eat-out-2016-logoOne wonders if Eat Out likes to change its rules deliberately, not only to create publicity through debate, but also to benefit the restaurants of Luke Dale-Roberts in particular? The 2016 Eat Out Top 20 nominations have been announced, and yet again the list is controversial! (more…)

imageLast night The Station on Bree opened on Bree Street, in a heritage (previously notorious) building, which is said to have housed a business of ill-repute called The Nunnery. (more…)

imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to the Goodman Gallery and its Lara Wesson, who reacted with impressive responsiveness to a request for the names of the artists whose works are on show at the new blanko restaurant at The Alphen hotel in Constantia. A follow-up request was handled equally quickly, even on a Saturday morning!




imageOn Tuesday evening I attended a tasting of four Avondale wines, out of their portfolio of seven wines, at the relatively new Open Wine Taste Pair Shop on Wale Street.


imageYesterday I attended a presentation by Graham Beck winemaker of 27 years, Pieter ‘Bubbles’ Ferreira, at the colourful The Stack, sharing with us what a difference stemware makes in the tasting experience and enjoyment of Graham Beck sparkling wines. (more…)

imageIn just ten days Foxcroft has become the talk of the town,¬†Chefs Scot Kirton and Glen Williams from La Colombe opening a foxy and more informal Restaurant and Bakery in Constantia.¬† (more…)

perfect-stranger-lions-headIt was in the UK in July that I saw the music video for ‘Perfect Strangers’ by record producer Jonas Blue for the first time, and I could not believe that all of it was filmed in Cape Town, doing an amazing tourism marketing job for our city, as the song edges closer to the top of international music charts!


imageMulti-wine and brandy brand company Distell was crowned as top producer at the Veritas Awards Gala Dinner at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Friday evening, winning two Double Gold and 12 Gold Awards. Distell also won Best Performer by Enry, in the 10+ Entry wine category. A total of 30 Double Gold and 130 Gold awards were awarded to 1760 entries. (more…)

imageOn Thursday evening The Alphen hotel hosted hundreds of Constantia and Cape Town VIPs, to present its transformed blanko restaurant, previously 5Rooms, which was the name of the restaurant when the hotel was first taken over by the Kove Collection five years ago. (more…)

imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to Foxcroft in Constantia, which allowed me to enter during their split break (the door was open) yesterday afternoon, and to order a cappuccino. The coffee was made by supplier Tribe’s Christopher Gaag, who was at Foxcroft at the time, and contrary to Tribe’s flat white policy, he made me a dry cappuccino.




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