Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Feedback from function 16 December 2010

Good Day Francois

Thank you so much for all the effort that yourself and all your staff went through to make a very special day exquisite.

Not only was the food prepared of the highest quality it was presented well and it was affordable.  The professional yet homely environment makes My Place a jewel.  I do not have enough words to express my gratitude. Thank you Thank You thank You.

The day was perfect, I would not have changed a single thing.

You are more than welcome to add photos on the blog and website.

Thank you once more

Wilna Marais on her wedding held at My Place on 16 December 2010

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Our Tantalizing 5-Course Menu's

1st Course:
Crumbed & Deep-fried Camembert Topped with Mixed Berry Compote served with Herbed Salad Greens and Crostini
2nd Course:
Creamy Tomato, Feta & Basil Soup, with Crispy Ciabata
Sorbet served between 2nd & 3rd courses – clearing pallet
3rd Course:
Kinglip or Cape Salmon Cooked in Sauce and Topped with Coconut Cream, Mild Green Spice & Lemon Grass on a bed of Crème Fraiche infused Mashed Potato with Coriander Garnish
4th Course:
“Blinde Vink” – traditionally done, Slivers of Slowly Roasted Beef, with Savoury Stuffing, Rolled and Cooked in Cream and topped with a Red Wine, Mushroom & Beef Reduction, served with Couscous
Sorbet served between 4th & 5th courses – clearing pallet
5th Course:
Deef Fried Cinnamon & Coconut Encrusted Bananas, served with Ice-cream and Decadent Chocolate Sauce

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


What and incredible end to 2010 we had - from intimate small weddings to grand 300pax weddings to gourmet canape functions. 
Of course, I had little time to capture it all, but a few moments appear in the pictures above.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

CSIR Cocktail Function - 10 November

As usual, there was no time to take pictures of everything prepared for the cocktail function at CSIR.  The spread included:
  • Egg Pancake Canapes, with Pastrami, Creme Fraiche and Fresh Herb filling, Rolled & tied with Chives
  • Marinated Chicken, Portabelinni Mushroom & Green Bell Pepper Cocktail Kebabs
  • Cocktail Wrap Roulades, with Sweet Chilli Chicken & Dill Filling
  • Mini Vegetarian Quiche
  • Deep Fried New Potato Canape, with Lemon Pepper Cream Cheese, Peppadew & Chopped Chive Stuffing
  • Potato Pancake Canape with Smoked Salmon & Caper
  • Potato Pancake Canape with Creme Fraiche, Mock Caviar & Coriander
  • Assorted Cheese Platters
  • Many More...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Platters 24 September - 60'th Birthday

Woodhill College Matric Dance, 23 September

We prepared the three course meal for the matric farewell, and with the superb decor design by Mika Design House, the evening was a resounding success.

Tasting Sessions

Wedding coming up on 9th October

Beautiful Mother of the Bride having a sample of the plated three course to be served on 9 October 2010.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Some of these are being prepared for various weddings, corporate functions and matric farewells. 
A very busy catering time indeed.
August - September 2010

Intimate Wedding hosted at My Place Venue - July 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Doreen's 40th at My Place

The fabulous Doreen held her 40th birthday function at My Place.  She enjoyed a week of celebrations, culminating in a hearty meal and lots of dancing.  My camel statue also did not escape the fun, and became Doreen's primary dancing partner that night. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Food Expo - Grove Mall, Menlyn (27 May - day 1)

Above and below our exhibition at the Grove Mall, Menlyn.  Our first day was a roaring success.  The Expo runs until Sunday 30 May 2010.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Moroccan Party - 20 February 2010

Beautifully decorated in Moroccan style - we had a party till early hours of the morning on Saturday 20 February.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Dinner - 13 February 2010

Valentines Dinner at My Place was a very intimate occasion.  I optioned to cater for a very small select group, making this a very private affair.
We transformed the garden using rich and romantic colours schemes.
Night-time pictures will be posted soon.  However, since this was a private occasion, I leave the rest up to your imagination.

Monday, February 08, 2010

6 February - Jana's Sweet Sixteen

Jana Prinsloo's 16th birthday was held at My Place on Moot.
The predictable, yet good omen of rains came just prior to the start of her event, leaving the air refreshed and washed clean.
Her night turned out to be a wonderful celebration.

Ladies Night - 29 January - Photo Updates

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ladies Night - Come & Gone 29 January

More photos to be posted in due course

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday 16 January 2010

This Saturday I tried my hand at a few cocktail appetizers for starters.
Main course was the famous My Place Pork Belly and for dessert we had coconut & cinamon encrusted banana, drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with icecream and flaked chocolate.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday Function Saturday 9 January 2010

The first week of January 2010 ended off with a beautifully set birthday function for a very special guest, Ansa.
The open air terraces were draped, giving a subtle arabian desert feel. Yet, with the now very lush and green garden it symbolised freedom and peacefulness.
A few regulars visited us, as well as 20 birthday guests.
The set-menu function started with our homemade cocktail savoury breads and spreads, followed by table salad.
Main course was our famous fillet in blackpepper and course salt crust, flambed and topped with flambe mushrooms and cream, served with pasta rice and vegetable garnish.
I used half a bottle of brandy to flambe all the fillet!
Dessert was our famous coffee caramel brandy tart.
The evening was lit up with by the outside flame torches and music. Unfortunately I was too busy preparing all the food that I had no time to take a picture of the plated meals. I will testify as all the guests did that it was mouthwatering.