{ Colonial African Lunch }

It is always such a treat to host international guests and share with them the pure beauty that we have in the Western Cape. Today we take a look back at a luncheon which took place at Webersburg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch where we created a Colonial African look for a group of Australian guests.

 

The setting could not have been more perfect, freeform Bedouin tents were setup alongside the Weberburg dam with the Helderberg mountain range as a backdrop. The brief was simple, give guests a truly memorable African experience. Guests were warmly welcomed by staff wearing khaki uniforms and authentic pith helmets which set the scene for their Colonial African day.

 

Venue Shots

 

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Local Proteas, ostrich eggs, rustic lamps, and a mixture of tin, glass and ceramic vases were used as the table décor creating a textured look.  We wanted to create a classic and elegant Colonial African style without being ‘kitsch’ and too literal in the décor elements, so we decided to bring in a natural zebra print napkin to subtly add to the African look.By using an eclectic mix of our decorative elements and making each table individual and unique we were able to achieve this.

 

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African Elements

 

Guests enjoyed a sunny afternoon indulging in locally inspired foods. Bobotie springrolls and mini boerewors rolls were just a couple of the canapes served, followed by a butternut soup accompanied with traditional roosterkoek, with mains being a slow cooked lamb spit braai.

 

It was a thoroughly enjoyable Colonial African experience for all, so much so, that a guest decided to go home with one of our antique elephant ornaments as a souvenir. Thanks to urbantonic for getting us involved in this amazing day.

 

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