On Saturday the 18th May, the forum | turbine hall was delighted to host The JCTA (Johannesburg City Tourism Association) who had arranged a week end to promote the Johannesburg inner-city and specifically the upcoming Jozi City Tourism Festival to the media.
The Turbine Hall team hosted 80 guests which included 60 media on Saturday evening between the turbines, sponsoring a “Power of Gold” sit down dinner.
On arrival guests enjoyed some bubbly with gold sparkles and a delicious amuse bouche, crispy brochette shaving with smoked duck and orange and gold jelly.
Once guests were seated they were presented with the “Gold Diggers” starter that our innovative chef, Arno and stylist, Stefania had put together. The two cleverly combined forces to incorporate the decor as tools to cut open the food.
The salted hard dough casing covered the juicy grilled beef fillet served with sundried tomato pesto, mushroom duxelle and mustard. Guests used the hammer and chisel to crack open the casing which was a fun and interactive start to the evening.
Main course was served family dining style and consisted of a variety of dishes;
Fragrant Indian Malay chicken curry
Marinated slow roasted leg of lamb with mint jus
Saffron and grapefruit roasted sweet potato wedges
Lentil and spinach dahl
Steamed rice mustard seeds and coconut
Selection of flat breads and crispy poppadums
Tomato and onion sambal
Cucumber mint raita
And of course without fail the kitchen team presented the most amazing gold dessert buffet for guests to help themselves throughout the evening;
Coconut panna cotta with passion fruit crumble
Golden caramelised pecan nut tartlets
Creme brulee with kumquat preserve
Salted caramel fingers/broken honey comb
White and gold macaroons
If you are looking to host a private birthday dinner, get in touch with our Events Coordinator, Tsholo Molosioa on 087 310 3888 or email Tsholo.firstname.lastname@example.org