Yesterday I completed my Gourmet Tour of France, eating at the 50th restaurant on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, being Septime in Paris. It has one Michelin star, and has held it for the past four years. Despite being understated and hidden in its location, it offers world-class cuisine served by an enthusiastic team. (more…)
Entries tagged with “Cape Town”.
Restaurant Review: Septime understated and hidden in Paris, 50th World’s 50 Best Restaurant, Michelin 1 star!
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Sunday 19th February 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Cape Town has its first Tea brewmistress, an American who has settled in Cape Town and runs her Theonista company from Woodstock. Meghan Werner and her team produce a range of Kombucha refreshing fermented teas with health benefits. (more…)
Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
After a record year of restaurant openings, the pace of new restaurants opening in Cape Town and in the Winelands has slowed down, with no new restaurant openings in January, to our knowledge.
We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome information.
# Marigold has opened in Franschhoek, part of the Leeu Collection (photograph). (more…)
Monday 30th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On Thursday afternoon I attended the launch of UberEATS in a private home in Willesden Road in Camps Bay, with the backdrop of a beautiful sunset. The launch follows that in Johannesburg four months ago, the city having seen 200000 downloads of the UberEATS App in the first two months of its launch. (more…)
Sunday 29th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
For the fourth year running ‘Valentine under the STARS’ will be held under the stars at the Square at the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel in Cape Town, at 20h30 on 12 February, organized by Barbara Lenhard and Florian Gast of Opulent Living Experiences. (more…)
Thursday 26th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Last week, over a four-day period, I experienced the gift of a Silent Retreat at Temenos Retreat in McGregor. The essence of the Silent Retreat is to not speak and to look inward, learning to love oneself. (more…)
Monday 23rd January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Top 12 12forward restaurants in Cape Town (but including the Winelands, more accurately) have been announced. They are available on the 12forward iPhone App, but will also be launched for Android shortly. (more…)
Saturday 14th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Late last year Cape Town was named the most creative city of 2016, with eight other cities that ‘the creative class of 2016 (are) spending their time’, according to HowItTravel. (more…)
Wednesday 11th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Thank you to all concerned friends and Blog readers who have contacted me about the defamatory posts on Monday and Tuesday by 2OceansVibe. 2OceansVibe has looked for any opportunity to slate us since I asked the question four years ago as to why its owner Will Mellor should hide his true name, using the alias ‘Seth Rotherham’. (more…)
Sweet Service Award goes to Audi Centre Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Lifestyle on Kloof parking!
Friday 16th December 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Sweet Service Award goes to Audi in the V&A Waterfront, and its Service Ambassador Hennie Kriel, for his assistance in reconnecting my car phone to the bluetooth in my new upgraded cellphone. He also helped me to get a tyre pressure warning removed, after a slow puncture was fixed. Instead of doing it for me, he made me do it, whilst instructing me, so that I am able to do it myself in future. (more…)