If you were looking for a good reason to visit Durban this holiday season, this is it. The ONOMO Hotel Durban’s new Topaz Restaurant & Skybar has opened its doors just in time for the summer holidays and it is the very first of its kind in the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a feelgood story of people who took the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and turned it into something positive, this is it.
I’m celebrating SA Red Wine Day with a delightful Mushroom, Chicken and Rice Soup paired with Haute Cabrière’s Unwooded Pinot Noir. Here is the recipe.
A letter to my friends in the tourism and hospitality industry who feel tired, hopeless, scared and demotivated due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
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.
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.