imageSOURCE restaurant opened in the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Village at the beginning of this month, and word has already spread about the quality cuisine which Chef Warwick Taylor offers at reasonable prices. (more…)

Garth Almazan 3 smallChef Garth Almazan, former long-standing chef at Catharina’s at Steenberg, has announced that he is opening a new, as yet unnamed, restaurant alongside the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster in summer. (more…)

imageOn Thursday I was one of a number of writers invited to the launch of the new The Bakery @ Jordan, on a picture perfect winter’s day, allowing us to sit outside and enjoy the view over the farm dam and onto the Stellenbosch mountains. (more…)

Saronsberg Full Circle 2014-e1Saronsberg winery from Tulbagh has been named Top Red Wine Producer of the Year, in the 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi). It also received recognition for Top Category Rhône Blend for its Saronsberg Full Circle.  (more…)

imageFashion was the theme for episode eleven of Season 2 of Koekedoor, the episode leading to the demise of one of the four contestants, the Top Three remaining, one of them becoming the winner of Season 2 in two weeks from now.  The theme was chosen to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Huisgenoot magazine this year, and was transformed into fashionable baking as the theme for this episode. (more…)

ComputicketThe Sweet Service Award goes to William of Computicket at the Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay, for his fantastic service I have enjoyed over the years. This week he changed a booking for ‘My Fair Lady’ to a date after the one which I had tickets for, but which I could not make due to a return flight arriving a day later. Normally one can only exchange tickets for an earlier date, but I will be out of the country for all the other dates of the musical.



imageAt the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016, Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2013 was named the best-scoring Bordeaux-style red blend. (more…)

Chefs-Who-Share-2015-_emailer_02‘Chefs who Share – the ART of giving’ is hosting the fourth charity Gala Dinner in September this year, but has reinvented itself in changing its location, and in making an almost week-long event out of Chefs who Share! (more…)

imageYesterday I attended the Chenin Blanc Showcase at the Cape Grace Hotel, a presentation of 44 wines segmented into six categories.  (more…)

imageLast night I returned from the Hermanus FynArts Festival, having spent six days of the Festival ten-day period enjoying a feast of a fine Festival! I have experienced Festivals in my time, but never for so long a period, and none so extensive in content as the Hermanus FynArts Festival. I cannot wait for the 2017 Festival, to be held from 9 to 18 June 2017(more…)

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