Sunday 18 June 2017

Soulfood, Taste Explorations, Pop-Up Fun and More @OysterBox #UmhlangaRocks

Hi Guys,

Join The Oyster Box in the Palm Court from 1st to 31st July (18h00-21h30), for Christmas in July, for a pop-up dining experience featuring classic American dishes. Enjoy a Bulleit Bourbon cocktail on arrival, followed by a set starter and dessert and choice main course. Price is R390 per person.

Tip your race hat to Lady Luck and stop by the lobby on your way out to the big race for a pre-Durban July tipple. Our Gin Pop-up is complimentary.

Enjoy The Oyster Box's Indian Ocean views while tucking into a succulent Sunday Roast Sharing Platter with all the trimmings. Served on the Ocean Terrace every Sunday for dinner or lunch in July (lamb), August (chicken) and September (beef). Price is R420 per platter for two people.

Join them on the 8th July for an educational and insightful evening on the art of drinking whiskey with our Glenmorangie Dinner. This Scottish whiskey tasting journey encompasses a three-course menu paired with single malt Whiskies in the Colony Room from 19h00-23h00. Price is R650 per person.
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On 28th August from 18h30-22h30, hone those cooking skills or learn something new with our popular Asian Master Class. A fabulous evening of cooking, curries, sauces, noodle dishes and stir fries await. All things Asian, this evening includes a three-course dinner showcasing some of the dishes from the class. Price is R850 per person.

Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a monthly Dinner Dance in the famous Grill Room on the 29th July, 26th August and 30th September starting from 18h30.. Enjoy Grill Room favourites and dance the night away, with music by Wallace Nock. Price is R590 per person for three-course dinner.

Arriba!! August is party time with our Mexican Fiesta from 18h30-21h30 each evening. Gather your amigos and make your way to the Palm Court for a pop-up Mexican dining experience to remember. Enjoy an arrival cocktail followed by a set starter, choice main course and set dessert. Price is R390 per person.

Join The Oyster Box for Cognac in the Colony Room on the 5th August! This insightful evening will take you on a French journey discovering the nuances of Hennessy, the world’s most popular Cognac. The Hennessy Pairing Dinner includes a three-course menu and an informative talk on the world’s largest Cognac producer. Price is R650 per person.

Celebrate Women’s Day on the 9th August with our Bubbles and Brie cheese-themed high tea buffet from14h30-17h00, along with our most famous sweet treats. Paired with a couple of glasses of sparkling wine, this Women’s Day at The Oyster Box will be a lovely afternoon treat for the ladies. Price is R450 per person.
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‘Put (a) Spring in your step’ on the 1st September with our Decleor Spring Brunch (10h00-13h00). All our glamourous guests will take away a goodie bag, with chances to win amazing prizes, spa vouchers and two Decleor hampers. Don your best Spring hat and you could win yourself a luxurious overnight stay at The Oyster Box. Don’t miss it!! Price is R490 per person.

Tapas, tortillas, gazpacho and empanadas! Brace yourself for the Spanish Inquisition and pop in for a pop-up dining experience with a welcome cocktail followed by authentic Spanish-style food. Taking place each evening in September from 18h00-21h30 in the Palm Court, price is R390 per person.

Taste a little bit of history this Heritage Day with our Heritage Day High Tea. On Sunday 24th and Monday 25th September, our nostalgic South African-inspired journey into the past is a ‘sweet treat’ with syrupy koeksisters, creamy melktert and rich malva pudding are all on the menu, while a savoury balance of imfino, putu bites and ujeqe hit the spot. Price is R450 per person and High Tea runs from 14h30-17h00.

The famous Curry Masterclass, taking place on the 29th September from 18h00-22h00, puts participants through their paces on how to use traditional and modern Indian cooking methods to make a range of samoosa’s, curries, sambals and accompaniments. A three-course dinner, showcasing some of the dishes explored in the class, finishes the evening perfectly. Price is R850 per person.

The hottest spot in town, The Oyster Box offers live entertainment every day of the week. The Lighthouse Bar is open daily for cocktails and snacks, with live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from18h30 - 21h30. Sit back and enjoy live music each evening (18h30 - 21h30) from Monday to Friday, in The Oyster Bar.

On The Ocean Terrace, popular Wallace Nock does the honours on Saturdays from 12h00 - 15h00 and new arrival, the velvet-voiced Eric Canham, from 12h00 -15h00 on Sundays. An a la carte menu as well as the popular Curry Buffet is served in this casual venue and it’s the perfect spot for breakfast and sundowners.

“You can’t say you’ve had a curry if you haven’t tried a Durban curry,” says The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph. The incredible Curry Buffet offers a wide selection of curries and condiments, with something to suit every palate. Set in the casual, Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean, our delicious Tandoori Chicken and impressive selection of curries includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs, each curry is a masterpiece in itself. Time: Lunch: 12h00 – 15h00 | Dinner: 18h00 – 22h00
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Our legendary tea table is laden with sumptuous treats, from freshly baked scones, pastries and quiches, to exotic cakes, finger sandwiches and savories. Inspired by the hotel’s colonial atmosphere and the accompaniment of our pianist, The Palm Court provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Booking is essential.
Time: 14h30 – 17h00 daily


If you’re a foodie or looking for something extraordinary for a special event or occasion, join Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and members of his culinary team at The Chef’s Table in The Oyster Box Kitchen. Available for bookings from Sunday to Thursday, savour one of the delicious 5-course menus for between six and ten people.
Time: Sunday – Thursday / Dinner only
Price: R1500 per person

With its long marble bar a focal point, the Oyster, Salmon & Sushi Bar is a popular meeting place with patrons for live music and cocktails. From Monday to Friday 12noon to 20h00, diners can choose from a selection of Sushi, fresh Oysters, home-cured Salmon, inspired Asian Tacos, Asian Prawn Cocktail and delicious Prawns and Crayfish. Items from the a la carte Seafood Menu may be ordered individually…. accompanied by a glass of delicious ‘Bubbly or one of our signature cocktails.

The gift vouchers are perfect for all occasions. Choose from a tempting selection of experiences including food and wine discovery evenings, traditional afternoon teas, rejuvenating spa treatments or a monetary voucher to spend while visiting the hotel. Purchase online or at the hotel, vouchers may be emailed or sent beautifully presented to the recipient by post.

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