BOUCHARD FINLAYSON CALLS FOR ENTRIES IN THE TOLLMAN ART COMPETITION HERMANUS FYNARTS FESTIVAL (7 – 17 JUNE 2019)

Bouchard Finlayson is inviting entries for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award as part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, has long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and is sponsoring the competition for the sixth consecutive year. This unique national art competition awards a first prize of R20…

FLAVOUR ACADEMY WITH CAFE DEL SOL AND DISARONNO

Café del Sol, together with Disaronno, is cooking up a feast at the Flavour Academy with a special “Flambé Cooking” series.  This is a must-attend for all foodies in love; or treat your special person to a culinary adventure. The Salute Series or Flambé cooking for 2019 where they add a dram of the good…

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA WITH CAFE DEL SOL

Indulge in the best cuisine we have to offer, Morgenster Wine Estate’s Opera Collection and the best Italian Opera performed by the Gauteng School of Opera. This is an event not too be missed. Includes a three course Italian dinner paired with Morgenster Wine Estate Opera Collection, Icelandic water, Illy Coffee and the Opera Experience….

INDULGE IN A SECRET FEBRUARY AFFAIR

After an elegant Secret Spring Dinner return to South Africa last year, SecretEATS has a host of fabulous dining experiences lined up for 2019! The first will be an unforgettable evening with a rising star in the South African and international culinary scene. So best you mark your calendars for 16 and 23 February. Mentored…

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…

In the hot seat with Letoya Makhene on Tropika Smoooth Fan

This week, Letoya Makhene was in the hot seat on SABC 1’s exciting new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smoooth Fan as she set out to find her smooothest fan.  During the show, viewers at home uncovered some interesting facts about the star during the exciting live quiz show. In Tropika Smoooth Fan, four die-hard celebrity fans…

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…

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…

It’s #WoWSA time! Meet Rosemary Mosia from Bridge of Hope Wines

The Bridge of Hope Wines is one of the wineries who will be featured at the upcoming Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) Festival. It is a family business founded by entrepreneur Rosemary Mosia – a teetotaller before the wine bug bit after a visit to the Cape winelands in 2001 – and her two…

WOMEN OF WINE SOUTH AFRICA FESTIVAL

The biggest celebration of female wine, beer and spirit makers yet held in South Africa Some of the country’s best boutique wines and bubbly – made by female wine makers – will be showcased at the upcoming Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) Festival on Sunday, August 12 from 11h00 to 16h00, in celebration of…

The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston Tribute show

Amelia Visser and I were lucky enough to be invited to attend the opening night of the The Greatest Love Of All Show, as presented by Showtime Australia, at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace. In all honesty, it surpassed even my expectations. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, we listened to one…