The flood of new restaurant openings continues, especially in Cape Town. Surprising was the closure yesterday of the three-month old Ranoushe Lebanese restaurant in the V&A Waterfront, the shortest restaurant duration we know of! We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously.
How 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. Downstairs 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 →
* SAA is now charging R570 for domestic flights and R 1140 for international flights per ticket for no-shows, reports Travel News Weekly.
* Four Gold Awards went to South African wines (out of 16 entered) at the Councours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc last week: Delaire Graff Estate Coastal Cuvée 2014, Diemersdal 8 Rows 2014, Maastricht 2014, and Steenberg The Black Swan 2013.
* Kleine Zalze is continuing its winning streak, having jointly been named New World Producer of the Year with Continue reading →
Hosted for the eighth year in Cape Town, and run by food editor and stylist Justin Drake, Taste of Cape Town has settled in at the cricket club venue after venue changes in early years. Taste of Cape Town is a festive and fun way to eat and drink one’s way around one venue, showcasing not only restaurants and wine estates in Cape Town, but also those in the Winelands.
I was invited by Errieda du Toit PR to attend the Taste of Cape Town, and was joined by Continue reading →