{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…

{eat} FYN dining at Tempelhoff’s stunning new look-out

When a dining experience leaves a seasoned food writer (like myself) wordless and gasping for adjectives to describe it’s sheer beauty, you must know they’re onto something. I was incredibly lucky to be one of only a tiny handful of guests to attend the soft opening of Peter Tempelhoff’s stunning new venture, FYN – perched…

{news} Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have a fine selection of limited edition exquisitely showcased Champagnes for the festive season. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT – IN BRAND NEW PACKAGING This Champagne is a blend of 20% Chardonnay for elegance and finesse,…

{eat} Restaurant Seven is my new number one!

A friend in food is one to be cherished. Keep her close to your heart, and even closer in a hug. Spending time with a childhood friend over plates of fine food is one of the best experiences this world can offer. I was recently surprised with a three-course lunch at George Jardine’s new Restaurant…

{news} Bollinger Champagne, fabulous for the festive season!

One of the world’s most revered Champagne Houses, Bollinger has consistently created outstanding Champagne with character,distinguished by elegance and complexity since 1829. BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVÉE NV There is a lot that’s ‘Special’ about Bollinger’s Special Cuvée, an icon among non-vintage Champagnes. The signature bottling of the House of Bollinger, it is a blend of 60%…

{news} Prosecco for the festive season

Mmmm, Prosecco, the fresh, fruity, aromatic Italian fizz, could not be trendier, earning fame in nearly every country in the world. Much of its success is owed to its excellent value, versatility and informality. Prosecco is about family, life, love and celebrations – it’s a drink for “Life Lovers.” For a wine to be labelled…