The Sweet Service Award goes to Audi Cape Town, and its Service Advisor Hennie Kriel, for his friendliness and efficiency in helping me to get my car key to flick open, a little screw having been responsible for the problem. On his desk is a sign that they offer 11/10 service excellence, and it encourages customers to demand it, and express it if they are not satisfied. Hennie has impressed me with his superb service since meeting him at the dealership early this year.  (more…)

On Sunday I attended a Langtafel lunch in Langebaan, invited by The Good Life food truck owner Adele Maartens, at the Duinhuis home of Isabella Niehaus, food stylist and food and beverage market organizer. She organizes a Langtafel lunch once a month, and on Sunday the lunch was paired with Cederberg wines and beers.  (more…)

It fascinates me how the local Gin market is growing by leaps and bounds, and that new Gin producers see new gaps to launch their brands. On Monday I attended the launch of Cape Town’s newest Gin brand Geometric Gin and associated with it unique Symmetry Botanical Tonics.  (more…)

I heard about and saw the work of ceramicist Dale MacRitchie at Hartford House for the first time earlier this month.  On my return I made an appointment to visit Dale at her studio at Springfield Convent in Wynberg. (more…)

For the first time in the history of the MCQP, a Christmas in July Party will be held, this Friday 28 July. At the Party the theme and the venue for the MCQP Party on 16 December will be announced.  (more…)

Few Capetonians will have heard of the Rare Grill in Kenilworth, which has just been named the winner of The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships 2017.  Little Havana in Umhlanga Rocks was the runner up, and The Local Grill in Parktown North took third place. The Championships is in its fifth year. (more…)

There are not any restaurants that I know of that have launched an App for their restaurant. Now Villa 47, which has been open for over a year on three floors of the building in which it operates on Bree Street, has launched an App for its three restaurants.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to Thrifty car rental in Durban city centre, for coming to my rescue when I had forgotten to bring along my driver’s licence when traveling in KZN last week.  The company rules are that they cannot rent out cars without the driver’s license. I rented a car from the company eleven months ago, and was relieved when they were able to access a copy of my driver’s license from last year’s paperwork!  (more…)

The Crazy Horse Gastro Pub Emporium opened its doors on popular Bree Street about three weeks ago, a genuine U.K. inspired restaurant serving popular British grub, in a menu designed by Chef Matt Manning.  (more…)

One of the highlights I was recommended to visit in Durban was Distillery 031, a Distillery, with restaurant and bar, as well as Gin Tasting Room, in a less desirable location near the railway line in Durban. While the Distillery 031 products are of an excellent quality, the service is not! (more…)

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