Location: Sea Point

Save the date for Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve Dinner @ Harveys at the Mansions - Part 2

October 24, 2018

This Christmas you can expect an excellent turn out at Harvey’s at the Winchester. You will be presented with a delicious five course gourmet menu (wine pairings optional) and live entertainment. 

The amuse bouche is a chicken and ham Terrine with a chive crème fraîche. This is followed by a melon and caramelized Pancetta salad with rocket, melon, goat’s cheese, pancetta, caramelised onions and a balsamic glaze.

The mains are either a fillet of beef stuffed with peppadews, spinach and parmesan cheese, served with baked mushroom & risotto rice, braised baby onion and thyme jus. Or you can opt for the tomato crusted Kingklip with basil flavoured potato mash, confit tomato, and basil cream. The dessert is called Peach vs. Lychee and sounds amazing.

You can enjoy all of this from the main restaurant with all the views or from the colonnaded courtyard.

URL: http://www.winchester.co.za

E: info@winchester.co.za

Where: 221 Beach Road, Sea Point

Tel: +27 21 434 23511

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Seaside living - Cycle the Promenade - Part 3

September 06, 2018

On foot or by bike you often see so much more, absorb so many additional impressions than by faster means of travel. Cape Town is mostly (deceptively, in spite of the mountain) quite flat and especially the coastal areas are ideal for day-trip cycling. 

Up Cycles make this easy to do, and an amazing route is the one from Mouille Point Lighthouse all the way through to the Bootlegger Coffee at the end of Camps Bay. This will take you past some of the most beautiful grade A beaches and exceptional views in the world, with a sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your back. 

Stop along the way, stick your toes in the ocean and stroll along the sand, it’s a great, relaxing and healthy way to spend a morning.

URL: http://upcycles.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/upcyclesZA

E: hello@upcycles.co.za

Where: Sea Point Promenade

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Organic Markets - The best in the Cape! - The Mojo Market - Part 3

August 16, 2018

Right on our own front door we find the Mojo Market in Sea Point, featuring forty-five designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods section and twenty-five speciality food vendors.

It’s set up to allow for maximum indoor/outdoor flow with the pavement becoming the storefront and then transitioning into the indoor market. Indulge in ice-cream from Baskin Robbins or get All Thai’d Up for a zing of something spicy. There are clothes, accessories, trinkets and food, food and more food to choose from.

Kick back with an original Earthfire pizza and enjoy some of the live entertainment. This is definitely a “two-or-more visit” kind of market., you need to keep coming back :-)

Where:  30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Opening Times:

EARLY BIRD’S BREAKFAST 

Mondays to Sundays - 8am – 10pm

FOOD STALLS 

Mondays to Thursday - 11am – 10pm

Friday to Sundays - 10am – 10pm

RETAILERS

Mondays to Sundays - 10am – 6pm

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Shake it up! - Engruna Eatery - Part 2

July 25, 2018

We’ve mentioned these guys before in the same breath as the La Boheme/La Bruixa family of restaurants. Also located in Sea Point, in the same block as its brother/sister restaurants.

Though their slow braised lamb shank and the trio of mushrooms pizza are simply outstanding, we are here for the shakes (making a mental note to come back for a more substantial meal).

There are three, toasted marshmallow with vanilla ice cream and toasted marshmallows, cookies and cream with vanilla ice cream and Oreo cookies and banana and booze with vanilla ice cream, banana and Baileys.

 I’d keep the banana one for later in the afternoon, but the Toasted Marshmallow was superb and refreshing! 

 URL: http://www.engruna.co.za/ 

F: https://www.facebook.com/RcaffeCT/

Tel: +27 21 433 0789

E: info@engruna.co.za

Location: 343 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

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Shake it up! - My Sugar - Part 1

July 24, 2018

For a shake that’s practically a meal, look no further. My Sugar does the most amazing donuts, milkshakes and decadent chocolate shots (Yes! That’s a thing!). 

They are based in Sea Point and are an artisan chocolatier and confectioner. Handcrafted chocolate at its finest!

We’re here for the shakes though and the selection is so good it makes it impossible to choose. Strawberry, Super Chocolate, Cookie Butter, Coffee, Caramelized Coconut and Butterscotch Popcorn. Each of these shakes are huge, beautiful to behold and delicious to the last bite.

You will have to experience one yourself to believe how layered and sublime milkshakes can be.

URL: http://mysugar.co.za/ 

F: https://www.facebook.com/mysugarcapetown/ 

Tel: +27 21 433 2335

Location: 77 Regent Road Seapoint

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Winter wine - La Boheme wine bar and bistro - Part 2

July 04, 2018

"Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was every granted by the gods to man." - Plato

Situated in Sea Point, La Boheme Wine Bar and Bistro is the brainchild of one of the co-owners of Bouchon (covered earlier this week) restaurateur Faisal Khakoo, who is also the owner of Engruna Eatery. He saw the need for a relaxed yet sophisticated bistro vibe with elegant wine and luxurious foods and created his venues in response to it. 

In true bistro style, the menu is ever-changing, but examples of what you might encounter include Springbok au Poivre with fondant potato, exotic mushrooms, aubergine puree and a red wine jus, or the Duo of Duck (confit duck leg and seared duck breast) with sweet potato and aubergine tower, roasted peppers, spinach and orange jus. Pair these with any of the sixty wines available by the glass

Well worth a visit, take some friends and make an afternoon of it :-)

URL: http://labohemebistro.co.za/

E: info@labohemebistro.co.za

Tel: +27 21 434 8797

Location: 341 Main Road, Sea Pointt

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It’s all Greek to me! Mykonos Taverna - Part 2

June 13, 2018

Located in Sea Point, this restaurant has a marvelous history, and it is situated in almost the same spot on Sea Point Main Road where Dimitri's father also had a restaurant called Mykonos from 1976 to 1983. Dimitri Peroglou (Chef/Owner) learned from his father from age eighteen and has perfected numerous Greek dishes. His two most well known ones are the Kleftiko Lamb, and Dimitri's famous grilled lamb chops.

The Kleftiko lamb is deserving of its’ own paragraph. Slow roasted for 6 hours this lamb shank falls off the bone, it is succulent, cooked to perfection and a great reason to keep coming back!

URL: http://www.mykonostaverna.co.za

E: info@mykonostaverna.co.za

Tel: +27 21 439 2106

Location: 343 Main Road, Sea Point

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Let’s hear it for the fathers! - Father’s Day Brunch Braai at The Ritz - Part 2

May 30, 2018

The Ritz, the glamorous hotel with the revolving restaurant on the top floor and views for days.

To celebrate Father’s Day, CASA at The Ritz hotel in Sea Point, will host a luxurious braai in their stunning restaurant, with activities spilling out on to the poolside deck as well as the restaurant floor. 

The buffet will leave you coming back for more time and time again. Delectable treats and hand-made pastries, salads, vegetables and bread with corn on the cob, boerewors, chicken wings, chops, and snoek on the braai. Stellar stuff to go with your complimentary Stella Artois Draft when you arrive.

You will be spoilt, and you will love it, they really pull out all the stops at this venue.

URL: https://www.theritz.co.za

E: info@theritzcapetown.co.za

Tel: +27 21 439 6010

Location: Cnr Main and Camberwell Roads,  Sea Point

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Hot things for cold weather - Hot Yoga - Part 1

May 01, 2018

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” 

-Albert Camus

Offering a variety of sessions (check out the website and book ahead) Hot Dog Yoga Studio has everything you need to get in touch with your inner vitality and unwind some stress in a healthy and life-affirming way. 

There are all kinds of yoga for all kinds of people, including: restorative yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa, ashtanga, iyengar yoga, hot vinyasa, bikram, barre tone, meditation and kids yoga.

Warm up your body and spirit, while staying ready for summer 😊

URL: http://www.hotdogyoga.co.za/ 

F: https://www.facebook.com/hotdogyogastudio 

E: info@hotdogyoga.co.za 

Tel: +27 21 4394888

Location: 202 Main Road, Cnr St Johns Road, Sea Point

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Summer Sunsets - Summer Sunset Stroll - Part 3

November 30, 2017

Situated along the coast of the Atlantic Seaboard, the Sea Point Promenade is a stunning place to take a stroll, go for a jog or relax on a bench as you enjoy people watching and the sparkle on the ocean. 

The promenade starts in Mouille Point and runs all the way along to Sea Point. You can choose to walk the entire route or “dip” in and out of various sections. 

The route is lined with opportunities for more excitement, such as mini golf, ice cream, a tidal pool and a host of cafes and restaurants you’ll find along this stretch, all of it complemented by amazing views. 

The fresh sea air invigorating while the crash of the surf is incredibly calming, a gentle stroll along the promenade at dusk is a stunning way to end another beautiful day in Cape Town.

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