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Renowned artist selects Grande Provence as his exclusive Winelands space
Celebrated South African artist, Anton Smit, well-known for his majestic works, has selected The Gallery at Grande Provence as his exclusive public sculpture exhibition venue in the Cape Winelands.
Famous for his monumental sculptures, evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation, Smit’s works grace public and private collections nationally and globally. His body of work includes gigantic human figures, nudes, impressive heads, masks, hands, angels, floating and stretching figures, warriors as well as abstract works, using mostly steel, metal, fiberglass and bronze.
The Gallery at Grande Provence showcases a selection of Smit’s best works with regular exhibitions held throughout the year – alongside the work of other local emerging artists.
Two of his majestic sculptures of male figures stand tall at the entrance to the Grande Provence Tasting Room, creating a warm reception for guests visiting the estate. His larger than life metallic head sculptures blend seamlessly into the tranquillity of the Sculpture Garden, where guests can enjoy wine tastings, fresh oysters and relaxed lunches.
Smit is exclusively represented by The Gallery at Grande Provence. Any enquiries about his works can be referred to the director, Jean-Marié Olivier on Tel: +27(0)21 876 8630 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The new chefs taking over the reins at Val de Vie’s restaurants
Valley Restaurant situated next to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course has just got a whole lot more exciting. The new chef, Gerard van Staden, has created a buzz around his new menu options and special weekly offerings. After leaving the kitchen in the Dunstan Hall Hotel in Norwich, United Kingdom, Chef Gerard returned home to South Africa to create food based on nostalgia, seasonal ingredients and passion.
Chef Gerard believes that good food, like life, should be multifaceted – in order to get character, you need salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami. His signature curry dishes, with spices making their way from Durban, have been attracting full restaurant crowds on Wednesdays.
The polo-inspired restaurant, Val de Vie Polo Club, with its striking black and white floors is headed up by newly appointed Chef Scott Hendrie. Diners can expect attention to detail, world-class food presentation and a passion for people and customer service.
His menu is inspired by a fusion of cultures and classics, with a new age twist. “The menu was crafted to offer great food to attract every foodie type to enjoy with fine wines and fine views.”
The Polo Club Restaurant will also be launching Sunday Polo Brunches when the polo season commences on Val de Vie Estate in October 2018.