Mzanzi Chilli Hot Cross Buns

The Easter long weekend is finally here! And we all look forward to the traditional hot cross buns. With the sweetness of cinnamon sugar and raisins, these buns are irresistible.

Tsogo Sun’s SunSquare Suncoast and Suncoast Towers is offering an authentic Durban variety with the Imzanzi Chilli Choc Hot Cross Bun. Guests can look forward to strong flavours and spices depicting Durban’s melting pot of cultures.

While the texture of the bun remains true to its originality, the filling is a blend of dried fruit and pecan nuts combined with chilli and resulting in a burst of variety in flavour. The topping is a combination of melted chocolate and a hint of chilli flakes to achieve a delicate balance between savoury and sweet, delighting the palette with gentle heat but not overpowering.

Created by sous chef Sandren Govender, the Mzanzi chilli hot cross bun was inspired by the rich cultures of the city and its love for chilli.

“We are all familiar with the traditional bun but I was determined to add a little difference that guests would appreciate. We got thinking in the kitchen on what’s the best way to indulge in our favourite of the Easter traditions, with a local twist,” said Govender.

He added that the touch of chilli was the perfect ingredient to give the bun a “Durban East Coast flavour”.

Guests at the hotel this Easter will be welcomed and served chef Govender’s chilli delight along with a delectable spread of drinks and snacks.

And to make their welcome even more fanciful,the festive spirit will greet guests in the lobby where they are bound to be marvelled by an intricate Easter display inspired by Beatrix Potter characters. Guests will be taken on a whimsical journey to Peter Rabbits wonderland surrounded by bright yellow blooms and traditional Easter eggs.

Guests can also take advantage of the Jeera buffet which boasts authentic Durban Indian cuisine from Thursday to Sunday this week and costs R225 per person. Executive chef Attie Schultz has included a “special menu” for the month of April where dishes including duck, lamb shank and seafood specialities will be served.

About Tsogo Sun
Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, and Seychelles.

The company’s hospitality interests offer a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded Deluxe Hotels and well known trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and SUN1 hotels.

The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group’s flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp. Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the Jewel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

Tsogo Sun (“TSH”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.  The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (“HCI”), a JSE listed investment holding company, and SABMiller PLC (“SABM”), the London listed brewing company. The remaining shareholding is held by various financial institutions and the general public.

SunCares is Tsogo Sun’s sustainability in tourism plan, which consists of three pillars through which Tsogo Sun aims to be a catalyst for change. These pillars are the company’s CSI programme, encompassing the SunCares Sports, Arts and Education Academies; the entrepreneurial development programme delivered primarily through Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse; and the environmental management programme. Through these programmes, Tsogo Sun is able to leverage its considerable resources, experiences, and geographic spread within the hospitality, gaming and entertainment industry to provide the foundation for initiatives that have a lasting impact.



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