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RED The Gallery! Pop-Up Dining and Wining on Wale Street, Cape Town!


Two weeks ago I attended a pop-up dining event at RED! The Gallery on Wale Street, hosted by Chef Ridian Kabeya, who had invited me and 19 others to attend his dinner. We were a mix of Influencers from the modelling world, a lawyer, an artist, two restaurateurs-to-be, and I the only food writer.

I knew only one person, Vee Roux of MoreVino, who supplied and introduced each of the three wines which were paired with each dish. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 133 of Level 1, 10 February 2022


Thursday 10 February 2022, Day 133 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a looooong day, getting home at 21h30; for lovely rain this morning; for Minsky coming back safely early this morning, being out all night and surviving the rain 😻; for preparing for four client Status meetings in a row this morning, followed by a half an hour me-spoil in Sea Point; for a quick chat with Celia Mauerberger, having parked near the Frosted shop; for meeting with newkings boutique hotel and Zest, lovely to see Zest so busy for lunch, and welcoming Takuan von Arnim of Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 1, 18 March 2021


Thursday 18 March 2021, Day 18 of Level 1, Day 358 of Lockdown

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a day that looked like rain initially and was chilly, but cleared up to become sunny, at 21C; for a most lucky day of generosity bestowed upon me, receiving a delivery of Wagyu burger patties and a steak from Garth Angus of Wagyu Direct, for a tea treat and tons of info about joining Discovery Bank from Maki Chase at Schoon in Sea Point, for receiving a bottle of Merlot from Gary Peterson when I dropped off some of the patties, for a treat of a winetasting at Utopia Cape Town, loving The Valley Chardonnay, and for Utopia Chef Pavel asking me which dish I would like to eat….. choosing the kabeljou and scallops ❤️, making it a lovely Status meeting ; for collecting my Dinkel rolls; for a fabulous walk combining Camps Bay and Bakoven, and blessed with the most beautiful sunset, and for crossing over into 20300 Discovery points🙏; for managing to finish this post just in time, before we are Loadshedding at 20h00; for Minsky getting back safely after being out the whole night; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Level 2, 23 August 2020


Sunday 23 August 2020, Day 6 of Level 2, Day 150 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a laidback day, doing a lot of Social Media catching up from the comfort of my bed this morning 😱; for a sunny day, even though not as warm as yesterday and the day before, because of a light cloud cover; for a walk to Fourth Beach Clifton, happy that there was minimal litter today and no torn garbage bags; for a spoil from the Maison J staff when I walked past, offering me some cinnamon doughnuts to take home, to be shared tomorrow; for another day in this fabulous spoiling week; for a lovely milestone birthday celebration dinner for Katie Friedman at Pilcrow & Cleaver, Chef Judi Fourie being hands-on in looking after us for our Sit-Down dinner; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →