Archive for category: Happenings

/ Mar 13, 2017 6:28 PM

Save the Date: Snap up treasures at the Best of Bot winelands auction

Rare and exceptional items going under the hammer at 2017 Barrels & Beards 22 April Whether you grunt, shout or simply tip your hat like a pro in the back corner of the room, you’ll want to bring your A-Game on April 22 to the hairiest auction in town. The 2017 Best of Bot is an annual highlight of the Barrels & Beards winelands showcase in Bot River that once again offers some of the coolest, unusual and desirable items – all on sale to the highest bidder for a most worthy cause. Funds raised at the Best of Bot [&hellip

/ Mar 3, 2017 5:09 PM

A letter from… Richard’s Supper Stage is moving to another Venue | Cape Town, South Africa

Dear Friends and Supporters of “Richard’s” and “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City”. A number of circumstances have lead us to searching for a suitable and upgraded venue to house our dinner show. We are most excited to announce that the show will move to the “Rockwell Theatre”, which is part of the Rockwell Hotel in Greenpoint, Prestwich Street 32. We shall play the first show there March 2, 2017. The Rockwell Dinner Theatre is most suitable to house our dinner show and this move brings with it some great enhancements: More effective air conditioning Wheel chair friendly Extra  space [&hellip

/ Feb 26, 2017 12:30 AM

Save the Date! April Beer Festival in Greyton | South Africa + WIN with @FF_BeerFest

Welcome to beer country, from the heart of the Overberg, home of South African barley. This beer festival hopes to combine the various food and beer flavours that are found in the region. It is meant to celebrate the more character filled breweries and to be paired with great food made from local ingredients.   WIN!  And Now you can Win 2 Tickets to Greyton Beer Festival. Simply follow @FF_BeerFest & @travelopulent on Twitter and Share the following sentence on any of your Social Media: “I want to #Win tickets to @FF_BeerFest to celebrate various food and beer flavors @travelopulent http://ow.ly/myQx309mZZs“   T&Cs Apply. Giveaway open [&hellip

/ Feb 20, 2017 4:55 PM

Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old 5 March 2017 The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe Carnival that promises a pleasure-seeking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 5 March 2017. The Eikendal Weintaufe has become a summertime family tradition in the winelands over the years, and this year enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a day of pure bucolic bliss fused with exceptional wine, scrumptious street-style fare, games, lucky draws and live music by the talented Newton & Co. The estate is known for [&hellip

/ Feb 9, 2017 5:06 PM

Save the Date: Harvest brings bonhomie and beards back to Bot River

Barrels & Beards festival showcases the excellence of unpretentious wine 22 April 2017 Soon, Bot River winemakers will return to the tribe where Gandalf, Lincoln, Chuck Norris, Castro and their bearded ilk hold sway. And as has become the most memorable fashion, they’ll ignite a party like no other. Now in its 7th year, Barrels & Beards has become an institution to celebrate the new harvest of Bot River wine on its hallowed journey from the ocean-cooled vineyards of this magnificent valley to the wine-lover’s glass. Bot River ranks amongst the most exciting winelands destinations, having defiantly maintained its own [&hellip

/ Jan 11, 2017 9:04 AM

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings fanfare to City of Oaks (28 January)

The oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by a colourful community of winemaking charismatics on uniquely adorned ‘chariots’ on Saturday, January 28. The annual Harvest Parade comes to this most prominent town of South African wine to usher in the grape harvest season with convivial cheer. The memorable Stellenbosch Harvest Parade also pays homage to the people behind this labour of love and especially the invaluable contribution of South Africa’s farm workers. This proud Stellenbosch procession traditionally includes merry marching bands, inimitable Cape minstrels, drum majorettes and – the highlight of this harvest high jinks – a flotilla of [&hellip

/ Jan 10, 2017 4:08 PM

A phoenix rises from the ashes for Delheim’s Harvest Festival (28-29 January)

Delheim’s annual Start of Harvest Festival is back! After a devastating fire on the Simonsberg Mountain put a cork in the event for 2016, it has been re-kindled with vigour and exciting changes. Now is the time book out the family calendar for January 28 and 29, when Delheim Start of Harvest Festival returns. The event at the celebrated Stellenbosch wine farm is among the first to usher in the grape-picking season’s hustle-and-bustle. This is the time that farms across the winelands prepare to bring in the fruit; a time of joy after year-long toil and tending the vines. “The [&hellip

/ Nov 29, 2016 3:35 PM

New restaurant La Tete just opened at 17 Bree Street (opened doors Monday 28 November)

Headed up by Chef Giles Edwards, who spent the past ten years in London. This farm to fork eatery gives a nod to the French, with emphasis on direct relationships with producers. Beef, lamb, goat and seafood will feature, with dishes such as mussels with bacon and cider, mint and pork terrine, hake, and beef and kidney pudding. Desserts will be classic offerings of poached guavas, chocolate pots and plum pavlova. Open Tuesday to Saturday, for lunch and dinner. Address: 17 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001. Tel: 021 418 1299 Social media details: https://www.facebook.com/lateterestaurant/ https://twitter.com/La_Tete_CT https://www.instagram.com/la_tete_restaurant/   Issued by Spill [&hellip

/ Nov 22, 2016 8:32 AM

2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards winners announced

South Africa’s shining culinary talents were honoured at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on Sunday, 20 November. The Grand Arena at Grand West in Cape Town was transformed into a luxurious secret garden for the Sunday lunch of the year, where the stars of South Africa’s restaurant industry were celebrated. For an unprecedented fifth consecutive year, The Test Kitchen was named Restaurant of the Year. Gregory Czarnecki of The Restaurant at Waterkloof won the coveted title of Eat Out S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year. Czarnecki also collaborated with six other top chefs on the lavish [&hellip

/ Nov 18, 2016 4:25 PM

Find your week-end mojo with new #FestiveFriday at La Petite Ferme

Artisan cocktails & live music served up with majestic Franschhoek views Everyone’s favourite weekday has just perked up thanks to the exciting launch of #FestiveFriday at Franschhoek’s renowned, mountain-perched estate, La Petite Ferme. Featuring a fresh selection of hand-crafted cocktails and arguably the best views across the valley, La Petite Ferme is now the place to be for sundowners this summer. #FestiveFriday takes place on selected Fridays from 9 December 2016 until 13 January 2017, when cocktails and delicious bites will be served from 4-6pm in the beautifully manicured gardens of La Petite Ferme to the dulcet tunes of live [&hellip