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Introducing 2022 Top 10 Woman Chef Nicolene Barrow of Orangerie Restaurant


On Saturday my friend Gary Peterson and I did a road trip to the Winelands, delivering the prize of a 1 litre tube of Rio Largo Extra Virgin Olive Oil to each of the five chefs who made the 2022 Top 10 Women Chefs.

Our first stop was at Le Lude in Franschhoek, and we were lucky that Chef and owner Nicolene Barrow was in her Orangerie restaurant, as she almost always is. Continue reading →

Restaurant Week puts top SA restaurants on a plate during October, including Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant!


During October Restaurant lovers will be able to feast at their favourite restaurants, and discover new restaurants, when more than 100 restaurants around the country offer Lunch and/or Dinner at good value prices, starting off at R245.

This good-value restaurant promotion month is a win-win for diners as well as for restaurants, which have been extremely hard hit since the Corona Lockdown began 18 months ago.

Restaurant Week bookings cannot be made with restaurants directly. To book a table one must do so via www.restaurantweek.co.za.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Level 2, 19 September 2021


Sunday 19 September 2021, Day 7 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cool day in more ways than one, only 16C but the promised rain never arrived, but it is forecast for tomorrow; for a day of food and connection, having breakfast with Mullerie Taljaard at Labotessa Café, catching up, receiving good advice, and being spoilt rotten with more Diptyque shampoo, soap and conditioner, gifted to each of us by owner Johan du Plessis ❤️; for a quick vegetable shop at Fideli’s; for lunch with Jenny Stephens at Zest, having the Spring Menu of 5 courses at R198, a catch up after three months of not seeing each other, also meeting diners who Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 3, 13 August 2021.


Friday 13 August 2021, Day 18 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 😷

#grateful for a fabulous Friday the 13th, happy and healthy after not feeling well yesterday; for a busy busy day, having to catch up on yesterday’s meetings which I had to cancel; for a hair colour by Isabella Page Morgan, postponing the cut to next week, as I ran out of time; for a lovely supportive meeting with Gaia Gift & Decor Boutique owner Landy Walker in the newkings boutique hotel at Zest Restaurant; for a wonderful Friday lunch at the home of Gary Peterson, on a perfect weather day, protected against the unseasonal South-Easter, shared with Rose Klein, Hans-Werner Klein, Terri Continue reading →