An Intimate Belvedere Vodka And Life Grand Café Experience



Setting the tone for ‪#‎Summer2015‬, Belvedere Vodka in collaboration with Life Grand Cafe hosted an intimate Food & Vodka Pairing Luncheon. The event was held at the buzzing Life Grand Café in Waterfall corner. VIP guests included Tarina Patel, Chad Saaiman, Melody Molale and Anisa Mpungwe amongst others. Life Grand Café Waterfall Corner’s senior chef, Jeanel Pieterse created a unique 4-course menu for the event which was molecularly paired with artisan cocktails designed by Xolani Mancotywa, Belvedere Vodka South African Brand Ambassador.


An Intimate Belvedere Vodka And Life Grand Café Experience


Served canape style the first course was an Amuse Bouche which consists of salmon ceviche, mini fashion sandwiches, sashimi checkerboard with wasabi mayo & rice crisp and this was paired with a Belvedere Dry Martini. The starter for the day consisted of a smoked tomato granite, tomato skin, olive oil, balsamic gel, mozzarella goat’s cheese and feta pannacotta with deep fried basil & roasted tomato confit and this was paired with a Belvedere Promenade.

Paired with a Belvedere Sichuan Cocktail the main course consisted of a braised chicken ballotine, saffron pommes anna, forno roast vegetables with lemon vodka gastrique. The dessert for the day consisted Lemon passionfruit brûlée, mini eton mess, deep fried brioche with brie & pineapple chutney which guests enjoyed with Belvedere Citrus.

An Intimate Belvedere Vodka And Life Grand Café Experience


About Life Grand Café Waterfall Corner

The LIFE Grand Café Waterfall is situated in an idyllic country setting next to the Waterfall polo fields, with expansive outdoor areas and unimpeded views of the area. The elegant interiors of this contemporary building pays homage to the equestrian and avian aesthetic of the area, and the greige walls, worn wood, leather and massive marble flagstones inlaid with brass, create an eclectic aesthetic which is both accessible and über glam.

An Intimate Belvedere Vodka And Life Grand Café Experience

About Belvedere Vodka

Born of Rye, Water, Character
Created in 1993, Belvedere Vodka was the first to generate a new standard for excellence in the vodka category and established the luxury vodka category. Today, Belvedere’s distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts who appreciate its all natural, additive free character. Crafted using Polish Dankowskie Rye and blended with water from its own local pristine source, Belvedere’s taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish.

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Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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