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Winter wine - Bouchon - Part 1

July 03, 2018

"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever." - Aristophanes

Relax to some gentle Salsa, an array of fresh and seasonal tapas and a pair of wine lists that has been curated with love and enthusiasm. 

Bouchon’s wine list embraces both local and international gems and you have an option of enjoying their ‘Travel Through Your Glass’ selection (updated weekly, along with their menu) which allows you to discover and enjoy outstanding wines from around the world by the glass. 

The chalkboard menu is constantly evolving, so you will be sure to have a unique experience in this lovely and relaxed venue, time and time again.

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

E: info@bouchon.co.za

Tel: +27 21 422 0695

Location: 95 Hout Street, Cape Town

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Winter wine

July 02, 2018

One of the ripple effects of the revocation of the Edict on Nantes in 1685 was an influx of French Huguenots into the Western Cape, bringing with them their various crafts such as viticulture and oenology (the growing of grapes and making of wine, brandy and vinegar). 

Wine has always been one of the central themes in our provinces history, and this shows in the vast array of amazing locally made wines we produce. This week, we are looking at some of the best collections in the Cape, accessible places to taste some true greats.

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Slow-roasted Sundays - Sunday Roast at Dixies Restaurant - Part 3

June 29, 2018

Further along the coast yet, in Glencairn, Dixies is doing all the classic elements of a sunday roast to perfection. You will get all your favourites, guaranteed. 

Start with a warm freshly made soup which is followed by either roast pork or lamb served with a portion of rice, roast potatoes and vegetables. 

Dessert options include Crème Brûlée, ice cream and chocolate sauce, or a chocolate mousse served with cream.

You will be satiated and warmed in this picturesque neck of the peninsula, a fun half-day out including a beautiful coastal drive.

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

Tel: +27 21 7862105

Location: 134 Main Road, Glencairn

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Slow-roasted Sundays - Sunday Buffet at Suikerbossie Restaurant - Part 2

June 27, 2018

Further along the coast, between Llandudno and Hout Bay you’ll find a beautiful and semi-antique location at the head of the Valley that leads down to Hout Bay Harbour, the Sentinel and Chapmans Peak.

Their Sunday buffet really kicks it up a notch, the starters include a selection of Meze’s, soup, pate (snoek, peppadew and chicken). The mains are beef fillet, gammon, honey-mustard pork belly and slow roasted chicken, fall off the bone tasty goodness.

Top it off with ice-cream, meringue, eclairs and mini pavlova’s.

Bon Appetit

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

Tel: +27 21 790 1450

Location: 1 Victoria Road, Hout Bay

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Slow-roasted Sundays - Sunday Lunch Buffet at Azure Restaurant - Part 1

June 26, 2018

On the way from Camps Bay to Llandudno a small divot of the Table Mountain National Park has been winkled out and made into a fabulous boutique hotel, spa and restaurant/bar.

The Azure Restaurant has been hosting Serendipity Sundays for a while now, and they are awesome. Relax to the soothing tones of the resident lounge singer and enjoy the expansive Sunday lunch buffet on offer.

There are fireplaces for the cold days and outdoor seating for those rarer patches of sunlight, bring a healthy appetite and some good friends :-)

URL: https://www.12apostleshotel.com/food-and-drink

Tel: +27 21 437 9000

Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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Pubs, grub and footie - JC Brasserie & Pub - Part 3

June 21, 2018

Just Chilling – This is what the ‘JC’ in JC Brasserie & Pub stands for and it could not better describe the ambience of the place. Sporting large TV’s in their outdoor section and actively promoting their support for viewing the world cup is what got us interested.The venue has a warm feeling, lots of wood and little homey touches make it extra-inviting.

The food is great, think gastro pub meets old world pub, with gourmet burgers, salads and finger foods thrown in for good measure. In this weather, you want to make sure it’s hot and greasy and accompanied by one of their many exciting cocktail jars. 

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

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

Tel: +27 21 461 4595

Location: 18 De Villiers Road, Cape Town

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Pubs, grub and footie - Fat Harry’s - Part 2

June 20, 2018

If you like your food in big portions with plenty to go round, this is the place for you :-) They specialise in burgers, beers, ribs and wings, and will also be screening all the FIFA 2018 matches for your viewing pleasure.

Try the BBQ pulled pork burger or the Camembert caramelised onions and bacon burger, they are melt-in-your-mouth amazing and come with giant onion rings. There are loads of beer on tap and the vibe is always inviting and celebratory. 

Mark this as a must-go venue on your “tour of the soccer world cup games” through Cape Town!

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

F: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065310390401394/

Tel: +27 21 671 7433

Location: 166 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth

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Pubs, grub and footie - Mitchells Scottish Ale House - Part 1

June 19, 2018

They call Mitchells a place for friends where food meets sport, and that should set up your expectations correctly for this excellent spot. Big screen TV’s show your favourite games, the beer is brewed on the premises (and it’s superb) and they have a very decent menu to stop you from becoming too many parts liquid during the game.

Enjoy the spicy beef Trinchado - strips of tender sirloin and rump steak flash fried with garlic, doused with Trinchado sauce or a sumptuous chicken Roulade, tender chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta, served with mashed potatoes. Have that with a Milk & Honey or an Old Wobbly and you should be set up perfectly for the game. 

Bottoms up, it’s time to kick off.

URL: http://www.mitchellsalehouse.com/

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

Tel: +27 21 419 5079

Location: East Pier & Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

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