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Sex Up Sirloin Steak With Spier, Sauce and Stuff

The next time you plan to enjoy a juicy, lazy-aged steak, why not add some delicious extras to elevate your dish to a knock-out level?Serve your grilled sirloin with roasted eggplant, a sprinkle of punchy gremolata, add a glass (or two)...

How To cook a Perfect Steak At Home: Hussar Grill

Yes, yes, we know restaurants are closed during lockdown. Doesn't stop you from cooking the perfect steak at home, does it now? I got some mouth-watering tips and photos from Hussar Grill this week, and man, I nearly ate my phone. I LOVE that place. Menu is bit retro, but everything...

Crunchy Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

The heat got you beat? Toss together this easy, crisp and crunchy Thai-style salad with a peanut dressing. Goes perfectly with a glass of ice cold, nice cold Spier Signature Sauvignon blanc. This easy Thai-style salad is a refreshing addition to your lunch repertoire and can be enjoyed both as...

Summer Pasta with Fresh Herb and Tomato Sauce

It really doesn't come easier than this. I first ate this sublime concoction in Rome during a blisteringly hot summer and I couldn't believe how incredibly good something so simple could be. One proviso, though: you really need the very, very best ingredients you can buy. The freshest herbs, the...

Spaghetti with Capers, Parsley and Lemon Cream

The original version of this timeless recipe for Pasta al Limone comes from Pasta Fresca, by Evan Kleinman and Viana La Place. It's sheer perfection, lemony and tangy, and the most delicious light lunch or supper for a summer's day. I've taken the liberty of substituting the anchovies in...

Halloumi Salad for Summer from Hussar Grill

Summer heat has a way of killing one's appetite for the heavier stuff. So it's great news that Hussar Grill has a fantastic vegetarian option in their fab Halloumi Salad! Great as a stand-alone meal, or as a nice little side dish for when, you know, you must HAVE...

Beach Pasta: Easy, Cool and Refreshing!

It's summer. It's hot. You're hungry, you don't feel like cooking. The kitchen is your least favourite place on earth. Ta-daaa! Beach Pasta. This recipe is adapted from the original in the classic Pasta Fresca by Viana La Place and Evan Kleinman, and is still one of my go-to favourites for...

Creamy Smoked Chicken and Chive Pasta

This. THIS. On a cold and drizzly day, this creamy, dreamy, Smoked Chicken & Chive Pasta is literally all I want to cook and eat. Serve with a glass or two of nicely chilled Spier’s new Seaward Chardonnay 2018 for extra bliss. The recipe is designed to serve two, but the quantities...

Bringing Sexy Back with Rooibos Tea

If you stabbed me at any given time of the day or night, I'd probably bleed tea. My favourite beverage by far, there is simply no such thing as 'too much tea' in my book. Over the years, I've happily experimented with infusions, tisanes, green teas, white teas, black teas,...

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...