Yesterday Ben Goble, Llewellyn Lambert, and I tried the new Christmas Tasting Menu at Benguela on Main in Somerset West, at the invitation of Chef Jean Delport. I was impressed with the creativity which Chef Jean has become renowned for, and how he put Christmas on the plate with his Chef’s Christmas Tasting Menu. The seven course Tasting Menu had two added courses and costs R720 per person, and R1050 with the wine pairings. It runs until 24 December.
Entries tagged with “Eat Out”.
Thursday 15th December 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Tuesday 13th December 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Exciting news from Franschhoek is that Chef Scot Kirton’s La Colombe team will take over the current The Tasting Room space at Le Quartier Français when Chef Margot Janse leaves The Tasting Room at the end of April next year. The new restaurant will open in August next winter with an as yet undisclosed name, after renovations have been completed. (more…)
Thursday 3rd November 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
At the conclusion of The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference held at Spier over the past two days, the seven South African winners of the 2016 Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards were announced. (more…)
Wednesday 26th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Despite hearing rumours about Chef Margot Janse’s intended departure from The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français whilst I was in Johannesburg last month, it was still a shock to hear the confirmation of her resignation today. (more…)
Monday 17th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
One wonders if Eat Out likes to change its rules deliberately, not only to create publicity through debate, but also to benefit the restaurants of Luke Dale-Roberts in particular? The 2016 Eat Out Top 20 nominations have been announced, and yet again the list is controversial! (more…)
Saturday 8th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On Thursday evening The Alphen hotel hosted hundreds of Constantia and Cape Town VIPs, to present its transformed blanko restaurant, previously 5Rooms, which was the name of the restaurant when the hotel was first taken over by the Kove Collection five years ago. (more…)
Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Eat Out Top 20 Restaurant List will be announced shortly, and as has become tradition, we have prepared our prediction for what we believe the top twenty restaurants in our country to be. We also announce the judges for the 2016 Eat Out Top 10. (more…)
Saturday 20th August 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The second Winelands Chocolate Festival takes place at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate this weekend, celebrating all things chocolate! (more…)
Tuesday 16th August 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
After a number of promised opening dates, delayed due to construction hiccups, Chef David Higgs finally opens his Marble restaurant in Rosebank in Johannesburg today. (more…)
Friday 27th May 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Today the inaugural ‘2016/2017 Gourmet Guide: Top South African Restaurants, their Chefs & Recipes‘ was launched at the Good Food & Wine Show. Twenty one top restaurants were honored with one or two plates, acknowledging them as the best restaurants in our country.