Not content with opening Joburg’s hottest restaurant a few months ago, Nicky van der Walt has now added a tipple to his name.
The raffish businessman launched Mirabelle, a cheerfully light rosé wine, last week on the terrace of his swish Asian restaurant Tang in Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square.
Walking past the massive marble slab that flanks the entrance to the dining spot and onto the glass-covered terrace, I spot model Rosette Ncwana sharing a table with guests including top soccer player manager Glyn Binkin.
A few socially distanced seats away I say hello to someone who made the Zondo commission must-see TV — that’s Norma Mngoma, pretty in pink slacks and a retro patterned shirt finished off with one of those trendy top-handle Balenciaga bags.
I ask the woman who had no qualms airing her ex, Malusi Gigaba’s, dirty linen at the commission of inquiry into state capture and corruption when she is inviting us to the launch of her new clothing label.
“I’m waiting until we reach level 1, because I have hundreds to invite,” she replied.