Durban’s Elangeni marks 40th anniversaryAugust 11th, 2011 by Andrew Moth | Categories: beverages, food, hotels, industry, restaurants, social, tourism
As part of celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary this year the Southern Sun Elangeni on the Durban beachfront will help to raise funds for – and awareness of – the hungry in South Africa.
The hotel will host a charity banquet on 25 August, as well as a number of food-inspired fund-raising events as it does its bit for the World Chefs Tour Against Hunger.
The programme for the banquet features fine food, wine and entertainment. Durban’s Terence Pillay will be the MC for the evening and one of Durban’s favourite bands, Beat-Route, will provide the music.
Tickets are R395 per person or R3 950 for a table of 10 to enjoy a four-course meal prepared by executive chef Shaun Munro (above), executive sous chef Clinton Bonhomme and the Elangeni’s culinary brigade.
Wines will be supplied by Distell. Diners will receive a souvenir gift plate as a memento. All proceeds raised from the evening, which includes a fund-raising auction, will go to charity.
The Elangeni will also run an in-house food festival with the visiting culinary teams from Canada and the UK, who will stay at the hotel, to showcase the cuisine of their respective countries.
Over the same period Elangeni chefs will take part in food demonstrations with chefs from around the world at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World.