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The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge
Inter-hotel challenge intrigue at the Vineyard Hotel

Standing on the grass outside the Vineyard's conference centre, we sipped Pongrácz brut and early cups of cappuccino to ward off the autumnal chill, while an excited buzz grew on the night of the finale regional launch of the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

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The Sommeliers Selection, BLACC reaching out to emerging wine enthusiasts

The Sommeliers Selection has joined forces with BLACC which is powered by Vula Afrika, an organisation that reaches out to emerging African wine enthusiasts...

27 Mar 2017

HVS launches executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry
HVS launches executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry

HVS Executive Search Africa, based in Cape Town, will focus on corporate positions, general managers and heads of department in the hotel industry across the continent...

24 Mar 2017

From left to right: Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams (Executive Chef, Table Bay Hotel); Chef Pete Goffe-Wood (Celebrity Chef and Industry Consultant), Chef Carl van Rooyen (Executive Chef, Vineyard Hotel) and Chef Bertus Basson (Owner Overture Restaurant).
Renowned chefs debate restaurant industry challenges

An interactive sitting at the Vineyard Hotel led by FEDHASA Cape's restaurant chairperson, Carl van Rooyen saw chefs Jocelyn Meyer-Adams, Bertus Basson and Pete Goffe-Wood debate issues facing the restaurant industry.

23 Mar 2017

Time Square team: In front, Brett Hoppé (General Manager: Time Square). Second row (left to right): Mohamed Cassim (IT Manager: Time Square); Emma Mothibi (VIP Operations Manager: Time Square); Elroy van Blerk (Operations Manager: Time Square); Faniswa Mkosana (Human Resources Manager: Time Square) and Kevin Caswell (Tables Manager: Time Square). 

Back row from (left to right): Anneli Petrowski (Personal Assistant); Sandise Sibanda (Marketing Manager: Time Square); Shaun Rennie (Group Surveillance and Security Manager: Sun International); Bianco Marini (Slots Manager: Time Square) and Ruben Nadesan, (Financial Operations Manager: Time Square).
Counting down to the opening of SA's most technologically sophisticated casino floor

Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, South Africa's most technologically advanced casino floor, is nearing completion and will open to the public on 1 April 2017...

23 Mar 2017

Elephant Cafe
Elephant Café enjoys bush gourmet cuisine success

The Elephant Café has been named The Luxury Travel Guide's Boutique Restaurant of the Year (Africa and Middle East) in the international 2017 awards, further establishing its reputation for bush gourmet cuisine...

17 Mar 2017

Chef Janine
#FoodTrends: explore the world of herbs

Everyone needs to save water – from landscapers to food manufacturers, restaurant dishwashers to prep kitchens as well as Jane Citizen in her apartment. Starting a herb and veggie garden is one way of saving pennies and water...

By Janine Fourie 15 Mar 2017

S.Pellegrino on the lookout for top young chefs
S.Pellegrino on the lookout for top young chefs

The global competition, S.Pellegrino Young Chef, will be accepting applications from young culinary talent from across the world until April 2017.

10 Mar 2017

Lanzerac expands its premium range with new wines
Lanzerac expands its premium range with new wines

Both varietals are produced from vineyards in the Jonkershoek Valley, one of the oldest and smallest wards in the greater Stellenbosch appellation...

6 Mar 2017

Andrea Robinson 2017 Wine Programme
Delta's 2017 wine line-up hand-picked by master sommelier

Andrea Robinson, Delta's master sommelier has handpicked her 2017 wine selections that will be available to Delta passengers flying between South Africa and the United States. Vintages will be rotated on a seasonal basis...

6 Mar 2017

Partnership to promote Cape Halaal tourism
Partnership to promote Cape Halaal tourism

Wesgro has partnered by dnata, which will conduct marketing and sales activities and actions on the Cape's behalf in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE for the next year...

28 Feb 2017

Is café culture fuelling the SA coffee industry?
Is café culture fuelling the SA coffee industry?

Insight Survey's latest SA Coffee Landscape Report 2017 carefully unfolds the global and local coffee markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 27 Feb 2017

Evashin Naidoo from Garden Court Marine Parade
Tsogo Sun's Deaf Chef programme changing lives

Tsogo Sun introduced a Deaf Chef programme in March 2010, to change the lives of many aspiring deaf or hard of hearing chefs in KwaZulu-Natal...

20 Feb 2017

In-flight dining with Tosca
Cathay Pacific, Tosca partnership has passengers dining on fine Italian cuisine

Cathay Pacific has partnered with Michelin-starred Italian restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Tosca to launch an in-flight menu that will be served to...

17 Feb 2017

Chef Janine
#FoodTrends: what's cooking at the moment?

From the massive helpings of meat-and-three-veg to the extreme minimalism of nouvelle cuisine… just when you think it's all been done, someone comes up with something new...

By Janine Fourie 15 Feb 2017

JAN holds onto its Michelin star for 2017
JAN holds onto its Michelin star for 2017

South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, recently learned that his restaurant, JAN, retained its Michelin star for 2017...

14 Feb 2017

Tsogo Chef's Challenge sees chefs cooking outside their comfort zone
Tsogo Chef's Challenge sees chefs cooking outside their comfort zone

The second exclusive gathering of foodie bloggers and media at the Tsogo Chef's Challenge, saw Chef Kenny Ngubane of Aarya Restaurant producing tasting portions of selected dishes from Aarya's menu...

13 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Behind the 1ON19 dinner series
#DesignMonth: Behind the 1ON19 dinner series

We recently had the pleasure to dine at The Westin Cape Town's ON19 restaurant - apart from enjoying the magnificent views, we also got to indulge in ON19's newest dinners series characterised by one ingredient and one cultivar...

By Cari Coetzee 9 Feb 2017

Plenty to explore on the new Kipling's Brasserie menu
Plenty to explore on the new Kipling's Brasserie menu

The new menu at Kipling's Brasserie echoes the season - featuring local tastes and flavours, and acknowledging the different cuisines that come together to give South African food its diverse character...

9 Feb 2017

From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
#MeetingsAfrica17: Sustainability for inclusiveness

With 40 days to go, Meetings Africa launched at the Living Room, in the Moboneng Precinct Johannesburg, with a clear message: tourism must be sustainable and inclusive if it is to be meaningful...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Jan 2017

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to the MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

16 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

12 Dec 2016

Pearl Oliver
Taj Cape Town head sommelier serving wine with ardor

We chat to Pearl Oliver, the head sommelier at five-star Taj Cape Town to find out more about her passion for wine and excellent service...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 Dec 2016

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Mossel Bay, Bredasdorp star Cape performers

The secret to recovering from the 2009 recession lies hidden in the Western Cape towns of Mossel Bay and Bredasdorp...

By Dave Chambers and Aron Hyman 30 Nov 2016

Mauritius: a delicious destination, a foodie paradise
Mauritius: a delicious destination, a foodie paradise

Mauritius has proved to be a delicious destination, a pressure cooker of the cuisines of the nations that had a hand in the islands history, culture and heritage...

16 Nov 2016

Enabling tourism SMEs to make the most of peak season with card facilities
Enabling tourism SMEs to make the most of peak season with card facilities

Tourists spent around R31 billion in the first quarter of 2016 according to SA Tourism. As we enter the peak summer holiday season, this number is likely to rise significantly...

11 Nov 2016

New restaurant FABER to redefine Cape Winelands cuisine
New restaurant FABER to redefine Cape Winelands cuisine

A remarkable collaboration between two passionate craftsmen: marrying the terroir-driven wines of Avondale with the seasonal cuisine from Chef Eric Bulpitt...

10 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: from a gap in the market to successful Kalahari lodge
#EntrepreneurMonth: from a gap in the market to successful Kalahari lodge

We spoke to Denise Koortzen, co-founder and co-developer of Kgalagadi Lodge, about her journey and what she thinks it takes to make it in the industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Nov 2016

Winners of Green Wine Awards announced
Winners of Green Wine Awards announced

Green Wine Awards honours wine producers who play an integral role in the provision of eco-friendly wines and celebrate wine producers who are passionate about conserving the land...

28 Oct 2016

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