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TimeOut names Garden Route as one of top 11 Road Trips in world!


A trip down the Garden Route is a Capetonian favorite, taking one to the popular coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Wilderness, Mossel Bay and more.

Now TimeOut has included it in its list of 11 ‘most breathtakingly beautiful road trips around the world’, a fantastic accolade for tourism in the Cape. Continue reading →

Chef Callan Austin wins international 2019 – 2021 S. Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award Young Chef Award for Social Responsibilty, only SA winner!


Chef Callan Austin of Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo won the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award for Social Responsibility at the Grand Finale of the S. Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition  2019 – 2021 in Milan this past weekend. His dish was named ‘The Ghost Net’.

Chef Paul Prinsloo was a Finalist in the Young Chef Academy Award, one of ten chefs. The overall winner was Chef  Jerome Ianmark Calayag, representing the UK and Northern Europe.

Chef Marcus Gericke is the Head Chef at Le Coin Français in Franschhoek, and  was a Finalist in the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award 2021 for his ‘Remembrance’ dish of a Quail consommé. Continue reading →

Cape’s Top 10 Women Chefs of 2021 announced on Women’s Day!


Last week we announced that we were seeking nominations for the Cape’s Top 10 Women Chefs, the prize of a bottle of ADHARA Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil going to each of our top chefs, kindly sponsored by Venishree Mayer, co-owner and olive oil producer of Fraaigelegen Farm in Tulbagh.

We are grateful for the nominations that we have received. We congratulate the Top 10 Women Chefs in the Cape.

We wish all our hard-working Women Chefs as well as our Blog readers a relaxing and happy Women’s Day.

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Restaurant Review: Rare Grill retains Best Steakhouse in the Cape accolade, desserts outshine the steaks!

A year ago I was introduced to the Rare Grill in Kenilworth, after it was named Best Steakhouse in the country in the Wolftrap Steakhouse Championship, as well as Eat Out Best Steakhouse in the Cape in its Everyday Eateries awards, the latter accolade repeated this year. On Saturday evening I spontaneously popped in at the steakhouse, and found its service and steak to be as good as a year ago, and its desserts even better!  Continue reading →