Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Blending old-world Italian style with new-world taste updates at Balducci

Balducci exterior. Image supplied.
Balducci exterior. Image supplied.
[Leigh Andrews] Balducci at the V&A Waterfront brings you the best of Italian classics like pizza and pasta, with a twist as innovative new items are constantly added to the menu, like the cheese-burger pizza and lemon salmon-roll sushi - plus, there's a winter lunchtime special if your pockets aren't 'tourist deep'...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Taste the pure winter comfort of pasta ripiena at 95 at Parks this winter!

Taste the pure winter comfort of pasta ripiena at 95 at Parks this winter![Leigh Andrews] This media invite was an intriguing one, as we were promised a pasta ripiena master class, with 95 collection founder Giorgio Nava sharing some of his secrets, even embarking on the 'does pineapple belong in an Italian kitchen' debate...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
Bold flavours at new Asian fusion restaurant YU

Bold flavours at new Asian fusion restaurant YU[Ruth Cooper] For a diverse selection of umami flavour bombs head to new Asian fusion restaurant YU, situated at The Onyx hotel in the Foreshore in Cape Town...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
Why you should check out new Gorgeous George's Gigi Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

Why you should check out new Gorgeous George's Gigi Rooftop Bar and Restaurant[Ruth Cooper] Cape Town has a new rooftop bar in town and you're gonna wanna check this one out. The Gigi Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is housed in new boutique hotel Gorgeous George in St Georges Mall...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
The 'Harvest Story of Creation' is wine pairing at its best

The 'Harvest Story of Creation' is wine pairing at its best[Ruth Cooper] I've experienced my fair share of wine pairings, but the pairing at family-run Creation Wines in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley delivers the best marriage of food and wine I have experienced yet...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Autumnal Franschhoek lunching at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del Capo

Dessert! Snapped by Leigh Andrews
Dessert! Snapped by Leigh Andrews
[Leigh Andrews] On a chilly autumn day this April that sang of the cold weather to come, we confirmed our appointment at the gate then drove through the country scenery of lavender and large trees, gladly accepting a complimentary flute of the pale pink bubbly L'Ormarins Brut Classique once safely out of the rain at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del Capo...

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Ruth Cooper
Ruth Cooper
Distell Inter Hotel Challenge launch 2019

The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge launch took place at the Lanzerac Hotel, Stellenbosch on 22 February 2019.

Canon TOP 5 Winner Stephen Fraser Lanzerac Hotel & Spa  Angus Spurr Head of Operations Radisson Blu Waterfront with Concierge Yusuf Jinoo and Nina Tomlinson and Margaret Marx of Denny  Annette Kesler and Jeff Rosenberg  Congratulations to Saxon Executive Chef Jane Therese Mulry one of the Top 5 hotels winning a Canon Camera awarded by Dana Eitzen of Canon South Africa  

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Sensational seafood, steaks and the gift of sight at Belthazar

Sensational seafood, steaks and the gift of sight at Belthazar[Leigh Andrews] The Slick Restaurant Group's Belthazar is the place to come for seafood or steak washed down by wine, with a side of people-viewing...

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Juanita Pienaar
SOUTH AFRICA
Mint shows off its fresh, new terrace

The newly revamped terrace at Mint Restaurant.
The newly revamped terrace at Mint Restaurant.
[Juanita Pienaar] Juanita Pienaar pays a visit to Mint at The Taj to experience the restaurant's newly revamped terrace...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar

Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar[Ruth Cooper] Sotano in Bree Street recently opened a pintxos bar serving elevated bar snacks for the after work crowd...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
What to expect from Allée Bleue's #MayDayMeander

What to expect from Allée Bleue's #MayDayMeander[Leigh Andrews] This March, a select group of bloggers attended the #MayDayMeander media day at Allée Bleue in Franschhoek...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups[Ruth Cooper] The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

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Ilse van den Berg
SOUTH AFRICA
Going to great lengths to tell the truth of the vine

Going to great lengths to tell the truth of the vine[Ilse van den Berg] What would take the largest commercial wine farm one day to produce would take De Toren up to 15 years - if they had to. But they don't. Because this small, hands-on wine farm prides itself in favouring quality over quantity...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Instagrammers, don't miss the slurp-worthy shakes and picture-perfect burgers at Gibson's

Gibson's fat-free apple, lime and mixed berries shake; Rolls Royce 'the ultimate' burger; and Red Velvet Neopolitan Freek shake.
Gibson's fat-free apple, lime and mixed berries shake; Rolls Royce 'the ultimate' burger; and Red Velvet Neopolitan Freek shake.
[Leigh Andrews] Seated at one of the best tables an Instagrammer could ask for at the V&A Waterfront, with a view over both the harbour and across the Cape Wheel to the lightly-clouded Table Mountain, Gibson's Gourmet Burgers and Ribs is an Instagrammer's dream location...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine

In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine[Ruth Cooper] Chef Matt Manning recently opened up his first official restaurant, Grub & Vine, a bistro-style eatery in the foodie mecca of the Mother City, aka Bree Street...

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Eugene Yiga
SOUTH AFRICA
Luke Dale-Roberts expands his culinary empire

Luke Dale-Roberts expands his culinary empire[Eugene Yiga] One of the big winners at 2018's Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards was The Test Kitchen. Not only did the Cape Town restaurant rank second overall, but it also won the Eat Out Diners Club Award for Service Excellence...

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Ilse van den Berg
SOUTH AFRICA
What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table

What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table[Ilse van den Berg] Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek has decided to celebrate this lekker side of Mzansi with its "South African Table Experience"...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
The magical, relaxed luxury of La Petite Ferme

The magical, relaxed luxury of La Petite Ferme[Leigh Andrews] Any stay in historic Franschhoek is almost guaranteed to be a win - more so at La Petite Ferme, just three minutes from the main road but a world away on the curve on Oliphants' Pass leading to the Middagkrans mountain range, with a dazzling view of the verdant valley of vines and Mont Rochelle nature reserve below. The dazzling start was just the beginning...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Indochine's new menu is an Afro-Asian epicurean feast

Indochine's new menu is an Afro-Asian epicurean feast[Lauren Hartzenberg] The exquisite Delaire Graff Estate begs a visit for the views alone. But sample some of estate's wines or sit down for a meal at one of its restaurants, and you'll soon awaken some of your other senses...

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Eugene Yiga
SOUTH AFRICA
The Shortmarket Club expands with The Commissary

The Shortmarket Club expands with The Commissary[Eugene Yiga] At the recent Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, The Shortmarket Club in Cape Town was ranked as one of the 20 best in the country...

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