Category Archives: Alcoholic beverages

Franschhoek relaunches Cap Classique Route, celebrates with Festival 1 – 4 September!

 

Franschhoek launched a Cap Classique Route a number of years ago.  On Thursday this week the Route will be relaunched, coinciding with Cap Classique Day on 1 September.

The relaunched Cap Classique Route will be celebrated with a four day festival, from 1 – 4 September. Each of 19 Cap Classique producing wine estates are inviting bubbly lovers to their cellars, to taste their excellent bubblies and to experience special events.  Continue reading →

Kfm announces its 2022 Best of the Cape Awards winners!

 

On Friday radio station Kfm announced the winners in each of the 30 categories in its 2022 Best of the Cape Awards.

The winners are from Cape Town as well as from other areas in the province. Kfm introduced the competition in 2021 for the first time. Continue reading →

Kfm announces its 2022 Best of the Cape category Finalists!

 

Yesterday Kfm spent all day to announce the five finalists in each of its 30 categories of its 2022 Best in the Cape Awards.

It’s more than 1 million listeners will vote in deciding the winner in each of its 30 categories.

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Cape Town named one of 53 Best Cities in the World by TimeOut!

 

TimeOut has named Cape Town one of its 53 Best Cities in the world, nominated by 20000 city-dwellers subscribing to the publication.

I am proud to be one of the subscribers who nominated our city, asked to identify the top restaurants and bars, theatre, art galleries, the nightlife, and the cool neighborhoods. In its calculation of the  TimeOut Index 2022, the publication added the livability of the city as a resident as well as a tourist this year. Continue reading →

Scandal: Societi Bistro in Cape Town operates as a Society Brothel!

 

The talk of the restaurant industry in Cape Town currently is the exploitation of male waiters working at Societi Bistro, performing sexual acts with its owner Peter Weetman and a number of gay diners at the restaurant.

The exposé was published in the Weekend Argus a week ago, and revealed that six waiters had contacted the newspaper. A follow-up story was published this past weekend. Continue reading →

Kfm Best of the Cape Awards 2022 launched!

 

After the successful inaugural Kfm Best of the Cape Awards of last year, the Cape’s largest radio station has announced that it is running the competition again this year, to seek the best in the Western Cape.

The Top 5 Finalists will be announced, and radio listeners can vote for their favourite in each of the 30 categories, where after the winner in each category will be announced in August. Continue reading →

Chef Liam Tomlin opens The Bailey on Bree Street today!

 

Chef Liam Tomlin is a doyen of the restaurant industry in the Cape, owning Chefs Warehouses in Franschhoek, Constantia and at Tintswalo, as well as Thali.
Chef Liam let go of all his restaurant interests in Heritage Square on Bree Street, including his very first Chefs Warehouse, earlier this year.

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Misfits a mix of restaurant, Gin Academy, wine shop, coffee bar, event venue, and work space!

 

I was recently contacted by Ideas Cartel owner Schuyler Vorster, and invited to experience it. We have never met. I had to Google the directions to find the venue, and was surprised to see that it was the former Beluga, which closed down during Lockdown.

Subsequently I returned to the restaurant twice, for a dinner invitation, and then for an ice cream and gin pairing.

Misfits is a restaurant, entertainment venue, event venue, Inverroche Gin Academy, work space, coffee bar, wine shop, and indoor golf putting area.

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less wine brand launched, focuses on sustainability, less bottle, less paper …. and more!

 

Last week I met with Marlene Truter, owner of the new wine brand less, with Chardonnay 2021 and Pinotage 2020 cultivars. Its focus is more on sustainability, being sustainably grown, containing less alcohol, and uses the lightest glass bottles available.

The sustainability also pertains to the employee ethics, and so Marlene had a difficult task to find a wine producer who met her sustainability criteria, and would make the wine available in a smaller quantity, as she is starting off from scratch. Viljoensdrift in Robertson was chosen as a partnership that created an excellent fit, given her less brand values. Continue reading →