There’s no better way to celebrate the change of season and beat the haze of Johannesburg’s sun-baked days than by indulging in a Jacaranda Gin cocktail overlooking the purple canopy of the city.

The best view of the city is undeniably at the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff so cooling off with the refreshingly new limited “4 All Seasons: Spring Edition” Gin, at Flames Restaurant is a welcoming way to start the slow unwind to the Festive Season, in style.

Jacaranda Gin cocktail
Jacaranda Gin cocktail

Distilled and bottled solely for Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff by Ol’ Jimmy’s Microbrewery and Nano-distillery, this unique Gin quietly seduces with its infusion of butterfly blue pea flower, lime blossom and jasmine.

As tonic is added, the vivid blue spirit melts into violet – the perfect celebration of the purple blaze that transforms the city as Jacaranda trees burst into bloom.

The hotel launched two inspired offerings, exclusive to the Flames Restaurant – the Jacaranda Aperitivo Afternoons and the Jacaranda Friday Lunch.

Jacaranda Aperitivo Afternoons

From R275 per person, Flames invites guests to sample the signature G&T or one of the four bespoke cocktails crafted by local mixologists – Molecular Bars.

Round off the experience with a choice of two canapés or sharing plates. Indulge in the skillfully devised menu by Chef Keith Frisley, which includes baked purple figs with Brie cheese and hazelnuts; and salmon tataki, avocado, and coriander pesto served with crudité, to name few.

The Jacaranda Aperitivo Afternoon will be running from Friday 4 October until Sunday 8 December 2019 between 15:00 and 18:00 at Flames Restaurant.

Flames Restaurant

Friday Jacaranda Lunch

For a gastronomical experience, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff welcomes patrons to the Friday Jacaranda Lunch, served between 11h00 and 15h00.

At R595 per person, Flames presents a buffet of seasonal cold appetizers followed by a-la-carte main course and a selection of desserts from our master pastry chefs.

With drinks packages offered to large groups, the Friday Jacaranda Lunch is the ideal choice for an end-of-the-year celebration that will not be forgotten. The Jacaranda Lunch will be running every Friday until 6 December 2019.

For those not wanting to take part in the two Jacaranda specials, the hotel encourages guests to visit Pre-View bar or Après Spa, where Chef Daniel Payne has specially prepared a tempting array of dishes and cocktails to complement the season.

Reservations for both options are highly recommended, guests are invited to make bookings via the Flames Restaurant website.