Leigh Andrews
Summery flights of fancy at Catharina's

The dessert flight at Catharina's.
The dessert flight at Catharina's.
[Leigh Andrews] Catharina's at Steenberg Estate is serving a summery food-and-wine flight option, perfect for those looking for neither a filling lunch nor dinner but rather something in between – “elevensies in the afternoon,” if you will...

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Nina Timm
Labneh quiche for brunch

Labneh quiche for brunch[Nina Timm] 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.

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Kim Lawrence
Popping in at the Park Inn

Popping in at the Park Inn[Kim Lawrence] 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...

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Leigh Andrews
Gibson's ginormous gourmet burgers and shakes

Gibsons' new alfresco all-weather terrace dining enclosure.
Gibsons' new alfresco all-weather terrace dining enclosure.
[Leigh Andrews] I'm a 'burgers and shakes' kind of girl, but have never had them quite like they make them at the V&A Waterfront's Gibson's Gourmet Burgers and Ribs. Here's how the standard weekend treat has been upgraded to legendary levels...

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Leigh Andrews
Gorgeous bistro delights at Glenelly Estate

The Vine Bistro at Glenelly Estate.
The Vine Bistro at Glenelly Estate.
[Leigh Andrews] On a relaxed Saturday in early summer - that's December in the Cape - we were met with warm smiles at the elegantly trendy, recently renovated Glenelly Estate to review their new culinary venture...

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Christmas leftovers

Christmas leftovers[Nina Timm] 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!

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Nina Timm
Christmas cherry chicken

Christmas cherry chicken[Nina Timm] 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.

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Leigh Andrews
Sampling Grande Provence's sensational sensory summer lunch 2016

Local tuna yukhoe. © Grande Provence.
Local tuna yukhoe. © Grande Provence.
[Leigh Andrews] "Sensational: Adjective with two popular meanings. 1: Of or relating to sensation or the senses. 2: Arousing a quick, intense interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction."...

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Nina Timm
Gin and Tonic Lollies to welcome summer

Gin and Tonic Lollies to welcome summer[Nina Timm] These gin and tonic lollies are perfect as palate cleansers in between courses or something to cool you down next to the pool.

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
2016 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of The Year Awards

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.

Diners Club and Standard Bank Executives  2016 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of The Year Awards  Event MC - JP Rossouw  Lesego Chauke-Motshwane  

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

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.

Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year - Glen Williams and Scot Kirton of Foxcroft with Karl Westvig of Retail Capital  Africa Melane and Naushad Khan  Belnori Phantom Forest, hibiscus, pollen and apple balsamic by Gregory Czarnecki of The Restaurant at Waterkloof  David Higgs Abigail Donnelly and Carianne Wilkinson the 2016 Eat Out Award Judges  

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SA's top vintners crowned at Winemaker of the Year Awards

Murray Barlow, Lesego Chauke-Motshwane and Pierre Wahl.
Murray Barlow, Lesego Chauke-Motshwane and Pierre Wahl.
[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Ruth Cooper
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs[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.

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Ruth Cooper
Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley

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

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Angie White
Tasty trendy tapas at Asoka

Tasty trendy tapas at Asoka[Angie White] Asoka is definitely one of the most unique restaurants I've been to. Located in the upper part of Kloof Street, this Eastern-themed sensation combines taste and sound to create a dining experience like no other...

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Leigh Andrews
Chic summer picnics, Allée Bleue style

Allée Bleue picnic 2016
Allée Bleue picnic 2016
[Leigh Andrews] On the road to Franschhoek, at the intersection of the R45 and R310, is the 200-hectare Allée Bleue Estate.

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Ruth Cooper
A taste of the new menu at The Kitchen at Maison

A taste of the new menu at The Kitchen at Maison[Ruth Cooper] The Kitchen at Maison has always been one of my top restaurants to make a drive out to, a perfect spot to take a group of friends for lengthy and lazy lunching.

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Louise Marsland
Time for tapas at Bistro 1682

Time for tapas at Bistro 1682[Louise Marsland] Steenberg Golf Estate restaurant, Bistro Sixteen82, has unveiled a new summer tapas menu with executive chef Kerry Kilpin, inspired by her recent odyssey to Barcelona and London to find inspiration and new flavours to bring back home.

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Scottish Leader 12 YO Launch

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.

Asanda Sizani, Siya Beyile & Anelisa Mangcu  Annie Raman & Wesley Borain  Cassandra Twala  Gemaén Taylor  

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Ruth Cooper
Leafy suburb sophistication at the Alphen's new Blanko

Leafy suburb sophistication at the Alphen's new Blanko[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.

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