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March 10, 2014

Grand White Dinner in Cape Town: My Tsogo Sun Picnic Experience

It is isn’t everyday a girl gets to feast on a decadent Tsogo Sun picnic basket so when I was offered the opportunity to have this luxurious item sponsored for my meal at the Grand White Dinner in Cape Town on Saturday 1 March, 2014, I jumped at it with relish!

Fazielah Williams and friends feasted on a divine Tsogo Sun picnic basket at the Grand White Dinner Cape Town, set against the beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain on Saturday 1 March, 2014.

The Grand White Dinner, held at the Jan van Riebeek High School Sportsground in Tamboerskloof with its breath-taking view of Table Mountain, was the first mysterious dinner to be hosted in Cape Town and attracted more than 2000 curious guests.

Diners were only notified of the picnic location via text message three hours before and were required to be dressed in white with a touch of green to symbolise our support of being eco-friendly. Revellers were treated to a white wonderland of entertainment, featuring magicians, stilt walkers, fire eaters and live bands and the release of white birds.

Collecting our treasure trove of treats from the impressive Southern Sun Cape Sun, Tsogo Sun’s hotel in the City Centre, my partner Charmaine van der Merwe and I were delighted by the luxuries that awaited us.

From the exquisite dark wood woven basket to the comfy black monogrammed blankets and the divine bottles of Moet et Chandon champagne, Chenin Blanc and Glenwood Merlot; and the uber delicious gourmet treats, including rocket pesto grilled vegetarian and Tandoori chicken with feta, sweet chilli sauce and watercress sarmies, bacon and feta quiches and a cheese platter, a  dessert box of macaroons and brownies with a jar of strawberries and cream and more, Tsogo Sun ensured we were thoroughly well-fed.

It was the perfect accompaniment to an unusual event and we were the envy of all of our fellow diners!

Here are a few images of our Tsogo Sun picnic at the Grand White Dinner:

The Tsogo Sun picnic basket included tasty treats like quiches and a great bottle of Glenwood Merlot.

Charmaine van der Merwe fell in love with this delicious bottle of Moet en Chandon champagne, sponsored by Tsogo Sun.

The Tsogo Sun picnic basket included something for everyone, including these mouth-watering grilled veggie and Tandoori Chicken sarmies.

Dessert, courtesy of Tsogo Sun, included macaroons, brownies, strawberries, cream and chocolate sauce... divine!

The Tsogo Sun picnic basket, which often forms part of the hotel group’s special events menu, like Valentine’s Day or festive season offerings, is a must-do! Get all of the yummy details at www.tsogosun.com

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