On 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.Tweet
Entries tagged with “Paarl”.
Thursday 13th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Friday 7th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The 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.
Sunday 4th September 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
At the SA Olive Oil Awards held outside Paarl earlier this week, 36 extra virgin olive oils received Gold Awards, while 53 Silver and 11 Bronze medals were awarded.Tweet
Friday 20th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Sweet Service Award goes to New Media Publishing and its Eat Out management team for doing such a good job in changing its Restaurant Awards venue 48 hours before the event (one could ask why the fly problem at Mistico Equestrian Centre was not identified in the first place!), most of the attendees being happy to not drive out to Paarl! Commendable is the questionnaire emailed last night, with 33 questions evaluating every aspect of the venue, shuttle service, (more…)Tweet
Wednesday 18th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Earlier this year I was shocked to see that the La Motte Culinary Director (and wife of its red wine maker Edmund Terblanche) as well as Kokkedoor judge Hetta van Deventer had reviewed De Warenmarkt for Eat Out. Now it appears from the new Eat Out 2016 magazine that she reviewed a number of Franschhoek and other Boland restaurants (many on wine farms too) that are in direct competition with Pierneef à la Motte restaurant!
At the time that I saw the De Warenmarkt review by Van Deventer I (more…)Tweet
Friday 13th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On Sunday the eagerly awaited Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards 2015 winners will be announced at its Gala Lunch, to be held at new event venue SunExhibits Centre at GrandWest. As is our tradition, we attempt a prediction of the Eat Out Top 10 winners as well as comment on the other awards to be presented (more…)Tweet
Thursday 12th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
SA Tourism must be delighted that Telegraph Travel is doing its marketing at no charge! What better publicity than to get an article with ’25 reasons to visit South Africa right now’ written for free!
Obviously the benefit of the weak Rand relative to the pound sterling (more…)Tweet
Monday 12th October 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
In the past all chefs invited to cook were seen to be sure winners, When this became so predictable, half the chefs cooking were awarded Top 10 status, while the other half were Top 20 Finalists who did not make it to Top 10. This year Eat Out has (more…)Tweet
Sunday 27th September 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Not to be confused with a private home in which one can drink Brandy, the new ‘Brandy Homes‘ are in fact Brandy producers in the Cape Winelands, the Karoo, and Northern Cape, which have been designed to make its visitors ‘sit back, relax, and learn all there is to know about Brandy‘. The ‘Brandy Homes‘ are an initiative created by the South African Brandy Foundation, allowing Brandy lovers (more…)Tweet
Thursday 23rd July 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
One cannot get more notorious than being featured in Noseweek (July 2015 issue), and to have a Facebook group created about one’s business. Such an ‘honour’ has been bestowed upon Daniel Waldis, owner of Le Chocolatier, who has operated in Franschhoek, now in Stellenbosch, and with a factory in Paarl. His claims on the Le Chocolatier chocolate slab range have been misleading, and even life-threatening to diabetics!Tweet