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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 16 of Level 2, 28 September 2021.


Tuesday 28 September 2021, Day 16 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day getting better as it progressed 🙏; for a hardworking morning, but taking a mid morning Bakoven walk; for Minsky being lucky to cross Victoria Road unscathed, terrible to see this 😱; for Gary Peterson friend Walter having a fabulous Commissioner at the CCMA today, so happy that we role-played yesterday; for a very very good Status meeting at newkings boutique hotel, going through the final touches of the newsletter; for a short Zest meeting; for a tasting with the waiters Continue reading →

La Colombe appoints creative Pastry Chef André Steyn, raises the bar at the already excellent restaurant!

Pastry Chef André Steyn joined La Colombe just over a week ago, having worked at Delaire Graff for over three years. He attracted my attention with his creative desserts as well as forest Amuse Bouche presented in a glass bowl whilst he worked at Delaire. The Chef once had a dream to become an architect, and it is our restaurant industry’s luck that his life path led him to cheffing.  Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 5 February

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   New draft legislation calls for zero alcohol consumption before driving, with input sought by 27 February.  Alcohol in medicines and fruit could lead to wrongful arrests.

*  SAA has announced that its direct flights between Johannesburg and Mumbai in India will come to an end on 1 April. It will fly to Abu Dhabi, from where passengers will fly with Etihad or Jet Airways to Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Madras in India on a codeshare basis. This route cut, combined with the one to Beijing, will help reduce costs for SAA. Ironic is that SA Tourism as well as local tourism players is in India at the moment, on a marketing trip for our country!

*   Horror of horrors is the report that the Glen Country Club sports grounds is up for sale Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 11 December

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   The number one World 50 Best Restaurants, El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, is taking its ground-breaking cuisine on a world ‘Roca and Roll World Tour 2014‘ , with pop-up events in different countries, starting with Mexico, Columbia, and Peru.  It is not known whether Cape Town is on their world tour itinerary.

*   Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois will take her dismissal to the CCMA or Department of Labour. 

*   Constantia Glen has created a new Tasting Room, using the services of top decorator Graham Viney, who has created a ‘fusion of European and Cape design‘. The wine bar previously was the stables and cow byre.  ‘The Arts and Crafts, Victorian and Cape Dutch idioms employed all combine to make a wonderfully stylish, contemporary venue, with ravishing vineyard and mountain views falling away to the north towards Kirstenbosch and rising steeply to the south to the Constantiaberg’, said Mr Viney.  The Waibel family, owners of the wine estate, have displayed their collection of pottery by Hymie Rabinowitz, who used to create his works of art on the estate. A dining room for private functions has also been created. (received via media release from GC Communications)

*   To follow in the footsteps of the late Nelson Mandela, a number of sites are recommended to be visited on an informal Nelson Mandela Route in Johannesburg.

*   The organisation of the late Nelson Mandela’s memorial service at the FNB Stadium yesterday, and attended by world leaders as well as music, film, Continue reading →