A WORLD VIEW A scrump­tious lunch with Huenu Sol­sona

The com­bi­na­tion of the amaz­ing set­ting and her love of en­ter­tain­ing makes lunch in­vi­ta­tions from Huenu Sol­sona much sought af­ter

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En­tre­pre­neur Huenu Sol­sona has called many places home but, hav­ing spent some time here as a child, has al­ways had a soft spot for South Africa.

A few years ago, this vi­va­cious Ar­gen­tine de­cided to move here, and fu­elled by her pas­sion for the out­doors, started a busi­ness, Ad­ven­ture Boot Camp, an out­door fit­ness pro­gramme for women.

In­spired by an idea she’d seen in Canada, she sub­se­quently es­tab­lished The Galileo Open Air Cin­ema, which screens movies in out­door set­tings such as Kirsten­bosch and Kelvin Grove.

“Com­ing from Ar­gentina I love en­ter­tain­ing and hav­ing peo­ple in my home. In Ar­gentina, more than go­ing out to eat, you usu­ally in­vite friends over for a meal at least twice a week.” She laugh­ingly ad­mits that she was never a great cook and with her busy sched­ule she didn’t have time for it. How­ever, since hav­ing a baby (Ben is now one) she’s scaled back a bit and now finds cook­ing to be a re­lax­ing and cre­ative out­let.

Her home, a three-storey apart­ment in Camps Bay, has all the in­gre­di­ents for a won­der­ful culi­nary out­door ex­pe­ri­ence. The roof gar­den has 180-de­gree sea and moun­tain views and her en­ter­tain­ing is usu­ally al­fresco at a rus­tic ta­ble and benches un­der a canopy. “I bought the apart­ment a few years ago and have re­ally en­joyed dec­o­rat­ing it. Plus, there’s some­thing about wak­ing up to the moun­tain views that’s hard to beat.”

She usu­ally serves large plat­ters of food in­clud­ing some type of beef, a sta­ple in Ar­gentina, from which her guests can help them­selves. And, there’s al­ways a de­li­cious drink on ar­rival.

“At home in sum­mer there’s usu­ally a pitcher of cler­icó, a mix of white wine or sparkling wine and fruit, served very cold.” Salud!

Graeme Austen, Huenu Sol­sona, Sasha Venter, Martin Reynolds, Ka­sia Bergh and Jes­sica Green­stone Reynolds

Huenu Sol­sona

Ka­sia Bergh, Huenu Sol­sona and Sasha Venter

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