{eat} Lunch at La Petite Ferme – plated art from start to dessert

Teetering on the threshold of the silly season, we recently lingered a bit longer at La Petite Ferme for a lunch date, taking in the views and relishing in the timelessness of Chef Odette’s new summer menu. Introduction Tucked into the foot of the Franschhoek Pass, lies a little farm. This little farm has a…

{accommodation} Nurtured by nature: the sacred spaces of Angala

At times, the chaos of our current reality reverberates noisily against the walls of my innermost sanctuary. Feeling tired and a little bit weary of the world, I recently retreated to the sacred spaces of Angala Boutique Hotel to nurture my mind and body in nature. Introduction Inevitably, the last 16 months of pandemic living…

{news} Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 returns with a feast of favourites

Constantia’s darling for relaxed bistro-style fare and tapas has come home with the re-opening of Steenberg’s popular Bistro Sixteen82. As of Wednesday, 26 August, it’s all systems go for breakfast, lunch and supper. Chomping at the bit to dish up all their cherished seasonal creations, Chef Kerry Kilpin and her team are ready to welcome…

{eat} From dash to dawdle: slow down to fine dine at Dash Restaurant

Our usual mid-week Wednesday evening was transformed into a mini-breakaway for the soul with a romantic dinner for two at Dash Restaurant, snuggled away in the tranquil arms of the Queen Victoria Hotel. Introduction This time of the year we all run on empty. We try and pace ourselves and our energy until mid-December, when…

{eat} Rediscovering the art of eating: Foxcroft’s lunch tasting menu

A joyous afternoon spent under the dappled shade of the plane trees that frame the home of Foxcroft Restaurant in Constantia left me with a few too little adjectives. I finally found a place where food comes first, and where I could devote all my attention to the simple pleasure of eating. Introduction We all…

{news} La Colombe announced as South Africa’s number one restaurant

In front of over 700 of the country’s shining culinary talents, La Colombe was announced as South Africa’s number one restaurant at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards at a glittering event at Cape Town’s GrandWest Casino. Stepping up to collect the award on behalf of his team, Executive Chef James Gaag says, “This…

{eat} Enter the fine-dining house of magic: Homespun by Matt

In a world that demands so much of our energy, life often simply lacks a sprinkle of magic.  Something to engage the senses and make you believe in the pure whimsy of the world again. We recently spent an evening in the magic-house that is Homespun by Matt. Here, the only boundaries are those of…

{wine} Sparkle every day with Anthonij Rupert Wyne: L’Ormarins MCC

There’s something romantically celebratory captured in every bottle of Anthonij Rupert Wyne MCC. When life calls for the honouring of an occasion, I’ll always reach for that extra special bottle of Cap Classique to add a certain sparkle to the affair. Introduction Despite being associated almost exclusively with celebrations, I feel there is a place…

{experience} Bombay Brasserie 2.0 – a sensory feast of flavour

They say a change is as good as a holiday. So, with the recent re-opening of the brand-new Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town, we were whisked away on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation as we delighted in all this mother-city institution has to offer. Spoiler alert: it’s bigger, better and way more Bombay for your buck!…

{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…