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World Top 50 Restaurants 2012

World Top 50 Restaurants 2012

This year South Africa continues it’s slide down and off the World’s top restaurants list. Last year we had 3 in the top 100 with 1 (Le Quartier Francaise) being in the top 50....

Cheese Festival 2012 review

Cheese Festival 2012 review

The popularity of the cheese festival hasn’t taken a knock with the move to the new venue last year. Driving there this morning I saw the familiar “Sold Out” signs and heard the usual...

SA Top 100 2012

SA Top 100 2012

The Top 100 SA wines for 2012 were announced on Thursday evening. This year they had nearly 400 entries, substantial growth from last year. You have the opportunity to taste the winning wines at...

Taste of Cape Town 2012

Taste of Cape Town 2012

Here are the menus for Taste of Cape Town this year. Leave a comment on which dishes you’ve tried and how you rate them so we can see which are the ones to avoid...

Le Creuset store opens at the Waterfront

Le Creuset store opens at the Waterfront

It was only recently that I started to understand the value of good quality cookware and kitchen utensils. Having grown tired of trying to dice and slice things with stupid, blunt little steak knives,...

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...