Andrea Burgener, who owned and ran Superbonbon in Auckland Park and then Deluxe at 44 Stanley, has opened The Leopard on 4th Ave Parkhurst, so adding to the choice of upmarket pavement restaurants in this eating-out destination. Her quirky style and superb food make The Leopard a ‘must-visit’. I went there for lunch last week and as always, Andrea’s menu offers unusual fare and when the dishes arrive they are as delicious and subtle as the mouth-watering descriptions suggest. We had a roasted beetroot, chickpea, and feta salad with a sweet mustard vinaigrette – visually sensual with the chick peas soaking up the pink of the beetroot, and a superb Caesar salad with a hint of chilli. Breakfast fare includes dishes like Pistachio-rolled labneh with star-anise poached pears , pannekoek with klipdrift cherries and cream, and basil mushrooms on toast. Decor is typically Andrea, with great swathes of coloured cloth for napkins, hanging lights of different styles, and kids stickers in rectangular shapes on the walls. It’s bright, fresh, airy and the food is to die for. Breakfast is served from 10 to 5 and lunch from 12 to 3. Closed on Sundays and as yet no licence (so bring your own) and no credit cards (there’s an ATM next door). Really worth a visit. For more on The Leopard see http://www.timeslive.co.za/food/2011/10/31/andrea-burgener-re-enters-the-food-fray-with-the-leopard-in-parkhurst
For those not familiar with Joburg and the Parks region, Parkhurst is the next suburb to the south of Craighall Park and Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse is a 5 minute drive from 4th Ave Parkhurst.
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The New York Met Opera live in HD is back for the 5th season and showing at Cinema Nouveau in the Rosebank Mall (under 10 minutes from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse).
Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko and directed by David McVicar started showing on 4 Nov. Although the notification indicates that screenings are for one week only, this production is on for a further week at Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank. Check Cinema Nouveau’s website for screening times as they are on at odd times during the week.
Mozart’s Don Giovanni opens on 18 Nov and a week later (25th Nov) will see the screening of Siegfried , the third of Wagner’s four operas that constitute Der Ring.
Philip Glass’ Satyagraha shows from 9th Dec with Rodelinda composed by Handel from 23 Dec. Faust by Gounod starts on 6th Jan. From 10th Feb the world premiere production of The Enchanted Island will be screened. Devised & written by Jeremy Sams, it draws on the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century and includes arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and other Baroque composers. On 2 March the screening for Wagner’s Götterdämmerung startts. From 16th March Verdi’s Ernani (which returns to the Met for the first time since 1985) will be screened. Massonet’s Manon will be screened from 27 April and the season ends with Verdi’s La Traviata starting on the 4th May
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Angie Wilson, a South African by birth, is showing her recent body of work from 1st to 3rd December at a venue in Craighall Park Johannesburg. Now London based, Wilson exhibits her work here and in South Africa and has shown at The Mall Galleries, The Affordable Art Fair, the The Brighton Art Fair as well many English galleries. Her work is in several international collections. Painting in acrylic and using a bright palette, her subject matter reflects her extensive travels to locations like India , the Mediterranean and the south of France. Her paintings with their bright washes of hue and structured stylizations of form are figurative: landscapes, still lives and human figures. Easy on the eye and energetically decorative, they speak of a gentle, sun-drenched colourful world.
The exhibition takes place at 6 Grafton Ave Craighall Park (opposite Giles restaurant at Ailsa Craig B&B) with the preview on Thursday 1st December at 6pm. Viewings 11-4 on Friday 2nd Dec and 10-4 on Saturday 3rd .