{eat} Rediscovering the art of eating: Foxcroft’s lunch tasting menu

A joyous afternoon spent under the dappled shade of the plane trees that frame the home of Foxcroft Restaurant in Constantia left me with a few too little adjectives. I finally found a place where food comes first, and where I could devote all my attention to the simple pleasure of eating. Introduction We all…

{news} New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine

Roodeberg, the true South African original that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has taken its narrative back to the heart of the country’s winemaking roots with the launch of ‘1949’, a meticulously crafted, limited edition commemorative blend. Continuing the Roodeberg tradition as a blend with universal appeal, Roodeberg 1949 lends new vitality through the…

{experience} From their own fields: a taste of Arbikie

The essence of a great spirit lies in the stories that fill each bottle. I recently heard the tale of Arbikie Highland Estate, who distills not only premium gin and vodka, but infuses their labours of love with history, heritage and a whole lot of heart. Introduction A few weeks ago, The Tall Hedonist and…

{eat} The steaks are high at Hussar Grill: the celebrations continue

Sometimes the very best things are right under our noses. I recently ventured just outside my doorstep to The Hussar Grill in Steenberg to help celebrate their 55 years of award winning excellence, and boy, was it a feast of note for all the right reasons! Introduction I was recently invited to dine at The…

{news} Nederburg Black Friday: Your chance to #sipnsave

Make your way to Nederburg in Paarl on Black Friday (and Saturday) to stock up on some of the winery’s choicest selections. Versatility is the name of the game, with offers on current and older vintages like you’ve never seen before. Nederburg Black Friday takes place on 29 and 30 November. “This is a rare…

{eat} Truth Coffee comes out to play After Dark

Food is a serious industry in Cape Town. Imagine a place where you are invited to interact with a menu of playful, proudly “Sowf Effrekin” dishes, filled with nostalgic reminders of your childhood? Come to TRUTH Coffee’s TRUTH Café after dark, for some serious, unserious business. Introduction Yes, you heard me right. When TRUTH Café…

{news} De Krans Moscato Perlé – a refreshing alternative to a bubbly

Originally from Italy where it is known as Moscato d”Asti, meaning semi sparkling, Moscato as a variety is not exactly new to the South African wine scene. De Krans, located in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo region, first produced a Moscato perlé wine back in 2012. The wine style has started gaining momentum and has now become…

{wine} A legacy in a bottle: Van Loveren’s Perlé de Jean

Be the centre of Insta-attention this summer when you whip out a couple of bottles of Van Loveren Family Vineyard’s gorgeous Perlé de Jean to heat up your pool party. She’s vibrant, she’s just a little bit sparkly, and a whole lot of heart! Introduction They say that beauty is in the eye of the…

{news} Introducing Pangolin Gin: a zesty gin for a very deserving cause

Conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa has partnered with New Harbour Distillery in Cape Town to launch Pangolin Gin – a limited-edition craft gin sold in support of the organisation’s pangolin awareness, protection and conservation efforts across Africa. Master Distiller Nic Janeke – one of the most sought-after distillers in the country – has created a unique recipe…

{wine} A new dawn breaks with Skyline Late Harvest

December holidays is synonymous with sunsets, sunshine, sand and sea. This year I’ve found my perfect holiday companion for all my summer expeditions: Skyline Late Harvest – a new dawn has broken. Introduction Like our favourite pair of flip-flops, we all have summer staples. Things that make our hot summer holidays even more festive. We…

{news} Welgegund honoured in Tim Atkin’s 2019 SA Special Report

Welgegund Heritage Wines has broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report with two 2017 special releases from low-yielding dryland bush vines: Welgegund Heritage Wines Grenache Noir and Cinsault with 93 and 91 points respectively. Tim Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with over 30 years’…

{experience} Releasing the Kraken on South African shores

Dark, mysterious and full of spice, the rise of craft rum is on the horizon. I was recently swept out to sea with the launch of Kraken Rum in South Africa, that time that The Jagger Lounge was transformed into the Kraken’s ink den of indulgence… Introduction A few weeks ago, I got a seductively…