#grateful for a warm day with a moderate South Easter; for getting up early and posting for my clients, and preparing for client Status meetings; for a Jason’s croissant breakfast at home with the boys; for bravely going to my gentle ophthalmologist to book two eye ops a week apart, the first on Tuesday, my first ever use of Discovery to cover any medical costs 💙 ; for a lovely Zest lunch to spoil Justin Miller on his birthday, having helped him get the job at newkings boutique hotel 💙; for good Status meetings at Zest and newkings; for a quick shop at Woolies Piazza da Luz; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
My friend Gary Peterson invited me to choose a restaurant at which to celebrate my December birthday. I was eager to try Cabo Beach Club, the former Shimmy, in the Waterfront, as I needed a sounding board as I was not expecting much in respect of its food offering, despite knowing that Chef Ryan Cole of Salsify at the Roundhouse is in charge of the restaurants at Cabo. I had a feeling that this restaurant visit might become similar to the one to the renovated The Winchester Hotel and its disappointing Shoreditch Restaurant, a previous outing with Gary.
Cabo Beach Club is similar to Shimmy in its layout, but different in many other respects. Continue reading →
A group of Hospitality entrepreneurs has called on the government to lift the Curfew, to allow South Africans to celebrate New Years Eve at midnight and later. The call for the end to the Curfew is supported by the Leader of the DA John Steenhuisen, according to News24.
The Hospitality Leadership What’s App Group has issued a petition, and received more than 500 signatures to date. Hospitality leaders Randolf Jorberg of Beerhouse, David Donde of Truth Coffee Roasting, and Ebrahim Asmal of SIX in Johannesburg have initiated the petition. Continue reading →
As a food writer, I do strike it lucky once in a while. One of the highlights of this year’s invitations was that from the Finnish Embassy to attend their ‘Fancy Finnish Food’ Dinner held at the home of the Finnish Honorary Consul Philip Palmgren. The aim of the event was to communicate to South Africans what Finnish cuisine and spirits are all about.
My friend Gary Peterson joined me for this exciting event, which was attended by 26 guests seated at one long table. We knew no one else, but I did know of Chef Dion Vengatass, a former Chef at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Continue reading →