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Bouchon

Bouchon Wine Bar Preview

Situated on Hout Street next door to Savoy Cabbage is a new little wine bar and bistro, Bouchon. It’s a collaboration between Dorrance Wines and the owners of La Boheme & Engruna restaurants in Sea Point. It’s been open for 2 weeks and I had a chance to pop in and try it out last night. It’s only open Monday to Friday from 4pm until late.

Samsonite Neopulse

Samsonite Luggage Giveaway

Samsonite is offering a very generous prize for readers of Relax With Dax. The prize is 2 suitcases from the new Neopulse range, the 75cm suitcase (value R4,795) plus the 55cm carry on suitcase (value R3,995). That’s a total prize value of nearly R10,000! Read my post to see how you can put yourself in line to win this amazing prize.

F&M ice rink at Somerset Square

Tips For Travelling To London

I was recently in London for 10 days. The week was mostly business but I had the weekend to enjoy the city. I thought I would share the things I learnt and some tips that might help you next time you visit.

Eight at Spier

Great Stellenbosch Restaurants

Choosing a place to eat in Stellenbosch can be challenging, considering the overwhelming number of amazing options. Choosing a restaurant is often about choosing one that is right for the occasion. I’ve been fortunate to eat at many Stellenbosch restaurants and thought I would share with you some places and what they are good for.

Myschool edible garden harvest table

MySchool Edible Garden Harvest Table

Follow through and follow up. Those two very important concepts form the theme of this report on my most recent visit to Chapel Street Primary School in District 6 for the Harvest Table lunch....

chard winners 2015

Best SA Chardonnays in 2015

I like to attend these events even though I could probably just publish the results from the press release that gets sent to me. The reason I like to attend them is that we get to taste the winning wines. It’s not often you find yourself in a room with 10 of the best chardonnays in South Africa. It’s a rare opportunity to compare them and find a favourite. Which is exactly what I did.

Do what you love

Should You Really Follow Your Passion?

I suggest to you that doing what you love or finding your passion is a luxury afforded to very few and that for the rest of us there is more relevant and helpful advice to be had.

Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards 2015

Eat Out Top 10 Judging Criteria

I recently published the list of 20 restaurants which have been nominated for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. The Eat Out judges will evaluate them and select the best 10. I was curious about what the actual criteria for selecting the winners. I emailed Eat Out to ask them if they could share the criteria with me and they were happy to so I thought I should share it with you!