{product} KAPOW your sandwich with WOW Peanut Butters

Peanut butter is one of the things that get me up in the mornings. On hot buttered toast, in a banana smoothie, on my warm oats or simply by the spoonful, it’s just one of those things I simply can’t do without. I recently met a new peanut butter on the block and WOW! was…

{gin} Brooklyn Gin arrives on South African shores

I could happily submerge myself into a world of gin. Even though South Africa has several handfuls of incredibly unique and quality craft gins (you can read about my favourite craft gins here),  and I always try to support local where possible, I like to peek at what else is out there in the world….

{wine} Boxed in for all the right reasons: Ben Wren Wine

Why do we assume that quality wine comes in smooth glass bottles, adorned with cursive lettering and golden edges? And why do we continuously buy the pretty bottles, only to put it in the recycling bag? What if, and this is a real shocker, you could still get the same quality wine you crave (and…

{news} JAN comes home!

Born and raised on a farm, first South African Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen always knew he would one day return to the bush; to the campfires and the open skies of his beloved South Africa. A global partnership with the Oppenheimer family, which was born of a shared passion and vision for…

{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} Unveil PIWOSA works of #liquidart: Paul Cluver Wines

September has arrived, spring is in the air and the countdown to #CapeWine 2018 has begun. With less than 2 weeks to go, PIWOSA will be revealing their last four gorgeous works of #LiquidArt: a beautiful series of ‘Wine Still Lifes’ created for each of the eleven PIWOSA members. Feast your eyes on #PaulCluverWines and…

{event} Gin-tastic launch of the Cape Town Gin Route

As a legitimate Cape Town foodie, I’ve experienced it all. I’ve done the wine tastings and pairings, I’ve explored the expansive network of wine routes, the olive route and even the lesser known brandy route. So, when I was recently invited to attend the launch of the Cape Town Gin Route at the classy inner-city…

{GIVEAWAY} Tickets to Grand Opening of SA Cocktail Week! #sacw

If there’s one thing on this planet I like more than a good plate of food, it’s a well-made cocktail. There’s just nothing more aesthetically beautiful and soul pleasing than a pretty, happy drinks medley, served in a delicate glass, decorated with fresh fruit and cherries. There’s just something about sipping a cocktail that transports…

{EVENT} Merriment & Co Range Introduction

When you have such a fiery and deep love affair with food like I do, it’s inevitable that you will eventually develop a sophisticated palate for fine liquors. There’s nothing quite as elevating as thinly sliced smoked salmon paired with an exquisite vodka, or a creamy block of fudge paired with a broody Irish whiskey. How about a velvety, smokey Pinotage, paired with…

Midweek Morsel: Swifty’s Bru Launch

On this day, however, Craig launched the second of his proudly South African craft beers – a dark, broody and deep Porter-style brew, called Muti.