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Street food in your own kitchen
Street food in your own kitchen

Beef koftas, most definitely is the street one food I cannot resist: the intoxicating aroma of the meat grilling and then topping it with cool, tangy tzatziki.

By Nina Timm 5 Feb 2016 10:46

[BizTrends2016] SA's top food trends for 2016
[BizTrends2016] SA's top food trends for 2016

It's an exciting time in food: unique eateries are popping up everywhere, offering the best in burgers, Mexican, tapas and street food. SA dining really is of world-class quality and I'm honoured and humbled to have experienced such excellence last year.

By Abigail Donnelly 18 Jan 2016 09:00

[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello
[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello

Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa Films creative director and partner, is celebrating, along with executive producer and managing partner, Peter Gird, the success of the company's Ultimate Braai Master series...

By Louise Marsland 26 Nov 2015 07:23

Classy Mexican at Del Mar
Classy Mexican at Del Mar

Classy Mexican sounds like a bit of an oxymoron; however Del Mar, as part of the Bukhara group, in Camps Bay has perfected this unique and hard-to-achieve mix.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2015 10:49

Chef Scot: Chef of the Year
Chef Scot: Chef of the Year

Chef Scot Kirton from the fabulous La Colombe has just been crowned Chef of the Year and La Colombe crowned top 2 on the Top 10 Restaurant list at this year's Eat Out Awards...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2015 09:54

Towers above
Towers above

It is not often that one finds fine-dining restaurants situated in hotels; sure hotel food is usually fairly fancy and of a good quality, but not usually that of the art-on-a plate variety.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Nov 2015 10:25

Authentic Indian at Bukhara
Authentic Indian at Bukhara

Tucked away up Church Street, just behind Green Market Square and above a Clicks one finds the authentically Indian restaurant Bukhara.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2015 09:53

That's so Rad-isson
That's so Rad-isson

The Royal Suite at Raddisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point is palatial (108m² to be exact). Situated on the eighth floor, this suite boasts two balconies, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room area and even a James Bond-like private boardroom.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2015 12:57

Food for thought at the Spier Secret Festival
Food for thought at the Spier Secret Festival

Perfectly poached eggs, ox heart tartare, blue cheese braai broodjies, sun-dried tomato silkworms, Sriracha soft serve, unorthodox wine tastings, cheese-making demos...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Nov 2015 11:58

Seafood winning at Seelan
Seafood winning at Seelan

If a lux seafood hankering is upon you, Seelan at the V&A Waterfront should really be at the top of your list. My partner and I were lucky enough to be treated to a three-course meal at Chef Seelan Sundoo's restaurant last Friday night.

By Ruth Cooper 27 Oct 2015 11:43

Royal treatment at the Queen Victoria Hotel
Royal treatment at the Queen Victoria Hotel

When I got invited to a lavish weekend stay at the boutique five-star Queen Victoria Hotel in Cape Town I answered with an emphatic "yes"...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2015 10:10

Signal your senses at the Cape Grace Hotel
Signal your senses at the Cape Grace Hotel

Situated at the iconic Cape Grace Hotel, Signal Restaurant offers an elegant and warm dining experience within the bustling V&A Waterfront surrounds. The ambience is tranquil and sophisticated, and the service is impeccable...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2015 15:21

Celebrating 250 years of Hennessy
Celebrating 250 years of Hennessy

How did an Irishman and former officer in the army of King Louis XV create one of the finest French cognacs in the world? Finding the answer requires a 250-year journey back in time.

By Eugene Yiga 17 Aug 2015 10:08

[#WomenInBiz] "I was perceived to be the marketing girl ... not the distiller" - Q&A with Marlene Bester
[#WomenInBiz] "I was perceived to be the marketing girl ... not the distiller" - Q&A with Marlene Bester

Following a recent brandy and chocolate pairing in celebration of Women's Month, I thought I'd interview the host, who just so happens to be the only female master distiller in South Africa...

By Jessica Taylor 7 Aug 2015 11:00

Distinguished dining at De Grendel
Distinguished dining at De Grendel

A short 20-minute drive from the Cape Town CBD, tucked away in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town on the slopes of Tygerberg Hill, you'll find the understated and elegantly defined entrance to De Grendel farm.

By Angie White 6 Aug 2015 09:26

Say olé in Camps Bay
Say olé in Camps Bay

When my friend and I arrived for dinner, we found the restaurant quiet for a Saturday night (and a nice change from the noise of the Camps Bay strip). Perhaps it was the early onset of winter, making this a chilly night. Or perhaps, with the restaurant only open for two months at the time, not many people were aware of the city's newest gem.

By Eugene Yiga 28 Jul 2015 10:17

Abalone House launches 'brandy bar'
Abalone House launches 'brandy bar'

"I'm delighted to be here," said Christelle Reade-Jahn, Director of the South African Brandy Foundation. "It's such a special evening, bringing together everything that's good in South Africa: good company, excellent conversation, fantastic brandies, and one of the best chefs in the country."

By Eugene Yiga 24 Jul 2015 12:28

Societi Bistro's tour through France
Societi Bistro's tour through France

As temperatures drop and seasonal depression sets in, many of us dwelling in the SA foodie capital city of Cape Town take comfort in gorging ourselves...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2015 15:38

Social sharing at Graciales
Social sharing at Graciales

Graciales Social, a trendy tapas bar and restaurant, is the latest addition to the new Peddlars & Co set up. Joining the elegantly Italian Volaré, the relaxed Oak Terrace and homey pub The Local. Graciales offers chic cocktails and unique tapas in a laid-back yet trendy environment.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Jun 2015 11:23

Warming up winter at Terroir
Warming up winter at Terroir

If you're looking for hearty local cuisine to keep you warm this winter, look no further than Terroir.

By Eugene Yiga 21 May 2015 14:06

Tokara Deli-cious
Tokara Deli-cious

The first time I went to Tokara, a wine estate somewhere between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, was for an outdoor wedding overlooking the mountains, vineyards, and olive groves.

By Eugene Yiga 11 May 2015 10:35

One&Only Cape Town: foodie heaven
One&Only Cape Town: foodie heaven

TripAdvisor chose Cape Town as one of its top destinations for 2015. What better way to experience one of the best cities on the planet than by staying at one of Africa's best hotels?

By Eugene Yiga 4 May 2015 11:37

Elegant Italian at Peddlar's Volaré
Elegant Italian at Peddlar's Volaré

Volaré means 'to fly or soar' in Italian and I suppose that is exactly what Chef Brad Ball's aim was when he came on board to revamp the previous, somewhat dingy, restaurant at the recently rebranded Peddlars & Co.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2015 13:38

Chardonnay Deli-cious
Chardonnay Deli-cious

When my sister came to town and suggested that we do lunch, I knew the perfect place. After all, what better way to show a former Capetonian what she was missing than by taking her to one of the city's newest spots?

By Eugene Yiga 19 Mar 2015 12:07

Arabella... love at first sight...
Arabella... love at first sight...

"What's not to love?" Arabella Country Estate homeowners chair, Steve Argyle, asks while my fabulous Caesar Salad is served at the hotel's Jamani restaurant.

By Brian Berkman 16 Mar 2015 09:35

The art of summer cuisine
The art of summer cuisine

When people eat at the Belmond Mount Nelson, they tend to choose dinner at the Planet Restaurant. And for good reason: Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg's creative flair is the reason this eatery was a finalist for the top-10 restaurants in the country at last year's Eat Out Awards...

By Eugene Yiga 13 Mar 2015 09:15

The loveliness that is La Belle
The loveliness that is La Belle

La Belle Bakery & Bistro is upmarket flavour and sophistication meets unpretentious comfort. It's a place where beauty is abundant and relaxation is paramount, offering exceptional service incomparable to anywhere else I've ever been...

By Angie White 12 Mar 2015 08:33

Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi
Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi

Nestled in-between Kloof Street's bustling trendy pubs and restaurants, one finds a refreshing Asian oasis in the form of the 2014 Eat Out Award-winning Kyoto Garden Sushi...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Mar 2015 10:14

5 Rooms awakens the senses
5 Rooms awakens the senses

In the valley of the Constantiaberg Green Belt, you'll find a gem of a place, The Alphen Hotel. Hidden there is the intimate 5 Rooms Restaurant...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2015 10:38

Lovely living at Laborie
Lovely living at Laborie

Look most South African wine farms are pretty easy on the eye: rolling hills, flourishing vineyards, historical buildings, you know the deal. However Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of Paarl has surely got to be, at least, making it through to the final rounds of the wine farm beauty pageants.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Feb 2015 10:20

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