Shangri-La’s Wine Tasting Dinners helps worthy cause

Sonstraal School representatives and children with Shangri-La Management

Shangri-La handing over a microwave to Mrs Hantie van Eeden and teacher Marie Mare from Sonstraal School

The award winning Shangri-La Country Hotel just outside Modimolle holds their monthly wine tasting dinners on the first Saturday of each month.  Already established as a culinary destination of choice in 2013, for both local and national visitors, Shangri-La’s first wine pairing dinner of the year was held on the 1st of March 2014.  Mr Chris De Klerk from Cape Wine Legends presented the acclaimed winery Zonnebloem.

During this monthly food and wine event, a bottle of the represented estate wine is auctioned off for charity, affording Shangri-La yet another opportunity to support the local community.  Sonstraal School is the latest recipient of Shangri-La’s passionate investment in those in need.  The school will now be able to conduct more effective culinary practical cooking classes for its students.

Mr Ken Strydom, General Manager of Shangri-La, said that he was thrilled by the opportunity that the hotel had to help those in need.  “Because this event has recently become a much talked-about dining experience in the local community, we decided that through involving the community in a way that not only enhances their awareness of the needs of local projects, but also allows them to assist, would certainly make the wine tasting dinners a worthy event to support.

Shangri-La’s Heritage Restaurant recently became affiliated with Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and also boasts an award winning Diners Club wine list.  The hotel is also proud to be the recipient of a Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award for 2014 in the category Bargain Hotels.

Shangri-La wins Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Award

sltripadvisorIt is easy to see why visitors to this earthly paradise choose Shangri-La as one of the top 25 hotels in South Africa.  Renowned for offering visitors a view of past guests’ experiences, Trip Advisor announced its “Travelers’ Choice Awards” for 2014 this past week.  Shangri-La, who received their first “Award Of Excellence” from Trip Advisor in May 2013, is proud to be recognized in as the country’s top 25 bargain destinations in this year’s Travelers’ Choice selection.

Guests wanting to escape the madness of modern life knows why Shangri-La’s name (described in British author James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon) is so fitting. Lush tropical gardens, a trickling waterfall and leafy stone pathways blend with luxurious pampering in 49 en-suite rooms to offer a delightful sense of tranquillity.  In the open veld bordering this tranquil country hideaway hotel, wild monkeys and baboons play in the trees, while laid-back resident ducks and tame cats amble around.

For couples, friends, families and small groups that enjoy peaceful natural surroundings, finding your own piece of paradise at Shangri-La is just an hour’s drive from Gauteng!

ROMANTIC PACKAGE

To celebrate the fantastic Trip Advisor Award, Shangri-La is offering a “Love & Romance Package” in time for Valentines Day!

Spend two nights during the weekends of January, February and March at the only hotspot recommended by Cupid and receive breakfast on both mornings as well as your choice of one dinner for 2 people on either the Friday or Saturday evening.  Guest are treated to a bottle of sparkling wine and a small gift for your loved one on arrival.

Pay only R2640 for 2 people for a 2 night stay.  Offer valid 20th Jan 2014 – 31st March 2014. Excludes public holidays and long weekends.

For reservations, call 087 820 5999 or e-mail bookings@southofafrica.com.

VALENTINES DINNER

Apart from winning several Diners Club Winelist Awards, Shangri-La is famous for its unique take on South African cuisine.  Probably most notable for its much-talked about Butternut soup, which has been a family recipe first offered to guests when the hotel opened 23 years ago, this favourite amongst Shangri-La guests is included in the Valentines Dinner menu. Spoil your beloved with a romantic candle lit dinner at Shangri-La Country Hotel this Valentines Day, Friday 14 February 2014.  Pay only R195 per person for the delectable 5 course dinner menu, which features a selection of traditional South African dishes with a modern twist.  Reservations are essential.  Call 014 718 1600 to book your table.