Author: Dax

Parlotones at Paul Cluver Amphitheatre review

Parlotones at Paul Cluver Amphitheatre review

In Cape Town we are lucky to have some spectacular concert venues. Kirstenbosch Gardens is one of them, and Vergelegen another, and Backsberg is also an option. But one of the best, which I...

Rossouw’s Three Star Restaurants 2011

Rossouw’s Three Star Restaurants 2011

JP Rossouw has released his restaurant guide for 2011. Here are his 3 star restaurants with the Western Cape ones in bold. You can see last year’s winners here. Casual category: Magica Roma, Pinelands...

Hugo Boss Summer Range launch party

Hugo Boss Summer Range launch party

Hugo Boss is a big fashion brand, but it’s not really very prevalent in South Africa. We’ve all heard of it, but you don’t see the clothes much. The only store I know if...

Queen’s Plate ticket giveaway

Queen’s Plate ticket giveaway

Last year I was fortunate enough to attend the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. It was my first experience of the Queen’s Plate and it was fabulous. It was very different from the J&B Met and...

2011 Eat Out Top 10

2011 Eat Out Top 10

This is the first year I have been invited to the actual Eat Out Awards ceremony and I’m excited to be able to tell you about the awards ceremony because it’s quite fabulous, the...

Cafe Paradiso meal for two giveaway

Cafe Paradiso meal for two giveaway

Madame Zingara has been a busy lady. She started with the Bombay Bicycle Club, then took over the Sidewalk Cafe, then Cafe Mozart and now finally, Cafe Paradiso. Nobody can deny Madame Zingara’s magic...

Cape Town Festival of Beer review

Cape Town Festival of Beer review

A couple of months ago we had the Craft Beer Festival at the Biscuit Mill, then we had the Oktoberfest at Paulaner and now we have the Cape Town Festival of Beer. One might...

Green Wine Awards

Green Wine Awards

Most people who drink wine (and even those who don’t) are not aware that, firstly, wine production is generally not environmentally friendly and, secondly, SA’s Biodiversity and Wine initiative as well as the Sustainability...

1800° review

1800° review

A common question I get asked is “Where can I have the best steak in Cape Town?” or “Where did you have the best steak ever?”. Surprisingly, these are not easy questions to answer....

Platter’s 2011 launch

Platter’s 2011 launch

I’ve just returned from the launch event for the 2011 Platter’s guide to SA wines. It was quite traumatic. I mean picture this: the fifty eight 5 star wines lined up waiting to be...