July 2014
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850

Savor Fine Wine and Dramatic Ocean Views at the Outstanding Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

~ Award-Winning Azure Restaurant Offers True Cape Town Dining Experience ~


The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa’s beautiful Azure Restaurant spoils its guests with the finestindigenous and international cuisine Cape Town has to offer. Depending on the season, guests can enjoy their exquisitely-prepared culinary delights while snuggled near the fireplace or overlooking the ocean while seated on the stunning terrace. Azure guests immerse themselves in the majestic combination of superior service, breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views, a delightfully welcoming atmosphere, phenomenal dishes and an extensive wine list.During the winter months, signature dishes include game meat and salmon with expertly-designed flavor combinations to enhance each meal’s overall profile. In the summertime, savory freshly-caught seafood is balanced with a wide variety of locally-sourced produce. Azure’s four- and five-course tasting menus provide diners the opportunity to experience both sensational seasonal dishes as well as fabulous popular favorites, including the spectacularly-presented Sorbet Volcano.Azure Restaurant proudly pays homage to Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, with a special menu selection. These offerings feature Tollman’s hearty traditional specialties showcased at all Red Carnation Hotels, such as the Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail, authentic Cape Malay style with slightly sweet and spicy curry, and her beloved Prawn Stroganoff. Azure’s truly delectable dessert menu includes her famous Bea’s Cheesecake with crème fraiche topping, strawberry syrup and fresh strawberries, as well as Bea’s Rice Pudding with salted caramel and caramelized nuts.

Tollman’s traditional Red Carnation signature dishes are perfectly balanced with Chef Pretorius’ modern original cuisine, cumulating in an intriguing menu showcasing both complex international fare and satisfying simple comfort food.

Azure’s considerable wine list recently received its sixth Diamond Award in the Diners Club Winelist Awards in 2013. Head Sommelier Gregory Mutambe, a diploma graduate from the Cape Wine Academy, is readily available to assist guests in making excellent cocktail pairing choices.

For details and reservations, please contact The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa at +27 21 437 9000, email:, or visit us online at

About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is poised above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles mountain range. The hotel’s interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance. Guests are spoiled with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the beautiful bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. The hotel boasts two pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty Spa; Azure Restaurant, The Café Grill and The Leopard Bar; meeting, events and weddings facilities for up to 90 guests; and a 16-seater private cinema.

About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is a member of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, award-winning collection of five- and four-star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Palm Beach, Ireland, and South Africa. In South Africa, sister properties include The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreatin the Cederberg Mountains. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities central to The Red Carnation’s ethos that win them so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.

For more information about The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, please call toll free from the USA/Canada at 1.877.955.1515 or from Europe, Australia and New Zealand at + 800.1698.8740. Visit us at or email
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TreadRight’s past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

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