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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…)
Wednesday 26th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Yesterday evening the Domaine des Dieux tasting at OpenWine was opened on Wale Street with a Sabrage of its award-winning Claudia MCC 2010, possibly the first time that a Sabrage has been done in the city centre. (more…)
Thursday 8th September 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
In one of the top coups in the wine industry, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate has announced the appointment of award-winning Johann Fourie as its head winemaker. Johann left the KWV last week, where he and his team reaped numerous industry awards.
Saturday 3rd September 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On Thursday I had the pleasure of lunching with Hermanuspietersfontein ‘Creative Maverick’ Gerrie Heyneke and his assistant Anika de Goede, at the colourful The Stack. They introduced me to their Kaalvoet Meisie Sauvignon Blanc 2015, and shared details of the exciting transformation lying ahead for the winery, which was established eleven years ago. (more…)
Tuesday 10th May 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On a quick visit to Hermanus last week, I was lucky to meet Chef Warwick Taylor, previously of Creation, where he was extremely popular and created excellent dishes which were paired with the Creation wines. (more…)
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
New restaurant openings continue, especially in Cape Town. Cape Town ‘s most successful restaurant opening, Locanda Restaurant at Villa 47 on Bree Street, has been followed by the opening of its new Stuzzico bar and small plate restaurant! Interesting news is Chef Ivor Jones’ departure from The Test Kitchen and his future plans (see POSTSCRIPT below). Mulberry & Prince is an exciting new New York-inspired restaurant.
We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously.
# Mulberry & Prince has opened on the corner of Bree and Pepper Street, with owners American Cynthia Rivera and local Cornel Mostert (photograph) (more…)
Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Betty Blue Bistro had been on the top of my Hermanus restaurant list, and I arranged to meet my UK friend Lisa Harlow there for lunch, seven months after my last visit to the famous whale-watching town. There is little blue (only on the exterior of the building), a fresh buttercup yellow dominating the decor! (more…)
Sunday 3rd January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Earlier this evening German TV channel 3sat broadcast a flattering 45-minute documentary on Cape Town, entitled ‘Reisen in Ferne Welten: Kapstadt’ (Travel in far worlds: Cape Town). Cape Town is (more…)
Tuesday 29th December 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Earlier this month Cape Town was included in the Telegraph ’20 Places you must visit in 2016‘ list of global destinations, the excellent value for money due to the weak Rand (more…)
Wednesday 25th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
In a survey conducted about the cost of accommodation in 30 South African suburbs, towns and villages, Camps Bay was found to offer the most expensive accommodation for the peak summer season. Surprising is that smaller towns also feature on the most (more…)