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JC Le Roux introduces new premium dry range
JC Le Roux introduces new premium dry range

Ah good ol' JC Le Roux, a sparkling wine synonymous with NYE parties from my student days. Its customary sweet flavour perfect for youthful undeveloped palates.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2017

Five of the best vineyards in the Western Cape
Five of the best vineyards in the Western Cape

The Western Cape has always been a big crowd-puller in South Africa. Apart from its abundance of beautiful mountains and beaches, the Western Cape is also home to over 100,000 hectares of vineyards.

By Jarred Manasse 17 Apr 2017

How the world celebrates Easter
How the world celebrates Easter

Hot cross buns and Easter eggs are synonymous with Easter - a significant religious festival for many and also an opportunity for reflection and spending time with friends and family.

By Janine Fourie 13 Apr 2017

#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world
#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world

Since watching Cowspiracy and after taking part in the 2015 Greenpop Festival of Action in Zambia, I have been a lot more conscious about what I consume, particularly meat and dairy, industries which are the number one culprits when it comes to environmental damage.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2017

Fresh flavours at Avondales's new Faber
Fresh flavours at Avondales's new Faber

Is there anything more delightful than enjoying a variety of top quality dishes in a beautiful setting? In my opinion, there are not many activities that top this...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Apr 2017

#Shotleft: an experience of the Bacchian kind at Tokara
#Shotleft: an experience of the Bacchian kind at Tokara

Boasting magnificent views over vineyards and olive trees, award-winning wines, and delicious food, Tokara will enchant you stay a little longer than anticipated...

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2017

The mother of all beer
The mother of all beer

Motherland Brewers is serving up a selection of unique craft beers for the Cape Town crowd. Eugene Yiga spoke to owner Alitsair Kernick to find out more.

By Eugene Yiga 27 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

Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley
Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley

I recently attended the Hands on Harvest festival in Robertson. Taking place over a weekend every year, the festival aims to promote the winemakers and farms of the area with multiple events, hands on activities and, of course, wine tastings.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Mar 2017

Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant
Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant

For some people, careers are a conscious choice. For Scot Kirton, the award-winning chef behind La Colombe and Foxcroft, the love for what he does made it hard to consider anything else, writes Eugene Yiga...

By Eugene Yiga 9 Mar 2017

Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag
Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag

After starting her food blog in 2010, Sarah Graham has published multiple cookbooks and has been travelling around the country cooking up a storm...

By Cari Coetzee 3 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café
Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café

If you're looking for refined bistro food in an artfully designed space with a flourish of stylish ambiance look no further than the recently opened concept restaurant, the Life Grand Café at the V&A Waterfront.

By Ruth Cooper 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

Sharing is caring at MAReSOL
Sharing is caring at MAReSOL

If you haven't paid MAReSOL, a new restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, a visit yet, it's time. Fantastic views, a social atmosphere and some of the tastiest Portuguese dishes is what you can look forward to...

By Cari Coetzee 15 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

Cape Wine Auction to support education
Cape Wine Auction to support education

Eugene Yiga spoke to Andi Norton, who coordinates the beneficiaries of The Cape Wine Auction, to find out about the upcoming event which takes place on 10 and 11 February at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

By Eugene Yiga 8 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Eat your (he)art out with LionHeart
#DesignMonth: Eat your (he)art out with LionHeart

Almost too pretty to eat, the cakes designed and created by “bake-tresses” and bffs, Nikki Albertyn and Karmen de Reuck, are true edible artworks. We got in touch with Nikki; confectionery queen and co-founder of online bakery LionHeart to chat delicious design for Bizcommunity's #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 2 Feb 2017

Bigger and better plates for Dalliance's new menu
Bigger and better plates for Dalliance's new menu

Kove Collection's Dalliance in the V&A Waterfront recently launched their 2017 menu which now boasts full portion dishes in addition to the previous tapa options.

By Ruth Cooper 30 Jan 2017

Lizelle Gerber
#BizTrends2017: Building confidence in South African wines

We catch up with Lizelle Gerber, winemaker at Boschendal, to find out what will keep the wine flowing this year...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jan 2017

Snack times with labneh
Snack times with labneh

Snack times are my best times - those informal get togethers that end up being the best memories.

By Nina Timm 22 Dec 2016

Popping in at the Park Inn
Popping in at the Park Inn

Walking into the Park Inn by Radisson Blu was a highlight for me. Knowing that the hotel is eco-friendly and considers the environment was something to be proud of...

By Kim Lawrence 22 Dec 2016

Labneh quiche for brunch
Labneh quiche for brunch

Brunch originated in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930s. It is a combination of breakfast and lunch and it is my favourite way of entertaining.

By Nina Timm 19 Dec 2016

Christmas leftovers
Christmas leftovers

Christmas lunch in my family is a big event, not necessarily a grand event, but big, very big. Family comes from near and far, as well as dogs, cats and lots of noise!

By Nina Timm 12 Dec 2016

Christmas cherry chicken
Christmas cherry chicken

Cherry season is in full bloom and I simply cannot resist buying a punnet every time I set foot into a shop. Not only are they very photogenic, but there is something so extravagant in sitting with a bowl of chilled cherries.

By Nina Timm 5 Dec 2016

Gin and Tonic Lollies to welcome summer
Gin and Tonic Lollies to welcome summer

These gin and tonic lollies are perfect as palate cleansers in between courses or something to cool you down next to the pool.

By Nina Timm 25 Nov 2016

Murray Barlow, Lesego Chauke-Motshwane and Pierre Wahl.
SA's top vintners crowned at Winemaker of the Year Awards

Suited gents and dolled-up dames gathered in the manicured grounds of La Residence hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday evening for the 36th annual Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs

Growing food trends show a return to basics, a desire for sustainable and authentic produce and a transparency from chefs and restaurants when it comes to where and how your food is sourced and prepared.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2016

Pork rillettes for a summer feast
Pork rillettes for a summer feast

As consumers, we are bombarded with information about our food. One minute the focus is on preservatives and colourants, the next day or week, it is all about 'organically raised', 'free-range' and other buzzwords.

By Nina Timm 17 Nov 2016

Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley
Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley

A common misconception about the Breedekloof Wine Valley is that it's only home to large-scale wine producing cooperatives. True, Breedekloof is one of the largest wine producing areas in the Cape, however, this wine region offers so much more than that...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2016

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