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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 115 of Level 1, 23 January 2022


Sunday 23 January 2022, Day 115 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a catch-up day, on sleep especially, over 9 hours in total, not all in one go; for going shopping at Woolworths Camps Bay and finding what I was looking for, especially a birthday cake; for sitting down and writing most of a client newsletter; for a lovely late afternoon celebration of the birthdays of Capricornians Alex von Ulmenstein Mullerie Taljaard and Hans-Werner Klein, starting Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Gåte at Quoin Rock refreshes 16 course Tasting Menu four months after opening!

I had the luck to have enjoyed a 16 course Tasting Menu dinner soon after the opening of Gåte Restaurant at Quoin Rock outside Stellenbosch, in November. I was blown away by the creativity of the dining experience, and its experiential nature, with Molecular Gastronomy, something I had not experienced at this international level in my dining experiences locally and internationally. On Tuesday a week ago I returned to Gåte, to try the new dishes on the Tasting Menu, as well as those that have changed in the past three months, while my friend from Paris ate the Tasting Menu for the first time, at her invitation.  Continue reading →

Summary of #JAN TV series episode 5 on viaTV: ‘A boy’s first superhero’!

Episode 5 of the JAN TV series of nine episodes broadcast weekly on viaTV, and dedicated to our country’s best chef  Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen of JAN restaurant in Nice, focused on the relationship between sons and their fathers, and more specifically between Chef Jan-Hendrik and his dad.  Continue reading →