In some cultures laying a table on top of a table is considered odd, bizarre even. However if you’re a South African striving for peace and unity, sitting down at a table on top of Table is something to get highly excited about. Sit down for a gourmet lunch at a table on top of Table Mountain all in the name of unit and charity, at the TABLE OF PEACE AND UNITY luncheon.
The Table of Peace and Unity luncheon is the only annual event held on the slopes of Table Mountain. It’s a day where diversity is celebrated and cultural, religious and racial differences are PUT ASIDE or left at home with along with the high heels. Sit down and enjoy a meal with friends, family, that guy you think you’ve seen on TV, people you’ve never met and people you’ve only met in your wildest dreams. While it might be a jovial affair, it’s all in support of a worthy and serious cause: abused, vulnerable and orphaned children of the Rainbow Nation.
The grand marque tent has space for up to 700 guests and no hard feelings or animosity. While it may be a festive breaking of bread between diverse ethnic, religious, political and cultural groups, all are brought together by common purpose and the need to care. In keeping with the event’s spirit of love and nurturing, this year’s luncheon takes place on Mother’s Day at 12 noon. Hence in the process of helping a worthy cause you’re also spoiling Mama to some quality cooking and saving yourself a pile of dirty dishes.
Though it may be a breaking of bread, there’ll also be a breaking, slicing, spooning and munching of much yummier cuisine. While indulging in rich and flavoursome conversation, you’ll be treated to a gourmet meal as colourful and fine as the people around the table. The hosts serve some of the finest cuisine cooked up in the pots of Cape Town’s prized chefs – if ever you’ve dined at Blues The One&Only , you’ll know that “finest” an understatement. If you haven’t, well then you’re in for treat!
Table fact: In Bora Bora the dinner table doubles as a table tennis table. What's odd, is that dinner and tennis matches take place simultaneously. Dinner is 'served' in the tennis sense of the word. A 'please pass the chicken' is greeted with a chicken wing flying through the air, hence the reason you'll never see a bowl of beetroot salad on a Bora Bora dining table.