I had the pleasure of attending a full lunch at Emoyeni last Friday for a touch base with the Kenzo team and an introduction to the Kenzo Flower in the Air fragrance. Firstly, I love Kenzo and I’ve always loved Kenzo. It really has been one of my more favoured houses and the simplicity and elegance really speak to me. I also really love Emoyeni. It is one of my most favoured venues in Johannesburg and am jealous that some have been able to tie the knot there. Now I’m not ready to tie the knot, but most ladies have an idea of what they want their big day to be like. I want mine to be like Emoyeni.
The building was actually one of the Randlords mansions in the 1800s and has since been converted a few times. Emoyeni now boasts a few function rooms, some general use areas and the main area, the Pavillion ,a cantilevered area that overlooks Johannesburg and the Parks. The Pavillion is a new addition and its modern feel contrasts from the structure of the rest of the building. We had a full lunch and the ladies were really treated with the best of care. The meat eaters had a chicken parcel starter which was a mix of chicken and vegetables wrapped in a pastry parcel. followed by a huge piece of beef fillet on a bed of spinach and topped with potato and some greens for the main course. All steaks were done to a good medium and came drenched in a fragrant sauce. The dessert was by far what we talked about the most. The chocolate was divine, a rich dark chocolate flavour without coming close to being bitter. The ice cream it was served with was the most heavenly piece of ice cream I have had in a while.
I’ve been to Emoyeni several times and each time was completely different but always done perfectly. I definitely recommend it.