On Saturday I attended the elegant black and white dress launch of the maiden vintage of the Klein Sering Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016, on the 1,2 hectare property on which the grapes are grown in Noordhoek, just off its main road. Continue reading →
Organised in Cape Town in partnership with the Cape Craft & Design Initiative (CCDI), Kamers opens in the City Hall on Thursday, and runs until Sunday. Last year the four Kamers shows jointly attracted 58000 visitors, and showcased about 250 invited exhibitors. The organisers continuously look for new design talent, and display this in a pop-up venue, often changing. Last year I was impressed with the use of The Castle as the pop-up venue. It is only the second year that Kamers is on show in Cape Town.
Some of the more than 100 Cape Town exhibitors include M Patisserie from Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to KAMERS (originally called Kamers vol Geskenke when first launched 10 years ago) and Anida van der Spuy, for her invitation to attend the lifestyle, decor and food show at Webersburg last week. It was not too busy on the Friday afternoon, making it a pleasure to move from one marquee to the next, and buy something to taste along the way. Every space was used, even the wine tasting centre had stands. Anida introduced me to talented chef Wynand van Rooyen, who used to work at Planet Restaurant, and was Sunday Times Chef of the Year 2011. He had just returned from a stage at Frantzen in Stockholm, the 12th best restaurant in the world. He had a pop-up restaurant at the event, called The Flying Boar. I was impressed with his beautifully plated Continue reading →