Entries tagged with “Bree Street”.

imageWesgro has announced that it is focusing on Wine and Food Tourism as ‘strategic priority’ in its 2015 – 2019 implementation plan Judy Lain, Wesgro Chief Marketing Officer, has announced. Globally Food Tourism generates $150 billion estimates the World Food Travel Association. As many as 88% of destinations in the world see Food Tourism as an important differentiating factor in defining the image of brands and destinations, and assists in fighting Seasonality and in creating jobs.

At the recent General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation it was (more…)

imageThis evening the biography and story about the making of the Oscar-winning documentary ‘Sugar Man’ was launched as ‘Sugar Man, the Life, Death and Resurrection of  Sixto Rodriguez‘ at a jam-packed La Parada Bree Street. The book covers the 72 years of Rodriguez’s life, his past and also a possible future!

The book was written by the two writers to tell the tale of finding the ‘lost’ Rodriguez, as told in the ‘Sugar Man’ documentary of 2012, being Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, who owns Mabu Vinyls in the City Bowl, and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, a music journalist who has (more…)

imageOn Tuesday Open Door at Constantia Uitsig opened its doors for Breakfast, served from 9h00 until 11h00 daily. It is reasonably priced, and offers some unusual breakfast options. Open Door is the third restaurant co-owned by Neil Grant and Barry Engelbrecht, with Bocca on foodie Bree Street,and Burrata at the Biscuit Mill, and opened in May.


Monopoly 2 Whale CottageYesterday it was announced in the V&A Waterfront that MONOPOLY Cape Town will be launched in November, the first city-specific board game to be developed for our country.

MONOPOLY is licensed in 103 countries, and now it is the turn of South Africa. Capetonians are invited to nominate their favourite city hotspots and streets for the Cape Town edition by sending an e-mail to CapeTown@winningmoves.co.uk.  We have nominated Bree Street and Camps Bay Drive.  Input is also sought for Cape Town words and phrases for the Community Chest and Chance playing cards for the Cape Town edition.

Cape Town is one of 40 cities which has been selected for the MONOPOLY World (more…)

Supa QuickThe Sweet Service Award goes to SupaQuick Bree Street for its excellent service from their two Nicos.  Mechanic Nico could identify the cause of a rattle within a minute of driving the car, and did a quick temporary repair until the part could be sourced from Mercedes-Benz.  The part sourcing took a day longer than promised, but was fitted within an hour. Manager Nico Buckle was charming, trusting that I would return to pay for the part and fitment. (more…)

Tiger's Milk Main Table and lights Whale CottageMuizenberg is a surfers’ paradise in Cape Town, and local surfers have found a new home once out of the ocean at Tiger’s Milk on the beachfront.  Tiger’s Milk Restaurant & Bar is a new addition to the restaurant collection of Michael Townsend, who already own Harbour House in Kalk Bay and in the V&A Waterfront, La Parada in Kalk Bay and on Bree Street, and a growing number of Lucky Fish take-away and sit-down restaurants in Cape Town.

The Tiger’s Milk brand name came from an idea Michael had to launch a craft beer for his restaurant collection, and he thought it a perfect name for his new homely bar and restaurant too. It serves ‘dude food‘, Michael told me, perfect for the hunger built up once the surfers return to land.

I was invited to the opening, and I was impressed with the industrial retro interior (more…)

The Test KitchenCondé Nast Traveler has ranked Cape Town as the third Best Food City in the World in its Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.  It follows hot on the heels of Spanish San Sebastián and Paris, and beat Florence, Rome, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Barcelona, Quebec, Sydney, Vancouver, Montreal, Lyon, Bologna, Kyoto, Vienna, Budapest, Madrid, and Melbourne.

Cape Town was lauded as a food destination as follows: (more…)

Palma Interior candles Whale CottageEven though we are almost at the end of the summer season, chefs are still moving between restaurants, a number of chef changes having taken place at the end of February.  This list of restaurant openings and closings and restaurant staff movements is updated continuously, as we receive new information:

Restaurant Openings

*     Italian restaurant Palma has opened on Bree Street (photograph)

*   Bacon on Bree has opened at 217 Bree Street, a bacon-inspired restaurant by charcuterier Richard Bosman and his wife Justine Seymour.

*   Culture Club cheese and wine shop has opened at 215 Bree Street, its owner previously having been the GM of La Fromagerie on Marylebone High Street in London!

*   The Butcher Shop & Grill has opened next to Sotano in Mouille Point.

*   Baked in the Wood is to open on Bree Street, offering craft beer and tapas, owned by Zahir Mohamed of Baked Bistro.

*   Honest Chocolate Café has opened next door to its original shop on Wale Street.

*   Tasha’s has opened in Canal Walk

*   Localé Cocktail & Pincho Bar has opened in Mowbray, as a joint venture between Baked Bistro (more…)

Chef's Warehouse exteriorWhen UK wine judge and writer Jancis Robinson visited Cape Town last month, she brought her restaurant critic and former restaurateur husband Nick Lander along.  He visited a handful of Cape Town restaurants, focusing mainly on Cape Town’s favourite foodie Bree Street, and wrote a brief overview about them.

Lander wrote that he found it hard to concentrate on Chef Christo Pretorius’ dishes of a lamb terrine, kingklip, and a milk and honey dessert, whilst eating at Azure at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, given the breathtaking view onto the Atlantic Ocean: ‘Cape Town’s natural beauty is so striking that it is impossible for any chef to compete‘.  He blamed the lightweight Cape Town restaurant overview on the view! (more…)

Bree Stret Chef's Wrehouse & CanteenAmerican writer and Cape Town resident Sarah Khan is a good ambassador for Cape Town, even through she recently praised Durban and helped it make 7th on the New York Times2015 52 Places to go! Writing recently for the Wall Street Journal, she has praised Bree Street, with the headline ‘Bree Street: Cape Town’s hippest block’!  We recently listed 26 restaurants on Bree Street, Cape Town’s hip foodie street.

Khan introduces the article by describing Bree Street as ‘…buzzy new businesses behind spruced-up Victorian-era facades. This once quiet stretch is suddenly South Africa’s hippest address, courtesy of a host of stylish restaurants and boutiques’.  She
highlighted five businesses, symbolising stylish addresses on Bree Street: (more…)