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Strolla lights up the Cape Town night
Strolla lights up the Cape Town night

When walking into Strolla you can't help but admire the soft Victorian setting and romantic lighting in the dining area.

By Kim Lawrence 58 minutes ago

#WeeklyWineWrap: Try out for the South African Blind Tasting team!
#WeeklyWineWrap: Try out for the South African Blind Tasting team!

We may have enjoyed a nice extended long weekend over here in South Africa, but the wine world was abuzz, as always.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 1 day ago

#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine inspired by brain activity analysis produced in SA
#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine inspired by brain activity analysis produced in SA

South Africa's sought-after vintages, producers and sommeliers have been making news around the globe again this week. And get this - a group of forward-thinking scientists are now using neuromarketing techniques and technologies to explore the subconscious...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 25 Apr 2016

Quick weeknight supper
Quick weeknight supper

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as 'spaghetti in the style of a prostitute' is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make (well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker).

By Nina Timm 21 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: South African producer takes giant solar power leap
#WeeklyWineWrap: South African producer takes giant solar power leap

Last week was quite an eventful one in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 19 Apr 2016

Swing by Singapore for Sling
Swing by Singapore for Sling

There are so many lessons to be learned from Raffles Hotel, Singapore...

By Brian Berkman 11 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: An unexpected economic upswing
#WeeklyWineWrap: An unexpected economic upswing

Good day fellow wine lovers! We've promised to keep you informed of the most interesting happenings in the local and international wine industry each week, and we've kept true to our word...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 8 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Smart wine
#WeeklyWineWrap: Smart wine

Good day fellow wine lovers and welcome to the very first Weekly Wine Wrap-up.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 1 Apr 2016

From farm style to Afro chic
From farm style to Afro chic

Vetkoek with lamb is as South African as braaivleis and the beloved Madiba. I think we all grew up with warm, spongy vetkoek stuffed with just about anything.

By Nina Timm 30 Mar 2016

Tap(as) into the Haiku taste
Tap(as) into the Haiku taste

I have a love/hate relationship with tapas. When done right they offer so many different bites of deliciousness and are perfect for sharing with those you love...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: for the love of wine brands
#BrandManagerMonth: for the love of wine brands

Meet Melissa Diedericks, marketing manager South Africa for Earthbound organic and Fairtrade wines. Diedericks is no stranger to wine brands and...

By Cari Van Wyk 11 Mar 2016

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Coffee trends brewing in 2016

Artisanal brewers know that in order to keep coffee enthusiasts satisfied the coffee industry can never be dull or stagnant. However, ten years ago brewers lacked this knowledge as the main coffee trend revolved...

By AIMEÉ SERRÃO 9 Mar 2016

Beef Short Ribs with Pomegranate
Beef Short Ribs with Pomegranate

Lately, beef short ribs are all the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are the new thing when having a braai and lamb shanks are happily replaced by beef short ribs cooked for hours in red wine with earthy mushrooms and pancetta lardons...

By Nina Timm 25 Feb 2016

Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine
Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine

Ice cream sandwiches are my Cupid's arrow this Valentine! And ice cream sandwiches don't only have to be for your kids you know. The flavour possibilities are endless and you can try anything from chocolate and banoffee to lemon creams with Mojito ice cream for the grown-ups.

By Nina Timm 12 Feb 2016

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

[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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[#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

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

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

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