Archive for category: Eat & Drink & Wine

/ May 25, 2017 10:54 AM

Breaking News: La Petite Colombe set to open in Franschhoek | South Africa

Franschhoek – the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection. Proprietor chefs and business partners, Scot Kirton (Eat Out Chef of the Year 2015) and Head Chef, James Gaag, will be directing a highly talented and select team, to honour the heritage of this fine venue, and marry it with the La Colombe magic. The Franschhoek [&hellip

/ May 20, 2017 5:09 PM

Welcome to Cape Town, a Vegan Friendly City | Guest Blog by The Vegan Rainbow @traveltonia

Vegan travel in a meat loving country like South Africa? Yes, you heard right. Even in South Africa, where a ‘braai’ (BBQ) is a favorite tradition, a plant-based lifestyle is becoming more and more popular amongst people. Cape Town already boosts 4 vegan/vegetarian restaurants in the CBD area with more still to open for sure. Quite surprisingly you’ll easily find vegan options in most restaurants. If you have booked self-catering accommodation, don’t panic either. You’ll find vegan products in most supermarkets and the Wellness Warehouse brand definitely has got you covered. The Wellness Warehouse on Kloof Street (city center) for [&hellip

/ Apr 18, 2017 11:12 AM

Save the date: Slay your winter blues at Taste the Helderberg epicurean fest.

Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines 15 June 2017 It’s time to shun the cold of winter and light up at Taste the Helderberg – the sophisticated annual sip-and-snack institution of warm company, levity and gastronomic delight. For one night only, wine farms and restaurants in the desirable Helderberg region spread their rainbow colours in a showcase of fine local fare that takes place in Somerset West on Thursday, June 15. This year, you’re invited to shed the winter blues by donning something red – the theme colour that makes an eye-catching statement. “Taste the Helderberg [&hellip

/ Apr 13, 2017 6:58 PM

Delheim goes Cape Malay in May

Fire up winter with a hearty, traditional meal at Cape wineland’s icon estate Every Saturday in May: 6, 13, 20, 27 Re-connect with the alluring history of the Cape this winter by joining Delheim, the renowned Stellenbosch wine estate, for its special Cape Malay lunches in May. Known for its spice and warmth, the Cape Malay dishes will be the perfect foil for the cold winter days that lie ahead. The exclusive Cape Malay menu will spice things up every Saturday in May: the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th – and bookings are now open. “Cape Malay cuisine is such [&hellip

/ Apr 13, 2017 10:16 AM

City Winter Getaway with O on Kloof Boutique Hotel and La Mouette Restaurant | Cape Town

Tired of Stay Pay Deals? O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa and La Mouette Restaurant CITY WINTER GETAWAY Special is now out! Enjoy ONE or TWO night stay inducing Pampering at the O Spa & Fine Dining Experience at La Mouette. T&Cs Apply. Valid from 1st May 2017 until 31st August 2017. Advanced Bookings are Essential. Call +27 (0) 21 439 20 81 or email to find out more or make a reservation. W: 

/ Feb 16, 2017 5:15 PM

HOT-TO-TROT Foxcroft opens in Constantia Valley

  There is a captivating aroma of decadent buttery baking, mixed with an air of anticipation… lingering in the leafy Constantia Valley. Award-winning La Colombe Executive Chef, Scot Kirton, and his long-standing Pastry Chef, Glen Foxcroft Williams, opened the doors to their latest dream project… Foxcroft Restaurant & Bakery, in the absolute heart of the mink-and-manure belt. And it could not come soon enough for the locals… Glen began his career as a trainee chef at the former Opal Lounge, whilst studying part time. Despite lacking a sweet tooth, it was here that he discovered an unexpected passion for the [&hellip

/ Feb 9, 2017 5:18 PM

Let Gabriëlskloof sweep you away to the Mediterranean

Relax with premier wines and servings of light Mediterranean bites. Picture a sunny hilltop winery surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. This might be magnificent Tuscany or much closer to home, just minutes from Cape Town: Gabriëlskloof Wine Estate. It’s this idyllic setting that Gabriëlskloof invites you now to enjoy with the launch of its fine Mediterranean taster platters. Situated in the Overberg between Bot River and Caledon, in an area very Mediterranean in look, feel and climate, Gabriëlskloof has teamed up with resident chef Frans Groenewald to offer something reflective of their wine cousins across the oceans. [&hellip

/ Jan 31, 2017 6:52 AM

A new benchmark in excellence for Eikendal Chardonnay

Latest must-have release radiates complexity and elegance. “This is the best I’ve made,” declares cellarmaster Nico Grobler of the Eikendal Chardonnay 2015 just released by the Stellenbosch wine estate. It’s quite a claim considering the flagship wine’s lineage of excellence. Among the Eikendal Chardonnay’s most recent achievements was its 2014 vintage rated overall champion in the esteemed 2015 Prescient Chardonnay Report for scoring the highest points. The annual assessment by highly regarded wine authorities involves a blind tasting of 60 of South Africa’s most high-profile wines in the category. “It is always amazing to see how in the most challenging [&hellip

/ Dec 20, 2016 6:15 AM

La Petite Ferme ends year on a gourmet high.

Ring in 2017 in true opulence at La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek, when this magnificently appointed, mountain-perched estate serves up an indulgent New Year’s Eve feast for you to celebrate the old and new with great food, wine and upbeat entertainment on 31 December. This epicurean hotspot situated at the head of the Franschhoek valley will pull out all the stops with an exquisite four course dinner paired with matching estate wines, whilst sultry gypsy jazz sounds by the popular Manouche band will add extra razzle-dazzle to this sensory indulgence. “Great food and wine have always been central to a [&hellip

/ Dec 2, 2016 6:16 PM

Celebrate Life with a De Hoek High Tea

Summer time heralds the time to “Celebrate Life” and what better way to do this than to indulge in a sumptuous high tea.   It’s the time to plan an afternoon of indulgence with your friends (or family) and take a short drive out to the beautiful De Hoek Country Hotel in the magnificent Magaliesberg. This popular ritual was originally made fashionable by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century, when high tea was considered to be a ladies’ occasion. De Hoek’s team of chefs has created a High Tea menu worthy of a Duchess – an [&hellip