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#LockdownLessons: The new delivery menu model - Q&A with James Gaag of La Colombe
#LockdownLessons: The new delivery menu model - Q&A with James Gaag of La Colombe

Executive chef James Gaag of the award-winning fine-dining restaurant, La Colombe, shares his lockdown lessons and how he and La Colombe are navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

#YouthMonth: Q&A with award-winning young chef Paul Thinus Prinsloo
#YouthMonth: Q&A with award-winning young chef Paul Thinus Prinsloo

Winner of the 2019 S.Pellegrino Young Chef, Africa and Middle East region and Chef de Partie at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, 26 year old Paul Thinus Prinsloo, chats to us this #YouthMonth about how winning the Young Chef Award has influenced his life and his advice for aspiring young chefs...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Jun 2020

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains
Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

Get fine-dining deliveries from these 5 Western Cape restaurants during the lockdown
Get fine-dining deliveries from these 5 Western Cape restaurants during the lockdown

The following fine-dining restaurants are all currently offering forms of gourmet hampers and multiple course meal deliveries during the lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 28 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 'Dine in. Do good!' with local NGO StreetSmart
#LockdownLessons: 'Dine in. Do good!' with local NGO StreetSmart

Melanie Burke, chairman of StreetSmart South Africa, shares her lockdown lessons and how StreetSmart is navigating the lockdown in stages by keeping hope alive and preparing for the new normal...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2020

Covid-19: Short-term pessimism, long-term optimism
Covid-19: Short-term pessimism, long-term optimism

This too shall pass. And once it has, we will need small-, micro- and medium-sized enterprises more than ever to boost our flailing economy, drive innovation and create jobs...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 4 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown

#TheLockdownSeries: Sarette van den Heever, co-founder of Wijn, shares how the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted the concept wine bar...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

Introducing 'Quarantine Cuisine'! Catch these 6 SA chefs online during #SALockdown
Introducing 'Quarantine Cuisine'! Catch these 6 SA chefs online during #SALockdown

The 21-day lockdown in South Africa, though extremely necessary, has already and will have further devastating effects on our economy, in particular our hospitality industry. Local chefs and restaurant staff are feeling the pinch and it's sad to think that a lot of our favourite restaurants might not re-open after lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Apr 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán Gin
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán Gin

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2020

Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SA
Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SA

South African retail shelves will for the first time be stocked with premium chocolate brand Chocolates Valor...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 spirits trends in South Africa for 2020

Curated, experiential and tailored experiences were at the forefront of South Africa's alcohol consumption trends in 2019...

By Michael Lebona 13 Jan 2020

South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary
South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary

More than 14,000 South Africans have officially signed up to partake in this year's Veganuary campaign, joining 350,000 other people across more than 150 countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues...

By Jonathan Robinson 9 Jan 2020

New concept restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver opens in the Cape Town CBD
New concept restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver opens in the Cape Town CBD

An intriguing name and an intriguing concept. Say hello to the new Cape Town CBD restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver! Brought to you by chef Judi Fourie, Pilcrow and Cleaver has forgone service staff and tipping and put the diner in direct contact with the chefs...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Dec 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fry's, Natural Herbs & Spices and Red Bull
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fry's, Natural Herbs & Spices and Red Bull

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Yococo's Sine Ndlela started serving scoops of love
#EntrepreneurMonth: How Yococo's Sine Ndlela started serving scoops of love

Sine Ndlela is not yet 30 years old, but she's the founder of a thriving South African dairy-free ice-cream brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

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South African retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2019

Black Friday has gained significant momentum in South Africa since the North American shopping event was piloted locally by Takealot in 2012...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

3 of the best hotel buffet breakfasts in Cape Town
3 of the best hotel buffet breakfasts in Cape Town

Some like it hot. Some like it cold. While others like it delicate with an emphasis on caffeine. From genteel buffets to banquets fit for royalty, find everything you'll ever want at the best local hotel buffet breakfasts...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 20 Nov 2019

Celebrating SA's culinary rock stars at the 2019 Eat Out Awards
Celebrating SA's culinary rock stars at the 2019 Eat Out Awards

The 21st annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards recently took place at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town...

By Eugene Yiga 20 Nov 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Nespresso and Greenall's
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Nespresso and Greenall's

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Nov 2019

Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menu
Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menu

Dash Restaurant and Bar at the Queen Victoria Hotel, at of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has a new chef and exciting new menu...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Shaking up soda with Pura Beverage Company's Greig Jansen
#EntrepreneurMonth: Shaking up soda with Pura Beverage Company's Greig Jansen

The soft drink category has long been dominated by large corporates, but nimble startups like Pura Beverage Company are taking them on...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: David Donde on the philosophy behind Truth Coffee's success
#SACSCCongress: David Donde on the philosophy behind Truth Coffee's success

Truth Coffee founder David Donde on how to regain critical competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Nov 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Sir Fruit, M&M's and Turmeric Tonic
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Sir Fruit, M&M's and Turmeric Tonic

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Oct 2019

Sculptures by Anton Smit grace the gardens
Grande Provence: Where heritage and umami meet

The first thing that strikes you about Grande Provence is the tranquillity that not even a gaggle of tourists disembarking from a rumbling tractor can ruffle...

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2019

Catharina's at Steenberg reinvents as Tryn
Catharina's at Steenberg reinvents as Tryn

After 21 years as Catharina's the popular Steenberg restaurant has undergone a makeover and name change and emerges with a fresh, contemporary look and an exciting new menu...

By Ruth Cooper 22 Oct 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Seedlip, Opstal Vars and Autograph Gin
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Seedlip, Opstal Vars and Autograph Gin

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce
How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce

Boutique Stellenbosch hotel Majeka House and Spa recently rebranded its restaurant from Makaron to Majeka Kitchen and with Chef Lucas Carstens at the helm, it's putting a decided focus on showcasing the best in seasonal produce from some hyper-local Stellies farms...

By Ruth Cooper 30 Aug 2019

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