21 Oct We went to view the jacarandas, and we saw flames
For the best view of the Joburg Jacarranda’s, pop on over to the Four Seasons hotel, not only do they have incredible views but they’ve got some magnificent cocktails and canapes on offer too.
Beat the haze of sun-baked days by cooling off with the refreshingly new limited “4 All Seasons: Spring Edition” Gin, at Flames Restaurant. Distilled and bottled solely for Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff by Ol’ Jimmy’s Microbrewery and Nano-distillery, this unique Gin quietly seduces with its infusion of butterfly blue pea flower, lime blossom, and jasmine. As tonic is added, the vivid blue spirit melts into violet – the perfect celebration of the purple blaze that transforms the city as Jacaranda trees burst into bloom. I’ve tasted this cocktail and it really is as refreshingly delicious as it sounds.
If you think The Four Seasons is only for the rich and famous, think again, below are their latest two offerings and they’re pretty affordable.
Jacaranda Aperitivo Afternoons
From R275 per person, Flames invites guests to sample the signature G&T or one of the four bespoke cocktails crafted by local mixologists – Molecular Bars. Round off the experience with a choice of two canapés or sharing plates. Indulge in the skillfully devised menu by Chef Keith Frisley, which includes baked purple figs with Brie cheese and hazelnuts; and salmon tataki, avocado, and coriander pesto served with crudité, to name few. The Jacaranda Aperitivo Afternoon will be running from Friday 4 October until Sunday 8 December 2019 between 15:00 and 18:00 at Flames Restaurant.
Friday Jacaranda Lunch
For a gastronomical experience, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff welcomes patrons to the Friday Jacaranda Lunch, served between 11h00 and 15h00. At R595 per person, Flames presents a buffet of seasonal cold appetizers followed by a-la-carte main course and a selection of desserts from our master pastry chefs. With drinks packages offered to large groups, the Friday Jacaranda Lunch is the ideal choice for an end-of-the-year celebration that will not be forgotten. The Jacaranda Lunch will be running every Friday until 6 December 2019.
For those not wanting to take part in the two Jacaranda specials, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff encourages guests to visit Pre-View bar or Après Spa, where Chef Daniel Payne has specially prepared a tempting array of dishes and cocktails to complement the season.
Celebrate the change of season at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff. Indulge in a Jacaranda Gin cocktail overlooking the purple canopy of the city and start the slow unwind to the Festive Season, in style.
Reservations for both options are highly recommended, guests are invited to make bookings through www.flamesrestaurant.co.za/bookings/ or by calling (011) 481 6000.