My casual affair with chocolate just turned serious after an afternoon with indulgent Chocolate food pairing at the luxurious Punchinellos Restaurant at Southern Sun, Montecasino.
Chef Thuli wowed celebrities and journalists alike at Tsogo Sun’s chocolate extravaganza Woman’s Month event. We were treated to chocolate martinis and chocolate milkshakes on arrival and walked onto the deck to a decadent chocolate display.
Chef Thuli Mabunda is the Sous Chef Pastry at Tsogosun and she believes that opportunities should be grabbed with both hands and that life is too short to spend your days doing what you don’t enjoy. Her signature dish is a passion fruit mousse dessert with Lindt chocolate cake and orange sauce reduction. She is a creative and passionate chef.
Some of the dishes we enjoyed included : the beef fillet coated in cocoa powder topped with mushroom duxelle and the white chocolate crumbed cheese croquettes. Simply mouth watering food.
We had the opportunity to meet some of Tsogo Sun’s phenomenal female GM’s and Chefs. Dr Mati Nyazema at Sandton Convention Center, and Sam Croft from Durban’s Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani to Linda Reddy, from Garden Court Sandton City, shared their story of inspiration and leadership style. They all all believe that a good work/life balance is the key to a successful career and family life.
Wilma, the General Manager of Southern Sun Katherine Street uses her stature, leadership and network to remain a positive force in promoting the growth and profitability of Tsogo Sun, while Samantha Croft believes “the right attitude, warmth, willingness to serve, and the dedication that comes with that, are vital.”
It is inspiring to have women as leaders. Especially women who inspire others. Tsogosun thank you for the opportunity to meet these lovely ladies and for making us feel more loved and special.. what better way than with Chocolate.