The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town, for its spare electricity, which has lessened the Loadshedding outages for Cape Town, taking us down one Stage, often leading to no outages in Stages 1 and 2, particularly beneficial when the Loadshedding is scheduled for the evening. On a day in the past week the Loadshedding in our area was meant to last until 22h30, but the power was switched back on at 21h00. Continue reading →
The new words on serious diners lips are ‘Gåte’ and ‘Quoin Rock’, both not having been heard of by most, but already associated with superlative dining, on a wine estate tucked away outside Stellenbosch where no expense had been spared to create eating and drinking experiences to take one’s breath away! This is what we experienced when invited to eat at Chef Rikku O’Donnchü’s Gåte restaurant on Friday evening. I was still pinching myself over the weekend as to whether this was real, or just a dream. I invited my friend Stuart Bailey to share this experience with me. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to the Palms Market, and its co-ordinator Isabella Niehaus, for her generous Valentine’s Day gift of a box of figs, olive breads, charcuterie, and cheese, all produce from her market traders.
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Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines
* Eclectic Brands is set to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange later this month, a restaurant group consisting of an eclectic collection of restaurants, a deli, and a catering company: Burger Perfect, ChickinTyme, Giovanni’s Deliworld, Green Catering, Slug & Lettuce, and more.
* By the end of June, the City of Cape Town will be offering 61 free wifi hotspots in its public buildings, including the existing services in the Civic Centre, Hillstar, Plumstead, and Harare Library in Khayelitsha. A total of 69 exterior wifi spots are also available, including in Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain.
* An evaluation of the ‘State of the Nation’ by ‘High Road Low Road’ Clem Sunter, Justice Malala, and Continue reading →