Belmond Mount Nelson’s Classical Music Evenings: Live Music + Dinner

Belmond Mount Nelson’s Classical Music Evenings: Live Music + Dinner

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Enjoy a three-course dinner in the Mount Nelson’s Lord Nelson Restaurant to the strains of operatic arias, Broadway hits and other popular classics.

The perennially grand Belmond Mount Nelson is an oasis of luxury and sophistication, making it a fitting venue for an elegant evening of fine dining and classical music. The Lord Nelson Restaurant, where culinary excellence and old-school charm combine, is where these wonderful events take place in partnership with Boschendal Wine Estate. Here’s what guests can expect.

Hooked on Classics

A mesmerising musical partnership, combining the vocal talents of soprano and pianist Lisa Engelbrecht, and mezzo soprano Lindsay Thomson, will serenade diners with a diverse and dazzling repertoire of musical pieces, ranging from operatic arias and classic European art songs to Broadway hits and contemporary favourites.

At the same time, diners will enjoy a three-course menu, paired with Boschendal’s finest wines. Included in the cost is a welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC.

The menu

Mount Nelson Hotel

Overseen by the restaurant’s executive chef, Rudi Liebenberg, the menu includes:

– Ostrich tartare with spiced prune purée, fermented beetroot, tabbouleh and labneh
– or Heirloom tomato salad with smoked tomato Panna Cotta, caper dressing, dried olives and pine nuts
Pairing Boschendal 1685 Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Main course
– Grilled lamb loin with bean salad, lamb-and-bacon crumble, lemon and scallion,
crushed potato and confit lamb neck
Pairing Boschendal 1685 Merlot 2016

– or Pan-fried sea trout, with potatoes cooked in seaweed, chorizo, calamari,
tender stem broccoli, squid ink cracker
Pairing Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2017

– Coffee opera cake: a smoked hazelnut meringue with a chocolate crème and Grand Marnier ice-cream
– or Baked lemon and thyme tart with salted caramel ice-cream
Pairing Boschendal Demi-Sec MCC NV

The full programme

6.30pm Guests arrive. Kindly be seated by 7pm

7pm Invitation to the Opera:

  • Dvořák’s “Song to the Moon”
  • Lakmé Delibes’ “The Flower duet”
  • Mozart’s “Sull’ aria duet” from The Marriage of Figaro
  • Lehar’s “Vilja” from The Merry Widow
  • Puccini’s “Quando m’en vo Musetta’s Waltz” from La Bohème
  • Puccini’s “O mio babbino caro aria” from Gianni Schicchi

7.20pm Starters served

8pm The Magic of Musicals:

  • Lerner/Lowe’s “I could have danced all night” from My Fair Lady
  • Adamo’ “Things change” from Little Women
  • “I feel pretty” from West Side Story
  • Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera medley

8.20pm Main course served

9pm Mediterranean Night Music:

  • Jacques Offenbach’s “Bella Nuit duet” from The Tales of Hoffman
  • Saint Saens’ “Mon Coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” from Samson and Delilah
  • Ennio Morricone’s “Nella Fantasia duet”
  • David Foster’s “Gira con me”

9.20pm Dessert served with tea and coffee

Good to know The classic music evenings will take place once a week in June 2019, with a Grand Opera Ensemble scheduled for 27 July 2019.

Event Information

8 June 2019
15 June 2019
22 June 2019
29 June 2019
27 July 2019

6.30pm – 10.30pm



Lord Nelson Restaurant
Belmond Mount Nelson
76 Orange Street


021 483 1948