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May Restaurant Update: More restaurants opening and closing in Cape Town and Winelands!



New restaurants are still opening, or planning to open in Cape Town and the Winelands, despite it being on the eve of Winter.

The biggest planned opening is that by Chef Liam Tomlin, who will open The Bailey, a three storey Brasserie, Bakery, and two Bars across the road from Heritage Square.  His opening is running late. He has closed down his Chefs Warehouse on Bree Street. Restaurant Artizian will open on Bree Street in July. Chef Peter Tempelhoff is said to open a Japanese Street Food restaurant on the ground floor of Speakers Corner, the building in which FYN operates. Misfits by Ideas Cartel has opened in the former Beluga in Green Point. TANG will create a big stir when it Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 of Level 3, 17 June 2021


Thursday 17 June 2021, Day 2 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous day; for a long sleep, with more deep sleep than I’ve had in ages, there being no disturbance at all, the noisy guests having checked out today 🧡🧡🧡; for getting work for my client meetings done; for the most wonderful rain overnight, during most of the day, and now again; for a good Anatoli meeting; followed by one with Utopia, doing a little winetasting, a red one, perfect for the weather; for meeting and interviewing the new Utopia Head Chef Dennis Luke, his wife working at Zest; for picking up some rolls at Kleinsky’s, and the lovely chocolate cake at Bokeh Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 27 of Level 2, 13 September 2020.


Sunday 13 September 2020, Day 27 of Level 2, Day 171 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for lovely rain today, less this morning but coming down regularly and heavily this afternoon, and more forecast for tonight; for bursts of sun in-between, yet the rain ☔️ arriving so quickly that I had to take shelter at Kauai and drink a tea while waiting for the heavy rain to end ; for a very quiet start to the day, lazing in bed; for the highlight of watching ‘My Octopus Teacher’ 🐙 by Craig Foster, filmed in Simonstown, what a documentary, unable to eat octopus after watching it; for harvesting my first spinach from the veggie garden, adding it to a mushroom and port sauce I made with my pasta for supper; for dancing to DJ Fresh on Kfm; for having the 💙 of KitKat for five months 😻; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 2, 5 September 2020.


Saturday 5 September 2020, Day 19 of Level 2, Day 163 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a loooong sleep, over 8 hours long; for only one Loadshedding today, already done this morning, sleeping through the first half, and then walking the second half of it; for having a strawberry milkshake at the brand new Firefly Café, as they currently only stock Rooibos Tea, so I connected them to Dilmah (my favorite) via Instagram; for a second walk, through Bakoven; for a light drizzle most of the day, not stopping me from going outside; for not being sent to bed in the dark by Eskom at 20h00, as has happened twice in the past three days; for completing my steps of the day to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →