{recipe} Middelvlei Rooster Sauvignon Blanc meets herby chicken pilaf

I’ve been spending a lot of my free time during lock-down in The Little Kitchen, trying out recipes I’ve been saving in my dog-eared flip-file for one day. Middelvlei Wines gave me the perfect canvas against which to create and cook with their stunning range of Rooster wines. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply…

{giveaway} Double Dutch: the perfect twin for your spirit

Double Dutch produces great tasting, natural mixers for a new generation of adventurous, sensation seekers. Whether you’re in a bar, on a beach or at home they provide the perfect twin for your spirit. Who? Their founders are a pair of young, dynamic twin sisters, who are proudly Dutch. They work with the world’s leading…

{product} Meaty treats straight to your door with Richard Bosman app

One good thing borne from lock-down restrictions, is the innovative responses from our favourite food suppliers to deliver. Finally I can get all my meaty treats delivered to my door with the new Richard Bosman online store and app. Introduction We all know how I feel about the simple pleasures in life. One of those…

{news} Introducing the Slick Restaurant Group’s Dark Kitchen food delivery service

The Slick Restaurant Group have opened Cape Town’s newest Dark Kitchen, essentially a Food Delivery Service from their city-based central kitchen for their popular Waterfront restaurants: Balducci, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs and Wings & Things. Their food offerings also include two exciting new brands: Pizzaway (handcrafted artisan pizzas which originated in Naples) and Whattaburger…

{news} Celebrating Franschhoek Bastille Festival In Style

We hope that you’ve enjoyed your virtual journey through Franschhoek thus far. With each day’s reveal we’ve let you in on how Franschhoek is seen through the eyes of locals. Let’s not forget about the amazing daily reveals of exceptional offers, which are revealed daily and available for the whole of July. Although new offers…

{giveaway} “Build a Burger” with Naked Leaf vegan patties!

Naked Leaf vegan patties have taken Cape Town by storm. Launched in February, they are offering restaurants a great solution to awesome vegan food as well as supplying families with nutritious vegan products at home. What is Naked Leaf? The Naked Leaf range was borne from a desire to eat nutritious, plant-based meals that were…

{wine} Draw inspiration from Flagstone Wines’ Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018

Flagstone Wines simply lets the creativity flow and awakens the wordsmiths within us with their Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018. Introduction As with any of Flagstone’s wines, I was endlessly fascinated by the ink-splattered label, and beautifully apt named bottle. The wordplay intrigued me, as it was clever and innovative. That, and I adore an aromatic…

{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…

{wine} Flagstone Treaty Tree Wines: bottles tangled in stories

Over the years, I’ve slowly been working my way through Flagstone Wines‘ expansive range of wines. And yet, every time I pick a new one up, I’m in awe of not only what’s inside the bottle. Also – of the story wrapped around it. Introduction Flagstone Wines has been one of my favourite labels for…

{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…

{news} Chenin Blanc: from workhorse to glamour grape

With #DrinkChenin day around the corner, on 20 June, the winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has shared some useful information about this supremely versatile grape, South Africa’s most planted wine grape variety. Here are some interesting facts: Chenin blanc has been the most popular choice of grape for South African brandy producers for much…