A truffle lunch at Anthonij Rupert

2022-07-06T15:13:01+02:00Wednesday, 6 July 2022|Restaurants, Wine tasting|

Last Friday I had the kind of lunch every remotely serious foodie fantasises about – a meal dedicated to the wonders of the truffle. Renowned the world over as ‘black gold’, these oddly-shaped, knobbly, wart-looking fungi are a rare treat indeed, because unlike in Europe, they used to be pretty much unavailable in South Africa. That all changed a [...]

New 2019 winter menu at Anthonij Rupert wine estate

2020-09-30T08:18:41+02:00Tuesday, 18 June 2019|Restaurants, Wine tasting|

Folks often ask me to recommend Cape wine estates to visit. Places that offer good wine in a lovely tasting environment, PLUS good food, PLUS preferably something else on top of all that. We are of course spoilt for choice, but Franschhoek’s Anthonij Rupert Wines is one that I often suggest because, after numerous visits, I know that a good [...]

Gibson’s Burger Restaurant, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

2020-09-30T08:18:46+02:00Thursday, 20 December 2018|Restaurants|

Living in Cape Town, I’m in the fortunate position of being able to go the Waterfront for a bit of retail and restaurant R&R rather often. But in all these years (and I am not saying how many for fear of age stamping) I’ve never, ever eaten a burger at the Waterfront. All that changed recently, when I was invited [...]

Graciales, peddlars & co, constantia

2020-09-30T08:19:28+02:00Thursday, 28 May 2015|Restaurants|

I have a slightly disturbing habit. When I’m eating out I need to – no, absolutely have to – taste what’s on everyone’s plate. I rather suspect this is a condition common to women. Check out any girlie get together, and chances are you’ll see piled forks being passed around the table. Men don’t get this. But clever men tolerate [...]