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Lucky number seven for Restaurant JAN in Nice, in being awarded a Michelin one Star!


For the seventh year running, Restaurant JAN in Nice has been awarded one Michelin star. The restaurant owned by Chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen is the first South African owned restaurant to achieve this international recognition.

More recently the Restaurant Interlude in West Sussex in the UK, owned by Benguela Cove in Hermanus owner Penny Streeter and headed up by Chef Jean Delport, has also gained a Michelin one star, for the third year running. Continue reading →

Meet Chef Michélle Theron of Hazendal: 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef!


Hazendal Executive Chef Michelle Theron is a busy lady, running five restaurants on the spectacular Stellenbosch wine estate, which I visited for the first time last weekend.  Unfortunately I was unable to meet Chef Michélle, as she had already left after preparing breakfast for guests renting the Hazendal Homestead. I left her prize of a bottle of Adhara Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil with her colleague, in recognition of being selected as a 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 9 of Level 1, 9 March 2021.


Tuesday 9 March 2021, Day 9 of Level 1, Day 349 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another good day, grey and cool at 19C; for a good working day; for an energetic walk through Bakoven, up the lanes and steps, connecting to Camps Bay Drive, passing the Camps Bay Primary School, and gaining 300 Discovery points, having got my energy back, having lost some of it last week; for looking forward to the heavy rain ☔️ coming; for lovely Dansdag music on Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

JAN Restaurant in Nice receives a Michelin Star for the sixth year, congratulations!


I saw an Instagram Story by JAN Restaurant Head Chef Scott Armstrong this morning that the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star for the sixth year running. Congratulations to Executive Chef and owner Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen and his team for this huge accolade, our country’s first South African owned restaurant to have been awarded a Michelin Star.

JAN restaurant was first awarded a one-star by Michelin in 2016, seven months after I ate at the restaurant for the first time. Since then it has been awarded a Star each year, making this the sixth year running that the accolade has been received. Continue reading →