Entries tagged with “Middle Eastern”.


The new The Yard in the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront opened last week, as a multi-cultural cuisine restaurant, but also offering a bar, a homeware shop, and a Deli. It is the most unique restaurant I have experienced, in its diverse food offering. (more…)

imageDuring my stay in McGregor last month, I visited Flora’s Eating House and Gallery three times, for coffee and cake, for lunch, and for dinner. Seasonal fresh home-cooked produce is the focus, offered with friendly service and very reasonable prices. (more…)

Chefs-Warehouse-Chef-Liam-and-chefs-Whale-Cottage-Portfolio-300x225Slowly but surely Bree Street in the Cape Town city centre has become the most talked about restaurant street, with ten new restaurants having opened in the past twelve months, and more are to come.

We have compiled a list of the 26 restaurants on Bree Street below.  While Kloof Street has about ten restaurants more, the Bree Street restaurants generally are of a higher standard, with only one franchised restaurant outlet on Bree Street, unlike Kloof Street.  We have started our Bree Street restaurant list from the Table Mountain side, moving down towards the harbour, the FNB building being the bottom boundary: (more…)

Top 10 Food TrendsThe top ten food trends in supermarkets and restaurants for 2014 have been identified by the Sterling-Rice Group in the USA, reports eTurboNews.  Not a surprise is that health dominates the trends, but with a touch of indulgence.

The top food trends were generated by Sterling-Rice’s Culinary Council, consisting of 100 top chefs, restaurateurs, and foodies.  The research generating the top 100 trends highlights shifts in society, helping food industry suppliers to better create, position, market, and sell their products.  Its food trends are used by small fledgling companies as well as food corporates:

1.    Lemon is the main ingredient in dressings and sauces, used fresh or preserved.

2.    Black, green, and other leaf  teas add a twist to dinner, desserts, and more, even used to smoke fish and meat.

3.     Middle Eastern seasonings such as sumac, za’atar, and marash (more…)