The Centurion Hotel… a landmark!

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The good thing about living in the capital city of South Africa, is that you are always just an arms-length from almost any and everything you might need.  Joburg is a mere hour’s drive away, so is the bush veld, lodges, most food spots and shopping malls.  One spot that is certainly going to capture the attention of young and old, is the formerly known, Centurion Lake Hotel.  Now, boasting a new name, The Centurion Hotel, is a landmark to everyone who frequent Centurion.

The Centurion Hotel forms part of The Legacy Group of hotels and resorts.  Not only is The Legacy Group the leading hospitality group in South Africa, but is also renowned for their presence in more than 6 countries world wide, with numerous world class resorts, hotels and bush-lodges that fits connoisseur and families alike.

I was fortunate to receive an invitation to attend the relaunch of this gem in the heart of Centurion and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.  Their rooms, interior and hospitality were par excellence, their vibe is trendy and the energy was contagious.  Raymond Kodisang, the General Manager of the Centurion Hotel passionately shared their plan and dreams for Centurion and the greater City of Tshwane with us.  All I can say Gautengers, is ready yourselves for promotions that will make any weekday one to remember.

From their Crunch Lunch promotion weekdays at only R59,00, to their Quiz Night on Tuesdays will have young and old enjoy themselves at this very central hotspot.  Did I mention they have date-night on Wednesdays?  Sport lovers can make themselves comfy in front of a big screen every Saturday with kiddies entertainment being provided.  Make a point of visiting them when you have the chance and when you reach those dreaded Sundays, why not go for sundowners at their infinity pool and take pictures to your heart’s content.  Keep up to date with all they have to offer on their social media page via Facebook, The Centurion Hotel.  Being a Pretoria resident myself, I can not wait to see what’s in store next for this great Centurion landmark. There we have it people, all I can say is…. go visit them!  Now!

The Belgian Triple, where Beer isn’t just Beer.

The Belgian Triple is a lovely, hip and vibrant place that grabs your attention from the moment you walk through their doors.  Beer is their thing and their European cuisine to match.  They have a variety of beer, close to 90 imported Beers to be exact.

We were treated to a promising evening and were enticed to 7 tasting courses each paired beautifully with a choice imported beer.  First was Bitterballen & Salt and Pepper Squid, much like Kroketten and the plating was very artistically done.  Followed by Radicchio Salad and a Goats Cheese Salad.  Fresh, tasty, crisp and decadent.  Their Salmon Fillet was perfectly prepared, moist, pink with mashed potatoes and spinach.  The Lucifer (I think it’s flame grilled hence the Lucifer) Beef Brisket was out of this world.  The perfect balance between beef and fat that gives you a good idea that the chef surely knows he’s trade and was mouth-wateringly prepared . Dessert offered Belgian Chocolate Mousse and Fraindise (a syrupy citrus waffle) to end off the evening.

Sometimes (to me) beer is beer.  What made this evening different, was the background given on the origin and evolution of the beer currently on their menu and how well it accompanied their food.  Well done to Geland & Nikolai for hosting us and to you reading this review, make The Belgian Triple a must on your culinary bucket list!  Top marks from me and see you again soon!