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Pierneef at La Motte review

Pierneef at La Motte review

I don’t like being called a critic. It sounds like I’m always looking for faults. The truth is, while I do like to warn people away from bad experiences, what I enjoy most is...

Tips On Using Restaurant Reviews

Tips On Using Restaurant Reviews

Food blogging has had a huge impact on the restaurant industry. In the days of traditional media, people would have to rely on published restaurant guides or the occasional review in a newspaper or...

Restaurants you should visit

Restaurants you should visit

A lot of people are here from out of town or on holiday and are asking me what restaurants they should be trying now that they have the chance. So I’ve compiled a list...

French Toast review

French Toast review

I’ve been hearing about French Toast and happened to drive past last week so I stopped the car to have a look through the window (it was 11:30pm and they were closed). It looked...

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...