{eat} Putting seasonality at the reigns at Cavalli Estate

A visit to the Stellenbosch winelands always fills me with such joy. But recently, after years of Sunday afternoon drives through the vineyards and always ending up at the same places, I’ve been craving something new. Something different; something exciting. Something that will simply take my breath away. Recently, I found that on top of…

{event} Darling Brew Master Class in Woodstock

What you might not know about me, is that I’m a very keen beer-drinker. Not the “four-pints-a-night” kinda girl, but more the “I-really-love-a-good-craft-beer” girl. Entice me with the promises of a dark stout or a moody ale; a hoppy lager or a fruity IPA, and I’m like a kid in a candy-store. That is why…

{event} A night of stories with Windfall Wines at Lapo’s Kitchen

How much do you know about  the wine you drink or the chef who plated your food? Do you know where your wine comes from, or what inspires the chef? Social dining experiences are growing in popularity at the moment. I recently joined Windfall Wine and Lapo’s Kitchen for a stellar night of food, drink 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…

{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…

{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…

{eat} My latest OBZsession: OBZ Café

When you ask a young(ish) Capetownian about Observatory, (or Obs, as it’s fondly called) most will recollect a handful of great memories that involves some watering hole in Lower Main Road. I’d like to think Obs is now a bit more grown up and caters for students and tourists alike. And with the gradual re-shift…

{news} Belthazar – A totally refurbished theatre of food & wine

After twelve years, Belthazar Grill & Seafood Restaurant & Wine Bar at the V&A Waterfront – offering an award-winning meat and seafood extravaganza, ‘the biggest wine by the glass bar in the world’, panoramic views and a noble social responsibility initiative – has undergone a total refurbishment. Major refurbishment “As the market changed and evolved,…

{news} Gibson’s: a milkshake and burger gourmet paradise!

Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, culinary crusaders for excellence, excitement and innovation, is once again whipping up a gourmet frenzy at the V&A Waterfront with a fabulicious new menu showcasing an even more extraordinary offering of milkshakes and burgers.  To read my blog on Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, click here. OVER 217 HANDSPUN DOUBLE-THICK…

{eat} Urban Italian in Cape Town’s centre: the new BOCCA

Although highly unlikely, I sometimes wonder if I have some good old Italian blood in my veins. I’d do pretty much anything short of selling my soul for a good plate of authentic Italian food. With Bocca on my foodie radar for the longest time, I was super excited when I was invited by Adnana…

{news} Valentine’s Day Vegan Dinner at Balducci

Not sure what to do this Valentine’s Day? Tired of chocolates and take-aways? Balducci’s has you covered with their very trendy Valentine’s Day vegan dinner offer! To read my blog on Balducci’s new vegan menu, please click here. VALENTINE’S DAY VEGAN DINNER R395 per person (excluding gratuity) GLASS OF VEGAN BUBBLES ON ARRIVAL ANTIPASTI STARTERS…