Most people know about the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. They happen annually and South Africa has had representation on the list through top performers like The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francaise and The Test Kitchen. San Pellegrino is one of the sponsors of the awards but they have decided to escalate their investment in the industry by creating a new competition which is complementary to the the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. The San Pellegrino Young Chef Awards started in 2015 and is a worldwide competition.
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What started in 1997 as a sustainable way for parents to raise money for schools, has grown to become one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. Cardholders have a portion of their spend donated by the retailer whenever they swipe their MySchool card. The card is free and the donations cost the cardholder nothing, and now there is a new partner, online shopping site, Loot.co.za.
Most of you will see the title of my post and think it’s click bait. But actually, it’s an observation about rewards programmes in South Africa. Specifically the British Airways Avios and the Pick ‘n Pay Smart Shopper programmes.
It seems that every second thing is ‘craft’ or ‘artisan’ these days. But what does craft mean? And what makes craft products better than other products? Are craft products actually better? This article is about beer, but the questions are relevant more broadly.
In this post I share my thoughts on the 7 day cruise I did to Mozambique on the MSC Sinfonia recently. We paid for our cruise and all expenses, but a big thank you to Pentravel for sponsoring my time to write this article, allowing me to share the experience with you.
I recently ported to Afrihost mobile. The process went smoothly and I’ve been happy with the product and service so I thought I would tell you about the process in case you want to do the same.
AirBnB has grown into a huge company for a reason, it’s a brilliant service. The advantages of AirBnB are numerous, which is why it is used by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. The purpose of this aticle is not to list the advantages and disadvantages of AirBnB, I’m sure you can find the advantages on their website. In this article I will simply be looking at the disadvantages of AirBnB after my first experience.
Well, 2015 is just about done and dusted. It’s ending on a high note for me. I will shortly be flying off to Australia and if all goes smoothly I will catch the fireworks over Sydney harbour for the eve of new year. I have a couple of weeks in Sydney, a week in Melbourne and then a week in Hong Kong. I thought that before I jet off I should share the highlights of Relax With Dax from 2015.
Situated on Hout Street next door to Savoy Cabbage is a new little wine bar and bistro, Bouchon. It’s a collaboration between Dorrance Wines and the owners of La Boheme & Engruna restaurants in Sea Point. It’s been open for 2 weeks and I had a chance to pop in and try it out last night. It’s only open Monday to Friday from 4pm until late.
Woolworths’ latest sustainability initiative is Earthcred, an attempt to motivate people to make the correct buying decisions by ‘gamifying’ it. We’re giving away a R1,500 Woolies voucher and you can stand a chance to win it by signing up and playing Earthcred.
Samsonite is offering a very generous prize for readers of Relax With Dax. The prize is 2 suitcases from the new Neopulse range, the 75cm suitcase (value R4,795) plus the 55cm carry on suitcase (value R3,995). That’s a total prize value of nearly R10,000! Read my post to see how you can put yourself in line to win this amazing prize.