Saturday, September 29, 2012

Healthy Heart Luncheon at Table Bay Hotel

I attended a Luncheon held by Good Housekeeping Magazine yesterday at the Table Bay Hotel promoting healthy living with talks on keeping your heart strong and a tasty healthy Lunch.

Think Red supported the event with Liezel van der Westhuizen as the entertaining hostess for the day.
I learnt firstly that a shocking 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women develop heart disease in their lives and they gave us tips to try prevent this from happening, mainly diet and exercise.
We were also given the opportunity to check our cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure then they use this information to calculate your hearts age, happily mine is 2 years younger than my actual age, I would prefer 10 years younger but it's great considering I used to smoke but gave up 6 years ago.

The menu was heart healthy too with a Peppered Ostrich Carpaccio topped with beetroot slices, pickled cucumber, shimeji mushrooms, fresh radish and balsamic caviar, dressed in a parsley olive oil.

Main course was grilled Blue nose, carrot and celeriac puree, warm quinoa salad with lots of herbs and a fennel and red onion slaw.

The dessert was spiced panna cotta with chopped up pear inside, red wine poached pears, berry coulis and a chocolate heart.

Vital brands also launched their flavoured rice cakes which come in 4 addictive flavours which they cleverly used as welcome canape's topped with guacamole and goats cheese and tomato.

The room and guest's were all decked out in red and our gift bag was amazing it must have weighed about 6kg which was so much fun to unpack when I went home.

Very interesting outing which highlighted the importance of healthy eating and living! Thank you to Flora for the big tub of margarine too

Article and pictures copyright by Tamsyn Wells

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