Last night one of the leading banks in South Africa hosted a management dinner at the Sir James van der Merwe venue in Sandton. There were 28 guests in total and the decor was kept classy and minimalist considering the corporate nature of the event.
The guests enjoyed pass-around canapés on arrival in the form of prawn wonton lollipop skewers with a coriander and sweet chilli sauce, beef fillet skewers with an Argentinian chimichurri dipping relish, as well as brie and fig spring rolls.
A plated dinner menu was served including a starter of smoked salmon trout on a warm potato cake served with dill crème fraiche and topped with lemon, black pepper, caviar pearls and micro herbs. For the main course there was an option between a crispy duck leg with gingered sweet potato, fine green beans and black cherry jus, or a rolled shoulder of lamb stuffed with garlic and rosemary and served with a red win jus, crushed potatoes and cinnamon-glazed pumpkin fingers. To finish off this gastronomic menu, we served a chocolate torte with vanilla bean mascarpone, candied orange and fresh seasonal berries. A divine vegetarian starter and main course was available for those guests with dietary requirements.
The decor was handled by the team at Hire Society and we just love how simple yet striking the decor was.