Reviewed: The Blockman on Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue

It’s no surprise that Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue is full of modern spots for shaking hands, cutting deals and perhaps even an afternoon glass of prosecco. But leisurely lunch meetings are no longer reserved for investment bankers and high-power business associates. The Blockman, a brand-new chef-driven restaurant helmed by Vassilios ‘Basil’ Holiasmenos, strips away the rigid formalities of … Continue reading Reviewed: The Blockman on Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue

4 great grape breaks in the Cape Winelands this summer

While summer always brings about dreams of weekend getaways, the urge to get out of town has frankly never been stronger. But the age-old question remains: Where, exactly, should I go? For wine lovers and for travelling gourmands in the age of experiential and photo-op-driven journeying, gourmet wine tasting holidays in the Cape Winelands provide … Continue reading 4 great grape breaks in the Cape Winelands this summer

Our top 3 wine farm lunches to book this summer

Bougainvillea climbs the walls, lemon trees heave with citrus fruits and linen tablecloths flutter in the breeze. Restaurants on wine farms speak of summer holidays and a slower pace of life that allows time to settle in for long, lazy al fresco lunches where sauvignon blanc flows freely – and all that follows is a siesta under the shade of … Continue reading Our top 3 wine farm lunches to book this summer

The best restaurant in Africa – is it worth the hype?

The beach shacks of Paternoster – a remote fishing village two hours from Cape Town – call to mind creamy mussel pots, grilled crayfish with garlicky butter, strings of seashells, unpretentiously mismatched wooden furniture and the feeling of sunshine on the skin. Among the many winners at The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2021, the … Continue reading The best restaurant in Africa – is it worth the hype?

Our 4 favourite new food and drink experiences in Joburg this October

It’s springtime, and the eating is easy. Now that you can go out, where should you go out? After a tough year marked by news of closures, for the first time in a year and a half there are several openings to report. Across Joburg, new, buzzy eateries that make the most of local seasonal ingredients and options to … Continue reading Our 4 favourite new food and drink experiences in Joburg this October

Reviewed: Chef Candice Philip’s seasonal tasting menu at Basalt Restaurant

Foraging can be an over-hyped word. For many, it means banging on about the stir-fried dandelion greens, garlic mustard pesto, stinging nettle soup or violet-infused syrup they once made. For chef Candice Philip, however, it forms part of an inventive approach to cooking that’s based on a total sensory experience. Her story has taken her … Continue reading Reviewed: Chef Candice Philip’s seasonal tasting menu at Basalt Restaurant

Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret

The air is crisp and clean; the pungent, peppery smell of the fynbos shrubs is strong; the sharp sun gives the whitewashed walls of the Cape Dutch buildings an almost golden hue; and the winemakers, fresh off a busy harvest, are eager to give you insider access to their newest releases. The Cape Winelands in … Continue reading Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret

Reviewed: The brand-new Tang on Nelson Mandela Square

Businessman and hospitality entrepreneur Nicky Van Der Walt has put luxury Asian cuisine on the map with the opening of Tang, and it’s already one of the city’s hottest hangouts; a magnet for famous faces and serious sushi lovers. Occupying one of the iconic Nelson Mandela Square’s handsomest patches, this sexy new arrival spills out … Continue reading Reviewed: The brand-new Tang on Nelson Mandela Square