Tag Archives: Paarden Eiland

JHP Gourmet Guide announces 2020 top restaurants, but does not release the list until January 2020! Read it here first!

The publishers of the Gourmet Guide 2020 have made it really difficult to write this post, in that it is not revealing its full list of 36 restaurants that received its one, two, or three plate awards on Monday, until January 2020, its website states. One can surmise that it wants the Gourmet Guide 2020 to be bought so that it can generate income. By January these Awards will have long been forgotten! Continue reading →

Carrol Boyes adds fine Chocolate Collection, ‘inspired by her art’, to its vast range of ‘embracing conversation’ artisanal products!

Yesterday I visited the Carrol Boyes head office in Paarden Eiland, and was shown around its extensive and impressive Showroom, and Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery production facility by its CEO Craig Ludwig.  Continue reading →

Diana Ceramics ‘fires’ up SA restaurants to excellence!

imageOn Thursday I attended a function in the Cape Town Harbour, and spontaneously called ceramicist Diana Ferreira, to ask her if I could visit her studio in Paarden Eiland close by. Diana is one of our country’s leading ceramicists, specializing  in restaurant dinnerware. Continue reading →

Tiletoria Sweet Service and One&Only Cape Town Sour Service Awards!

TiletoriaThe Sweet Service Award goes to Tiletoria in Paarden Eiland, and its sales assistant Abeda Murray, for assisting a few weeks ago with two small bathroom wall tiles required as replacement in our guest house.  Usually tile retailers force one to buy a box of tiles as a minimum, or tend to be out of stock with the tile size and/or colour one needs, necessitating one to drive from one tile retailer to the next in Paarden Eiland.  Abeda found two sample tiles in the back room.  She refused to accept payment for the tiles, and throughout the short visit she was friendly and professional.  Earlier this week I returned to buy a box of the wall tiles, and once again her service was excellent. Continue reading →