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Mon 18 Jan 2016
Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein under Bree Street, Cape Town, Chris von Ulmenstein, Food news, Franschhoek, Johannesburg, Restaurant news, Stanford, Stellenbosch, WhaleTales Blog, Winelands
The flood of new restaurant openings continues, especially in Cape Town. We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously.
# Chef Luke Dale-Roberts has opened Naturalis, as an ‘incubation hub’, for lunches, and a venue for occasional dinners and events (photograph).
# The Harbour House Group is planning to open two new restaurants on the Muizenberg beachfront: a 160-seater Live Bait, and Howlin’ Wolf, a burger and beer quick service restaurant
# Blacksmith’s Kitchen has opened in Paarl (more…)
Wed 6 Jan 2016
Three months ago we broke the news that Chef Jenny Morris was to open Yumcious Café
in the Cape Quarter. It opened a month ago, and offers a homely and healthy eating place. Located in the former Rocca and then Celtic Cove restaurants, Chef Jenny and her husband David have brought the bulk of the seating outside onto the covered terrace. Tables are a mix of grey concrete, as well as black top ones with silver bases, while chairs are a mix of grey and white moulded plastic. Tables have grey plant holders with a succulent plant, while the sugar stick holders and salt and pepper holders are green ceramic. Plates for the food match the colour too. Paper serviettes are wrapped around cutlery sets. A clever touch is to have laminated A5 copies of the menu on the table already, so that one does not have to wait for it to be brought to the table.
Thu 19 Nov 2015
How does Chef Jenny Morris do it? In one week she has launched her new series of ‘Jenny and Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy on Food Network, launched her new ‘World Atlas of Food: 100 countries, a world of flavours’, and has launched her new Jenny Morris Giggling Gourmet range of wines made (more…)
Sat 24 Oct 2015
Chef Jenny Morris, known as The Giggling Gourmet, has announced that she is opening her first restaurant Yumcious in the Cape Quarter in December.
Chef Jenny has operated the CooksPlayground from Napier Street for a number of years, but has to vacate her cooking school, events venue, and filming studio as the building is to be demolished (more…)
Mon 5 Oct 2015
Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein under Camps Bay, Cape Town, Chris von Ulmenstein, Food news, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Restaurant news, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Tourism news, Whale Cottage Portfolio, Winelands
A spate of new restaurant openings is coinciding with the start of the Summer season. Restaurateur Michael Townsend of the Harbour House Group continues unabated in opening new restaurants, achieving a total of 18 or more by December! We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously.
Restaurant Openings (more…)
Sat 2 May 2015
If it depends on the Cape weather, it is hardly winter yet. However, the first restaurants are sending out their Winter Specials information, summarised below. The list is updated continuously. We welcome information about new specials:
* Umi in Camps Bay: 2 course set menu R155, 3 courses R195. Beef shortrib R105, beef sirloin R95, fish & fries R85, Tataki Beef R55, Beef sliders R55, Baby squid R45. Half price sushi. Cocktails R40 Tel (021) 437-1802 (added 1/5/15)
* Pepenero in Mouille Point : 2 courses R150, 3 courses R190. Sirloin R90, Rump R90, Lamb cutlets R120, Seafood platter R160, Sushi platter R130, Veal schnitzel R110, Oxtail R110, prawn platter R130, chicken liver pasta R80, and chicken curry R90 . Half price sushi (selected items) all day. Cocktails R35. Daily. Tel (021) 439-9027 (added 1/5/15)
* 5 Rooms, Alphen Boutique Hotel: 2 courses R160; 3 courses R 200; Sirloin R95, slow braised lamb shank (more…)
Sun 25 Jan 2015
Even though we are halfway through the summer season, new restaurants continue to open, and more are planned before summer ends. This list of restaurant openings and closings and restaurant staff movements is updated continuously, as we receive new information:
* Michael Townsend (who owns the Harbour House emporium, with La Parada, Lucky Fish, and Harbour House restaurants) has opened Tiger’s Milk in Muizenberg (photograph). The Lucky Fish on Long Street will be transformed into Tiger’s Milk.
* Kokkedoor judge and Chef Nic van Wyk and Roxy Laker have opened bistro 13 at Stellenbosch Vineyards (Welmoed)
* Idiom Wines is said to be opening a restaurant.
* The Butcher Shop & Grill has opened next to Sotano in Mouille Point. (more…)
Fri 26 Dec 2014
The Sweet Service Award goes to freeRange jewels in Cape Quarter, for sourcing a particular butterfly stabiliser for my pearl earrings a day before Christmas, and not charging for them. I have received nothing but excellent service from this outlet in the past year. (more…)
Sat 6 Dec 2014
The Sweet Service Award goes to the 130 Cape Town Fire Department firefighters and the Volunteer Wildfire Services, which were instrumental in combating the fire on Lion’s Head and Signal Hill on Tuesday, and from spreading to the houses of De Wet Road in Bantry Bay, despite an unusually strong South-Easter. Fighting subsequent fires this week, fanned by the South Easter, in Kommetjie and other areas of Cape Town, is also commended. (more…)
Wed 3 Dec 2014
Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines
* Business confidence reached a 7 month high last month, good news for the economy, and reflecting a more stable exchange rate, higher share prices, and reduced impact on production due to strikes. In November the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SACCI) Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased to 90.8 in November. Loadshedding by Eskom, and a retraction of the economies that our country trades with may reverse the positive trend.
* The second Veritas Young Wine Writers Competition has been won by Sandile Mkhwanazi, assistant winemaker and acting viticulturist at Elsenburg Agricultural College, and winning R15000. He enjoys to communicate about wine in a fun way, rather than academically. His two articles ‘The South African Wine (more…)