Entries tagged with “Peter Douglas”.


Cape Town’s first Michelin-star linked restaurant has opened on the third floor at Villa 47. Pierino Penati Ristorante at Villa 47 is the sister restaurant to the one-star Michelin restaurant Pierino Penati, established seventy years ago in Brianza close to Milan in Italy. It raises the bar of fine dining in our city, and is now the best fine dining restaurant in Cape Town! (more…)

imageI have rarely written about personal matters on my Blog. I am also long past formulating New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of a year. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that the universe would present me with a year of years in 2016, to top any I have ever experienced!  (more…)

imageLast night I attended a Charity dinner at Locandoa at Villa 47, cooked for by Chef Theo Penati, of one star Michelin restaurant Pierino Penati in Vigano in Italy. The focus of his dinner was pork, having been brought to our city and to Villa 47 by Beretta, cured cold meat supplier to Villa 47 and to Woolworths via Rialto. Chef Theo introduced us to traditional Italian food culture. (more…)

Villa 47The Sweet Service Award goes to Villa 47 and its waiter Dean Moss and GM Peter Douglas. I was lucky enough to have Dean as the waiter at our table on the first time I ate there with friends, and he has served me each time of the about 20 times that I have eaten there since it opened 10 weeks ago. The dry cappuccino arrives at the table before I can think of ordering it, and he has a stapler in his apron pocket to staple the bill and credit card slip. Peter is the most friendly restaurant person I know, and nothing is too much trouble (more…)

imageFans of Locando, the Italian restaurant which opened five weeks ago at the über popular Italian food emporium Villa 47, may be disappointed with their second restaurant Stuzzico, which opened earlier this week. (more…)

imageHow exciting to experience a restaurant, on its fourth (followed by its 6th and 8th!) day of opening, and enjoy the meal, the service, and the experience! Villa 47 is an exciting three-story Italian food emporium, (more…)