CREATE: Cocktails, Crochet & Cuisine

CREATE is a monthly creative Saturday where the love of gin, cooking, music and crochet is celebrated. Two special and intimate restaurants in the heart of Stellenbosch have carefully been selected to host four special cooking and crocheting demos. Chefs Kimble Cowie (The Open Kitchen) and Mari de Kock (Delicately Different) will be creating ClemenGold inspired Gin cocktails and scrumptious ClemenGold inspired three course meals. They will also be sharing their recipes and demonstrating how these meals should be prepared and served. Guests are invited to step into their kitchens and learn from the ladies who make a life out of cooking and baking.

Pianist and composer, Melissa van der Spuy expresses herself in many creative ways. Not only through music, but also through the art of crochet. She will give crochet demonstrations and teach crochet lovers and beginners new interesting patterns. Expect to walk out with your own beautiful creation and inspiration to create even more when you get home. CREATE events will take place on the last Saturday afternoon of each month. Hosts Kimble and Mari will each present two events at their respective establishments.

CREATE kicks off on the 28th of July and will come to an end on the 27th of October. Limited tickets available (maximum 20 tickets).

The first CREATE event – Details:

Date: Saturday 28 July 2018

Venue: Delicately Different, Dorp Street, Stellenbosch

Time: 11h00 – 15h00

Chef: Mari de Kock

Musician and crochet: Melissa van der Spuy

Drinks: ClemenGold Gin

Events coordinator: Iluminar Productions


11h00 – 11h30: Arrival, Surprise ClemenGold Inspired Cocktail & Arrival Snack

11h30 – 12h30: Step into the kitchen: Food demo by chef and owner of Delicately Different

12h30 – 13h00: Starter is served

13h00 – 14h00: Crochet demo by musician and crochet artist Melissa van der Spuy

14h00: Main course is served

14h45: Dessert and coffee is served

Tickets cost: R750 and include:

  1. Welcoming ClemenGold Gin inspired Cocktail and Arrival Snack
  2. Noonu Crochet DIY Kit
  • Yarn, hook, bits & bobs – everything you need to make this project
  • An album by the crocheting composer
  1. Delicately Different – ClemenGold Take-it-Home Recipes
  • Starter: Sticky pulled pork & ClemenGold phyllo triangles with a cranberry relish and fresh coriander
  • Main: Chargrilled ClemenGold and butter salmon with a roast Beetroot, fried ginger and pistachio salsa on a bed of rocket
  • Dessert: Upside down ClemenGold malva pudding with candied ClemenGold citrus peel and vanilla ice cream served with Crème Anglaise
  1. ClemenGold Gin

Ticket sales: Luna Paige 082 859 2420 or | Only 20 tickets available

More about Melissa:

Melissa is a composer, producer, performer and arranger currently based at the renowned Sunset Recording Studios in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She has performed locally and internationally for the past 23 years and has been involved in numerous productions for stage, radio and television. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Jazz composition and working on the score for Quentin Krog’s new movie “Ander Mens”. Her work “The Stars’ Road” written for the South- African National Youth Orchestra is debuting this July and will expand to a full stage production in 2019. She is the founder of Noonu – a crochet initiative spreading the love and use of art as therapy.

Crochet the Noonu way

It will make your Saturday

Have a late morning sip of the fruitiest Gin

Before your sensory ride and creations begin 

Into the kitchen you will peak

And find the inspiration that you seek

Come play with needle and with thread

Come be creative, clear your head!