The Calyx was the chosen Sydney venue to host South African Tourism’s Come Home Bru event –enticing South African expats and their Aussie mates to enjoy an afternoon of traditional South African food, drinks and entertainment, and reminding them of all the things they love about their home country.
Sydney put on an exceptional Spring day on Sunday 29 October and The Calyx came alive with the sounds of drummers and traditional South African dancers as guests arrived onto the Iris Terrace.
Over 300 guests were treated to a traditional South African Braai (Afrikaans for ‘barbecue’ or ‘roast’ - social custom in South Africa) which was headed up by South African’s ‘Ultimate Braai Master’ Benny Masekwameng.
Benny worked with The Calyx’s head chef, Dominique Hawks to create a traditional menu featuring zucchini fritters, chicken sosatie (skewers), beorewors (a type of sausage originating from South Africa), chakalaka (spicy tomato bean relish) and for dessert, a South African favourite - malva pudding.
One of South African’s favourite comedians, Robby Collins, was the event’s MC entertaining guests from the Island on the Iris Terrace where a stage was set for the live band.
The team at Forum Group transformed The Calyx, creating a colourful, inviting and relaxing setting for guests who had the chance to enjoy South African wines, beers and cidars as well as Amarula tastings.
The Calyx is one of Sydney’s hidden gems for all styles of events. Contact Event Sales Manager, Allyson Wert, for more information on 0466 795 943 or firstname.lastname@example.org