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Wild Peacock supplier of ‘fine delicacies’ to Top 20 Eat Out restaurants!

Wild Peacock David Bullard Whale Cottage PortfolioOn Thursday I met writer and recent Winelands resident David Bullard, Shan Pascall from Oneiric Wines, and Sophia Hawkins of Vilafonte for lunch at Wild Peacock Food Emporium in Stellenbosch, after we had connected at the pop-up lunch by Chef Bertus Basson at Oneiric Wines last Sunday.   I met new Wild Peacock Chef Andrew Jordaan, and we were told by co-owner Andrew Baker that they supply all 2013/2014 Top 20 shortlisted Eat Out restaurants on their wholesale side, run by Sue Baker with son Ross.  Wild Peacock is synonymous with oysters, and other ‘fine delicacies’ served by our country’s leading restaurants, the wholesale operation having opened more than 20 years ago.

Andrew said that the space of their deli and The Larder restaurant had seen a number of different retail outlets previously, and none had been successful due to the lack of parking.  He and Sue had the vision for the deli, which was initially managed by their daughter Sarah, Wild Peacock Cake and cheese counter Whale Cottage Portfoliowho now focuses on the company’s artisanal cheese selection. Parking has been addressed, and from next week onwards there will be parking marshalls operating outside their door, ensuring a regular replacement of shoppers, now able to pop into the Emporium, and to have a bite to eat and a glass of wine to drink.  The deli has grown to become the 2013 Eat Out (previously run by former sister publication Eat In) Produce Awards Best Food Outlet in the South of South Africa!

Andrew created the wine section of the Emporium, and its offering has won a Diners Club Diamond Award as well as Best Small Wine List Award.  Andrew runs The Wine Worx in his day job, selling, marketing, and distributing a range of wines of 21 boutique wineries.  He is also a keen winemaker, having made a house Pinot Noir, which we enjoyed with our lunch.  We were told by the waiter Danny that Andrew uses the cellar at Fryer’s Cove on the West Continue reading →

MasterChef SA Season 2 episode 16: Predict who will be chopped and win with Cheyne’s in Hout Bay!

Masterchef-sa-all-finalists-300x169MasterChef SA Season 2 is the talk of the country, and we have another 5 weeks of viewing to look forward to. To warm things up a little, we have launched two competitions, the first being a prediction of who will win MasterChef SA in episode 26.

We are also running a weekly prize for the correct prediction of who our readers think will be chopped out of the MasterChef SA. For the correct prediction of who will leave MasterChef SA in episode 16 on  31 July, Cheyne’s in Hout Bay has generously offered a R400 dinner voucher for two persons for the correct prediction.

Capetonians can enjoy Chef Cheyne Morrisby’s Australasian-infused South African cuisine at his new restaurant on the Main Road in Hout Bay. Chef Cheyne is hands-on in the kitchen, yet makes time to greet each table.  He previously worked at Blues, and a planned one year job in London became an eleven year one, working at the Conran Group restaurants. Continue reading →

MasterChef SA Season 2 episode 10: Predict who will be chopped and win with Cheyne’s in Hout Bay!

masterchef-sa-all-finalistsMasterChef SA Season 2 is the talk of the country, and we have another eight weeks of viewing to look forward to in the next two months. To warm things up a little, we have launched two competitions, the first being a prediction of who will win MasterChef SA in episode 26.

We are also running a weekly prize for the correct prediction of who our readers think will be chopped out of the MasterChef SA. For the correct prediction of who will leave MasterChef SA in episode 10 on  10 July, Cheyne’s in Hout Bay has generously offered a R400 dinner voucher for two persons for the correct prediction. Continue reading →

MasterChef SA Season 2 episode 8: Predict who will be chopped and win with Cheyne’s in Hout Bay!

MasterChef SA Season 2 is the talk of the country, and we have another 9 weeks of viewing to look forward to in the next two months. To warm things up a little, we have launched two competitions, the first being a prediction of who will win MasterChef SA in episode 26.

We are also running a weekly prize for the correct prediction of who our readers think will be chopped out of the MasterChef SA. For the correct prediction of who will leave MasterChef SA in episode 8 on 3 July, Cheyne’s in Hout Bay has generously offered a R400 dinner voucher for two persons for the correct prediction. Continue reading →