After a rather successful inaugural event back in 2014, the frenchSUNSET pop-up picnic is back in town on Saturday, 5 March 2016 at the Glenellen Farm in Hout Bay to add some much-needed joie de vivre to Cape Town social calendar around Easter time.
frenchSUNSET is not your average pop-up picnic. Think of it as an escape to sunny, sweet Paris without the hassle of boarding a plane (providing you live in Cape Town). It’ll be a true French experience with a Mzansi twist, which offers you a day out in the beautiful Cape with mouth-watering delicacies, live music, comedy, poetry, cooking demos and so much more.
The dress theme for the event is blue, white and red (colours of France’s flag) and attendees are invited to dress the part – whether it’s one colour, two or even all three.
While ticket-holders are encouraged to bring it their own picnic basket, they will each, upon arrival, receive a frenchSUNSET welcome basket including authentic imported french cheeses, a french Baguette, a bottle of one of SA’s finest wines and french jams.
Entertainment includes among others a string of amazing, yet diverse, talents throughout the day with live performances by:
• Nationally Acclaimed Comedian Siv Ngesi as the event’s host
• Poet Kyle Louw
• Acoustic Elements,
• upcoming french singer Savannah,
• Mapumba and band
• Soul Power Circus Band
• Dj Didier
• Dj Ozy
• and more to be confirmed
A brand new addition to this year’s line-up is a cooking demonstration led by two French chefs. The Cape Town-based Nadège Lepoittevin-Dassé (www.nadegecuisine.co.za) will give you tips on how to be a master in your own kitchen while she cooks up a culinary storm. Executive pastry chef to France’s dignitaries Kamel Hamzaoui heads especially to the Mother City for this occasion to demonstrate some of his sweet pastry skills.
After the sun sets, a short movie will be screened so pack in something warm for if the weather turns.
As a family-friendly event (kids younger than 15 get in for free) there is a kiddies corner with a jumping castle and plenty fun activities.
Stand a chance to win a ticket for two to Paris
By entering a raffle at the event, attendees stand a chance to win prizes donated by the event’s sponsors (Lacoste, La Grenadine Hotel, Desert Rose) as well as the Grand prize of a trip to Europe for two courtesy of Air France. Raffle Entry is R30.
Tickets to frenchSUNSET can be bought via www.frenchsunset.co.za or Computicket. attendees can either opt for a seat at one of the large, lengthwise communal tables (bring your own décor to create a festive feel) or find a spot on the expansive greens to set up their own pocket of pleasure.
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