{experience} Braai and boeretroos: the magic of Middelvlei

For the first time in more than four months, I allowed myself to break out of these four walls for a boerebraai at Middelvlei Wines. The experience was simply magical. Introduction Tim and I haven’t had a meal outside The Little House since the start of lock-down in March all those years ago (at least,…

{news} Are you ready to bid for your bespoke Franschhoek culinary experience?

An idea created by passionate individuals and chefs in an effort to support struggling restaurants as well as the Isabelo Charity, Franschhoek Culinaire is a group of chefs who are bringing dining and wining to your door. A fun concept, which involves simply bidding on your favourite chef combination and be entertained, at a venue of your…

{news} Franschhoek Bastille Festival: Are you ready for something new?

In case the grapevine news hasn’t reached you, here’s what you missed. Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival is still on the cards, but instead of the traditional format, the festival will be coming to you. A first-of-its-kind for Franschhoek, the organisers have called on the support of its members to showcase the valley through the lens of…

{experience} Reminiscing about the Muratie Harvest Festival 2020

We’re all trying to navigate our way through the national #lockdown without a glass of wine in hand and winter steadily on its way. Some days, I simply can’t help to lose myself in the daydream of Muratie Wine Estate‘s Harvest Festival earlier this year. Introduction I’ve found it difficult to write about wine these…

{news} Feast on food and wine pairing dinners at Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town, known for its prime location in the epicentre of Cape Town, is also renowned for creating sophisticated culinary experiences for both overnight guests and visitors alike. From March until October 2020, guests can indulge in unique food and wine pairing dinners that are held in the recently renovated Mint Restaurant and Terrace, which spills…

{news} Middelvlei Family Day: Save the date!

Save the date for this year’s Middelvlei Family Day, Saturday, 7 March, which promises to be a fun day out for the whole family. Not only the perfect opportunity for a family outing but also to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Adding to the day’s fun and festivities are the line-up of boeresport games, guaranteed to…

{news} Let It Flow 2020 is almost here!

This time around, we bring you none other than world-renowned Hip-Hop DJ and Turntabist, Ready D! Bringing you the best in hip-hop – catch him LIVE at Let it Flow on Sunday, 2 February 2020! Other awesome DJ’s that will be spinning and keeping us on our feet is Fizz and Shai – A, Tim A,…

{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…

{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…

{news} La Colombe announced as South Africa’s number one restaurant

In front of over 700 of the country’s shining culinary talents, La Colombe was announced as South Africa’s number one restaurant at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards at a glittering event at Cape Town’s GrandWest Casino. Stepping up to collect the award on behalf of his team, Executive Chef James Gaag says, “This…

{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…