In just over twelve months of its launch, Triple Three hand-crafted premium gin made at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch has become one of the top three best-selling local gins in our country, and is regarded as a world-class gin. I attended a tasting of the three Triple Three gins at OpenWine on Monday evening, and of their brand new but not yet launched Triple Three Distillers Cut gin last week, at a Blaauwklippen Zinfandel tasting. (more…)
Entries tagged with “Cape Town”.
Triple Three gin trio top three best seller in SA, ‘spiritual’ side of Blaauwklippen, new Distillers Cut to be launched!
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Monday 20th March 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Three days after its opening, writer Llewellyn Lambert, architect Jan de Wet, and I visited The Silo Hotel, Cape Town’s new Tourism jewel located in the V & A Waterfront. We enjoyed lunch at The Silo Rooftop on its eleventh floor. Nine days later I returned for another Rooftop lunch. I compare the two lunches and document the changes which have taken place between my two visits below. (more…)
Friday 17th March 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Sweet Service Award goes to the people of Cape Town, who came to the party in donating clothing, food, beverages, and bedding for the residents of Imizamo Yethu, who were left destitute after a devastating fire this past weekend. Donations were dropped off at the fire stations in Sea Point and Hout Bay, at Pick ‘n Pay outlets, at La Parada Constantia Nek, and at schools in Hout Bay. A collection drive on Ryan O ‘Connor’s Breakfast Show on Kfm on Monday raised in excess of R1 million alone. All non- perishable foods and (more…)
Monday 6th March 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Primal Eatery, Baked on Long, and Ben Wei have opened in Cape Town and the Winelands during February. We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome news.
# Primal Eatery #meatery has opened where Charcoal was located previously, with owner Brynn Felix and Chef Phil de Villiers, focusing on open-fire cooking of all dishes. (photograph)
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
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…)
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…)