The Chocolate Theatre

The Chocolate Theatre takes place in various rooms of the Manor House. This year we are offering Chocolate Demos, Tutored Brandy/ Whisky and Bubbly Tastings and Chocolate and Wine pairing experiences.  Lindt have extended their popular ‘Afternoon tea’ to include 4 time slots. The ‘Lindt Chocolate Teas’ will be held on the front verandah, overlooking the Patisserie Garden. This event was very popular last year and will book up fast so get your bookings in!
Click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ button at the top of this page for all tickets to the Chocolate Theatre.
PS Our two spectacular fashion shows each day are open to everyone. No bookings necessary. They will take place in the Patisserie Garden and garments and jewellery will be on sale next to the Manor House.

Saturday 20 August 2016 Chef / Speaker Activity  Manor House
11hrs – 12hrs  LINDT LINDT MORNING TEA  A welcome glass of bubbly, a generous selection of Lindt haute chocolate patisserie and Dimo Simatos to entertain you with creative chocolate finishes. And while you sip your tea or coffee, you have prime seats for the morning fashion show!
11.30hrs – 12hrs  FOUND
COLLECTION
 FASHION &JEWELLERY SHOW Chic Ladies ‘Smart- wear’ from Stephan Olivier’s STEPHANO collection together with jewellers Zuyda van Dyk and Jacomien Labuschagne
10hrs – 10.50hrs Dimo Simato CHOCOLATE DEMO 1 Our favourite chocolate chef explains tempering and truffle making
12.30hrs – 13.20  Abigail Donnelly CHOCOLATE DEMO 2 Magical Chocolate – A ‘Chef’s table’ of savoury and sweet chocolate delights
14hrs – 14.50hrs  Alice Toich CHOCOLATE DEMO 3 3 of her best, intense, chocolate desserts
15hrs – 16hrs  LINDT LINDT AFTERNOON TEA A welcome glass of bubbly, a generous selection of Lindt haute chocolate patisserie and Dimo Simatos to entertain you with creative chocolate finishes. And while you sip your tea or coffee, you have prime seats for the afternoon fashion show!
 15.30hrs – 16hrs  STEPHANO FASHION SHOW  Glamorous dresses for special occasions. Both shows will be accessorised by alternately elegant and tongue-in-cheek jewellery created by local jewellers, Zuyda can Dyk and Jacomien Labuschagne. OPEN to all!
 10hrs – 10.50  Mingwei Tsai  Tea Tasting  Tea Tasting from Earl Grey to Lapsang Souzhong – paired with von Geusau Chocolates
 12.30 – 13.20  Nikki Friedman  MCC Master Class  Nikki Friedman, MD of Môreson,  tells you why Mêthode Cap Classique is so special. Tasting as you go…
 14hrs – 14.50hrs  Danie
Pretorius /
Winnie Bowman
 SA Brandy Foundation – ‘The Craft of SA Brandy’  Award-winning brandies paired with von Geusau chocolates
Sunday 21 August 2016 Activity  Manor House
11hrs – 12hrs  LINDT LINDT MORNING TEA A welcome glass of bubbly, a generous selection of Lindt Haute Chocolate Patisserie and Dimo Simatos to entertain you with creative chocolate finishes. And while you sip your tea or coffee, you have prime seats for the morning fashion show!
11.30 – 12hrs  FOUND COLLECTION FASHION SHOW Chic  ladies ‘Smart Wear’ from  Stephan Olivier’s  STEPHANO collection and jewellers  Zuyda van Dyk and Jacomien Labuschagne. OPEN to all.
10hrs – 10.50hrs Dimo Simatos CHOCOLATE DEMO 1  Our favourite chocolate chef explains tempering and truffle making.
12.30 – 12.50hrs  Abigail Donnelly CHOCOLATE DEMO 2 Magical Chocolate – A ‘Chef’s table’ of savoury and sweet chocolate delights
14hrs – 14.50hrs  Alice Toich CHOCOLATE DEMO 3 3 delicious intense chocolate desserts from ‘The Playful Baker’
15hrs-16 hrs  LINDT LINDT AFTERNOON TEA A welcome glass of bubbly, a generous selection of Lindt Haute Chocolate Patisserie and Dimo Simatos to entertain you with creative chocolate finishes. And while you sip your tea or coffee, you have prime seats for the afternoon fashion show!
15.30hrs -16hrs STEPHANO FASHION SHOW  STEPHANO – Glamorous dresses for special occasions. Both shows will be accessorised by alternately elegant and tongue-in-cheek jewellery created by local jewellers, Zuyda can Dyk and Jacomien Labuschagne. OPEN to all.
 10hrs – 10.50  Mingwei Tsai  Tea Tasting  Tea Tasting from Earl Grey to Lapsang Souzhong – paired with von Geusau Chocolates
 12.30 – 13.20  Nikki Friedman  MCC Master Class  Nikki Friedman, MD of Môreson,  tells you why Mêthode Cap Classique is so special. Tasting as you go…
 14hrs – 14.50hrs  Danie
Pretorius /
Winnie Bowman
 SA Brandy Foundation – ‘The Craft of SA Brandy’  Award-winning brandies paired with von Geusau chocolates