South African chef awarded a Michelin star

The 2016 edition of the Guide Michelin – France was launched earlier this week with Restaurant JAN, situated in Nice and headed up by South African Jan Hendrick van der Westhuizen, picking up its first star. To put the achievement into perspective, the guide features a total of 600 Michelin-star restaurants, 26 rated three stars, […]

February 3, 2016
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Recipe: Plum, pancetta and watercress salad

A perfect summer starter Serves 4 150g watercress, washed 10 ripe plums, washed 125g pancetta, fried until crispy 125g buffalo mozzarella, torn 1 tbsp (15ml) white balsamic vinegar 4 sprigs thyme 2 tbsp (30ml) sugar 3 tbsp (45ml) vegetable oil To make the plum dressing: Roughly chop up five of the plums, discarding the pits […]

January 26, 2016
by Christian
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Dax Villanueva: Vergenoegd – satisfaction has been achieved!

Satisfaction has been achieved. That’s the meaning of the word Vergenoegd, which is also the name of the first wine farm you’ll encounter on the Stellenbosch Wine Route if you come from Cape Town via the N2. Turn left onto Baden Powell Drive and you’ll very shortly see Vergenoegd wine estate on your right hand […]

January 13, 2016
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Cape Town Festival of Beer 2015 – buy tickets now

The sixth annual Cape Town Festival of Beer takes place from 27 to 29 November at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point. There will be over 60 breweries, from mega to micro, showing some 200 beers and for the first time, various cider producers will also be exhibiting. Food will be provided by the likes of […]

November 16, 2015
by Christian
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Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards 2015

, The top 10 restaurants for 2015 according to the guide Eat Out are: 1. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town) 2. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town) 3. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek) 4. Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (Constantia, Cape Town) 5. Five Hundred at The Saxon Hotel (Sandton, Johannesburg) 6. […]

November 15, 2015
by Christian
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Dax Villanueva: Introducing Chaloner olive products and preserves

The farm Falcon’s Nest, tucked away in the Stellenbosch Mountains just off Blaauwklippen road, is home to the Chaloner brand. This 14ha farm has an array of organically grown fruit orchards, namely olives, plums, lemons and oranges which are grown in organically fertilized orchards. Chaloner believes in quality over quantity and aims to retain that […]

November 2, 2015
by Christian
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Absa Top 5 Olive Oils 2015 results

The Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards were announced earlier today, the winners as follows: Andante Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Medium) and Andante Intenso Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Intense) by Porterville Olives, De Boerin Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Medium), Kransfontein Coratina Olive Oil (Intense) and Mulderbosch Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Intense). SA Olive and Absa […]

October 14, 2015
by Christian
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David Donde: Advice on starting your own coffee shop

Another week, another new coffee roastery opens up in the Mother City. Like some sinister underground movement, the number swells. Welcome to the dark side of coffee. Unfortunately the group isn’t organised. A shambles of new roasters really, usually no more than coffee enthusiasts with a dream. All fighting for a place in the sun. […]

October 1, 2015
by David Donde
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