Food & Wine Love Affair at The President Hotel

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Valentine’s Day at The President Hotel

Lookin’ to impress someone? The President Hotel in Seapoint has it all going on this Valentine’s Day. Think alfresco cinema and salty sea breezes, think delicious food and sublime wine, think cosy snuggles with cocktails around the infinity pool watching the golden sunset…then hurry up and make your booking for a food and wine love affair on 14 February.

The President Hotel invites you and your loved one to spend an evening with them this Valentine’s Day. Spoil the object of your desire with a gourmet sunset picnic and the screening of “Love Actually” in an open- air silent cinema under a ceiling of stars, while the Atlantic Ocean view melts your heart. Tickets are R425 per person and includes the movie ticket, headphones for the show and a gourmet picnic basket.

Doors opens at 18:30 and the romantic movie starts at 20:00.

Tickets are limited and booking is essential.

For more information or to book your loveseat, you can email or call +27 (21) 434 8111.

For those less amorously inclined the President Hotel is also a must-visit venue for a grand gourmet adventure. Looking spiffy after its recent makeover, the hotel offers a unique food and wine experience.

Executive Chef Craig Paterson is passionate about serving serious cuisine paired masterfully with superb local wines, presented by genius sommelier Job Jovo. The spectacular meal my family and I were treated to last year, spoiled absolutely rotten by chef Craig and the lovely Job, remains one of the highlights in my dining experiences. I can remember every single element and dish as clearly as if I had it yesterday, and I simply can’t wait to return for a repeat of this gastronomic joy.

Chef Craig is in my opinion one of the tops chefs now cooking in Cape Town. He does exquisite plating, stunning the diner with his delicate use of texture and colour, subtlety and nuance. The plates set before you really look like the ones in the photographs below, and taste even better.

His dish of mussels with Asian flavours remains the single best seafood dish I have had in years. Top ingredients get creative and respectful treatment in his kitchen, with tight and clever menu compositions meaning you can’t go wrong with any choices. Combined with Job Jovo’s extensive knowledge of the perfect wines to pair with Craig’s cooking, a dinner á deux at The President simply slays on all levels.

Want ‘Yes’ for answer? Start with a prelude of chef Craig’s cooking and proceed from there. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Click on this link to read the full menu served at The Islands restaurant.

Chef Craig Patterson’s Sensational Summer Menu at The President Hotel  

There’s a wine bar with a staggering choice of winning wines from local regional estates, making The President first choice for serious wine lovers, too. Linger outside at the alfresco Wine Bar watching the last rays of the sun dip into the Atlantic before heading inside for your fabulous dinner in the cool and airy dining room. Memories are made of this!

Stay up to date with the regular specials and exciting events at The President Hotel! Follow them on instagram @ThePresidentCT Twitter @the presidentct and Facebook @PresidentHotelCapeTown

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Infinity pool, The President Hotel
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Celebrating life with food, wine, friends & happiness! Writer, cook and blogger. Author of four cookbooks. Passionately South African, proudly Capetonian.