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There are some newcomers to the Eat Out top 10, sponsored by DSTV Food Network. Five Hundred at the Saxon hotel is where David Higgs went after Rust en Vrede, and Camphors at Vergelegen is where PJ Vadas went after The Roundhouse. Pierneef à La Motte has been nominated before but it’s the first time […]
Last year I posted about a new 2 for 1 offer book called The Entertainer. The concept is simple, it’s a book full of 2 for 1 offers which are valid anytime. Summer, winter, any day of the week, day or night. There were two things I loved about it: 1) The simplicity: one offer, […]
Some of you may not know that I am half Spanish. I have visited Spain many times and enjoyed Spanish cuisine, both in Spain and at home. I always found it surprising that we had no authentic Spanish tapas bars in Cape Town, because the food is really tasty. I even looked into doing a […]
Here is this season’s schedule for the kirstenbosch concert series. Below that is useful info regarding tickets etc. Also note that the price in bracket is the full price, there are discounts for Botanical Society members and also for people under 22 years of age (ID required). 24-Nov-13 – Prime Circle (R120) 01-Dec-13 – […]
Here is the list of top 20 restaurants nominated for the Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards happening on 10 November 2013 at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront. Half will make the top 10 list, but all of them are worth visiting. Again, only 3 restaurants outside of the Western Cape. Bread & […]
You probably recognise the stickers in the picture on the right, but might not know much about them. They are Veritas award stickers (double gold in this case). The Veritas awards are the longest running and most prestigious wine awards in South Africa. This year was the 23rd year of the awards which are run […]
Koi restaurant opened at the Ambassador hotel (was Salt restaurant) recently. I had dinner there soon after it opened, and I attended the launch function a few weeks later. Koi has been operating in Gauteng since 2010 and there are now three of them (Rosebank, Lynnwood and Sandton). This is the first Koi restaurant outside […]
This was the first year I was able to attend the SA Olive Awards ceremony, I’d missed the previous one due to prior arrangements. However I heard that the awards this year were a vast improvement on previous years so I don’t think I missed much. This year’s event was held at Kronenburg function venue […]
If Cape Town and surrounds doesn’t have some sort of Guinness world record for most wine festivals in one area, then it should. If there was a comprehensive listing of wine events (which there obviously isn’t otherwise we wouldn’t have the clashes we have) there would probably be more than one every week. It’s not […]