On arrival the guests were offered Graham Beck sparkling wine with house made Creme de Cassis caviar with a long extravagantly decorated table filled to the brim with beautifully crafted canapes, even if I do say so myself.
The 500 media and local celebrities were entertained by gogo dancers, stilt walkers, acrobats and a few musicians, the sexy dancers in the pod rooms catching everybody's eye.
Some of the canapes on offer were gazpacho shots with tomato bruschetta, beetroot and goats cheese tian, gravadlax with pickled beet, quail and chicken scotch eggs and sesame beef tataki.
There were endless oysters, tuna tartare in sesame cones, gorgonzola brulee topped with green fig, cauliflower custards, duck tartlets and colourful crudite with hummus.
The guests were then ushered to our Murano bar, the purple bar covered in chandeliers and murano cryslal links from Venice for an assortment of sushi and sashimi with our famous watermelon crush cocktail as well as onto our Judges lounge deck for an Urban Braai of wild mushroom parcels, prawns and beef sliders to the sounds of the Marimba band.
Finally everybody went downstairs to the conference centre for a dessert and candy bar as well as a cheese bar with all the trimmings, parmesan wheel, lavash, cheese straws and preserves.
The grand finale was a rock out to Just Jinjer, favorite band, best food and most beautiful place made for a great evening and an amazing relaunch.
Pictures and article copyright by Tamsyn Wells