Groot Phesantekraal boutique winery, Durbanville

Thursday, 5 September 2019|Restaurants, Wine tasting|

Of all the Cape wine regions that I have relatively easy access to, it’s the one practically on my doorstep that I neglect most – Durbanville. I was reminded just how special the wines from this region are last week, when Groot Phesantekraal invited me to come visit.

Just 20km or so north of Cape Town centre, the wines of the […]

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 […]