DINING OUT
Arbour Café

Arbour Café

A quaint little gem in Birdhaven, Johannesburg, Arbour Café & Courtyard had me mesmerised with its humble details and divine cuisine. Not to mention its surprise courtyard that you won’t know about unless you peek inside.

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De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

Family of mine live on a 6th generation Merino sheep farm outside of Bloemfontein that they also run as a guest farm called De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa. On our way back from George a month or so ago, we made time to stay over and reconnect with family we haven’t seen in ages. Family is such an important part of life and I believe it should never be taken for granted.

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Rockets Menlyn: From Jacarandas to Cherry Blossoms

Rockets Menlyn: From Jacarandas to Cherry Blossoms

In these uncertain times, the closest you’ll get to spotting Japan’s cherry blossoms (a bucket list item for me) is at Rockets Menlyn. Yup, now that the Jacaranda blooms are fading, you can head over to Time Square for some ceiling-high cherry blossom murals, coupled with top South African entertainment and fantastic fusion food.

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House Concert & Wine Tasting – 28 November

House Concert & Wine Tasting – 28 November

Suitcase & Chardonnay is excited to announce the launch of its very first House Concert & Wine Tasting event in the heart of Brooklyn, Pretoria on 28 November 2020! The inspiration behind it is to support industries that are dear to the Suitcase & Chardonnay brand, like the music and arts industries, as well as hospitality and tourism industries and of course, the South African wine industry.

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Chefs unite to fight hunger

Chefs unite to fight hunger

Chef Bertus Basson – well known for restaurants like Overture, Eike, Spek & Bone and De Vrije Burger – and many other local chefs from establishments like Spier Wine Farm, Neethlingshof, Gåte at Quinn Rock, Jardine Restaurant, Longtable at Haskell, Lanzerac, Hussar Grill, Blaauwklippen, Table at De Meye and De Warenmarkt have joined forces to help fight hunger in the greater Stellenbosch community.

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Spekboom

Spekboom

I’ve always been hesitant to cook with Spekboom, probably just because I don’t know how. The time at home during lockdown inspired me to try a few new things, though and this was one of them.

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