{experience} All things dumpling: Home Bao’s cooking classes

I’m the food equivalent of a die-hard online gamer. The kitchen is my playing field and I’m rewarded in pretty plates. Home Bao has created a series of cooking classes that not only feeds your appetite for kitchen creativity, but also levels you up quick-quick to Masterchef status! Introduction You’ll remember that I introduced you…

{experience} Bombay Brasserie 2.0 – a sensory feast of flavour

They say a change is as good as a holiday. So, with the recent re-opening of the brand-new Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town, we were whisked away on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation as we delighted in all this mother-city institution has to offer. Spoiler alert: it’s bigger, better and way more Bombay for your buck!…

{news} Heat up with BOCCA’s new sizzling summer menu

It’s been a busy year for BOCCA, the bustling Italian eatery in the heart of Bree Street, Cape Town’s ‘restaurant mile’. Under new ownership – experienced restaurateurs Guido and Adnana Brambilla – BOCCA’s refreshed décor and inspired urban Italian menu have kept local foodies, and savvy tourists, flocking to one of the city’s most talked-about restaurants. Read my…

{experience} Da Tulha Cachaça: a Brazilian carnival in a glass

When I think of Brazil, I think of tropical rain forests, carnivals, lazy sunshine days, slow and sultry music and colourful cocktails. Thanks to our friends at Covert Distributions, we can now all enjoy the spirit of Brazil this summer with the addition of Cachaça Da Tulha to their impressive portfolio. Introduction As I skimmed…

{wine} A seasonal interlude: the song of Welgegund Providence 2015

To say I’m obsessed with this time of the year is putting it quite mildly. There’s just something about the turning of the seasons, the interlude between winter and spring, that really feeds my soul. Whilst we slowly wake after our winter slumber and turn our faces to the brightness of the pending summer, I’ll…

{eat} A generous helping of heritage at Hamm & Uys

My childhood memories all begin and end with food. Hamm & Uys rekindles that child-like excitement for your mom’s cooking with a Sunday lunch spread that will fill you with a tinge of nostalgia, a dash of sentimentality and a generous sprinkle of wonder. Introduction I recently received an invitation to dine at Hamm &…

{news} Mindful Drinking Festival: 20 October 2019

Alcohol-free drinks are all the rage right now. But what are they? Do they still contain alcohol? And what is the difference between a non-alcoholic drink and an alcohol-free one?  South Africa’s first ever Mindful Drinking Festival at Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages in Newlands, Cape Town on Sunday 20 October 2019 will answer these questions.  The…

{wine} A sensory journey with Lourensford’s The Dome Ethel

As soon as I opened the box, I was transported on a sensory adventure. With a name like The Dome Ethel and a label that simply takes your breath away, this wine invites you to linger a bit longer, and to peek at what it holds. Lourensford Wine Estate added a new vintage to the…

{news} Diners Club celebrates it’s annual Winelist Awards

Diners Club celebrated its coveted Winelist Awards with events in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Southern Cape during September – kicking off with the Western Cape event which took place at The Forum Embassy Hill in Constantia, followed by events at The Venue Green Park in Gauteng, 9th Avenue Waterside in KwaZulu-Natal and Monet’s…

{product} Get your brie on with Cape Town Cheese Box!

In a city that offers subscription boxes to pretty much everything foodie-related from wine to snacks to gin to diet meals and fresh vegetables – I thought I’ve seen it all. But then, when I thought it couldn’t get any better, this world became a brighter place with the introduction of Cape Town Cheese Box….

{recipe box} Heritage Day with Leopard’s Leap Merlot 2017

With September in full swing and filled with Heritage Day celebrations, I am super excited to share this chicken chakalaka experience with you. Paired with the gorgeous bottle of Leopard’s Leap Merlot 2017, it doesn’t get more proudly South African than this! Introduction We all know how I feel about recipe boxes. They make me…

{wine} Balance conservation and lifestyle with Hank the elephant

Endangered animal conservation lies close to my heart. So when our favourite unicycle riding elephant, Hank from Balance Wines, speaks up to raise awareness on the plight of desert elephants, that’s when we make our ears big like Dumbo’s! Introduction I recently received a duo of Balance wines from their Classic range to review. Balance…