Stuart Reece Band
Date: 4 May
Where: oDD Cafe
Booking: 011 486 3631
The band features Stuart Reece on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Wesley Keet on keyboard and backing vocals. Barry Killian plays bass while Devon Van Rooyen takes care of drums and percussion.
“We all share a great love and passion for music and that’s what will carry us through as we walk the long and treacherous roads of the music industry”. – Stuart Reece
Venue: | 116 Greenway Street | Joburg
Entrance : Free
Date: 24 April 2013
Time : Music starts at 8pm sharp
Once again, el Jimador will ensure that the party continues long after the music is done, providing exciting activations and drink specials for every event.
Top Tip: You’re probably going to want to take Thursday off.
Jozi On Fire is proud to be affiliated with Luxottica’s OneSight, a family of vision care charities dedicated to providing healthy vision, eyewear and sun protection to those in need worldwide.
We at oDD Café love our craft beers, we love our craft cocktails, we love artisanal stuff, we love anything to do with remake, recycle and up-cycle.
So to celebrate this we are having two of our favourite beers on tap. Yes we said it…. On tap.
Not only that, in order to go back to basics we will braai ribs. What a pairing “Ribs & craft beer”
For those who are vegan or still want our famous burgers you can order that to, but we getting together to celebrate craft beer. So if that’s your thing come through and chill.
You know us we feel life’s delicious and you need to enjoy it. See you from 12h00 onwards
We will let you know when we do another one of @orestaki Trend Talks
Almost done with the first quarter of the year, we are seeing certain trends and drivers taking centre-stage. As the year goes, however, new trends inspired by macro trends crop up and unravel. How we engage with each other and how we engage with businesses as well. Catch Ornico CEO Oresti Patricios, or if you speak in 140 characters @Orestaki, at Odd Cafe on the 4th April 2013 discussing these emerging marketing and consumer trends which could define how we engage throughout the rest of 2013.
Make a booking for you, your colleagues and friends and come through to engage and network with other like minded trend spotters in a great location. Bookings for this event can be done via email, Twitter or phone call. Please note only 50 places available.
Look forward to seeing you.
On Thursday 07 March we will be hosting a wine tasting session with ground breaking, rule challenging and odd defying wine – Alphabetical. A ‘vin ordinaire’, Alphabetical is an odd South African blend of delicately balanced grape varietals, 8 of them which include Petit Verdot, Voignier, Shiraz, Mourverde, from Stellenbosch and Swartland. The idea behind the blend was to defy all odds and strike a great balance between different varietals with the desired result being a great tasting wine: “voluptuous yet drinkable, impressive yet affordable” – and the bottled result is quite that achievement. So join us from 18h00 – 20h00 and experience Alphabetical.
This past weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, incredible homemade ice cream king and all round nice guy spent some time at Odd Cafe, doing demos of the artisan ice cream making process. He played around with a few ingredients and shared testers with patrons who came through. Here are some pictures of the event:
Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream can be ordered as menu items from Odd Cafe’s menu or tubs to take home. Alternative, the ice cream can be ordered directly from him here for the 90ml tub and here for the 1litre tub
Nothing is quite as refreshing as a frozen treat on a hot summer’s day. Given how terribly hot and humid Johannesburg is lately, everyone certainly deserves a frozen treat, or 3! And so we are hosting Ice Cream King Paul Ballen this weekend – Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th of February 2013 – on our patio, with all his magical tools and gadgets. Ballen will demonstrate his ice cream making process and share some of his incredibly tasty flavours. So we had a chat with him on how Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream came about and how the man who featured on CNN’s Passion to Portfolio gets on making his artisinal ice cream:
oDD: So how did the homemade ice cream idea start?
Ballen: For my 21st birthday (I’m not turning 24) my twin sister suggested to my mom that she purchase an ice cream machine for me. It wasn’t long before I was in the kitchen for hours, experimenting with different recipes and extensive flavours. I’m consider myself to be quite a healthy person, so I as much as I enjoyed making ice cream, I couldn’t always be eating it. I started making ice cream for friends and family as gifts and the feedback was really positive. As my summer university holiday was approaching my sister suggested that I have an ice cream day out our house and we discussed the idea of selling my ice cream. I started up an official Facebook group and as I started using Twitter more, I started to use it for advertising my ice cream. It soon took of, and orders began flowing in!
Do you develop or inherit your recipes?
My recipes have developed over the period of time that I’ve been making ice cream .The basic custard has been tweaked to make sure that its the perfect sweetness and consistency. With regards to the individual flavours, I spend a lot of time working on different flavour combinations and on tastes that I think will work well together. I also use influences from books, articles and from existing ice cream flavours from stores around the world.
Why are they artisinal, and what are the most popular flavours?
They are artisinal because all ice cream is made in small batches using top quality ingredients and no preservatives to ensure ice cream of the highest quality. The majority of ice cream these days are filled with ingredients to make the cheapest possible product possible. I make sure that I don’t cut any of these corners! People need to know what they are eating and should rather eat small quantities of food products that are of a higher quality.
Chocolate, nutella and oreo has consistently been the most popular flavour, however, I change my flavours every to weeks to keep things interesting.
Also anything for lactose intolerant souls?
Yes, on some occasions I make lactose-free ice creams using coconut cream & milk, but at the moment its only restricted to custom orders.
I got into a fight at a shebeen – and I don’t even remember what were fighting over. All I remember is a guy coming at me with the edge of a broken bottle. He cut me across the head and I bled so much I thought I was going to die. But now the scar looks nice and many people say I have Madiba’s line it looks like how Madiba used to part his hair when he was younger. So no I have stature and I brag about my scar.