{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…

{experience} On-board Cunard’s QE Ocean Liner

Spending any significant amount of time on a floating hotel has never really taken my fancy. I’ve always been searching for adventures on terra firma. But, little did I know, this would all change after I got an exclusive opportunity to spend an afternoon meandering onboard the Cunard Queen Elizabeth Luxury Ocean Liner as she…

{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} Celebrate V-Day with Krone Rosé Cu Vée Brut 17

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the magic of Krone Vintage Rosé Cap Classique created on the 300-year-old farm Twee Jonge Gezellen in the Tulbagh Valley. KRONE VINTAGE ROSÉ CUVÉE BRUT 2017 Blend: 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay Tasting Notes: A tribute to Pinot Noir, the Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut is a paradox of rich, berry fruit…

{eat} Restaurant Seven is my new number one!

A friend in food is one to be cherished. Keep her close to your heart, and even closer in a hug. Spending time with a childhood friend over plates of fine food is one of the best experiences this world can offer. I was recently surprised with a three-course lunch at George Jardine’s new Restaurant…

{news} “Triple” gold at Veritas for Neil Ellis Cabernets

Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon producers was re-affirmed at the 2018 Veritas Awards when the Neil Ellis 2015 terrain-specific Jonkershoek Cabernet and the 2015 regional Stellenbosch Cabernet were honoured with Double Gold and Gold Medals respectively for the third consecutive year. These accolades follow a long line of praise…

{news} The 2018 Diners Club Winelist Awards

Diners Club has celebrated its annual Winelist Awards with events in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Gauteng, Southern/Eastern Cape and Western Cape this past week. Feature Image Above: ICON Award presented to The Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa: Left to right: Junior Mkwaira, Asya Styodana (Diners Club), Brian Nyamara The Diners Club Winelist Awards have rewarded great wine lists for the…

{product} Top five picks from SA Cheese Festival 2018

As you might have picked up from my previous blogs, I am probably the annual South African Cheese Festival’s biggest fan. Every year of my adult life, I save until my piggy bank overflows only to spend it all on my most favourite delectable food items and delicious wines on the big day. This year…