Celebrate the New Year with Lakeside Lodge & Spa

Carla van der Merwe, 11 November 2015

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, situated close to Sedgefield in the Garden Route, invites you to join them for one of two unforgettable musical New Year’s events. Patrons have a choice between either a New Year’s Eve Night at the Opera or New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch celebration.

Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Kelly-Anne Pietersen is renowned for her French-inspired cooking and dishes with rich tastes and subtle nuances. Kelly-Anne trained with some of the finest chefs in the most prestigious kitchens in South Africa and this knowledge is reflected in her meticulously designed menus.

Kelly-Anne started out working with the former executive chef of the Cape Grace Hotel and then at Ellerman House. She then joined Sofia’s Restaurant at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate and thereafter extended her range of culinary skills at Bertus Basson’s award-winning Overture Restaurant. Awards include a second place in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Jeunes Chef Competition and also in the Tastic Chef Competition.

The New Year’s Eve A Night at the Opera event commences with a glass of wine and canapes on arrival. Patrons are offered a choice between two starters, mains and desserts, and the menu includes braised pork neck, beetroot risotto and pickled cabbage as well as chicken parmigiana, carrot puree, garlic emulsion and mushrooms. The delectable menu will be accompanied by live classical music to enhance the overall dining experience. Students from the Cape Town-based, South African College of Music's Opera School will perform various well-loved arias and other classics between courses. The evening culminates in a celebratory glass of bubbly at midnight to reign in the New Year.

The New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch on the Lake event includes an indulgent five-course gourmet brunch menu made with top quality ingredients. Sit back and enjoy mellow jazz from Sugar & Spice, the Gentle Jazz Band,  a 4 piece band consisting of vocals, keys, electric bass and drums. Their speciality is sophisticated, gentle, easy-listening jazz and their repertoire covers many of  the jazz standards as well as some latin jazz.

Reserve your seat at R680 per person by calling Lakeside Lodge & Spa on 044 343 1844 or visit shop.benguelacove.co.za to book online.