Summer is officially here and with it our new opening hours for dinner.
We are open seven days a week, from Monday to Sunday serving breakfast and lunch . We serve dinner from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
We are NOT open on Christmas or New Year’s day, we are however OPEN on Christmas eve and New Year’s eve. Our a la cart menu will be the order of the day with festive inspired black board specials. To book for either of these two nights a deposit is required. Please enquire.
Book your table on the patio or inside on 021 855 4296
What a special morning we had at Avontuur today with our annual ‘Mares and Foals’ walk. Estate owner Philip Taberer and G.M Pippa Mickleburg were on hand with the history and behind the scenes info that made for a truly memorable morning. #avontuurmoments
7 Years in a coma. Dr Kobus Du Toit’s story of waking up and uncovering the significance of his story. ‘
Have you ever booked yourself into a hospital to undergo a life quality improvement procedure with the expectation of a good outcome, only to recover from your ordeal 7 years later?
At the age of 45, I was married for 23 years, the father of 4 children of respectively 9, 11, 12 and 14 and the sole breadwinner of my family of 6. I’d reached the top of the ladder in my career as CEO within a corporate banking group when I entered the hospital on 16 October 2000 with exactly the same expectation of a good outcome, just as you would do.
However, for me things took a turn for the worst and what was supposed to be a life quality improvement procedure turned into a complete disaster which resulted in a dramatic drop in life quality and an intense combat for recovery while I was left without bladder and colon control, a non-functioning prostrate as well as a partly paralyzed right leg and foot.
During the 7 years, I was literally stripped from everything I previously had and nurtured – health, career, income, reserves, assets, marriage, family as well as my human dignity (the aspect that got damaged most), only to learn six valuable lessons.
Equally so, does all of us have a story to tell, although a story only reveals an objective experience – the WHAT (contents) of an experience. Unfortunately, most people are stuck in their objective experience and sadly fail to see the significance of their trauma or discomfort – the WHY behind the what. And this is exactly what my talk is about – to share my experience with audiences to help people to uncover and to understand the significance of their story.
Date: Wednesday 13.9.2017
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
BRING A GUEST WHO HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE SEAT!
The pursuit of Happiness.
How important is attitude in the pursuit of success?
Why is happiness so elusive to most?
The answers to this and other fascinating facts on reprogramming our ‘little voices’
Time: 08h30 – 10h30
RSVP: 021 855 4296
Remember if you bring a male guest you only pay for one seat!
New You Leadership Coach
Pink Trees 4 Pauline Brand Ambassador
‘You are what you Believe’
Lance Brown is a living testament to his “Creating Opportunities” philosophy and presentations.
Growing up in Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats, Lance dared to reach for the stars. From the small seed of a basic job as a delivery driver and filing clerk in his twenties, he discovered an aptitude for taxation and a road to a brighter world.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management through University of South Africa and is now a tax consultant for one of the world’s leading consulting firms. Lance is an author of a book titled: “The ‘Driver’ of Change” which is aimed at inspiring employees to find opportunities within their organisations.
In his talk he will explain how you can create opportunities, instead of waiting for them to happen.
Time: 08h30 – 10h30
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296
BRING A MALE GUEST AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE TICKET!
BREAKFAST CLUB INFO:
NO membership fees
Open to all interested individuals and businesses
Every second Wednesday of the month
Looking forward to making valuable connections at Avontuur!
*Connect * Share * Grow *
You are welcome to bring brochures, flyers and business cards.But nothing beats the power of eye contact and a handshake!
Can you feel the chill in the air? We certainly can and it has inspired us to make one of our favourite soups, our (lightly curried ) sweet potato and apple soup.
Did you know that Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fibre, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Combined these ingredients make for a remarkably tasty and nutritious soup that will become a firm favourite in your household!
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 8 sprigs fresh coriander
- Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons medium curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 4 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 4 cups vegetable stock (Ina Paarman)
In a large pot over medium heat add the butter and olive oil. Add the celery, onion, and coriander. Season with salt and pepper, then stir while cooking until the onions and celery are tender. Add the garlic, turmeric, curry and cumin. Stir and cook until nicely fragrant about 5 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and apples stirring to coat them with the contents of the pot. Cook for a few minutes so that the apple and sweet potato get caramelised, do not burn tho! Add the vegetable stock and then cover. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
In batches, carefully puree the contents of the pot in a blender or use an immersion blender. Taste and season with salt. Serve warm or chilled.
We like to garnish this soup with fresh coriander and crispy bacon bits. You could also use pumpkin seeds and dukkah if you want to keep it vegetarian.
Image courtesy of ‘Bless this mess’
Robyn Hey, Past Chairperson of the Cape Town Chapter of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa will be our guest speaker at Avontuur on the 11.10.2017.
Her theme ‘Overcoming failure’ is one that she has lived through personally in her own career.
She has come through this life changing experience, having learned some valuable insights that she would like to share with you .
Time: 08h30- 10.h30
R.S.V.P: 021 855 4296
Robyn has more than 12 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, focusing on insolvency-related work. Her expertise in this area was first forged at the prominent law firm, ENS, where she specialised in insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery. Now as the director of Robyn Hey Attorneys, Robyn offers clients expertise in this field but with the added benefits of personal service, quick turn around times and cost effectiveness.
Through understanding the strategic, financial and legal implications of distressed businesses, Robyn enjoys advising clients on how to avoid the fallout from a liquidation and provides risk assessments to all types of businesses. She has recognised that business owners need specialist advice in structuring both their personal and business affairs to ensure that their assets are protected and that wealth is built up tax efficiently. Where necessary, Robyn will draw from the expertise of other professionals, outside of law, to ensure that clients receive multifaceted advice.
Future-proofing her clients’ businesses is both a passion and a priority. Clients are drawn to Robyn’s approachability, her no-nonsense approach and above all, her unwavering commitment to their individual businesses.
Date: Wedneday 11.10.2017
R.S.V.P: 021855 4296
BRING A MALE GUEST AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE SEAT!
What an awesome morning networking at our monthly Business club. Singer, songwriter and multi talented Marthies topic ‘Pilot your success’ was so well thought out and practical. A great business tool for all entrepreneurs.
Diarise the 12.7.2017 for our next Business club date.