The Sweet Service Award goes to W Café inside Woolworths in the V&A Waterfront and its Manager Renee Keen, who observes me arriving for a cappuccino, and knows exactly how I like it, dry and with foam and no milk, requesting her barista to make it. She also automatically brings a glass of water. She always has a friendly smile of welcome. (more…)
Entries tagged with “Woolworths”.
Friday 17th February 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
After a record year of restaurant openings, the pace of new restaurants opening in Cape Town and in the Winelands has slowed down, with no new restaurant openings in January, to our knowledge.
We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome information.
# Marigold has opened in Franschhoek, part of the Leeu Collection (photograph). (more…)
Friday 20th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Sweet Service Award goes to Poetry in the V & A Waterfront, and its Trainee Lynn. Lynn impressed with her proactiveness in finding a different size dress at the Cavendish branch, and encouraging me to buy two dresses to make use of the special offer the clothing store was offering just before the Festive days. Dealing with a number of clothing shops at that time, Lynn’s service was far superior to that experienced at other clothing stores.
Friday 13th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Sweet Service Award goes to the Langeberg Municipality, and to its staff member Kobus specifically, for repairing a stolen DB board at the Wahnfried theatre in McGregor, within a few hours of the theft being reported to the municipality. The award nomination comes from Wahnfried owner Michael MacKenzie.
Saturday 10th December 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
South Africa’s top cheese at the 29th annual World Cheese Awards held in San Sebastián in Spain recently is the Benedictus hard ewes’ milk cheese made by Belnori Boutique Cheesery. The World Champion Cheese 2016 was Kraftkar, made by Tingvollost from Norway. (more…)
Monday 21st November 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
At the 2016 Eat Out Awards, held yesterday in the Arena of GrandWest over a Gala Lunch prepared by some of our country’s top chefs, some winners were predictable, and others were a surprise. It was a slick event with a Garden theme, which led many to predict that La Colombe would be the Restaurant of the Year, given its Forest menu theme. Sadly it was not, The Test Kitchen (controversially) named Restaurant of the Year for the fifth time! Nine out of the Top 10 restaurants are from Cape Town and the Winelands (Cape Town 3, Franschhoek 3, Somerset West 2, Stellenbosch 1, and Gauteng 1) (more…)
Thursday 6th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Last 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…)
Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Last week I attended the soft opening of Restaurant at Villa 47, and could not believe that I had been seated next to André Naudé, a director of Libstar, the holding company of Rialto (which in turn owns Villa 47), and a former Tiger Brands client of mine of 15 years ago. André had organized an invitation for me to attend the launch of their new Denny mushroom burgers at the Libstar head office yesterday. (more…)
Wednesday 7th September 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
I spent the past four days in Franschhoek, and was able to meet with Chef Reuben Riffel for a coffee, to catch up on his new restaurant in Franschhoek, his new TV show ‘Recipe for Success‘, and the other activities in which he is involved.
Friday 10th June 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The Sweet Service Award goes to W Café in Woolworths at the V&A Waterfront, and its waitress Noëlla Kayumba. We went for breakfast last Sunday, and Noëlla came to check on our table regularly, and wanted feedback about the dry cappuccino, and if it had been made correctly. We did not wait long for our breakfast, and it was perfectly prepared. The supervisor came to check on us twice in the hour, and the manager came to the table too. I had not been to this branch in a very long time, not having been satisfied with its service in (more…)