Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, has released its programme of special events to celebrate the festive season.
Festivities begin on Christmas Eve and continue through to New year, including events at both of the hotel’s restaurants: Flames and View.
For Christmas Eve, a family-style dinner is on offer at Flames, including an à la carte menu with festive classics such as traditional roast turkey with chipolatas, cranberry stuffing and Cumberland sauce. Guests will be entertained by the Soweto Gospel Choir (priced at R1 200pp).
Dinner at View will begin its Christmas Eve dinner with spiced pumpkin buns, fruited mosbolletjies with candied pecan and pumpkin seed butter, followed by langoustine carpaccio. Next, oxtail consommé served with braised oxtail tortellini, precedes lamb shoulder with truffled polenta. Milk and cookies follow and guests will receive a gift of traditional spiced Christmas cake to take home (priced atR1 950pp).
On Christmas Day, Flames will offer a brunch from 10h00 to 15h00, which includes a raw bar with caviar, oysters, sushi and charred beef tataki. There is also a charcuterie table, vegan salads and delicious cold starters. These are a prelude to a merry choice of hot mains led by a traditional roast turkey with chipolatas, cranberry stuffing and Cumberland sauce. Norwegian salmon, grilled beef fillet or braised pork cheeks with red cabbage round off the menu with a vegetarian offering of ricotta gnudi. Musical entertainment will be provided by the musical duo Bruce & Fresk (Priced at R1 450pp).
Christmas lunch at View consists of a five-course menu and dinner is a six-course menu with variations on the Christmas Eve dinner, including the langoustine carpaccio, seabasswith fennel, and oxtail consommé, culminating with the traditional Christmas turkey with pistachio stuffing. Christmas cake, of course, is among the desert offerings (Priced at R1 600pp).
On Boxing Day on December 26, Flames will serve an Upgrade Brunch with salads inspired by seasonal foraging in the hotel’s home ground garden and local farms.
Lunch finishes early on New Year’s Eve to begin preparations for the evening festivities. At Flames, dinner begins with a starter buffet with a live station serving sushi and oysters, as well as cured, smoked and raw offerings. The main course offers a selection of five à la carte items for the main course, including pan seared line fish with dill mayo, and thyme and garlic roast chicken. A cheese table will be piled high with a selection of local cheeses, preserves, crackers, panettone and grapes, and of course, a selection of festive deserts will follow. Music and dancing begin at 20h00 with live music performed by Badwolf. (Priced at R2 100pp).
View will serve a special New Year’s Eve Dinner, after which guests are invited to join in the dancing, entertainment and festivities at Flames before toasting the arrival of the New Year at midnight. Dinner begins with seeded country buns, black truffle and almond mosbolletjies with foie gras butter. It is followed by courgette gazpacho, langoustine cappuccino, quail in the forest, and duck magret, a sous vide duck breast. Desert will be a deconstructed peach cobbler with cinnamon and Champagne (Priced at R2 500pp).
Jacaranda Hill and the hotel’s new venue beneath it will be transformed into a two-story venue for a New Year’s ‘2 Storey Party on the Hill’ featuring DJs. This will start at 22h00 until late. VIP seating and bottle service is available (Priced at R995 per ticket).
Jacaranda Hill and our new venue right beneath it will be transformed into an edgy 2 Storey venue for an epic New Year’s – 2 Storey Party on the Hill!! Featuring 2 DJ’s including DJ Abby Nurock, famous for her extensive collection of vinyl and classic Technics. Her repertoire covers vocal, techno and disco. What better way to usher in 2019? Starts at 10pm until late. VIP seating and bottle service is available. (R995 per ticket)