Category Archives: Gastronomy

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A Year of Indulgence

Do you have an appetite for a culinary discovery? Thirsty for new gourmet creations? Hungry for creative new concepts? Then South Africa is your destination. A culinary melting pot of master pieces influenced by a myriad of fantastic cooking cultures that result in some of the world’s finest restaurants and most brilliant chefs. South Africa […]

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In Search of Hidden Gems

For this year of indulgence we have chosen to take you on a gastronomic journey orientated around some of the most talented Chefs of the continent.  Some of the chefs featured on the itinerary of the month are known worldwide and have a long-term reputation. But let us not forget that the New Year is […]

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Farm stalls: a south african tradition

In South Africa, a visit to a farm stall (‘padstal’ in Afrikaans) on the side of the road is part of any good journey – it’s a great opportunity to stretch one’s legs and buy the best of local produce. Traditionally, farm stalls were a way to sell farm products. Today, the offer is bigger […]

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Meet two stallholders at the Old Biscuit Mill

You know the markets with the vision of a costumer. Why not discover from the other side in South Africa? On a sunny Saturday morning, we went to meet two traders in the famous market of The Old Biscuit Mill based in Cape Town. The first one, Eric, from France sells wonderful healthy yoghurts and […]

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Foodie or Not Foodie ?

Far from their world renowned passion for barbecue (locally called braai) and other easy clichés, one thing is for sure, one can eat well… very well in Cape Town. And the first time and unaware traveller can only be surprised. Judging by the recent 20 nominees of a national local restaurant award that reveals every year the 10 best […]

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Taste the recipes from Top chefs

Real Food is at the heart of the Week of Taste, inspired by the French concept La Semaine du Goût initiated almost 20 years ago. For 13 days, 5 top French chefs will work with top South African chefs on gastronomic experiences in 8 cities in South Africa and Lesotho. The idea is to discover […]

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A green escape for the senses

Executive chef Peter Tempelhoff’s dishes are beautifully plated and presented and his food just gets better and better. His understanding of ingredients runs deep with fantastic dishes such as the delicate carpaccio of scallops, tuna and abalone with a tiny wasabi panna cotta and little beads of soya. His meat terrines are simply outstanding and […]

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard

Celebrate summer with superb wines

The Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival will take place in Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard, on the 8th of February. It aims to be relaxing and intimate. The theme for this year is “elegantly white”. Franschhoek’s finest wineries will be showcasing their premium summer wines. This year, the wineries taking part are La Bri, Morena, Moreson, Anthonij […]

OneOnly Cape Town Nobu Restaurant Exclusive & exquisite dining line-up

Exclusive & exquisite dining events line-up

Nobu Cape Town announces an exclusive programme of exquisite dining events for 2014. Every alternate month, the restaurant will feature a fine Cap Classique producer and their sparkling wines, pairing them in an evening of fabulous bubbles and flavours in the Nobu Lounge. In the months in-between, some of the country’s most iconic wineries and […]

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A white wine tasting journey

The Winelands, in Western Cape,, offers picturesque reliefs, lush nature, blazing sun and beautiful road. It’s also more than 10 million hectoliters of wine produced each year ! White ones compose 55% of the whole production. Carte blanche then for a daily journey among the vineyards, that will make you see (drink) the glass half […]