The Munro Hotel in Houghton celebrates a classically traditional Valentines with private piano recital and gourmet menu.
The nation’s concert pianist extraordinaire, Wessel van Wyk, will present an exclusive private concert featuring some of world’s most loved romantic music ever composed.
Highlights of the programme include a Chopin lovers’ delight, with
Polonaise Op.40, No. 1
Prelude Op.28. no.7
Grande Valse Brillante Op.18, no.1
Nocturne in C sharp minor
Etude Op. 10, no. 12
Other featured composers and their favourites are
Romance Op.5, Tschaikofsky
Asturias from “Cantos de Espana” – Albeniz
Menuet in A – Boccherini
Menuet Op. 14, no.1 – Paderewski
Notturno Op. 54, No.4 – Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op. 65, No.6 – Grieg
The Man I love – Gershwin
and the thrilling Ritual Fire Dance by De Falla
(Wessel seen performing that here De Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance:
It’s black tie for the most romantic celebration of the year at the city’s most romantic and awarded venue.
Gastronomic delights paired with fine music include a sumptuous 5-course banquet menu, with choices, by the master executive chefs of The Munro, Dimitre and Komnia Minkova (previously of Novotela Hotel in Athens and legendary Michelangelo in Sandton).
With the most spectacular view over Johannesburg as the backdrop, guests begin with Arrival Liquid Canapés on the Pool Terrace: Bloody Mary Oyster Shots
Then starters include a choice of Flashed Falklands Calamari & Corn Salsa Supreme, or a Crispy Goats’ Cheese Basil Grissini & Pear Mousse Salad.
A Gin and Cucumber Sorbet prepare the palette for delicate rarity of Karoo Lamb Fillet with Artichokes, Thyme jus and a Medley of organic vegetables and Hazelnut Puree.
For vegetarian delights a Porcini Ravioli with Burnt Butter & Sage sauce.
Divine decadent dessert of Vanilla Yoghurt Panacotta with Raspberry-Pomegranate Jelly
The Valentine’s extravaganza promises exceptional cuisine served with grace and style; one of the nation’s finest concert musicians, amidst the elegance and five-star beauty of The Munro Hotel, all put together flawlessly by Joburg Pop-Up Soirees, Chet Diepraam and The Munro’s Mark Kaplan.
[GARD] Only for Valentines Weekend: The Munro Hotel will also be offering special rates for VIP packages for Friday and Saturday evenings, with an Overnight Stay Valentines Discount of 10% off their normal rates, including a complimentary bottle of French champagne. Like the dinner tickets, suites are limited, so early booking is advised.
Date: Saturday 14 February 2015
The Munro Boutique Hotel, 63 St Patrick Drive, Houghton
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Dress: Strictly Formal/Black Tie/Glamorous
Cost: R950 per person (all inclusive of full menu, entertainment, arrival cocktails, gratuities and gifts).