South African actor Armand Aucamp has spent the past 10 years making a name for himself on stage on screen, both locally and abroad. His latest book, Armand Kook Kaal*, is proving exceptionally popular among health conscious South Africans looking for interesting alternative eating plans. It also doesn’t do the ratings any harm that he’s exceptionally easy on the eye.

Armand will be hosting dinner and drinks at So Yum Hemelhuijs in Hyde Park, Joburg, on 31 July. It will be very casual, intimate affair, where guests will get the chance to hear how Armand keeps in shape and sample some of the delicious food that he cooks – both at home and on the show. There will also be copies of his recipe book on sale, which he will gladly sign for you.

“I first saw Armand when he emceed a music show I was at,” says CN&CO’s Carel Nolte. “He did a brilliant job in both Afrikaans and English. I subsequently found out that he and Rikus are mates and that Colin is a huge groupie of Die Boekklub, in which Armand plays the lead role.”

Carel and Armand’s paths soon crossed at Woordfees in Stellenbosch, where the Armand Kook Kaal banting-friendly recipe book was launched. It was here that Carel decided to take the relationship to the next level.

“We invited him to emcee an event in Joburg and, while he’s here, to host a dinner at So Yum.”

The restaurant has a range of delicious, healthy and interesting food on the menu, which will be served along with some of Armand’s recipes.

“It promises to be a fun evening of eating exceptional food and having an amazing time,” says Carel. “Armand has also promised to share some tips, including how to look good naked.”

When – 31 July, 6pm – 9pm
Where – So Yum Hemelhuijs, Hyde Park Corner
Cost – R300 (includes dinner and drinks)
RSVP – or 082 887 2185

*Armand Cooks Naked

Armand kook kaal – So Yum, 31 July