On Saturday, 19 November, the winners of the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at the La Residence hotel in Franschhoek.
South Africa's culinary talents were honoured at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on Sunday, 20 November at the Grand Arena at Grand West in Cape Town.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Ruth Cooper] 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...
Attended by whisky connoisseurs, media and influencers alike, the experiential evening kicked off with DJ Thando Thabethe rocking the decks.The evening came to a close with performances by Sketchy Bongo, Kyle Deutsh and Big Star.
[Ruth Cooper] Besides being one of the best cities in the world (so much bias), Cape Town is increasingly getting recognised as a top foodie destination; a veritable gallivanting gastronomer's dream city.
The Eat Out Everyday Eateries Awards for the Western Cape were announced on the 18 October at Mercedes-Benz in Century City.
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.
The Lumiere dinner-theatre experience ended on a high note at Nineteen Restaurant, Johannesburg, last night with an unplugged performance by MC, Mi Casa front man, J'Something, high-kicking Can-Can dancers and an exceptional menu paired with fine Courvoisier cognac.