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 only visited for the first time recently, is the amphitheatre at Paul Cluver. Why do I say it’s the best? Well it’s on a beautiful wine estate and it’s very intimate…

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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 Île de Païn, Knysna Mariana’s, Stanford Assaggi, Illovo Smart-casual category: Bizerca Bistro, Cape Town Jordan with George Jardine, Stellenbosch 95 Keerom, Cape Town Reuben’s, Franschhoek Terroir, Stellenbosch The Butcher Shop and…

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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 you can read my full review here. Every year the event gets bigger and better and this year is even more special because it will be the 150th consecutive running of…

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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 touch as every place she has taken over has gone from empty every night to full every night. Her latest project, Cafe Paradiso opened to the public on Sunday and I…

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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 Seal are world firsts. These projects have helped to create awareness among wine producers that they need to produce their wine in a more environmentally friendly way. Many have started the…

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