Haute Couture Dining Experience
A Spectacular Event!
This New York themed haute couture dinner was set in an opulent, exquisitely furnished private dining room, offering ultimate luxury and fine dining. The table design and setting was beautifully created by Zam&Zor Events. The 15 On Orange Autograph Collection hotel is a five-star venue and a destination hub situated in the heart of the city, newly refurbished in luxurious modernity and lush greenery with breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.
The glamorous affair commenced at 6:30pm with Disaronno and Fitch & Leedes cocktails as welcome drinks. Happy Culture Kombucha and The Duchess zero alcohol drinks were also available. Deetlefs MCC was specially poured for the Empower Me VIP members on arrival, as an extra spoil. Guests were welcomed by classic lounge beats played Anthea Scholtz which set the mood for the New York inspired evening of glitz and glam.
Esteemed guests were then led into the Private Dining room and welcomed by Empower Me founder, Janine Brink.
Empower Me is an exclusive women’s network – the first of its kind to offer a diverse platform to empowering women in different areas of their lives. Inspiring and motivating women to become the best authentic version of themselves. This one-of-a-kind networking event gave the opportunity for multi-faceted modern females to interact with like-minded women.
Ash Evans was the guest speaker for the evening. An international TV reporter and show host, who founded The King’s Speech and now recently, she also launched the Ash Evans Company – to provide media training and presentation skills workshops for women. Ash’s message was based on self-confidence and the mindset to change to become your most powerful self.
Next the ‘King of Couture’, Jacques LaGrange, showcased his exquisite haute couture New York Fashion Week collection in a dramatic show for the guests to enjoy. The ladies all marvelled at his creations and talent.
A delectable three-course dinner was prepared by notable Executive Chef, Tamsyn Wells. As starters, guests were treated to a ‘Salt and Pepper Fried Calamari with a lime dipping sauce’, followed by a choice of a flavoursome ‘ Grilled Chalmar Beef Sirloin with a Cauliflower Couscous, Caramelised Baby Onions and Bordelaise jus’ or a ‘Grilled Line Fish with sauté Wild Mushrooms, Fondant potato and Pea puree’. To end off the evening of elegance, Tia Maria spoilt the guests with their acclaimed Espresso Martinis.
In addition to all the appetizing haute bistronomy, guests were enlightened with remarkable guest speakers, entertainment, luxury giveaways, and an incredible goodie-bag to take home.
A big thank you to Jacques LaGrange, Ash Evans, Anthea Scholtz, and Red Carpet Concepts as well as to our sponsors:15 on Orange Hotel, Disarrano, Tia Maria, Theravine, Zam&Zor Events, InHouse, AfricanSalesCompany, The Dutchess, Happy Cultures, Deetlefs, Carrol Boyes, Lush, Skin Renewal, Veaudry, Muk Haircare, Fitch & Leedes, Chateau Del Rei, Fairlady, Women’s Health and True Love