Ruth Cooper
Lovely living at Laborie

Lovely living at Laborie[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.

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Eugene Yiga
Small plates, big success

Small plates, big success[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!

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Ruth Cooper
Whimsical White Room is a winner

Whimsical White Room is a winner[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.

Posted 3 months ago | Like (1)
Ruth Cooper
Honouring Heritage Heroes at Nederburg

Honouring Heritage Heroes at Nederburg[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...

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Ruth Cooper
Abigail Donnelly chats Eat Out Awards

Abigail Donnelly chats Eat Out Awards[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.

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Ruth Cooper
Shimmy into summer

Shimmy into summer[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.

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Ruth Cooper
Breeding conscious consumers at the Spier Secret Festival Conference

Breeding conscious consumers at the Spier Secret Festival Conference[Ruth Cooper] It's no 'secret' that organic, free range and sustainable have been foodie buzzwords for some time now.

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Eugene Yiga
Celebrating a new generation of culinary stars

Celebrating a new generation of culinary stars[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.

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Jessica Taylor
Tea by the sea

Tea by the sea[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.

Posted 5 months ago | Like
Eugene Yiga
Home sweet Hemelhuijs

Home sweet Hemelhuijs[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.

Posted 6 months ago | Like (2)
Ilse van den Berg
Durbanville Hills' tasting delights

Durbanville Hills' tasting delights[Ilse van den Berg] Passports and padkos ready, off we went to the land beyond the Boerewors Curtain... Just kidding, Durbanville isn't really that far, plus, I'm not one of those Capetonians... You know, those who think everything further than 15 minutes' drive is 'too far'.

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Sindy Peters
One Ingredient, two thumbs up

One Ingredient, two thumbs up[Sindy Peters] How many courses can you prepare using, say, mushrooms, fennel, or perhaps bacon? Can you imagine a delicious dessert with fennel in it? Chef Matt Manning can; showing off his culinary skills at the One Ingredient new venue launch, he conjured up a titillating tasting menu.

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Eugene Yiga
Sevruga with a smile

Sevruga with a smile[Eugene Yiga] "There is only one reason to go to the V&A Waterfront, which is overpriced and has the feel of a giant globalised shopping mall," wrote The New York Times a few years ago: "Sevruga."

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Ilse van den Berg
Van Ryn's: A rich golden treasure

Van Ryn's: A rich golden treasure[Ilse van den Berg] Pairings have been a hot trend for a while now. My most recent experience was, however, quite unique - a brandy and food pairing at Van Ryn's distillery in Stellies.

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Ilse van den Berg
How I was converted to a steak-lover

How I was converted to a steak-lover[Ilse van den Berg] I am sure the majority of you reading this have been to HQ more than once. I, however, experienced this much talked about steakhouse for the first time recently, and the experience has turned me into a steak-lover. True story.

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Ilse van den Berg
Because life's better with bubbles

Because life's better with bubbles[Ilse van den Berg] I've never seen myself as the typical champagne-drinking girl that loves all things glitter and gold, but something happens to you when you walk through the doors of J.C. Le Roux.

Posted 7 months ago | Like (1)
Angie White
Local is lekker with Chef Hajierah

Local is lekker with Chef Hajierah[Angie White] An afternoon dining next to the pool at the sunset deck of The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in Sea Point is by far one of the most serene and enjoyable places to spend a typically sunny winter's day in Cape Town. Add celebrated local chef, Hajierah Hamit to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for an afternoon well-spent.

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Ilse van den Berg
Make your way to Empire Café

Make your way to Empire Café[Ilse van den Berg] Chances are, if you're a local, or are familiar with Muizenberg (to a further extent than knowing about the fantastic family beach, colourful wooden houses, surfers, and effective shark alarm), you'll know the legendary Empire Café in York Road.

Posted 8 months ago | Like (1)
Angie White
Celebrating flavour with Seelan

Celebrating flavour with Seelan[Angie White] I've been acquainted with Chef Seelan Sundoo's visionary culinary skills once before, so I knew I was in for a treat when invited to dine at his very own Seelan - a restaurant and bar offering a celebration of flavour in the best sense of the word and a relaxed yet refined atmosphere.

Posted 8 months ago | Like (2)
Nina Timm
Easy, peasy pie

Easy, peasy pie[Nina Timm] My mum will do anything and no effort is spared to bring her family and, yes, sometimes complete strangers, together around her table. She taught me that nothing is too much effort, if you can do, bake or be something for someone, just do it!

Posted 8 months ago | Like