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Diners Club Winelist Awards 2015: Western Cape participation sharply down!

imageThe participation by restaurants in the Western Cape in the Diners Club Winelist Awards 2015 is a shock, declining from 80 restaurants in 2014 (already a decrease from 96 in 2013) to 65 restaurants this year!  Diners Club will have to find a solution to the declining interest in its Winelist Awards.

The Diners Club Winelist Awards acknowledge restaurants which take pride and interest in their winelists, and how the wines match the food Continue reading →

Eat Out Top 20 Restaurant shortlist 2015: a prediction! Judges identified too!

Eatout-lockup-merc1 2015The Eat Out judges are doing the rounds in evaluating our country’s Top 20 restaurants, from which they will pick their Top 10 Restaurants for 2015, to be announced at a Gala Lunch at Mistico Equestrian Centre outside
Paarl on 15 November.

Last year a number of restaurants made it to the Top 20 shortlist, possibly by default, as the largest number of chef changes ever took place in 2014, making the restaurants linked to those chefs ineligible to be considered for an Eat Out Top 10 award.  This affected Hartford House (Chef Jackie Cameron starting her Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine), Delaire Graff (Chef Christiaan Campbell Continue reading →

Loaves on Long new Artisan Eatery opens in Cape Town!

Loaves on Long exterior Whale CottageHow clever are Chefs Lyndal Wakeford and Cisca Rossouw to organise their launch for a Saturday lunchtime, meaning less stress than on a weekday, and a slightly better chance of finding parking, resulting in a well-attended function yesterday.

The Eatery is on Long Street, opposite Merchants on Long, and was previously the home of pop-up restaurants renting the space from owner Hannelie Rupert. Loaves on Long Chefs Cisca and Lyndal Whale CottageDownstairs there are a few tables, shared with a long counter, as well as an open bakery, so that one can chat to and look at Chef Cisca baking their breads, biscuits, and cakes too. The coffee machine is stationed here as well, and they serve Legardo coffee, sourced from Stellenbosch.  Upstairs is much more spacious, with a terrace too, which should be popular in summer.  One corner has an electronic keyboard set up, and guitars have been hung on the wall for decor. We were told that they plan to have regular events. Continue reading →

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

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Exhibition space for Cape Wine 2015 is practically sold out, says Wines of South Africa (WOSA) CEO Siobhan Thompson.  The largest wine expo in the southern hemisphere, it will be held from 15 – 17 September.   A conference will run alongside the Expo, and speakers include Leeu Collection owner Analjit Singh, WOSA Chairman Michael Jordaan of Bartinney, and Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)

*   The Table Bay Hotel offers its guests special foraging tours in Cape Town, seeking wild sorrel, num nums, nasturtiums, and sweet peas on Table Mountain, as well as seaweed from the sea in Mouille Point, and dune spinach near the Radisson Blu hotel, ingredients which are transformed into a meal for the foraging guests at Camissa Brasserie.  A foraging tour, cooking with the chef and a three-course meal with wine cots R5800 for four and R7000 Continue reading →