Following the successful opening of Marble in Rosebank in Johannesburg in 2016, Chef David Higgs and entrepreneur Gary Kyriacou are planning to open Saint ‘Pazzo Italiano’ in Sandton in August. Continue reading →
At the 2016 Eat Out Awards, held yesterday in the Arena of GrandWest over a Gala Lunch prepared by some of our country’s top chefs, some winners were predictable, and others were a surprise. It was a slick event with a Garden theme, which led many to predict that La Colombe would be the Restaurant of the Year, given its Forest menu theme. Sadly it was not, The Test Kitchen (controversially) named Restaurant of the Year for the fifth time! Nine out of the Top 10 restaurants are from Cape Town and the Winelands (Cape Town 3, Franschhoek 3, Somerset West 2, Stellenbosch 1, and Gauteng 1) Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
New restaurant openings continue, especially in Cape Town. The most amazing new opening success has been Locanda Restaurant at Villa 47 on Bree Street, which became the city’s favorite within its first week of opening! Very interesting news is Chef Ivor Jones’ departure from The Test Kitchen* at the end of the month and his future (see below).
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Talk about the clash of the titans in Johannesburg, when two of our country’s top restaurateurs battle it out for the custom and loyalty of the Johannesburg diner! Both Luke Dale-Roberts at The Saxon and Chef David Higgs’ Marble restaurants Continue reading →
Chef David Higgs has been a real tease, revealing small bits of detail about his new restaurant, such as its location, its view, its restaurant inspiration, its offering in food and drinks, its opening date, its associated businesses, food preparation style, and its chef, Continue reading →
Chef David Higgs left the services of the Saxon Hotel this morning, after having been Executive Chef at the five hundred restaurant for four years, a restaurant which he helped create. He took the restaurant to the Continue reading →
During my dinner at five hundred at The Saxon in Johannesburg last week, I asked Chef David Higgs about his new (as yet unnamed) restaurant. Whilst guarded about many of the details, he did reveal some information about it.
The location: Chef David had indicated publicly that the Continue reading →