The Luncheon with DoroMongy was by all accounts an elegant luxury event and a definite triumph for it’s gorgeous and gracious host.
Upon arrival, the guests were treated to neck or hand massages at their desired pressure by the lovely ladies of The pyramid day spa . Our first order of business as guests was to sit back, relax, get pampered and take in the gorgeous scenery- and what scenery it was! The Luncheon took place at The Embassy, a gorgeous function venue that boasts the most magnificent gardens which, of course, made a fantastic backdrop for the team at Kagisho Catering And Décor to come in and work their magic with a breathtaking flower wall and an elegant table set to tasteful perfection with rose gold and pink accents
After being pampered, it was time to mingle and the company did not disappoint- Mongy had an all-star panel of distinguished and debonair ladies present and ready to answer questions and share advice and of course, pose for pictures.
Spotted (from left to right): Khanyi Mbau looking sexy but sophisticated in a striking blue suit.
Pink Somhle stealing the show in another angelic creation by Ephrecia Teffo
Lolo’s Kloset in a glamorous traditional-inspired 2 piece with a matching classic from CoCo- that’s Chanel, of course.
Sitting pretty in pink in what could only be described as the most gorgeous, Cinderella-like dress by Ephrecia Teffo accentuated with a classic Gucci belt was our fashion-forward host, DoroMongy doing what she’s known best for: setting trends and looking show-stopping. She completed her fairy-tale look in a pair of bloody shoes: glittery, pink Pigalle Follies from Christian Louboutin, an edgy blonde bob, hair laid to the God’s, of course (A very, very special shutout to The Crown Parlour SA) and the Louis Vuitton “Box Scott” worn as a classy, top handle handbag.
If you’re not like me and instead came for the food and not the fashion, you were in for a treat too. I was privy to a quick but captivating behind-the-scenes preview of the Purple Chef, Barney Jiri, who created absolute magic in the kitchen.
The starters were a delicious arrangement of garlic prawns, olives and spicy biltong pieces on a bed of baby greens- rockets and cucumbers with a surprisingly tantalizing avocado and lime puree complete with a reduced fig infused balsamic vinaigrette. The entire combination was positively ambrosial and had the guests desperate for more- and the Purple Chef delivered! The traditional main of a succulent beef rump and assorted vegetables, including grilled Brussel Sprouts and caramelized carrots, was extremely well received leaving almost (but not quite!) no room for dessert. I, of course, had no such protestations and dug right into the Blueberry/ pistachio creamux which was filled with an appetizing raspberry jelly all on a scrumptious sable base and finished off with a purple mirror glaze. It was to die for (and you can quote me on that!)
All in all, Mongy’s luncheon was a certified success. Like any good event should, the luncheon with DoroMongy ended with her slightly tipsy but extremely happy (and very well fed) guests, Lush goodie bags in tow proclaiming that we would definitely be doing this again.