2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

Hold on to your (chef) hats!  The legendary Test Kitchen (Woodstock) was knocked off the Eat Out Awards throne; after 6 consecutive years of taking the prestigious place as the country’s top eatery, making way for the enigmatic  Chef Gregory Czarnecki and his brigade.  Here’s the list of winners and special awards for the 2018…

Dolci Café – a slice of Italy in Craighall Park

… and two generations of restaurateurs. Dolci Café – one of Johannesburg’s destination restaurants when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine – has an impressive pedigree. It’s owned and run by Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and her husband, actor Clayton Boyd (Generations: The Legacy is just one of his impressive list of credits) as well as…

Meerendal Launches Farmers’ Market

Meerendal, one of the Durbanville Wine Valley’s most prestigious and popular wine estates, has announced the launch of a Farmers’ Market that will be held on the grounds of the estate on a number of Saturdays of every month, starting this weekend on Saturday, September 1, from 07:30 to 17:00. The next one will take…

Africa’s Magical Mootee in World’s Top 10

Mootee Bar opened their doors in Melville, Johannesburg, less than a year ago and already this critically acclaimed hot-spot is taking the very essence of Africa to the heart of the cocktail culture globally. Now Mootee Bar is recognised as one of this year’s top 10 best new cocktail bars in the world by the Spirited Awards.

It’s Wine, Dine & Stein Time…

Jack and Charlie Stein – sons of acclaimed British chef Rick Stein – have been filming in Cape Town recently, completing two episodes of a new food series from Oxyg3n Media called Wine, Dine & Stein. They will return in January to shoot the remaining 11 episodes; with @JagComms.

The SECRET is out!

CLANDESTINE DINING CONCEPT, SECRET EATS, RETURNS TO ITS SOUTH AFRICAN ROOTS FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION SecretEATS is an exclusive dining experience unlike any other. Top, talented chefs and young, rising stars are invited to step out of their everyday kitchens and into a mystery location to create a once-off dining experience that leaves guests hungry for…

Meet South Africa’s Top Young Wine Fundi and Judge at Sommeliers Selection

Ahead of Sommeliers Selection wine festival Wikus Human – currently head sommelier at David Higgs’ acclaimed Joburg restaurant Marble and the newly opened Saint – is one of South Africa’s rising wine stars. He is currently South Africa’s best young sommelier having taken the title in the inaugural competition held by the South African Sommelier…

Darling Sweet Launches Caramels Range

Darling Sweet, one of South Africa’s premier toffee manufacturers recently celebrated its fourth anniversary and, to mark the occasion, owners Hentie van der Merwe and Frits van Ryneveld, have launched a range of Soft Caramels to sit alongside and compliment their ever burgeoning Toffee collection. 

Acclaimed Mexican Chef to Visit Gauteng

The Embassy of Mexico to South Africa is pleased to announce that acclaimed Mexican chef Alam Méndez Florián will be travelling to Gauteng next month to promote Mexican gastronomy.

AROMAT NATURALLY TASTY RECIPE – SPICY YOGHURT CHICKEN SALAD

I had such a wonderful time at the #AromatNaturallyTasty event last week. And I even got to meet two incredible women, Charmaine from the popular Glamfoodie account and the talented Libby Edwards, professional food photographer.  Not to mention Chef Nti who was cooking up a storm in the Pick ‘n Pay Good Food Studio demonstration kitchen….

NATURALLY TASTY SEASONING BURSTS INTO SA MARKET

With no MSG, GMO’s, artificial ingredients, preservatives or colourants and 40% less salt, Aromat Naturally Tasty is bursting into the South African market as a guilt free healthier seasoning option. Made with expertly blended naturally dried herbs and spices, Aromat Naturally Tasty Seasoning has no added MSG and contains 40% less Salt. The new flavour…

Win a trip to NICE with JAN.

WIN A TRIP TO NICE & APRICALE AND DINE WITH JAN Pre-order your copy of JAN the JOURNAL online and you could stand a chance to win a trip to Nice in France, and Apricale in Italy. You could be shopping the markets with Jan Hendrik and dine at his Michelin-star Restaurant JAN in Nice…

South African Michelin-Star Chef Launches Luxury Publication

Following the success of JAN, his debut television show on VIA (DStv 147) last year, South African Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is launching a luxury publication called JAN the JOURNAL on May 9, 2018. Like van der Westhuizen’s  bestselling recipe books, the JOURNAL, a bi-annual publication, will be a visual feast –…

Gastronomic Girl Power at award-winning Restaurant Mosaic

South Africa’s Chantel Dartnall – currently the reigning Best Female Chef in the World – has been joined at the award-winning Restaurant Mosaic by one of the country’s most exciting female sommeliers, 28-year-old Taryn Nortje. Says Nortje: “It is any sommelier’s dream come true to work in a restaurant which boasts the finest cellar in…

Darling Sweet launches new flavour

Time for Tea! … Darling Sweet launches new flavour Not only the SWEETEST toffees, but also the SWEETEST proprietors! I’ve had the privilege of dealing with Frits about a year ago, regarding an order I’ve placed on their website.  It was an absolute pleasure dealing with him and Darling Sweet.  He is the nicest person…

Oh my, Diwali snacks and sweets

Diwali is a five day celebration that occurs in autumn each year, following the cycle of the moon, in either October or November. In 2017, Diwali is celebrated in south India in October 18th and in other areas in the world on October 19, 2017. India’s Diwali is one of the most interesting and beautiful…