Leading winemakers, wine lovers and buyers watched records tumble at the 32nd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier, in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Total sales at this annual showcase of South African wines amounted to more than R13,8 million with new record wine prices for red, white, Méthode Cap Classique and Port.
Themed 'A Cut Above', the Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year mystery basket national finals held on 8 September in Durban, saw participants in the junior and senior categories create recipes using Unilever Food Solutions products for a starter, main and dessert course.
MasterChef Australia judge, chef Gary Mehigan recently joined The Table Bay Hotel's executive chef, chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams and a few members of the media on a foraging expedition. Venturing as far as Mouille Point, the foragers found a selection of indigenous plants abundant and ready to be eaten - from sour fig to "sout slaai" (salt salad).
At its launch event on 4 June, Forever Resorts, in collaboration with Mr Nico Oosthuizen from the NIDA Group of Companies, announced the opening of its first Hotel in Kwazulu Natal, The Vulintaba Country Hotel.