4-course pairing dinner, The Vault at Taj Hotel, Cape Town

Friday, 5 July 2019|Restaurants, Wine tasting|

All my friends know by now, if you want to see me, invite me for lunch. Because being the exceptionally glamorous person that I am, I prefer to spend my evenings in slouchy pants, on a slouchy couch, with a cat on my lap and a remote in my hand. These frightfully unsociable instincts are multiplied a hundred times over […]

New 2019 winter menu at Anthonij Rupert wine estate

Tuesday, 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 […]

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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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 […]