Tag Archives: Parkhurst

Corona Virus: How badly is the SA Restaurant industry suffering, bloodbath to come?



Restaurant industry on its knees’ dramatically writes the Financial Mail in a story headline this morning, presenting a picture of doom and gloom about our South African restaurant industry, one which has seen tough times since winter a year ago, a poorer 2019 summer and festive season compared to the years before, not being allowed to open their restaurants for Take-Away food production or delivery, and likely to be one of the last industries to be allowed to reopen in what President Ramaphosa called a ‘phased-in’ approach to opening up businesses within the Lockdown, about which he will reveal more in his sixth speech to the nation tonight. Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Rebaked Cornuti in Plett has an identity crisis!

imageCornuti has been synonymous with Plettenberg Bay, being one of the longest established restaurants in the seaside town, having opened 19 years ago and especially known for its pizzas. After a renovation closure of eight months, the restaurant re-opened in mid-December, and has confused everyone in the town as well as past visitors with the branding change Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award to Hlala Panzi, Sour Service Award to La Bougain Villa accommodation in Johannesburg!

Hlala PanziThe Sweet Service Award goes to Gill Spargo of Hlala Panzi Guest House in Parkhurst in Johannesburg, who assisted me in finding a room for Tuesday evening, when Johannesburg accommodation seemed very hard to find. Despite being fully booked already, she called around to other guest house ‘colleagues’ in the area, and gave me some numbers. I also found 6 on Sixth in Parktown North, around the corner from Cube restaurant where I ate last night, via her. Each one of the guest house owners (Bridge House, Wind Mill, Remote Corner) gave me another name and another number, until I made a booking at La Bougain Villa (see below). Continue reading →

Chef Benny Masekwameng has a ‘Feast’ with friends on M-Net!

Feast 4 Benny friends at table

Chef Benny Masekwameng was the fourth Chef to have an episode in the M-Net mini-series ‘Feast’  dedicated to him last Thursday. The mini-series has already featured Chefs Pete Goffe-Wood, Marco Pierre White, and Reuben Riffel.  

The episode started with Chef Benny sitting at the coffee shop Croft & Co in Parkview, to plan the ‘Feast’ he was preparing for his Continue reading →