Archive for category: Eat & Drink & Wine

/ 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

/ Dec 1, 2016 3:07 PM

Blanko – Restaurant opens at the Alphen in Constantia.

This contemporary new Italian eatery is located in the height of luxury at the iconic Alphen Hotel in Constantia. Blanko boasts a vibrant “all day” atmosphere, where locals can eat and drink in a series of beautifully designed spaces within a heritage location. Blanko’s all-white gallery-style space reflects the contemporary style synonymous with the Kove Collection. Italian marble tables, a dramatically-lit white bar and textured furnishings all highlighted in ambient lighting provide the perfect backdrop to the sumptuous food. The outside terrace with a central water feature is the ideal spot for a meal with friends or family. Group Head [&hellip

/ Nov 28, 2016 5:13 PM

Feed your Wanderlust at NOMAD Bistro Fusion

Despite only opening in the Cape Town CBD in April this year, NOMAD Bistro Fusion has quickly established a reputation as an innovative, exciting addition to the city’s competitive foodie scene. Serving globally-inspired fusion food & cocktails in a Bistro Bar setting, NOMAD Bistro Fusion is a passion project for the management team. “We set out to create a relaxed space where visitors could catch up over inspired food and speciality drinks,” says Mohit Sureka, one of the owners. “The décor reflects the inspiration for the menu – travel – and we’ve been working hard to establish a setting which [&hellip

/ Nov 15, 2016 12:51 PM

Perfect Weekend Spot – Crown Restaurant at Meerendal Estate | Durbanville, Cape Town

Past weekend we enjoyed a little celebration and re-discovered Crown Restaurant once again.  Located at Meerendal 300-year old wine estate it’s a perfect place for your weekend outing to enjoy some great food, wines, and spectacular views. The Restaurant is very stylish with a trendy, beautiful decor overlooking Boland Mountains. It’s a real gem away from the City rush. Service is very friendly and attentive. Quality food options at great price. NOTE: Meerendal is very popular for outdoor activities: cycling, running, boot camps etc. so there is always something happening on the estate.   Make a reservation at CROWN now HERE. [&hellip

/ Nov 15, 2016 7:44 AM

Summer Food & Wine Flights under the oaks at Catharina’s (GIVEAWAY)

Savour the best of summer with new al fresco Food and Wine Flights under shady oaks at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg, one of the jewels of the Constantia Wine Valley, just 30 minutes from the Cape Town city centre. Available daily from 12h00 till 17h00, wine lovers seeking a relaxed afternoon can choose between two savoury options of three Steenberg wines paired with delicious morsels prepared by Catharina’s adventurous executive chef, Archie Maclean. If you prefer something sweet, Chef Archie has created indulgent desserts paired perfectly with a flight of three Steenberg wines. For the savoury pairings at R275 per [&hellip

/ Nov 7, 2016 5:28 PM

Bottelary Hills gets festive with a fish-inspired ‘Pop Up’ Lunch

Fall hook, line and sinker for Chef Bertus Basson’s all fired-up feast The final Pop Up Lunch of the Bottelary Hills Wine Route for 2016 promises to get all wine and food aficionados hooked on the festive season, when renowned celebrity chef, Bertus Basson will fan the flames for a fish-inspired feast at Kaapzicht Estate on 4 December. Igniting the gourmet side of the grill to cast a fresh spin on seafood, Bertus will haul his net of innovative culinary indulgences, all cooked an open, to delight a jovial crowd who wants to end the year on a gastronomic high [&hellip