Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Lumiere dinner-theatre experience

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.

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Nina Timm
Weekend warmers

Weekend warmers[Nina Timm] The calendar says spring is here, but as I sit looking through my window, the rain is coming down in buckets. So, we are definitely in for a very cold weekend.

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Lumiere Dinner Theatre Experience

The exclusive Lumière dinner-theatre experience came to town on Tuesday, September 6, when Courvoisier hosted the first dinner series at Signature Restaurant, Johannesburg.

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Leigh Andrews
Spinning magical meal memories at Homespun

All images © Homespun by Matt.
All images © Homespun by Matt.
[Leigh Andrews] Only a handful of the celebratory meals you've had in your lifetime will truly stand out. A main course here, a dessert there. But when you have a full three courses of pure taste magic, you know you're at Blouberg's newest culinary gem, Homespun...

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Leigh Andrews
Relishing the Cape's wild history at Catharina's

Catharina's Restaurant.
Catharina's Restaurant.
[Leigh Andrews] Picture Cape Town. Now picture Cape Town in 1662 - an untamed frontier with wild animals roaming the lands and often forming a filling meal, if they didn't get to you first. This is the basis of the 'wild' new tasting menu served at Catharina's on Steenberg Estate...

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Jack Daniel's Barrel Hunt launch

Friday 19th August saw the Cape Town leg of the global Jack Daniel's Barrel Hunt take place, the brand's first ever global scavenger hunt. 150 handcrafted barrels have been hidden at historic and cultural sites across the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery.

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Ruth Cooper
Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main

Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main[Ruth Cooper] I always look forward to meals and quite often they are the highlights of my day; planning them, preparing them and most importantly eating them is just so enjoyable and quite frankly the words "Shall we get a snack?" can immeasurably brighten my day.

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Poison City Brewing (PCB) launch

Poison City Brewing (PCB) launches its brand at the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein last night, August 11

Oscar & Adrian  Adrian Hamel (Randpark Ridge) & Nick Jackson (Bryanston)  Andre Schubert  Andrew Bannister, Christina Rollin, Howard Varney & Alice Rowe  

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Leigh Andrews
Making culinary waves at the Blowfish

Making culinary waves at the Blowfish[Leigh Andrews] Seafood, sushi, sunset. That's the promise at Blowfish Restaurant, situated in Cape Town's stunning Dolphin Beach, and that's exactly what you get - and more...

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

On Friday 29 July, the fourth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge took place at the Belmond Mount Nelson.

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge  Richard Rushton (MD Distell) & Mark Satterfield (Chief Operating Officer Middle East and Africa of Marriott)  The winning wine steward, Sibonele Nongqotho  Rob Collins (Chief Operating Officer of Sun International  

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Leigh Andrews
The regal French feel of Leeu House

All images © Leeu Collection.
All images © Leeu Collection.
[Leigh Andrews] With a hefty front door guarded by regal bronze lions and a statue of world-renowned peace-keepers Ghandi on the left and Mandela on the right, it's little wonder a stay at Franschhoek's exclusive Leeu House leaves guests feeling peaceful and relaxed...

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Anna-Bet Stemmet
#WeeklyWineWrap: Chilean winemaker experiments with dynamite in subsoil

#WeeklyWineWrap: Chilean winemaker experiments with dynamite in subsoil
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[Anna-Bet Stemmet] This week we find out why a Chilean winemaker has been toying with dynamite in the subsoil of his vineyards, marvel at the gutsy architecture of a futuristic winery and cellar in Bordeaux and see what the fuss is about cloned wine...

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Nina Timm
Soup stories

Soup stories[Nina Timm] What on earth can be better in this weather than to wrap your cold hands around a forgiving bowl of soup...?

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Ruth Cooper
Reaching Stella heights

Reaching Stella heights[Ruth Cooper] With so many top dining options in Cape Town and with new spots seemingly popping up on the hour, it's easy to forget that there are also top restaurants situated in hotels. I paid a visit to Stella Café and Bar at Southern Sun The Cullinan in the foreshore on Friday night and was truly impressed with this chic restaurant.

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Leigh Andrews
Worldly winter wonder meals at Mondiall

Worldly winter wonder meals at Mondiall[Leigh Andrews] Set against the edge of the V&A Waterfront's yacht-filled harbour, many know Mondiall Kitchen and Bar offers a classy global menu that delights the international palates that pass through its glass doors. It also offers a special evening menu that changes monthly throughout Winter...

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Anna-Bet Stemmet
#WeeklyWineWrap: Scientists invent a machine that makes wine non-stop

#WeeklyWineWrap: Scientists invent a machine that makes wine non-stop[Anna-Bet Stemmet] This week we take a look at the machine that makes wine non-stop; happily note that the fine wine market soared in June; check in with VinPro on their scholarship programme; and look forward to the fabulous wine-related events that will take place at the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival in Hyde Park this week.

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Winter comfort cuisine at the President Hotel

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
The President Hotel, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
[Lauren Hartzenberg] Winter is a tricky season for the restaurant business in Cape Town. Dwindling tourist numbers and Capetonians who lock themselves indoors...

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Glenmorangie and Pierre Cronje dinner

On the 22 June 2016 Glenmorangie and Pierre Cronje hosted a unique whisky and wood three course dining experience at Pierre Cronje's studio in Wynberg.

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Rémy Martin Opulence Revealed

The Rémy Martin Opulence Revealed event was held on Tuesday, 28 June at the Taj Hotel.

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Anna-Bet Stemmet
#WeeklyWineWrap: Vineyard robot prototype ushers in a new era

#WeeklyWineWrap: Vineyard robot prototype ushers in a new era[Anna-Bet Stemmet] This week we discuss the potential of the IGWS's robotic vineyard prototype, rejoice at the inclusion of an online wine appreciation course on the Cape Wine Academy log, look forward to the 2016 Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival that takes place in Sandton next week, and give KWV a pat on the back for some well-deserved SAWi accolades.

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