#grateful for a beautiful sunny 21C day, with a Southerly wind picking up now; for well-timed Loadshedding at 2h00 this morning, just when Nigerian Alex renting apartment 101 belonging to Rhode Snyman returned home during Curfew with a pack of party-goers, meaning no lights, no music, no lift….. 👏👏👏👏; for a trip to Zest, to meet with my client, but they were so heavily booked for lunch that we postponed the meeting to tomorrow; popping into Spar, seeing new products each time I go there: today Schoon croissants; for a summery ice cream stop at The Dairy Den, where I shared a table with a lovely couple from Durbanville; for sleep catch up this afternoon, Continue reading →
#Grateful for a lovely winter weekend, raining overnight and on both mornings, ending off with a sunny 16C this afternoon but with a chill in the Southerly wind blowing; for a most relaxed day; for going to the Labia to see ‘Off the Rails’, travelling to Paris, Girona, Barcelona, and Palma in Mallorca, the closest I’ll get to travel overseas this year; for a quick shop at the Woolies at Lifestyle on Kloof, definitely not my favorite branch; for a Haagen-Dasz treat; for a Bakoven walk; for 2 fabulous Harvest Culture Eaterie (at Tyger Falls Waterfront) reviews on the Cape Town Restaurants: Good Bad & Nasty Facebook Group 💙💙; 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 →
Last month I reported how well the restaurant industry was doing, booming since being allowed to serve alcohol again since February, and that two new top restaurants were opening in June: Utopia Co-owner Executive Chef Pavel Dimitrov opened Zest Restaurant in the new kings boutique hotel in Piazza da Luz in Sea Point, and Homespun Chef Matt Schreuder opened his second Homespun, at the Andros Boutique Hotel in Claremont (Photograph).
The Lockdown Level 4 regulations announced a week ago to curb the Covid Third Wave, closing restaurants until 11 July and only allowing Food Collection and Delivery, is having a devastating effect on the industry, two new closures announced during this past week. Many restaurants have closed and are giving their staff annual leave. Many have done the sums and cannot reach or exceed the breakeven point. The list of Restaurants in Cape Town and the Winelands which are offering Food Collection and Delivery follows: Continue reading →