HauteCabriereCellarRestaurantHeadChefDennisStrydom2Chef Dennis Strydom has joined Haute Cabriére, taking over the kitchen from Chef Ryan Shell, and has introduced a new menu, according to a Manley Communications media release.

Chef Dennis says that he wants his food to be honest, without (more…)

multichoiceThe Sweet Service Award goes to Multichoice (not a favourite for Customer Service awards usually), for answering its phone immediately without any onerous requirements to type details into the phone, when calling re a problem at 22h30. The call centre staff member sorted out the problem immediately!




imageEveryone knows the ‘Titanic‘ movie, with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, which graced our cinema screens 18 years ago. Now the story is told in an Artifact Exhibition and story boards in the V&A Waterfront, which was officially opened this evening.

We were welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine, and the exhibition organizer Manic (more…)

UberSushi-largeLast month Uber and Eat Out collaborated for the first time, with an #UberLUNCH delivery of (misrepresented) hamburgers for two for R120 on the last Friday of October. Tomorrow they collaborate again, this time going fishy with a sushi delivery.

In Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban a 16-item sushi delivery (more…)

imageWestern Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde is upbeat for the province’s tourism businesses about the coming summer season

The Minister said that international arrivals at Cape Town International increased by 10000 passengers between October 2014 and October (more…)

imageIn a survey conducted about the cost of accommodation in 30 South African suburbs, towns and villages, Camps Bay was found to offer the most expensive accommodation for the peak summer season. Surprising is that smaller towns also feature on the most (more…)

GrandeProchampagne_154309Grande Provence is participating in the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival for the first time with its maiden Cap Classique, and is celebrating its new sparkling wine with a Wine & Dine Collaboration Dinner on 4 December, on the eve of the Festival on 5 and 6 December.

It is not surprising that MCCs and even Champagne will play (more…)

Makaron Restaurant Consultant Chef Pete Goffe-Wood & Chef Lucas Carstens (HR) 2Next week sees a brand new kitchen team in place at Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House, with its three departing chefs replaced by consultant Chef Pete Goffe-Wood and new Head Chef Lucas Carstens. It also signals a more inviting and approachable dining experience.

It was coincidence that the three chefs are departing this month, Chef Tanya Kruger leaving the industry for a year and Chef Germaine Esau (more…)

Emilys-Interior-2-Whale-Cottage-Portfolio-2Emily’s Restaurant, one of Cape Town’s oldest and once fine-dining restaurants, is to close on Saturday, with Chef Peter Veldsman going into retirement.

Chef Peter became well-known as the award-winning Food Editor of Sarie, a position he held for twenty years. He started a cooking (more…)

Young Chef 2016For the second year the S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition will be held, and entries for 2016 open on 1 January.

Last year the competition attracted 3600 entries from around the world, and was won by Mark Moriarity from Ireland. He said (more…)

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