Franschhoek Summer Wines
by Editor on 25 January 2018
It's a new year, Summer is in full swing and it's the perfect opportunity to sample seasonal inspired wines at the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines on Saturday, 3 February, at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards. An intimate and exclusive social calendar highlight where the Franschhoek Vigneron's choices for Summer will be showcased. These include a superb selection of white, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light r...
Add a Nutritional Kick to 2018 with Boschendal at Oude Bank’s ‘Better Eating’ Tips
by Editor on 24 January 2018
As we swiftly move into 2018, many are often reminded of their self-made promises, expectations and commitments for the year. And while New Year’s resolutions may seem blasé to some, others’ good intentions may already have gone well of track. Yet, there remains much value in seeing each new year as an opportunity to ‘re-boot’, especially nutritionally. Jessica Holloway, Boschendal at Oude Bank’s junio...
Chefs celebrates summer with brand new items on the menu
by Editor on 22 January 2018
Summer 2017/2018: It’s been over a year since Chefs opened in October 2016 and to celebrate the eatery is launching new items on the menu for summer. Although the daily options have changed, the same novel formula applies: no waiters, no menus - just great food! Head Chef Jenny Ward has catapulted Cape Town’s restaurant experience into another orbit. As the many positive reviews attest, Chefs is a place where gr...
‘Unplug’ Your Year with Cape Country Routes and Route62
by Editor on 21 December 2017
With the festive season in full swing, most getaway plans are either in motion or anticipated with bated breath. Although the long-awaited summer break is hot on many people’s heels, there is still time to plan an event-packed road trip and explore South Africa’s natural beauty in close range of Cape Town. Route 62, which is recognised as one of the country’s most famous and scenic driving routes, offers a bro...
Find your #rhythmoflife at Decorex 2018
by Editor on 15 December 2017
Now in its 25th year, Decorex SA - South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition – is bringing together all the right colours, designs, fabrics and inspiration to open up a path of harmonious creativity suited to each individual’s rhythm. By channelling the demands of everyday life into a productive, embracing space, visitors will get the chance to discover their own unique style, their #rhythm...
‘BANKEX’ brings fintech opportunities to South Africa
by Editor on 14 December 2017
Business leaders and financial institutions were invited to the South African launch of ‘BANKEX’, a decentralised Bank-as-a-Service model of enterprise (BaaS) which has garnered significant attention from private and institutional investors globally. This BANKEX model is held by BKX company. The introduction of this cryptocurrency was hosted by the BANKEX international team members at various venues across the c...
The Yard! New Silo District concept store and eatery
by Editor on 23 November 2017
Named for the surrounding dockyards and located within view of the picturesque tugboat moorings and the waters of Cape Town harbour, The Yard is an exciting new hybrid concept store-cum-bistro-bar that is set to become the go-to retail and dining experience of the recently launched Silo District at the V & A Waterfront. The Yard shines with carefully selected options that cater with style to both local and interna...
Mulberry and Prince Opens for Brunch!
by Editor on 20 November 2017
From September 2017, Mulberry & Prince Kitchen and Bar, situated at 12 Pepper Street in Cape Town just off the trendy Bree Street strip, will now be open every Sunday from 10h00 to 14h00 for brunch. The “lazy Sunday” menu pays homage to comfort food and the restaurant’s American influences. Since opening in April 2016, Mulberry & Prince has become celebrated as Cape Town’s favourite New York-style eatery. Co...
A smooth blend of wine, movies and mountain magic
by Editor on 15 November 2017
Move over Pinotage - there’s another reason to visit the Winelands this summer. Serving up its popular blend of movies, delicious food and star-struck entertainment, The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back. Gather your friends, family or new beau and catch them on select Saturdays at handpicked wine estates in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Somerset West. Catering for all tastes and occasions, with movies fro...
Heavenly pairing of Angels Tears and nougat at Grande Provence
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Spread your wings and savour ‘A Taste of Heaven’ with a bouquet of enchanting pairings of Angels Tears wines and handmade nougat at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Offered daily at the Grande Provence tasting room, the Angles Tears ‘A Taste of Heaven’ pairs specially crafted nougat delights with each of the four wines in the range. Smooth and bursting with fruit, Angels Tears wines a...
Carne SA champions a multitude of masterly prepared cuts
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava who pioneered a new approach to meat with the opening of Carne SA in Cape Town in 2008, has taken the enjoyment of prime cuts to another level at his city eateries. A champion of letting the meat do the talking, Nava is a master chef of specialist steaks, offering a wide variety of familiar and more unusual cuts at the original Carne SA in Keerom Street, and Carne on Kloof in the vibra...
New Grande Provence Chef takes food evolution to the next level
by Editor on 04 October 2017
New Grande Provence Chef takes food evolution to the next level Grande Provence has appointed Guy Bennett as new Executive Chef to lead the kitchen brigade at The Restaurant of this historic Franschhoek Heritage Wine Estate. A seasoned chef, Guy has worked his way up the ranks alongside some of Cape Town’s most celebrated culinary masters the likes of Michael Deg, Bertus Basson, Reuben Riffel and top pastry che...
Val de Vie Market
by Editor on 12 September 2017
The popular Val de Vie Market returns on Sunday 1 October, in association with Aperol Spritz. On the Polo Pavilion terrace, guests can sit back in the sun and enjoy the region’s finest local produce in a spectacular country setting. A riveting polo match at 10:00 will keep guests entertained, followed by the blues-rock sounds of award winning musician Albert Frost. Delicacies and drinks will be supplied by a ra...
Dullstroom to host the highest beer festival in Southern Africa
by Editor on 11 September 2017
‘Raise your beers high’ takes on a new meaning at the inaugural Ducktober Beer Fest to be held in Dullstroom this September, as it boasts the proud honour of being the highest beer festival in Southern Africa at a cool 2100m above sea level. Dullstroom is a well-known weekend-getaway and fly-fishing mecca in Mpumalanga and just a quick trip from either Johannesburg or Pretoria. An expected 1250 people will de...
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a trailblazer for transformation in the wine industry, is paying it forward empowering three protégés to gain valuable international experience in some of the world’s most renowned wine growing regions this year. Second year oenology protégés Banele Vakele of Khayelitsha and Sydney M...
Val de Vie is South Africa's Number One Estate
by Editor on 06 September 2017
New World Wealth 2017 ratings for the top ten residential estates in the country reveal that Val de Vie Estate takes first place for a third consecutive year. Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director and Shareholder of Val de Vie comments: “As with sport, the real challenge is to stay on top and to keep reinventing your offering. I believe that a combination of strong leadership and management, Africa’s best security,...
Cintron Pink Polo 2017 at Val de Vie Estate
by Editor on 06 September 2017
Acclaimed as one of South Africa’s most reputable events on the Western Cape’s social- and polo calendar, the prestigious Cintron Pink Polo returns for its 8th consecutive celebration that brings special emphasis to Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday 4 November 2017. Unmatched by any other, this highly commended Polo with a Purpose pursuit will be hosted on South Africa’s leading wine- and polo domain; the imm...
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction Seasoned auctioneer, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for the 20th time at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017. This annual South African wine industry showcase now in its 33rd year, presents a treasure trove of rare, indi...
Easy summer terrace lunch at Catharina’s at Steenberg
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Easy summer terrace lunch at Catharina’s at Steenberg Bask in the dappled shade of majestic oaks and soak up idyllic Cape Dutch surroundings over an easy, laid back lunch on the terrace of Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg. Keeping things light and uncomplicated, Executive Chef Archie Maclean, has compiled a new one-course lunch menu with plenty of choice for a relaxed, no-fuss summer sojourn. Options...
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards Darren Badenhorst, Grande Provence Executive Chef, is one of just four South Africans to be nominated for The Best Chef Awards 2017. Launched in Poland in 2016, this international social media driven competition seeks out the world’s top chefs in terms of culinary artistry and visual presentation. The winning chefs are selected in six categories by 300...