#grateful for a lovely day, combining work with leisure; for a longer sleep than usual, just over 7 hours; for getting my client work completed; for meeting Gary at the newly opened Cabo Beach Club , the former Shimmy, having been so badly destroyed that its interior was completely redone, but it still looks familiar, having a second birthday lunch, Gary Peterson insisting that I should be spoilt with such a generous treat 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏; for a shorter meeting today, only meeting with Zest as my newkings hotel client was ill; for fabulous service from Jared of Camps Bay Hardware, having a Continue reading →
With the country at Level 1 since last week, optimism is high, and business in the restaurant industry is improving. Despite the dreadful impact on restaurants of Level 4 during July, no restaurants appeared to have closed, other than The Test Kitchen and Ocean Blue in September.
Chef Luke Dale Roberts retains Fledglings and Pot Luck Club in Cape Town, and is moving his attention to Johannesburg, consulting to Ethos, and opening The Shortmarket Grill there. Continue reading →
The Level 1 regulations introduced on 1 March, with a restaurant closing time of 23h00, and the serving of alcohol being permitted since February, have been a boost to the local restaurant industry, one of the hardest hit industries since Lockdown started a year ago, with good bookings in the past two months.
Despite the Lockdown regulations affecting the restaurant industry so badly in the past 13 months, a total of 75 new restaurants have opened in Cape Town and the Winelands during Lockdown. Restaurateur Michael Townsend Continue reading →
On Thursday I was one of a number of writers who was invited to taste samplers of the new Summer 2017/18 Menu at Shimmy Beach Club. It was a meal prepared for us by new Head Chef Mike Keaton, working alongside Executive Chef Adrian Cook. Continue reading →
On a cold winter evening a number of invited guests was kept hot and spicy at Shimmy Beach Club, with a chili-themed evening of eating foods containing chili, drinking Bloemendal wines and Sir Thomas beers, tasting tequila, and having an Eat Out ‘MeetOut’, a novel event concept, the first of four ‘MeetOut’ events planned for the next few months. Continue reading →
It is ironic that Shimmy Beach Club introduced its Winter Menu with a media lunch on an almost ‘summery’ day, for the second year running! It was a sociable event, and the food served in taster portions was a step up from previous Winter Menu launch lunches I have attended in the past. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Shimmy Beach Club and its GM Malcolm Moodie, its Deputy GM Stephan Fourie, the Shimmy Luxury Collection CEO Nicky van der Walt, and The Ritz GM Clayton Howard, for allowing me to see the fantastic Goldfish concert at Shimmy Beach Club earlier this week, and with it fantastic seating which enabled me to take excellent photographs and videos. It is a world class act, and it filled me with pride to see how far this talented duo has come. Impressive too was the ease of getting there with Uber, and then being shuttled to the Shimmy entrance. Continue reading →
Last week a number of writers was invited to experience the new Summer Lunch Menu at Shimmy Beach Club, prepared by Chef Adrian Cook and his team. We were also informed about the exciting Summer Music program planned at Shimmy Beach Club, which has been operating at the outskirts of the V&A Waterfront for the past four years. Continue reading →
Sea Point is to get a shake-up when the newly renovated The Ritz hotel opens its doors to its first guests on 1 November, and the revolving restaurant and champagne bar at the top of the Ritz open their doors on 15 November. The Ritz hotel and restaurant have become part of the Shimmy Luxury Collection. Continue reading →
The first restaurants are sending out their Winter Specials information, summarised below. The list is updated continuously. Please do not copy and paste our list. We welcome information about new specials:
* Umi in Camps Bay: 2 course set menu R200, 3 courses R240. Beef shortrib R120, fish & fries R80, Tataki Beef R75, sweet potato parcels R50, pork belly R130, and sticky chicken wings Tebaski R65. Half price sushi. Cocktails R40 Tel (021) 437-1802 (added 14/5/16) Continue reading →