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Cafeteria opens in Table Bay Mall

'Beautiful'and 'mall' aren't two words you'd often use in one sentence, but the new Table Bay Mall in Tableview is exactly that: bee-yoo-ti-ful. The perfect setting, in fact, for brand new bistro cafeteria. Owned and run by the accomplished restauranteur team of Martin (son) and Phillip (father) Senekal, cafeteria...

Bartholomeus Klip Smoke and Fire BBQ Garden Party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLHjYcB9QWo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXSBbEzPQVY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM262kO_46E {UPDATE} What a swell party it was... The BK crew sure know how to lay on a good bash, and the 7th of December was no different. The perfect occasion to experience the best of Swartland country hospitality, with fine food, great wines and excellent company, in the...

La Colombe & La Petite Colombe Star in 2018 Eat Out Awards

Epicureans in the Cape have never had it better, as this year's Eat Out Awards just proved. Notably, the sister restaurants La Colombe and La Petite Colombe both excelled at the Eat Out Awards, cementing their place in the South African fine dining landscape by being awarded third and...

Summer Starts Here! Stellenbosch Street Soirées

It's time for festive feasting with the locals in Stellenbosch, City of Oaks! These famous street parties are on all summer, from November 2018 till March 2019. What to expect? Music, wine, friends and good times, all out in the open, right on the streets, nogal. Good food, too, with several...

Paradise Found: Elgin Open Gardens

Elgin Open Gardens is an annual, week-long event that allows the public access to otherwise private gardens. 15 gardens are participating this year, the 17th Open Gardens. Many of the wine estates in the valley lay on special events with food, wine, music and entertainment during this magical week. My...

Bartholomeus Klip Christmas Celebrations and Accommodation

Bartholomeus Klip Guest Farm in the Swartland is never less than magic to visit, and this Christmas will be no exception. The food is extraordinarily good, the accommodation is country-style luxury and the hospitality of the finest to be found anywhere. BK specialises in local craft gins and regional...

Steenberg Ruby Rosè Frosé Recipe, Cheese & Wine

I'm rather partial to rosé myself, and Steenberg is a big favourite of mine. It goes beautiful with summery food, smoked trout or salmon, oysters, barbecued prawns, Thai food and even sushi. Always keep some at hand in the fridge, is my hot summer tip to you. From the tasting...

Delheim Fynbos Conservation

Delheim Wine Estate lies across a 2 km stretch of Simonsberg. In the 1970's, land not under vineyard cultivation was heavily planted with what would become the largest private pine plantation in the Western Cape. 150 hectares of the pine plantation were destroyed by fire in 2000. The pine...

Finest Cape Food and Wine: Foodbarn Chef’s Table

Chef Franck Dangereux was probably born famous, and hasn't stopped since. His legendary Chef's Table at Foodbarn in Noordhoek is one of the most sought-after food and wine pairings in the Cape and having had the pleasure once, I can but dream of a repeat experience. This is an epicurean...

Top Shelf Shuck: Grande Provence Oysters and MCC Experience

The mere thought of oysters and champagne sets my mind a-fizz. Add a beautiful location and serene country setting, and I'm all in. Happy to share news we can all use: not only does Grande Provence have an oyster bar, it is offering the ultimate taste experience of...