{eat} Retreat into elegance at Incognito

We all need to hide away from the humdrum of the world every now and again. Recently I’ve found my new retreat, camouflaged into the green belt of the Constantia Valley. This place of rejuvenation is aptly called Incognito. Background Part of the prestigious The Kove Collection, Incognito is a recently renovated space tucked at…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Jan Harmsgat Country House

And just like that, our second day of our #MagicOfWinter media stay in the Langeberg Valley was on its back. One final stretch of road until we reached our overnight destination, Jan Harmsgat Country House, for what I now know was an absolute country-chic spoil. Introduction As we rounded the last bend, Jan Harmsgat Country…

{news} What to expect from the new Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town

While expansion and extensive renovation to the restaurant are still underway, here is a ‘teaser’ of how the interior redesign of Taj Cape Town’s signature Indian fine dining restaurant, Bombay Brasserie is bound to delight and astound its patrons. The moment guests step into the new Bombay Brasserie, which will be doubled in size, they…

{news} Celebrate Father’s Day at Taj Cape Town

If you are looking for something really special to spoil your father this Father’s Day in Cape Town, try tempting him with either a gin afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge, or a specially designed lunch or dinner menu at the hotel’s Mint Restaurant and Terrace at Taj Cape Town. Continually offering top-quality, luxurious and…

{eat} Table-top magic at Mint Restaurant and Terrace

I’m completely obsessed with sidewalk dining. Sitting outside, having an al-fresco meal as I listen to the roll and hum of the city as people lazily stroll by has always filled me with a sense of sheer happiness. I found my newest sidewalk spot recently, very unexpectedly, in the heart of the city. Mint Restaurant…

{news} Winter warmers at Cavalli Estate

Five years after opening to the public, Cavalli Estate in the Stellenbosch winelands has evolved into a versatile lifestyle destination deftly combining food, wine and art. ‘Cavalli’ may be the Italian word for ‘horses’, but this stylish winelands estate offers so much more than the world-class equestrian facilities that grace the long driveway leading into…

{event} A night of stories with Windfall Wines at Lapo’s Kitchen

How much do you know about  the wine you drink or the chef who plated your food? Do you know where your wine comes from, or what inspires the chef? Social dining experiences are growing in popularity at the moment. I recently joined Windfall Wine and Lapo’s Kitchen for a stellar night of food, drink and…

{eat} A true hidden gem in Constantia: Phantom at Purple Rayn

We are quick to say we’ve found “a hidden gem” when we come across an experience we’ve enjoyed and that might not be known to many people. Today I believe, fully and completely, that I’ve found the Cape’s best hidden gem. Situated like the sparkling crown jewel in the Queen’s tiara in the green belt…

{news} Spoil your beloved on V-Day: Bollinger Rosé Champagne

Fresh as a Rose, Balanced as a Bollinger, a True Alchemy! The Bollinger Rosé is a blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. This is a highly polished Champagne, an aromatic, perfectly balanced Rosé of great complexity and sophistication. The Bollinger…

{news} Celebrate V-Day with Krone Rosé Cu Vée Brut 17

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the magic of Krone Vintage Rosé Cap Classique created on the 300-year-old farm Twee Jonge Gezellen in the Tulbagh Valley. KRONE VINTAGE ROSÉ CUVÉE BRUT 2017 Blend: 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay Tasting Notes: A tribute to Pinot Noir, the Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut is a paradox of rich, berry fruit…

{news} Belthazar – A totally refurbished theatre of food & wine

After twelve years, Belthazar Grill & Seafood Restaurant & Wine Bar at the V&A Waterfront – offering an award-winning meat and seafood extravaganza, ‘the biggest wine by the glass bar in the world’, panoramic views and a noble social responsibility initiative – has undergone a total refurbishment. Major refurbishment “As the market changed and evolved,…

{experience} Pull up a chair at Chef Santi’s table

We always gasp aloud and snap away with cameras at the gorgeous dishes placed in-front of us when we choose to dine out. But do we ever spare the chefs in the kitchen a thought of thanks? How often do we appreciate the time, love and labour that goes into their fantastic creations? I was…