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Far beyond the vanilla veil at the Velvet Cake Co

There are quite a few new cakes in town, featuring everything from creamy pastel ripples to velvet drip and silver-rimmed chocolate dreams. These completely out of the cake-box cakey creations can all be found at the Velvet Cake Co...

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

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The Table Bay wine list inspires exploration

For the second year in a row, The Table Bay has received a Diamond Award in Diners Club Winelist Awards - the highest possible achievement and a testament to the hotel's focus...

2 days ago

La Petite Ferme's new chef impresses
La Petite Ferme's new chef impresses

With the recent appointment of executive chef Sidwell Yarrow, La Petite Ferme is raising its head above the culinary parapets of Franschhoek, long feted as SA's gourmet capital.

By Brian Berkman 18 Aug 2017

Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town
Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town

On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2017

Combatting food theft
Combatting food theft

In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation or taking food home...

16 Aug 2017

2017 Sommeliers Selection winners announced
2017 Sommeliers Selection winners announced

The Sommeliers Selection 2017 winners were announced at a special Awards Ceremony where the public and trade had an opportunity to taste the winning wines...

8 Aug 2017

A tiny taste of what to expect from Giorgio Nava's new Italian Experience at 95 at Parks.
Savouring Giorgio Nava's new Italian Experience at 95 at Parks

A lucky selection of Cape Town's foodie set smiled and soaked up some winter's sunshine in the leafy green-themed conservatory at 95 at Parks in Constantia, before being served flutes of deliciously dry Prosecco and snack bowls of steamy squid and calamari...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Aug 2017

Distell Inter Hotel Challenge 2017 winners announced
Distell Inter Hotel Challenge 2017 winners announced

The challenge, championed by Distell, is hotly contested as hotels around SA present their protégés. The candidates compete in different categories over a period of months...

7 Aug 2017

Judges with Candidate Chefs in Cape Town. From left to right: Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Julietta e Silva, Megan Angus (Woodview Wagyu & Angus Beef), Craig Cormack (Celebrity Chef), Marieta Human (Hospitality Consultant), and Chief Judge Heinz Brunner (Honorary President of the South African Chefs Association, past Vice-Chairman of the World Body of Chefs and team manager of the Culinary Olympics team)
Fifth Distell Inter Hotel Challenge around the corner

The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, labelled the 'Oscars of the hotel world', which celebrates its fifth anniversary, has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calender...

3 Aug 2017

ChefMLK apprenticeship programme to help grow the industry with skilled chefs
ChefMLK apprenticeship programme to help grow the industry with skilled chefs

ChefMLK School of Cooking has introduced an apprenticeship programme which will enable employers to equip young, upcoming chefs in-house with the necessary skills and qualifications to grow in the industry...

2 Aug 2017

La Petite Colombe now open in Franschhoek
La Petite Colombe now open in Franschhoek

La Colombe, in partnership with the owners of Leeu Collection, has opened La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek, replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français.

1 Aug 2017

May de Lencquesaing holding her IWC Lifetime Achievement Award, flanked by Tim Atkin (left) and Charles Metcalfe (right)
Grande Dame of Glenelly Wine Estate receives lifetime achievement award at IWC Awards

May de Lencquesaing, the Grande Dame of Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Awards 2017...

1 Aug 2017

Bushman's Kloof wins at 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards
Bushman's Kloof wins at 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards

Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve has been named Best Diamond Award winner by the Diners Club Winelist Awards.

1 Aug 2017

A scene from last year's Say Cheese Fair.
Smile for local artisans and #SayCheese!

If you're still fixated on yellow cheese and your favourite four varietals are cheddar, gouda, mozzarella and feta, best you visit the Say Cheese Fair later this year...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2017

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What's new in Dubai?

Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017...

27 Jul 2017

Why the Cape Winelands should target Afropolitans
Why the Cape Winelands should target Afropolitans

Afropolitans could boost the South African economy by more than R2bn annually and grow tourism if they are given appealing reasons to travel locally...

25 Jul 2017

Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway
Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway

Like many other millennials, I live in a small flat in the city where space comes at serious premiums and peace and quiet often needs to be found at yoga studios - because of this, I always jump at the chance to head out of town and play country-house-living.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2017

Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competition
Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competition

To empower the next generation of professional sommeliers, the South African Sommelier Association (SASA) in association with Moët & Chandon introduces the Best Young Sommerlier competition, with entries now open until 29 July 2017.

21 Jul 2017

Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter
Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Tintswalo Atlantic was almost destroyed in a Cape Town wildfire. If you visit the five-star boutique lodge today, you'll find a place that's risen from the ashes and resumed its position as one of the top spots for a luxury escape.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jul 2017

Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA
Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA

Newcomer of the Year in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships, Rare Grill in Kenilworth was also named the Steakhouse Champion for 2017...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2017

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Angelic stay at Angala Boutique Hotel

Everything whispers of peace and tranquillity at Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House, just outside of Franschhoek.

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

To advance youth in tourism, we need to advance new skills
To advance youth in tourism, we need to advance new skills

There are opportunities for young South Africans in the travel and tourism industry, but we need to ensure they have the skills to march into the future with confidence...

By Tim Smith 18 Jul 2017

Vusa Zaya, Rémy Martin brand ambassador
Exploring Rémy Martin's Eau-de-Vie

Rémy Martin brand ambassador, Vusa Zaya gives us a taste of what it takes to be a brand ambassador in the world of Cognac and what promoting the brand entails...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Jul 2017

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Michelin trained, Soweto-born chef offers SA chefs opportunity to work in Paris

Michelin trained Chef Wandile Mabaso has announced his French Culinary Bursary in South Africa, giving growth-hungry, up-and-coming SA chefs a chance to apply for an opportunity to work in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris...

17 Jul 2017

Learn about whisky at Ginja Restaurant's Whisky Wednesday evenings
Learn about whisky at Ginja Restaurant's Whisky Wednesday evenings

The Whisky Wednesday evening, hosted by Ginga Ginja Restaurant at Newmark's Victoria & Alfred Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, in its third and latest instalment, offers a five-course dinner paired with Three Ships Whisky, at a cost of R295.

By Eugene Yiga 12 Jul 2017

John Dory's opens its doors at uShaka Village Walk Mall
John Dory's opens its doors at uShaka Village Walk Mall

uShaka Marine World, Africa's largest marine theme park's management team were recently in attendance to welcome a new addition to their Village Walk family, that of John Dory's restaurant...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 12 Jul 2017

2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award entries now open
2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award entries now open

The Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award, which was launched last year as a first for South Africa, gives recognition to a restaurant that brings its customers seasonal, local and responsibly produced food.

11 Jul 2017

Why it's OK to charge tourists more for chips
Why it's OK to charge tourists more for chips

Differential pricing may seem unfair. But if locals had to start paying the same prices as tourists, it's likely that many of them would be prevented from enjoying heritage sites in their own communities...

By Sally Everett 5 Jul 2017

French flair with a local twist for Grande Provence's new winter menu
French flair with a local twist for Grande Provence's new winter menu

No need to travel to Paris or Bordeaux to experience quality French food, beautiful settings and award-winning wine. Grande Provence, a heritage wine estate, on the outskirts of Franschhoek is sure to get you into a joie de vivre frame of mind.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Jul 2017

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