Summer Sunshine Cocktails & Nibbles - The Botanical Bar - Part 1

October 30, 2018

To follow on from the Ernest Hemingway quote, you can’t get more local than this, The Botanical Bar creates new things with local botanicals. Everything from bitters to shrubs, aperitifs, cocktails and food.

There is an impressive selection of carefully created drinks, a stand-out one was The Cederberg consisting of KWV 5 Year Brandy, hoenderbos foam, hoenderbos syrup, spicy bitters, orange juice, lime juice and sparkling water.

Enjoy that with African Wormwood (Umhlonyane) and naartjie marinated olives or roasted carrots with nutmeg Pelargonium and caramel praline, absolutely amazing!

Truly inspiring stuff!



Where: 160 Longmarket Street, Cape Town

Tel: +27 76 124 4639

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Summer Sunshine Cocktails & Nibbles

October 29, 2018

“Don't bother with churches, government buildings or city squares. If you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.” - Ernest Hemingway

Once again we are going to showcase a couple of popular cocktail venues with great menus. The heat wave is here, ice-cold libation is called for!


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Save the date for Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve Dinner @ Azure Restaurant - Part 3

October 25, 2018

The Twelve Apostle Hotel has the unique distinction of being located along a long stretch of unspoiled natural coastline, boasting unparalleled views of ocean sunsets.

For their Christmas eve dinner they really roll out the red carpet with a huge selection of breads, cold buffet, hot buffet, carvery and desserts. You can enjoy all manner of South African and international delicacies to your heart's content. 

Among the many delicious things on offer the carvery will be featuring Cajun barbeque spiced beef fore rib with a pink peppercorn jus and an oven-roasted leg of lamb marinated with rooibos and thyme jus.

Dig in and be merry, the food will be divine and the atmosphere relaxed.


Where: Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Tel: + 27 21 437 9029

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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.



Where: 221 Beach Road, Sea Point

Tel: +27 21 434 23511

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Save the date for Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve Dinner @ The Cellars-Hohenort - Part 1

October 23, 2018

Hohenort is a luxurious and old-world wine estate in Constantia and is surrounded by nine acres of perfectly manicured and award-winning gardens. It is a visual spectacle to behold and their wine and food is also far beyond all expectations.

There is a set menu (with vegetarian options if you wish) that include starters such as Kroondal duck variation smoked breast, confit leg and Mousseline, toasted Brioche, almonds, blackcurrant gel or an atlantic ocean yellowfin tuna Viscaina pepper, jalapeño compressed apple, cilantro and cucumber salad with sour cream.

Book ahead, this is a fantastic treat to enjoy!




Where: 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia

Tel: +27 21 794 2137

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Creative Cuisine - The Kids Cooking Club - Part 3

October 18, 2018

In this week of cooking and learning, we can not forget kids and their amazing imagination, food and creativity are a fantastic way to explore tastes and broaden horizons.

They have various holiday and regular weekly programs for kids aged 3-12 years old allowing children to discover all about cooking, baking and desserts. This allows their creativity to blossom on the plate, but also opens their palates to new experiences and flavours. 

The kids are in good hands and a special focus is put on safety around the kitchen. This is a brilliant opportunity to make friends and bond over food. 




Where: cnr Bosmansdam & Ratanga Road, Century City

Tel: + 27 82 303 1764

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Creative Cuisine - Stir Crazy Cooking School - Part 2

October 17, 2018

Whether it be a small date-night or a team building, Stir Crazy has you covered with their range of informal and hands-on cooking classes running the full gamut of cooking styles and flavours. 

Courses include things such as breads and baking, the best of mexican, South African cooking safari, knife skills and kitchen hacks and pop-up dinners.

Also, there are chef masterclasses featuring amazing contemporary chefs such as Ashley Moss from The Greenhouse in Constantia covering a sensation of recipes from Haute Cabriere restaurants.

Let yourself be taught and enticed by the experience, booking is essential.




Where: 3 Woodcutters Grove Estate, Hout Bay

Tel: +27 21 790 7165

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Creative Cuisine - Ginger & Lime Food Studio - Part 1

October 16, 2018

Ginger & Lime is a special kind of place, as the website says:

“Something very special happens when people of all ages from very different backgrounds get together & share in the preparation & eating of food.  There is a deep connection that happens.  This experience feeds not only the body, but also the soul. People become present, grounded and focussed as they get stuck in to cook together as it is hard not to be, when using a sharp knife, or tasting a sauce to see exactly what it needs to make it perfect."

This venue is in the heart of a beautiful building a stone's throw from the sea. Every style of cooking is accommodated and there is a full set of courses in the culinary arts for you to choose from on their site. The team is amazing and welcoming, and you will have learned a lot by the time you are done there!




Where: 2b Ave Disandt, Fresnaye

Tel: +27 83 251 6282

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Creative Cuisine

October 15, 2018

In an excellent combo of food, fun and learning, this week we are looking at expanding your culinary repertoire and delving into new tastes and avenues you may have not considered before. We’re learning to cook, people! Grab your chef hat and notepad, let’s get sizzling. 


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