Tag Archives: Food

Restaurant Review: Café Charles in De Waterkant disappoints with Lamb Curry Collection!

 

I am not a big fan of Take-Away food, it usually arriving cold, the delivery costs being exorbitant if one uses Uber Eats, and the presentation of the dish and atmosphere of the restaurant cannot be replicated in a Take-Away.

I wanted to spoil my friend Gary on a day forecast to be cold and rainy, a perfect day for Lamb Curry, which I saw advertised by Café Charles as a Take-Away Delivery or Collection during Level 4 Lockdown, before Sit-Down was allowed. Remembering a fantastic Lamb Curry delivered to me by the restaurant a year ago, I ordered a repeat of the dish ten days ago. Sadly the experience and food was chalk and cheese compared to that of a year ago! Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 16 of Level 4, 13 July 2021

 

Tuesday 13 July 2021, Day 16 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏 

#grateful for the sun being back, nice in the sun but very chilly at 14C max today; for a blue Monday and Friday the 13th all rolled into one, but with some highlight silver linings; for a lovely client meeting, planning ahead for the restaurant reopening later this month; for the lovely Drambuie miniature which Gary Peterson gifted me last week, washing the troubles of the day away; for a lunchtime walk through Bakoven and a late afternoon one in our garage to meet my step goal; and for being happy, healthy, and free.  Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Cape Town firefighters; Sour Service Award goes to Coco Safar

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town and volunteer firefighters for their dedication and hard work in combatting and finally extinguishing the devastating fire at Rhodes Memorial, UCT, and Mostert’s Mill from Sunday – Tuesday this week. The helicopter water bombers must be commended too, as is every person who assisted in accommodating and feeding UCT residence students, for donating animal food, and for other acts of kindness. Continue reading →

Corona Virus Lockdown: Facebook Page listing of all Restaurants offering Take Away Food Delivery from 1 May in the Western Cape!

 

I’ve been thinking about how I can give to the restaurant industry, other than my physical input. Yesterday it struck me: creating a new Facebook page listing all the restaurants which will open on Friday 1 May to offer a Take-Away Food Delivery Service, as per Level 4 regulations. The page is called ‘Take Away Food Deliveries Level 4 Cape Town and Winelands’, but I’ve already added the Garden Route, the Overberg, and West Coast too. We already have close to 500 members, who signed up yesterday afternoon. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths; Sour Service Award goes to Standard Bank!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths, for opening a long-awaited branch of its FOOD store in Camps Bay yesterday. The retailer handed out rusks at the traffic light, to attract attention to the store opening, and offered early bird shoppers R50 discount vouchers. The Manager of the store Lee Worship and the Foods Manager Gary Arendse were friendly in welcoming us to their new store. We as Camps Bat residents are delighted to have the store in walking distance. Continue reading →

Food and Wine Tourism new tourism marketing focus for Western Cape!

imageWesgro has announced that it is focusing on Wine and Food Tourism as ‘strategic priority’ in its 2015 – 2019 implementation plan Judy Lain, Wesgro Chief Marketing Officer, has announced. Globally Food Tourism generates $150 billion estimates the World Food Travel Association. As many as 88% of destinations in the world see Food Tourism as an important differentiating factor in defining the image of brands and destinations, and assists in fighting Seasonality and in creating jobs.

At the recent General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation it was Continue reading →

Woolworths goes green with #Pharrell Williams, transforms Sunday Times!

image Having survived the demonstrations against the Pharrell Williams concert earlier this week, Woolworths aggressively took over the Sunday Times today, getting the newspaper to change its masthead and branding colour to green, with the placement of two double page spread advertisements, and getting a front page story out of it too! Woolworths shouts about its green and responsible Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 21 September

imageTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*.   South African exports into Africa are growing, says Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Africa head Matome Mbatha. Angola is taking 6 million liters of wine, of which more than 80% is sparkling wines, and predominantly JC le Roux, a brand they are ‘crazy about‘, Mbatha says. The 4,5 million liters of Nigeria’s imports from our country are mainly Pinotage and Merlot.

*   Chef Luke Dale-Roberts is to open a pop-up The Test Kitchen restaurant at Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 18 September

imageTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*.  Cape Town has been named as one of 35 most beautiful cities in the world for 2015 by the UK Telegraph, in the company of Istanbul, Florence, Paris, Siena, Jerusalem, Oxford, Cambridge, New York, Rome, Sydney, Bruges, Seville, San Francisco, Bath, Lausanne, Venice, Edinburgh, London, Havana, Prague, Kyoto, Moscow, St Petersburg, Dubrovnik, Rio de Janeiro, and more.

Cape Town was praised for its ‘in-your-face beauty of a craggy mountain range that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in greens and delicate florals – the Cape Floral Kingdom, smallest yet richest in the world’. The pristine white beaches with their granite boulders are also Continue reading →