On Friday night, 11 September at Twee Jonge Gezellen we hosted a dining extravaganza as part of the Tulbagh Arts Festival 2015.
Johnny Hamman & Marius Uys, winners of Kokkedoor, cooked a 4-course culinary experience with an unexpected twist. The meal included MCC and wines by Krone.
This was, however, no ordinary wine and dine. Ten musical artists treated our 100 guests to impromptu performances. In the converted Koekedoor shed we set up long tables decorated with fresh flowers, which threaded through the space, while exposed brickwork and hanging filament lights added to the inspiring atmosphere. Our guests loved the impromptu performances by: Albert Frost, Stanislav Angelov, Philip de Vos, Phillipus Hugo, Simon Bannister and Alessandro Gigli.
We also launched The Phoenix – a Méthode Cap Classique that has spent a decade on the lees. To celebrate this, artist Simon Bannister set fire to a four metre sculpture of a phoenix and the crowd gathered round the flaming inferno, toasting the spectacle with glasses of the The Phoenix, prestige cuvée.
On Saturday, 12 September, Simon Max Bannister exhibited his bronze sculptures ‘preflight’ in our underground cellar. Bannister is a visual artist who is passionate about the feeling of wilderness. In this exhibition, through bronze, he focused on birds of prey. His splintered forms reflect fractured textures, lives and landscapes. This was followed by more live music, oysters and, of course, plenty of Krone MCC on our tasting deck.
About the Tulbagh Arts Festival: The Tulbagh Arts Festival offers a relaxed weekend with music in the classical, jazz and blues genres, art exhibitions, literary discussions, and architectural lectures. All to be enjoyed in a lovely Boland village blessed with excellent restaurants and award-winning wines against a backdrop of spectacular mountains.