MENU AVAILABLE SOON
SUNDAY LUNCH @ GARDEN TERRACE RESTAURANTS
Opening out onto a sunlit terrace, with the grace and relaxed comfort of an airy dining room, the Garden Terrace is a favourite eatery of hotel guests and local visitors alike. Already legendary for serving the ‘Best Breakfast in the Helderberg’, the restaurant also serves a Sunday Lunch Buffet that has discerning diners coming back for more!
Sit inside, overlooking the open-plan kitchen area – where you can see the passion and energy of the chef and his team as they work at live action stations – or outside on the private patio.
To reserve your table, contact Denise Reddell on +27 21 855 1040 or email email@example.com.
WINE AND DINE EVENING
Once a month, our fine-dining La Vigna Restaurant becomes the setting for a master class in the fine art of food and wine pairing, as Executive Chef Jean-Pierre de la Motte and a top Cape winemaker partner to create 5-course perfection.
Friday, 30 September: Ormonde Wines – Situated near the small West Coast town of Darling, the vineyards of Ormonde Private Cellar are blessed with cool, moist breezes off the Atlantic Ocean and deep, rich soils. The unique character and quality of the Ormonde wine range is symbolised by the bloupypie flower, one of 600 species of Cape fynbos that thrives in the Darling wine region, turning it into a floral as well as vinicultural delight in spring.
R365 pp, including a 5-course dinner, featured wines and after-dinner coffee. NH The Lord Charles Executive Club members receive a 10% discount.
For bookings, contact Denise Reddell on +27 21 855 1040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Full Calendar
Congrats to our two July winners of a ‘Best Breakfast in the Helderberg’ and Sunday Lunch for two – we look forward to seeing you at the Garden Terrace soon!
NH The Lord Charles Executive Club members’ draw: Dr PD Williams (Platinum Member).
Newsletter competition: Leigh-Anne Wence. The answer to the competition question was: St Andrew’s Bar.
This month’s competition:
Like us on Facebook by 15 September 2016 and stand a chance to win a Scrumptious Sunday Lunch Buffet & Carvery for two!
AROUND THE NH WORLD – International offers and news
New Opening Promo
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