September is heritage month – keep the weekend of the 17/18th free – some fascinating tours

There are going to be a series of interesting tours of Joburg run by the Parktwon Westcliff Heritage Trust over the week-end of 17th and 18th Sept. At least 15 different tours. Unfortunately the page is not active on thie site Maybe will be up and running soon. Contact me for more info if you need.

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Dining with a difference: try Clico in Sturdee Ave Rosebank

For a special dinner make a reservation at Rosebank’s Clico restaurant 011 252 3300 27 Sturdee Ave; great venue and excellent food.  Here is August’s mouthwatering menu:

Tartlet of Goat’s Chevin, Pomegranate, Red Onion & Basil  R55
Freshly Prepared Seasonal Soup R45
Citrus-Cured Salmon, Tempura of Mussel & Japanese Aioli R65
Tarte tatin of red onion, gorgonzola & basil cream  R55
Herb-Encrusted Fillet of Fresh Line-Fish, Citrus Veloute, Herb Mash & Fennel R120
Grilled Rump of Lamb, Grilled Polenta, Sautee of Baby Vegetables & Verjus R110
Tagliatelle of Wild & Cultivated Mushrooms, Truffle Infusion R85
Grilled Fillet of Beef, Potato Galette & Pickled Mushrooms R125
Risotto of Prawn & Seafood with Lobster Bisque R125

Bitter Belgian chocolate Tartlet, Passionfruit & Vanilla Ice-Cream R50
Port & Muscatel-Poached Pear, Crème Patisserie & Praline R50
Selection of Local Cheese, Confit, Melba Toast & Biscuits R60
Buttermilk Panacotta, Lime-Infusion  R45

Yumm !!!

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Irma Stern prices rocket: Stephan Welz and Co’s sale 16th August

It seems that the recession has helped in bringing a large amount of work back onto the market.  Her painting Young Arab R10,000,000-R15,000,000 is to go on auction tonight 16th August at Stephan Welz’ Johannesburg sale, while her Two Arabs has an estimate of 20,000,000 to R25,000,000 when it goes on auction with Strauss in Cape Town on 26th September. 

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