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Exciting news about our Restaurant!

We are excited to share our news with you!

Owner/chefs of the Avontuur Estate Restaurant Melanie Paltoglou and Zunia Boucher-Myers have been nominated by Margaret Hirsch in the Women in Business Achiever Cape Regional Competition!!

Here is a little bit of info on these two ladies; 

Both Melanie and Zunia are originally from Johannesburg.

Melanie is a qualified midwife and owned a bustling restaurant in Observatory for seven years. She has been responsible for the opening Straightway Head Hotel and Willowbrook Lodge, managed the Burgundy in Hermanus, was executive chef at Erinvale golf club and sous chef at Erinvale hotel, and  is hands on with front of house, cheffing and training and mentoring of the staff at Avontuur.

Zunia is a fine artist and photographer with a passion for people and desserts! She has worked as the pastry chef at the Peninsula Bay hotel as well as the pastry chef at Erinvale golf course and hotel, managed the Rose Terrace at Vergelegen and worked as a chef in the film industry catering for 300 people a day in Namibia.
Her passion for people and information sees her sourcing the best speakers for the Business Breakfast Club which runs monthly and has been running for twelve years. Her love for photography is self evident in the images that are on social media and their website.

Our chefs journey began in 1999 when they met and became friends and soon after started working together. Melanie as the executive chef at Erinvale golf club and later Zunia as the pastry chef.

Not long after, the late Tony Taberer approached Melanie to come and look at Avontuur to see if it was possible to create a restaurant on the estate.

And as they say in the movies, the rest is history.

With a 20K loan from Melanie’s Mother the two started out with a skeleton staff and a great deal of grit and determination.

With dedicated staff, some of whom have been with them from day one and a loyal patronage they will celebrate fifteen years of partnership in  November, with many happy memories, some tears and many friends forged along the way!

We hope you will join them at the Margaret Hirsch Gala dinner to celebrate. 🙂

 
Zunia Boucher-Myers and Melanie Paltoglou, finalists in the Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Achiever Cape Regional Competition.
 
The Margaret Hirsch Women in Business Gala Dinner acknowledges and honours the top women entrepreneurs, taking place at Century City Conference Centre on 7 April 2017. For bookings please contact Taryn – tarynt@hirschs.co.za

Restaurant Hours in Autumn

Autumn has arrived with it’s golden sunsets and shorter days. Our hours have adjusted accordingly.

Breakfast and lunch seven days a week and dinner on a

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until further notice.

Call us to book your table by the fire side or on the terrace 021 855 4296

‘Embracing your uniqueness – being a platypus in a world full of ducks’; our Business Club topic this April 2017

From the time we are born, we are being put into boxes of expected behaviour. The boxes encompass our whole being and almost everything we do, from the way we dress to the way we wear our hair. It is cultural, based on our sex, based on our age, based on our religion, based on who knows what else. Boxes inside boxes upon boxes, all filled with ways in which we should think and be and act.
But what would happen if you could give yourself the space to live your life, and to be who you actually are? Not this construct of other people’s thoughts, this poor shrivelled thing, cowering inside a tower of boxes, shrinking yourself to fit others’ expectations and ideas of who and what you should be, think, say and do?

BIO:
Melanie Britz is the author of the self-help memoir Dive in: Unlocking happiness and miracles by exploring the hidden parts of us and the universe we live in. This wide-ranging conversation with her 20-year old self is all about a journey in emotional mastery, understanding the world and her purpose in it better and moving into a boxless space of self-love and self-acceptance. It is filled with lessons, wisdom and practical tools that has a wide application for us all.
An ex-journalist and newspaper newseditor, Melanie is currently working as a property strategist with leading Somerset West estate agency, Harcourts Platinum, by day. During non-office hours though, her calling and nature as a writer/spiritual storyteller emerges.

Her website www.showinguptoday.com is a platform for people to share their wisdom and lessons with their own younger selves and she recently published Fabulous 365, a collection of affirmations, reflections and inspirations to make 2017 our best year yet.

Twitter: @realestategirl4 and @divein_book
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Speaker: Melanie Britz
Date: 12.4.2017
Investment: R150
RSVP: 021 855 4296

Creativity in all aspects of your buisness, our Business Club theme this March

How to cultivate a creative mindset to grow all aspects of your business .
We often think of creativity only in relation to what we perceive as the “Creative Arts”. In other words, we think that being creative is only for people who pursue creative careers such as authors, artists, actors or musicians.

This is not true. We are all creative, simply by virtue of being human. And embracing your creativity will enhance your quality of life and make you a better businessperson.
Approaching challenges within your business in creative ways can be hugely helpful in getting a different perspective and being able to overcome challenges. In this presentation, Liesl van der Hoven will share her own story of how she realised she had to approach ALL aspects of her business with a creative mindset. She will also equip you with tools that you will be able to use to get your creative juices flowing in any area of your business and life.

Liesl van der Hoven has made it her mission to create toys and decor that are beautiful to look at, stimulating to creative young minds and safe and robust enough for children to play with. Her products are sold and shipped all over the world from her online shop called Fairy Caravan.
Every single Fairy Caravan product starts off as one of Liesl’s hand-drawn illustrations on paper. Her illustrations are then printed on fabric and turned into three-dimensional toys and dolls – characters that can become ‘real’ for children. Liesl also writes stories about each character she creates. She believes that these stories help children to form an emotional connection with the characters.
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Liesl has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Stellenbosch University and has also studied Graphic Design and completed several courses in children’s book illustration.
She firmly believes that all humans are creative and that we need to nurture this quality – especially in children – as we need creativity to navigate the ever-changing world we live in.

Speaker: Liesl V d Hoven
Date: 8.3.2017
Investment: R150
EFT payments preferred

Banking Details:
Openhand Catering C.C
Absa Bank
Acc no: 405 739 7779
Branch code: 632005
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Diarise the 8.2.2017 for our first Business Breakfast Club of 2017 at Avontuur. 

‘What is ‘The Blockchain’ and what it means to you as an entrepreneur’

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterised by a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. These developments will inevitably result in a lot of automation and job losses. James aims to educate people on new technologies such as Bitcoin and Blockchain and to help them understand what they can do to prepare for these changes that will be affecting us all.

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James’ passion for education and technology has led him and his team to start Leaderless – a disruptive education platform aimed at putting the power back into the hands of South Africans. James is the Chief Disruptor at Leaderless and his greatest goal and biggest concern is to ensure that there is a balance between the digital world and the environment we live in.

Date: 8.2.2017
Investment: R150
Time: 08h30 -10h30
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296
(E.F.T Payments details follow)

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BANKING DETAILS:
Please EFT paymets to:
Openhand Catering C.C
Absa Bank
Acc no: 4057397779
Branch code: 632005
Please send deposit slip details to : 021 855 4600 with your details.

Two festive desserts to wow your guests from Avontuur Restaurant!

Your friends at Avontuur Estate Restaurant would like to wish you a happy and joy filled holiday season.

To add to the festive spirit we would love to share two of our most popular dessert recipes with you. Our ever popular white chocolate panacotta with a mixed berry and bay leaf compote and our ultimate meringues. Two flop proof recipes to enjoy with your loved ones throughout the year!

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives. -Oscar Wilde

Find recipes here:
https://avontuurestaterestaurant.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/keeping-it-sweet-two-delectable-dessert-recipes-to-wow-your-guests-this-christmas/

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Creamy, dreamy and certainly decadent, our white chocolate panacotta is one of those staples you  should have in your entertaining repertoire. Serve it with a fruit coulis or as we have done , a mixed berry and bay leaf compote. You will be so glad  you tried it (and so will your family!)

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Nothing says summer, quite like a feather light, melt in the mouth meringue. Serve it with lemon curd and cream or just a huge blob of ice cream and strawberries. It’s a win win for everyone!

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Deutsche Gäste lieben Avontuur.

Hier ist eine Bewertung von zwei Gästen auf TRIPADVISOR:

Wir sind bereits das 5. Mal in Südafrika und immer wieder gern hier gewesen. Schon der Weg, der auf das Weingut führt, ist eine Augenweide, rechts und links flankiert von weißen Rosenbüschen. Gepflegte Pferde grasen hinter weißen Weidezäunen und vom Restaurant hat man einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die reizvolle Umgebung. Jedes Mal essen wir hier unser Lieblingsgericht: Geröstete Ente mit Orangensoße… sowas von lecker! Man bekommt 2 knusprige Entenkeulen, sorgsam garniert (inkl. Pommes) und zahlt am Ende pro Gericht etwa 10-15 € (QR=nach Gewicht). Hmmm.

Wir sind sieben Tage die Woche geöffnet, und wir servieren Abendessen 
jeden Mittwoch bis Samstag.
Wir freuen uns auf Sie bei Avontuur.
Reservieren Sie Ihren Tisch auf 021 855 4296

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Instagram South Africa comes to Avontuur for an Instawalk!

We were blessed with awesome weather on our first Instawalk in partnership with Instagram South Africa on the 30.10.2016

Bloggers, photographers, foodies, and all other interesting people were invited to join us on a gentle walk around the estate.

We started off in true Avontuur style with bubbles on the patio and once everyone had arrived we made our way down to the paddocks where we were hoping to see some of the babies!

Pop over to our blog post for all the beautiful pictures!!

https://wordpress.com/posts/avontuurestaterestaurant.wordpress.com

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Blogging for Business- 10 things you can do RIGHT NOW to leverage your website.

Blogging for Business – 10 Things you can do Right Now to leverage your website as a marketing tool.
It will be a practical talk (do this, click here, install this etc.) with the reasoning and my experience as to how and WHY it works.

Cindy Page; Professional blogger and content marketing consultant at Word of Mouth Cape Town.
Cindi says, ” I launched Word of Mouth Cape Town because I believe the best form of advertising is still one person sharing their experience with another. Not too long ago we called that “word of mouth” and it happened around the braai or in a real face to face context. Now-a-days we still share things by word of mouth, but it happens via online platforms. And if a business wants to be able to take advantage of modern day word of mouth advertising they have to invest on their online presence and give their audience something to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. That’s where the value of content and your business blog comes into play.”

What is content marketing?
In a nutshell, content marketing is about utilising the internet’s most valuable commodity to promote your business, namely: information. The more information your provide about your business online, the more credibility you gain with any prospects you may be interested in what you have to offer. And best way to get the information about your concern out there is by having a website with an effective blog providing valuable content and integrating that with the relevant social media platforms to reach as many people as possible.
Does your business have a website with an active blog? Can it improve? Is it giving you exposure? Is it bringing you potential business?
Using your blog as a content marketing strategy is the answer to achieving results in all of the above. Want to find out how to get started?
Join me at Avontuur’s November Breakfast Club where I will be giving away practical tips on how you can get more exposure for your business by leveraging your existing website.
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Date: 09.11.2016
Time: 08h30
RSVP: 021 855 4296
Investment: R150

(bring a male guest and only pay for one seat!)

Banking details:
Openhand Cateing C.C
Absa Bank
Acc no: 4057397779
Branch code: 632005

Insta Meet at Avontuur Restaurant in partnership with Instagram South Africa!

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We are so excited to invite you to our first Instagram meet up in partnership with Instagram South Africa. On the 30.10.2016 at 09h00. We will start off on the patio overlooking the paddocks and then take a short walk around the farm. There is much to see, horses, baby horses (!) Table Mountain on a clear day, vines, green paddocks and the Helderberg forming a backdrop behind us. We will end off back on the patio for some light refreshments. RSVP on 021 855 4296.We will also be selecting some winning images from the day with vouchers and prizes sponsored by Avontuur Estate Restaurant (Bring a hat, comfy shoes and some sunblock. For the wine drinkers we have an awesome wine tasting centre if they would like to do some wine tasting after or stay for lunch.)

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