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La Motte Vintage Red Wines and Venison Dinner

News from La Motte: 'At La Motte we are all about seasonality and in winter we celebrate the Cape tradition of well-matured red wine and venison. Join us for a four-course dinner of venison dishes by Chef Eric Bulpitt, beautifully paired with exclusive older vintages from the Rupert Vinoteque on...

SALT at Paul Cluver’s Winter Menu

I've been cheating on the Cape Winelands with Elgin Valley for a while now. It's a big love affair and although I want to share the good news from Elgin with you, I also kinda want to keep it just to myself, so that it doesn't become another overcrowded...

Pasta Master Giorgio Nava Serves Pasta Ripiena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4_c2EsvF2U I've never been particularly partial to pasta, even when living in Italy. I could just never see the point and don't ever order it in a restaurant, preferring my own concoctions at home, which generally ain't too bad. (South African restaurants tend to maul pasta to a mush that's...

The Chocolate Festival is back!

One of my favourite sayings is: 'Save earth, it's the only planet with chocolate.' In our house, the chocolate festival never really goes away, and I've devised all sorts of cunning ways to hide my favourite chocs from the other choc monsters in the family. I always lose but...

Grand Provence Celebrating Women’s Month

Grande Provence celebrating women this August with phenomenal events! Grande Provence is embracing women throughout August with a host of unforgettable events and special offers in honour of all sisters, mothers, wives and daughters. To get the celebrations rolling, round up your best friends for an afternoon of Bubbles &...

La Colombe Winter Lunch and News!

Do you remember when you were a child, waking up after you'd been to the circus the night before and pinching yourself the morning after to remind yourself that you're back in reality after the most wondrous experience? Well. Today I felt like that, except that a visit to...

Umami Tasting at Grande Provence Bistro

Exciting new developments at Grand Provence Bistro! Experience a savoury twist to exploring wine in the Franschhoek Valley, with the new Umami Tasting to awaken the senses at The Bistro at Grande Provence.  Umami  (click on highlighted link) is the pleasant savoury taste considered the 5th basic taste after sweet,...

Spier Gets With The Programme: Vegetarian Winter Tastings

Spier’s Warm Winter Vegetarian Tasting warms the parts other wine tastings don't reach. I was astonished to read this press release, and gladdened! From Scout PR came the news: 'When the mercury drops and the rain clouds gather, the soup ladle and the wine glass are the best of friends....

The Third Red Wine Rendevouz at Steenberg Bistro Sixteen82

Fall in love with Steenberg reds and delicious comfort food this winter at Bistro Sixteen82’s third Red Wine Rendezvous on Thursday 18th July 2019. This is the third Red Wine Rendezvous in the series, featuring a hearty 3-course dinner prepared with love by Chef Kerry Kilpin and accompanied by Steenberg’s...

Avondale Samsara Steak Night Launch

Avondale makes wondrous biodynamic wines, and my personal favourite is the Samsara Syrah. Lucky diners can now book for the inaugural FABERFriday Steak Nights on 3 August, at R225 pp. This includes your delectable steak dinner, a tour of the cellar and best of all, some Samsara Syrah 2009...