{news} Grande Provence’s new heritage tasting menu

Grande Provence, the landmark 1694 Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, has gone back to its culinary roots with a new Heritage Tasting Menu. Prepared by Marvin Robyn, the passionate young head chef who is bringing new energy to The Restaurant at Grande Provence, the Heritage Tasting Menu is available exclusively to dinner guests. The menu…

{news} Belthazar’s April specials

Belthazar Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront – offering an award-winning meat and seafood extravaganza, ‘the biggest wine by the glass bar in the world’ and panoramic views – has a fabulous special running during the month of April for Slick Restaurant Loyalty Card Holders. 30% Discount off all food, wine & spirits will be credited…

{event} Muratie Wine Estate Harvest Festival 2019

For weeks I’ve been longingly drowning in my own #fomo when I look at all the social media updates about the harvest festivals happening around Cape Town. This time of the year is a busy one for the wine industry, as all the vineyards are getting ready to harvest. Finally, finally (!) an invite from…

{news} Twee Jonge Gezellen Vineyards wins with VinPro Winetech!

Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate in the Tulbagh Valley was recently honoured at the Vinpro Winetech Vineyard Block Competition when one of their Pinot Noir vineyard blocks was judged the winner in the Paarl/Swartland region. The annual VinPro Winetech Vineyard Practice Evaluation covers all the main wine-grape growing areas and is judged by a panel of…

{event} Cape Town Gin & Tonic Festival 2019

So we all know I take gin very seriously. That is why the annual Gin & Tonic Festival is a day marked off on my social calendar that I would miss for nothing in this world. As soon as the New Year’s celebrations are done, I start fixating on this special gin-filled day. And let…

{news} Lunch time specials at Balducci’s

Take advantage of the incredible lunch-time special offer at Balducci – the best lunch-time venue in Cape Town! MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11AM TO 6PM – UNTIL 30 SEPTEMBER 2019 All Pizzas & Pastas – R79 250g grainfed 28-day matured sirloin served with your choice of starch or vegetables – R109 12-piece assorted Sushi Platter –…

{event} Charango Barbacoa’s Wine Society

Peruvian cuisine paired with wine, you say? Um, yes please! I recently feasted on Charango Barbacoa‘s Wine Society food and wine pairing menu on behalf of InstaEats, and what a mouthful experience it was! One of the more recent additions to the Bree Street collection, Charango is now right up there with my top favourite…

{wine} Groote Post’s Seasalter: summer in a bottle

In the same way red wine, fluffy fleece blankets and hearty minestrone soup nostalgically remind me of cold winter’s days, so does the smell of sunscreen, the salty sea breeze and the taste of an ice-cold glass of white wine remind me of endless summer’s days. Now you can have sunshine and summer all year…

{wine} Leopard’s Leap Very Berry Merrytinis

We are well on our way through March already, and I’m still stuck on luxurious December holidays and reminiscing about Christmas lunch. I’m sitting at my desk daydreaming about sun-downers and socials. But who says it has to be Christmas to have a merry celebration? Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has given me a reason to…

{experience} A visit to “Salt of the Earth” Groote Post Vineyards

At my hedonistic core, I’m one for the simplest things in life. Honest experiences, frill-free people, authentic food, quality wines, unpretentious pleasures. The Pentz family at Groote Post Vineyards have perfected the art of true hospitality and have mastered their “salt of the earth” philosophy. We spent a day with them exploring their beautiful homestead,…

{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…