{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…

{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…

{news} Make it a Father’s Day to remember at Nederburg’s The Manor

This Father’s Day (Sunday, 20 June), Nederburg’s The Manor restaurant in Paarl will be welcoming dads and their loved ones with an array of delicious wines and eats. Add a fireplace and a touch of history to the mix, and just like that, you have all you need for a memorable day out in the gorgeous Cape winelands. There’s…

{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} Be spoiled at Nederburg’s The Manor this Mother’s Day

Show your mom in one loving, grand gesture just how special she is to you by treating her to a delicious meal at Nederburg’s The Manor restaurant on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 9 May, at 12:00. Chef Jerry Kennedy and his team have conjured up a delectable menu to match Nederburg’s glorious wines. Expect a shareable…

{news} Mother’s Day at Louisvale: here’s the menu!

Situated at the foot of the majestic Stellenbosch mountains in Devon Valley, sits the picturesque location and stunning venue, Louisvale wine farm. It’s always Mother’s Day but on the 9th of May, make her day by celebrating with her at Louisvale wine farm where she can unwind, relax and enjoy and let Louisvale do all the work. To read…

{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} New wines from Louisvale Wines

Louisvale wines, located in the Devon Valley area in the Stellenbosch wine district, has just released three new wines: Louisvale Merlot 2018, Louisvale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, and the Louisvale Sauvignon Blanc 2020. The Merlot perfectly complements pork dishes and cheese platters; the medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with roast beef and lamb; and the…

{eat} Food is king at Kong: a reprieve from the concrete jungle

Want to escape the concrete jungle of the city for a bit? Swing into Kong  for a tropical breather, and a lush dinner between the greenery. Introduction Situated on the bustling strip of Cape Town’s stunning De Waterkant, Kong offers an upmarket haven to those who want to break away from the grey monotony of…

{eat} For the love of food and wine: an afternoon at Allée Bleue

There’s no better way to celebrate the month of love than a wine tasting and picnic lunch on an iconic Franschhoek wine estate. Let Allée Bleue suitably seduce you this February with their their treats for two! Introduction Having recently spent a leisurely Sunday in Franschhoek (read my blog on our brunch at Haute Cabrière…

{eat} At the end of the road: the abundance of Louisvale Wines

They say that home is not a place; it’s a feeling. For me, home is embodied by people, food and wine and love, all four at the same time and in abundance. Recently, I spent a home-coming afternoon at Louisvale Wines, which left me feeling familiarly comfortable and content, like when I pull my favourite…