{news) Franschhoek’s La Petite Ferme appoints talented new head chef

La Petite Ferme, the renowned manor house and vineyard suites on the Franschhoek Pass and member of The Nest Collection, has appointed a talented new head chef. Odette Olivier comes with a wealth of local and international experience and is set to re-invigorate the dining experience at one of the Cape’s most scenic locations. From…

{travel} West Coast Way: a cracklin’ good time in Velddrif

Somewhere in-between lockdown living and the vague promise of a pending summer season, my heart longs for fresh air, sunshine and long road trips with unexplored twists and turns. COVID-claustrophobia is real, and that is why West Coast Way offers wandering hearts like mine a sea-breeze reprieve of the every-day push and rush of pandemic…

{eat} Memories and Melomakarona at Yiayia’s Table: an ode to Elli

For most of us, some of our earliest food memories were made around a grandmother’s table, or in her warm kitchen, with the smell of cookies fresh out of the oven. At Yiayia’s Table there’s a seat for everyone,  whilst Yiayia Elli’s legacy lives on in her recipes, her family and now, in the heart…

{news} Take the chill off with Constantia Glen’s new winter warmer menu

With winter fast approaching, Constantia Glen has comfort food in abundance to combat the shorter days and cooler weather. Warm up to a selection of delicious homemade soups and more substantial dishes at their tasting room. Available as single servings or as a trio of smaller portions, visitors can indulge in Constantia Glen’s famous traditional Austrian beef goulash…

{news} Easter and more, at Nederburg’s The Manor this April

There’s something on offer for everyone at Nederburg in Paarl, this April!  Make the most of gorgeous autumn days by visiting its beautiful eatery, The Manor, situated in the iconic manor house that dates to 1800. The restaurant spills out onto the manor house terrace and sprawling gardens, set against the backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein…

{eat} Silver linings and celebrations at Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82

A recent visit to Steenberg‘s Bistro Sixteen82 reminded me of the inevitability of the changing seasons and how we should embrace a daily practice of gratitude, whilst always seeking for the silver lining. Introduction With the 2021 harvest cloaked in bittersweet tradition this year after the relentless alcohol bans our wine industry faced in 2020,…

{news} McCain launches its first-ever Made With McCain Masterclass series

2020 brought about a new way of living, with small gatherings and home cooking becoming the order of the day. With consumers looking for continuous recipe inspiration, McCain is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever virtual Made With McCain Masterclass series, hosted by celebrity chef J’Something, alongside a special guest. During the course…

{news} Knorhoek Wine Farm – where Valentine’s dreams become reality

Looking for something extra special to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to a meandering valley road guaranteed to take you back to gentler times. Nestled under sprawling oaks and in the shady avenues of the giant poplar trees is where you’ll find Knorhoek Wine Farm,…