Relax With Dax

Eat Out Awards

Top 10 Restaurants In South Africa

Last night was the 2014 Eat Out Restaurant Awards sponsored by Mercedez Benz. The top 10 restaurants in South Africa were announced, selected from the 20 nominees announced a few weeks ago. In addition there were category awards, recognising restaurants which are not necessarily fine dining but still offer an exceptional experience.

Christian Eedes Chardonnay report

Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2014

It doesn’t seem so long ago that I wrote about the very first Christian Eedes Chardonnay report but it was 4 years ago! With a few years under the belt, the Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report is in a good position to comment on trends in this variety as well as spot the consistently performing producers.

kirstenbosch concerts

Kirstenbosch Concerts 2014/2015

Here’s the lineup of artists for the 2014 / 2015 season of Kirstenbosch concerts, starting 23 November. These concerts have to be the best way to spend a Sunday evening.


Is Woolworths Really The Enemy?

We want the free-range meat and the organic veg and the pastured dairy and what not, but we don’t want to be inconvenienced. We want Woolworths to sort it out for us. We want to be able to live the way we live, and have someone clean up after us. In other words, we want to consume as much as we consume and not have to feel bad.

Bill and money

Let’s Talk About Tipping

Orphanage is definitely the best cocktail bar in Cape Town. But on one of my recent visits I got a shock when I realised that they have started adding 10% to bar tabs over R200. Here are my thoughts…

Empty table

Restaurant No-Shows

I’m hearing more and more about restaurants asking for credit card details when patrons book a table, with the implication that they will be charged a fee per head if they don’t show up....


Encounters Documentary Festival 2014

I love watching documentaries. I always learn so much. The Encounters Documentary Festival always presents a quandary for me as I have to choose which documentaries to watch due to time limitations. They asked...