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Utopia Cape Town launches Summer Tasting Menu!


Utopia Cape Town launched its latest Tasting Menu in November. Five courses cost R345, and are available on Mondays to Saturdays. A Vegetarian Tasting Menu is also available, at R345.

A 5 course Tasting Menu paired with five wines costs R555.

Utopia Cape Town has brought affordable fine dining to Cape Town. It has recently been named Best Rooftop Restaurant in Africa, for the second year running.


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Stellenbosch explodes with new restaurants, and more to come!


I had not been to Stellenbosch since the beginning of Lockdown in March 2020. Last week I spent a day in the town, to walk through its centre, and updating my information of restaurants that have opened and closed in the town since my last visit.


I discovered multiple new coffee shops and informal eateries, and a growing number of wine bars. And the start of a challenge to Chef Bertus Basson’s dominance of the university town as far as fine-dining goes.

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Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant launches Winter Tasting Menu!

Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant has launched a 5 course Winter Tasting Menu, with a Vegetarian option, at R265 per person.

Anatoli is one of Cape Town’s oldest restaurants, and has evolved from a Turkish restaurant into a Mediterranean restaurant.

Its Mezze tray is one of the highlights of eating at the restaurant, and has been offered since the restaurant opened 38 years ago.

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Restaurant Review: Homespun by Matt at The Andros – Excellent Food but its story not told!


On Friday last week we wanted to spoil Chef Pavel Dimitrov of Zest Restaurant on his birthday, and took him on a surprise trip to Homespun by Matt at The Andros Boutique Hotel in Claremont.  Both Zest and Homespun at The Andros opened in June, a few days apart.

I have experienced two amazing meals at Homespun by Matt in Blouberg, the restaurant which Chef Matt opened seven years ago. I was invited to the Soft Opening of Homespun at The Andros, so I was excited to see the Homespun restaurant settled in and operating smoothly. Continue reading →

Utopia Cape Town launches new Tasting Menu, with Vegetarian and Vegan options too!


Utopia Cape Town has spoilt Capetonians with its incredible value for money Tasting Menus in the past two years, having become the talk of the town in offering its value Tasting Menus in its 15th floor location, with magnificent views over the city and its icons, and onto Cape Town Stadium, Lion’s Head, the Harbour, and Table Mountain specifically.

Utopia Cape Town launched not only a new Meat/Fish Tasting Menu last week, but added a Vegetarian as well as a Vegan option too. For the first time in two years it has increased its Tasting Menu prices to R245, still offering excellent value.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 1 of Level 1, 1 October 2021


Friday 1 October 2021, Day 1 of Level 1, Vegetarian Day.

Corona Gratitude

# grateful for a wonderful day, the new month having a good feeling, and being in Level 1 is a bonus; for a sunny but windy day, but not too strong to do a walk to Pick n Pay; for the fabulous day, after 4 months of hell, that Franklin the Nigerian tenant of Sacha Jack’s apartment 201 has checked out of our building, as has the Nigerian in 202, leaving only one, with a new American lady arriving today, staying for 4 months, the two of us sure to sort out noise disturbances, the lift not having moved Continue reading →

Utopia Cape Town launches new Winter Tasting Menu, celebrates serving alcohol again!


The Tasting Menu of Utopia Cape Town was launched in November 2020 for the first time, the marketing rationale of offering a five course Tasting Menu at an unbeatable unbelievable R195 beimg to attract new diners to the restaurant, making it the talk of the town, not only for its spectacular 15th floor view.

The Tasting Menu proved to be so popular that Utopia Cape Town launched a Vegetarian Tasting Menu too, also offering five courses at R195.

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Matt’s Homespun opens second restaurant, at The Andros Boutique Hotel in Claremont


I have the highest regard for Chef Matt Schreuder of Homespun in Blouberg, for the creativity of his world class Secret Supper Club in particular, and his Tasting Menus which are of a Top 10 Restaurant standard.

Ahead of the official opening on Friday 18 June, I was invited to a ‘friends and family’ preview of Chef Matt’s new Homespun at The Andros 5 star Boutique Hotel in Claremont on Saturday evening. It was my first visit to the Hotel.  The Hotel has an old-world charm and dates back to 1908. It was designed by renowned Sir Herbert Baker.  It has 15 rooms. Parking is available on the propperty. It has a delightful Champagne Bar. Continue reading →

Breaking Restaurant News: Homespun at The Andros opens 18 June, second restaurant of Chef Matt!


On Tuesday I heard about Chef Matt Schreuder opening his second restaurant, at the luxury The Andros Boutique Hotel.  When I ate at Homespun by Matt in Blouberg one and a half years ago, I predicted that this restaurant was destined for great things, it being one of my best fine-dining eating experiences in our country. Continue reading →

Corona Virus, Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 of adjusted Level 3, 30 December 2020.


Wednesday 30 December 2020, Day 2 of Level 3 adjusted, Day 280 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous day, with so many blessings, and flowing efficiently; for a relaxed start to the day, without any pressure to write a Blogpost today, being ahead of myself in writing; for a surprise call from another restaurant asking if I would like to do their marketing too …. you bet 💙 ; for a request to buy all three my SwitchBitch books 🙏; for a walk through Camps Bay with minimal litter to pick up, and very good mask wearing compliance; for a quick walking shoe purchase, my poor Reeboks bought in Havana last year having seen better days; for collecting my laundry; for putting in petrol ahead of a petrol price increase next week; for a head massage, hair trim, and blow spoil at the new salon Hair by Isabella in Sea Point; for popping in at Utopia to meet a VIP client, and then having two sets of friends dining there too, so I stayed and ate there too; for lovely weather today, starting with rain, but clearing this morning; for two Discovery Gameboard plays; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →