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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 38 of Level 1, 28 October 2020.

 

Wednesday 28 October 2020, Day 38 of Level 1, Day 216 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another day of abundance 🙏; for a slightly cooler day but mostly sunny; for a perfect TakeaLot delivery of cat food; for Checkers 60 Minutes reversing the overcharge on yesterday’s changed delivery; for two Discovery Gameboard plays; for a walk to Clifton 3rd beach, with lots of litter around Maiden’s Cove, gaining 200 points; for an additional 360 Discovery points for my heathy food purchases this month at Pick n Pay, a very good start to my goal of reaching Diamond Status before the end of the year; for the film industry being fortunate to film a Vodacom TV commercial in Camps Bay for the past two days, I not seeing it yesterday as I was not in Camps Bay for most of the day, but Tracy Jackson sent me some pics, one with a ❤️; for the invitation to attend a launch of ‘Around My Table’ by Denise Cowburn-Levy of Ginger & Lime in Fresnaye, and the Kitchen Collective in Bo-Kaap, at Bokeh Creative Space on Regent Road in Sea Point this evening, being super lucky to win a prize ❤️; for rain having started falling ; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Are there too many new restaurant openings in Cape Town and Winelands?: November 2017!

The explosion of restaurant openings in Cape Town and the Winelands in the last two months is a concern to many, both as restaurant lovers, in that one cannot keep up, and as restaurant owners, as there is not enough business for everyone.

Last month saw the opening of Seta at Villa 47, Le coin Français by Darren Badenhorst in Franschhoek, The Bistro and Deli at La Paris outside Franschhoek, Chef Duncan Doherty’s Eatery at Colmant in Franschhoek, and Boschendal at Oude Bank in Stellenbosch, amongst others.

We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome such news.

Restaurant Openings

#  Villa 47 has relaunched its Stuzzico and Restaurant restaurants, as SETA and Pierino Penati, respectively. The latter restaurant (photograph) has opened in conjunction with Italian Michelin star restaurant owner Chef Theo Penati. Continue reading →

Restaurant openings continue unabated in Cape Town and Winelands: October 2017!

The explosion of restaurant openings in Cape Town and the Winelands in September is flowing into October too. Last month saw the opening of Tiger’s Milk Kloof Street, Marrow, Davy Croquettes, The Yard, Schoon de Companje in its new premises, Pierino Penati at Villa 47, and Firefish, amongst others. 

We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome such news.

Restaurant Openings

#   Tiger’s Milk has opened its restaurant and Bar Splendido on Kloof Street and Rheede Street in Cape Town (photograph) Continue reading →

September explodes with new Restaurant Openings in Cape Town and Winelands!

After a quiet August as far as restaurant openings in Cape Town and the Winelands are concerned, September is seeing a number of new restaurants opening between now and the end of the month. 

We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome such news.

Restaurant Openings

#   Roast & Co has opened alongside HQ, in the former Bizerca Bistro space, in Heritage Square (photograph) Continue reading →

96 Winery Road restaurant celebrates its 21st anniversary with favorite diners’ dishes at media lunch!

On Thursday we saluted Ken and Allan Forrester, Natasha Wray, and Martin Meinert, the four original  founders of 96 Winery Road on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, who still jointly own the restaurant 21 years later. It was a Media Lunch filled with nostalgia and reminiscing, being served the restaurant’s most popular dishes over the 21 years. Continue reading →

Cape Town and Winelands Restaurant Winter 2016 Specials (and winter closures)!

Winter Specials FireThe first restaurants are sending out their Winter Specials information, summarised below. The list is updated continuously. Please do not copy and paste our list. We welcome information about new specials:

Cape Town

*   Umi in Camps Bay: 2 course set menu R200, 3 courses R240.  Beef shortrib R120, fish & fries R80, Tataki Beef R75, sweet potato parcels R50, pork belly R130, and sticky chicken wings Tebaski R65. Half price sushi. Cocktails R40  Tel (021) 437-1802 (added 14/5/16) Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 18 March

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Exhibition space for Cape Wine 2015 is practically sold out, says Wines of South Africa (WOSA) CEO Siobhan Thompson.  The largest wine expo in the southern hemisphere, it will be held from 15 – 17 September.   A conference will run alongside the Expo, and speakers include Leeu Collection owner Analjit Singh, WOSA Chairman Michael Jordaan of Bartinney, and Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)

*   The Table Bay Hotel offers its guests special foraging tours in Cape Town, seeking wild sorrel, num nums, nasturtiums, and sweet peas on Table Mountain, as well as seaweed from the sea in Mouille Point, and dune spinach near the Radisson Blu hotel, ingredients which are transformed into a meal for the foraging guests at Camissa Brasserie.  A foraging tour, cooking with the chef and a three-course meal with wine cots R5800 for four and R7000 Continue reading →

Blaauwklippen launches first SA Zinfandel Diva MCC 2013!

Blaauwklippen Diva logo Whale CottageBlaauwklippen launched the tenth Zinfandel-inspired product in its range last week at a lunch held at Blues restaurant in Camps Bay, the new Diva Zinfandel MCC 2013 being the first made with this grape varietal in our country.  Only two others are made with Zinfandel, in California, we were told by Rolf Zeitvogel, Cellar Master and MD of Blaauwklippen.  The launch of Blaauwklippen Diva MCC 2013 forms part of the wine estate’s celebration of its 333rd anniversary this year.

Blues has operated in Camps Bay for more than 25 years, and was a
clever choice in ‘pairing’ the two ‘blue’ brand names.  It was a perfect summer day, and we were welcomed on the terrace with canapés of chicken liver paté, and mushroom with truffle oil bruschetta on the Continue reading →