Two weeks ago I attended a pop-up dining event at RED! The Gallery on Wale Street, hosted by Chef Ridian Kabeya, who had invited me and 19 others to attend his dinner. We were a mix of Influencers from the modelling world, a lawyer, an artist, two restaurateurs-to-be, and I the only food writer.
I knew only one person, Vee Roux of MoreVino, who supplied and introduced each of the three wines which were paired with each dish. Continue reading →
My friend Gary Peterson invited me to choose a restaurant at which to celebrate my December birthday. I was eager to try Cabo Beach Club, the former Shimmy, in the Waterfront, as I needed a sounding board as I was not expecting much in respect of its food offering, despite knowing that Chef Ryan Cole of Salsify at the Roundhouse is in charge of the restaurants at Cabo. I had a feeling that this restaurant visit might become similar to the one to the renovated The Winchester Hotel and its disappointing Shoreditch Restaurant, a previous outing with Gary.
Cabo Beach Club is similar to Shimmy in its layout, but different in many other respects. Continue reading →
On Tuesday I heard about Chef Matt Schreuder opening his second restaurant, at the luxury The Andros Boutique Hotel. When I ate at Homespun by Matt in Blouberg one and a half years ago, I predicted that this restaurant was destined for great things, it being one of my best fine-dining eating experiences in our country. Continue reading →
Dineplan, a restaurant reservation system company, conducted a survey shortly after it was announced that Restaurants were allowed to open for Sit-Down Service from 30 June onwards. The survey interviewed diners to understand their willingness to eat out during the Corona Lockdown, to understand their expectations of restaurants, not only for Sit-Down Service, but also for Food Delivery and Collection. A relief for restaurants must be that only 1% of the respondents said that they would not eat out during Lockdown. Continue reading →