[Eugene Yiga] "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."
[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Eugene Yiga] If you're looking for hearty local cuisine to keep you warm this winter, look no further than Terroir.
[Eugene Yiga] 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.
[Eugene Yiga] 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?
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Eugene Yiga] 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...
[Angie White] 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...
[Ruth Cooper] 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...
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Eugene Yiga] If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Unless we're talking about Ryan's Kitchen, in which case I suggest you come right in!
[Ruth Cooper] Theatrical yet honest, chic yet simple, oh so sophisticated yet still relatable, sounds like a bit of a tricky contradiction to balance; however The White Room at Dear Me manages to embody all these adjectives and more.
[Ruth Cooper] Situated at Nederburg's fine wine estate, The Red Table Restaurant is the epitome of everything classically and charmingly old world. Part of the historical Manor House completed in 1800, it feels as if one has been teleported back to a time when gentlemen wore monocles...
[Ruth Cooper] With the 2014 Eat Out Awards just around the corner we got in touch with Eat Out editor and judge, Abigail Donnelly to get the delicious scoop on what attendees can expect at the biggest award event yet.
[Ruth Cooper] Shimmy Beach Club is welcoming in the summer season in style, with restaurant and club upgrades, a host of exciting forthcoming events and a new summer menu; Shimmy is putting its name down as one of the top party hangouts to be seen at this summer.
[Ruth Cooper] It's no 'secret' that organic, free range and sustainable have been foodie buzzwords for some time now.
[Eugene Yiga] On entering One&Only Cape Town, I can sense that something big is about to happen. It's not just because the scale of the furniture and windows overlooking Table Mountain makes everything seem larger than life; it's because the Vista Bar & Lounge is full of the crème de la crème of South Africa's food, wine, and hospitality world.
[Jessica Taylor] Seated in the Palm Court, I was reminded of my Zululand days, drinking tea on the veranda of our farmhouse; from the familiar wicker chairs with floral cushions to the Colonial-style rattan-weave slow-turning fans. The chandeliers - purchased from The Savoy in London, excuse me - were a reminder, too, that I was actually having afternoon tea at The Oyster Box.
[Eugene Yiga] Ever since it opened back in October 2010, Hemelhuijs has been a restaurant of many faces. Now, as the seasons change, artist and chef Jacques Erasmus has transformed the Cape Town eatery (a finalist for Eat Out's Boschendal Style Award) once again.