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Standing Ovations

Standing Ovations

I need to share this video with you because it’s really awesome. It reminds me of one of the first X Factors when that cellphone salesman who looks unimpressive suddenly starts singing awesome Opera...

HalfArsed-a Chef

HalfArsed-a Chef

We can’t all be Masterchefs, but thanks to Nomu I got the chance to be a HalfArsed-a Chef along with a bunch of other fun quasi celebrities. We had great fun competing against each...

Eat In Awards 2012

Eat In Awards 2012

If you read my review of last year’s Eat In Awards, you would recall that I wasn’t impressed with the event. Thankfully they took note of the feedback and this year the awards were...

GAP comes to SA

GAP comes to SA

That post title is a bit sensational because GAP has actually been available at Stuttafords for a couple of years already. I even own some GAP shirts and jeans which I purchased from Stuttafords....

Relais & Chateaux Guide 2012

Relais & Chateaux Guide 2012

A little while ago I attended the launch of the latest Relais & Chateaux guide (2012) at the Cellars Hohenhort hotel. It was more than just the launch of the new guide though, the...

Classic Wine Trophy awards 2012

Classic Wine Trophy awards 2012

On Friday evening I attended the Classic Wine Trophy awards dinner. This year it was held in the Pavilion at the Table Bay Hotel. I must say the lamb rack was the best piece...

Leopard’s Leap Estate launch

Leopard’s Leap Estate launch

I’m easily pleased but hard to impress. The development at Leopard’s Leap impressed me. The estate is located in Franschhoek, next to La Motte and actually shares the same owners. If you’ve been to...

Moneysmart Budget Challenge

Moneysmart Budget Challenge

I entered the Moneysmart Budget Challenge which started this week and ends on Monday. If I win, my selected charity will receive R10 000! The idea is to budget how you will spend your...

Myatt Cafe review

Myatt Cafe review

People often ask me for advice on what restaurants they should go to and I pride myself on sending them somewhere perfectly appropriate. But a little while ago somebody asked me where they should...

Restaurant News – what’s closed and what’s opened

Restaurant News – what’s closed and what’s opened

There’s been ¬†quite a lot of movement on the restaurant scene lately, so I thought I would update you. If you know if any other happenings that I haven’t listed, please leave a comment...