Bocca – restaurant review

The zucchini fries at Bocca are unmissable. They are cut like skinny chips, but tend to flop modestly. This is not a starchy, upright chip – all brisk posture and uniform texture. With their melting centres and tempura-type coating, these veggie fries offer light crunch and a fresh but velvety filling. The accompanying herb mayonnaise […]

April 29, 2015
by Daisy Jones
with 0 Comments

The Carnivore – restaurant review

The Carnivore is the sort of restaurant that seems to exist solely to be photographed for in-flight magazines. It presents a portrait of Africa that those of us who live here do not recognise. This is either a strength or weakness depending on one’s point of view. My seven-year-old son got a great school report […]

April 19, 2015
by Anna Trapido
with 0 Comments

Pesce Azzurro – restaurant review

It bodes well when most of the patrons in the restaurant are speaking Italian. At the big table in the corner are a trio of magnificently groomed Italian men. Over there are another three Italian men, younger, with fewer pairs of designer spectacles between them. Between the pillar and the wall, three Italian women have […]

April 15, 2015
by Daisy Jones
with 4 Comments

Kismayo – restaurant review

Kismayo Somali restaurant is at the Amal Centre (also known as Little Mogadishu) on Albertina Sisulu Street in Mayfair, Johannesburg. The centre has no discernable street number and it can be confusing to find as almost everything in Mayfair is somewhere on Albertina Sisulu. It is a long, long thoroughfare. For those seeking Somali, the […]

April 6, 2015
by Anna Trapido
with 1 Comment

Daisy Jones: Casual eatery disappointments

I’m not one for kvetching, but when you order a meal that makes you retch, there’s something to be said. I’m talking to you, Melissa’s in Constantia, and the topic of my address is “the double bacon disaster”. The first time, the bacon was so overcooked – each rasher a cringing twist of burnt shard […]

April 1, 2015
by Daisy Jones
with 2 Comments

La Colombe at Silvermist – restaurant review

Running any restaurant is very, very hard. Restarting an iconic eating establishment in a new location (especially one that was not previously used as a hospitality venue) is even more difficult. Criticising when said restaurant is less than perfect is a much easier exercise. Almost any fool can identify faults but it takes great skill, […]

March 23, 2015
by Anna Trapido
with 0 Comments

The Foodbarn – restaurant review

There’s nothing in the words “barn” and “village” to suggest a great seafood restaurant. Yet The Foodbarn in Noordhoek Village sets a gold standard for ethical fine dining in the fish department. The clue’s on the door: A big sticker of the SA Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s logo with its green, orange and red fish. Chef […]

March 17, 2015
by Daisy Jones
with 0 Comments

Chicken Licken and Kentucky Fried Chicken – restaurant review

Done right, fried chicken is one of the world’s great edible experiences but it’s all about proportions of taste and texture. The coating needs to hug each piece of poultry in just the right embrace. The greaseless, golden-hued crust must flake and shatter shards at tooth touch, and not a moment before. Magnificence can (and […]

March 11, 2015
by Anna Trapido
with 1 Comment
Page 3 of 612345...Last »
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • June 8, 2017Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Cape Town
  • June 9, 2017Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Johannesburg
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang