The Palette & Palate Event At Mount High Country Estate

Posted on Wed September 29, 2021.

Ever wondered what the true meanings of ‘palette’ and ‘palate’ are? Well, instead of telling you, we’re blurring the definitions together when all things art and culinary converge over a two-day experience - exclusively made for the senses.

During your stay at Mount High, art and cuisine enthusiasts will be spoiled and transported to a world of colour and flavours - a place where visual treats and culinary feasts collide. The tastefully decorated Manor House will exceed all of your expectations. Luxurious rooms, expansive living areas and in the heart of the House - the open plan kitchen, where like-minded people will create special food memories.

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Artist Christoff Kruger and Chef Tippie Enslin will present art and cooking classes during this not-to-be-missed event. If you have a taste for art and also know the art of tasting, then you should not miss out on this event - it was created especially for you! 

Be Inspired by Christoff's Art Techniques 

MPUMALANGA MOUNT HIGH COUNTRY ESTATE ART  EXPERIENCEMeet Christoff (CHRISTOFFLÉ), our artist extraordinaire who hails from Mpumalanga, and offers training for professional artists as well as classes for amateurs and hobbyists at his art school on his farm, Olyfenbosch. He covers new techniques each month and during your stay with us, you'll be taught some of the various nuances in drawing, etching, watercolours, oil painting, textile design, charcoal and graphite sketching, ceramic and sculpting.

Of course, food is art and art is food, it's food for the soul and filling for the heart, and it's certainly something we need to get us through the last stretch of this year. Find inspiration and joy in being present with every brush stroke, pencil etch and shaded sketch. This can be the very first time that you bring your artistic ideas, thoughts and visions to life, with Christofflé on hand to guide you on your visual journey and finding fulfilment in life through the medium of art. 

Taste Chef Tippie Enslin’s Creations

MPUMALANGA MOUNT HIGH COUNTRY ESTATE CULINARY FOODIE EXPERIENCEWhile Christofflé offers an artist's escape, our resident Private Chef Tippie Enslin, will showcase the art of plating and tantalising your tastebuds. Chef Tippie is known for his fun interactive cooking classes at Mount High. He is ‘fluent’ in many different cuisines and you will get to taste and try your hand at various techniques and flavour profiles. Just to wet your palate, you will master the art of sourdough bread baking and you are welcome to adopt your own sourdough starter to take home. You will also get to sink your hands into Italian cooking classes where you’ll make *pizza, *pasta, and *gnocchi. However, there are many other cuisines that you will try - and taste - during your stay. 

Look forward to also broadening your skills in the kitchen with knife classes and deboning tips. Learn how to brew your own Kombucha, and even try out Duck Procito and salt baked trout. 

This is a Culinary Experience Not to be Missed!

Look forward to breakfast, lunch and some fine “wining & dining” to round off a splendid experience with luxury accommodation available to all.

You are most welcome to bring your own art supplies or Christoff can supply you them at an extra cost. Grab your paint brushes while we take out our finest wine glasses and get ready to toast and welcome you to the Palette & Palate Event at Mount High. 

The world is full of new friends waiting to meet you. 

Event Details

  • Venue: Mount High Country Estate
  • Date: 19 & 20 October 2021
  • Total Price for 2 Nights: R2 200 (Sharing a double room) or R3 000 (Single occupancy in a double room). 
  • Including: All classes, food and accommodation. 
  • Excluding: Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. 
  • Bring your own drinks of choice. 

Fun - New Friends - Art - Cooking - Relax - Experience - Food - Creativity