Monthly Archives: November 2018


Spice up your Summer with super salads from Chef Gorrie

We all love Summer. The gloriously long, warm days, lounging by the pool, the smell of suntan cream, and the feeling of summer fun. But who really has time to make heavy time-consuming meals? We asked Royal Palm Executive Chef, Guy Gorrie, for his top, quick and easy salad recipe that will make summer days more fun, and he suggested the Salad Niçoise…..


For the Red Onion Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tbs lemon juice
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Make the Shallot Vinaigrette:

Shake olive oil, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, red onion salt and pepper in a bottle till combined.

For Niçoise Salad

  • 1 tin small tin of Tuna
  • A hand full of pitted Black Olives
  • 2 boiled Eggs, quartered – cook to desired temperature ( I prefer soft boiled eggs )
  • 4 or 5 Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh salad leaves


Toss your salad leaves with the tuna, olives & cherry tomatoes in a bowl, season with salt & pepper.

Carefully place this into your serving bowl and top with your quartered eggs and a bit more tuna for presentation. Drizzle with your red onion vinaigrette and serve.

So enjoy the summer fun, and whip up this light and easy salad during your summer days.

Prepare for the New Year with Royal Palm Hotel

The New Year brings with it not only a change in date, but also a fresh start and new sense of motivation for the start of the New Year. The slate is cleaned from the last year’s triumphs and possible defeats, and the New Year brings with it the possibility of learning from our past mistakes and growing from them, for the better.

What better way to get your team enthusiastic and focused that with a mini-conference and team building excursion right on your door step, as the Royal Palm Hotel?

Located in the Umhlanga New Town Centre node, across from Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Royal Palm Hotel not only has a conference room, which can seat up to 80 people, to host such events, but they’ll even set up the team building games for you, to get your team’s competitive juices flowing for a new and exciting year.

With packages that includes tea and coffee on arrival, mid-morning and afternoon tea breaks with snacks, lunch, equipment, bottled water and sweets, note pads and pens, ample secure undercover parking, Wi-Fi and staffing- they really do have every element covered.

Enquire now to hear about all the wonderful packages that Royal Palm Hotel has to offer on 031 581 8000 and get your 2019 started on the right foot!