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Celebrating life with food, wine, friends & happiness! Writer, cook and blogger. Author of four cookbooks. Passionately South African, proudly Capetonian.

Thrills and Spills: Franschhoek Mystery Weekends

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends – a must for your bucket list! Imagine an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your whole weekend has been meticulously planned for you, from check in to check out. Every single little detail taken care of, including food and DRINK. And thrills, of course, because that's the main...

FABERFood at Avondale: Steak Fridays & Winter Menu

FABERfood at Avondale sent good news to share with food and wine lovers everywhere: 'FABER is a contemporary farm-to-fork restaurant, approaching each ingredient with the utmost respect. FABERfood is handcrafted using the finest, fresh, organic ingredients: creating wholesome, innovative dishes that take guest on a memorable journey. Winter Special Duration of Special:...

Pork and Fennel Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Pork mince is incredibly versatile and I cook with it often - in meatloaf, a gazillion Asian recipes with or without noodles and, most often, tender little meatballs. This recipe from Spier is a welcome update on your regular beef meatball method, with the addition of fresh fennel. Serve...

Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar Winter Menu is a Wow!

Just outside Franschhoek lies a wine estate with so many food and wine delights, it's simply irresistible. Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate hosts a number of venues, amongst which the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar and Tasting Room in the main building. The cosy, intimate Antipasti Bar is tucked away behind...

Vadas Smokehouse Winter Menu & Baker’s Breakfast

Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery on beautiful Spier Wine Farm run a Winter Special until 30 August. This gives you the Chef's Platter at half price only, to be enjoyed with some award-winning Spier Estate wines. Winter Special: Chef's Platter Smoked corn and goat’s cheese arancini Smoked harissa chicken wings Beets with feta, grapes, pistachio Beans...

La Petite Colombe Winter Lunch Special

Winter in the Cape and Winelands brings many blessings, among which are the many spectacular specials offered by restaurants and hotels. This could be a tourism attraction in its own right, actually - Visit the Cape in Winter and Eat Your Heart Out-sort of thing. La Petite Colombe, one of...

Middelvlei Boerebraai is the Best Idea Ever

Everyone loves a braai, but boy, it's not exactly quick and easy cooking. If you want the food and fun without the fuss, head to Middelvlei Wine Estate for their traditional, full-on Boerebraai feasts. The concept of Middelvlei’s Boerebraai is actually so genius, it makes you wonder why more places...

Feast on Pasta Ripiena at 95 Keerom and 95 on Parks

95 Keerom and 95 at Parks celebrate all things pasta with a feast of foodporn Pasta Ripiena for the months of June and July. Work on your winter body by filling up on a plate of stuffed pasta - Pasta Ripiena - this cold and rainy season! Master Chef Giorgio...

Gabriëlskloof Winter Blackboard Menu

Gabriëlskloof in Botrivier is the perfect place to visit for sublime food and wine any time of the year (click highlighted link above to read more), and certainly one of my favourite restaurants. Their Winter Blackboard Menu is inspired by the fantastic local produce and producers, and will be...

Celebrate Father’s Day in Franschhoek!

  Father's Day comes but once a year, but he's there for you 24/7 - so why not spoil the Big Guy in your life with a weekend in Franschhoek? The Valley is looking beautiful this time of the year, it's quieter and more serene than in summer, plus you...