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

Fashionable food: Our favourite places to stay and eat in Cape Town

Deciding where to stay and eat in Cape Town is as hard, if not more, as choosing the perfect gift, where to go on your next holiday or which new pieces to splurge on for the season. Overwhelming? Yes. Doable? Absolutely! With endless options – literally – a little knowledge and direction is a must. … Continue reading Fashionable food: Our favourite places to stay and eat in Cape Town

3 fabulous new dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

Anywhere there are world-class wines being made – from crisp sauvignon blanc to silky shiraz – the coexistence of a hotbed of first-class restaurants with delicious food is surely a given. Whether you’re planning to spend a day or a week exploring the Cape Winelands, a culinary destination with a whimsical blend of beauty and … Continue reading 3 fabulous new dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

Romance around the clock at Kream Restaurant

More than four years after opening and Kream Restaurant in Mall of Africa continues to turn tables – and require reservations. It shouldn’t be a surprise, given owner Tufan Yerebakan’s penchant for nailing straightforward but innovative modern cuisine. Making the all-important date day or night decision can be difficult, but you can trust us when … Continue reading Romance around the clock at Kream Restaurant

Eat chic at these 3 brand-new restaurants in Joburg

More often than not, our readers, friends and family have one question: “Where should I eat right now?” Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot and which favourite chef has just launched the ‘it’ place of the moment. Here, our top three picks of brand-new restaurants in Joburg, all of which offer great food, high … Continue reading Eat chic at these 3 brand-new restaurants in Joburg

The wondrous wine country: Exceptional dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

Yes, you can do the Cape Winelands in an afternoon, but with tutored tastings and farm-to-table dining along with breathtaking beauty, eye-catching architecture, magnificent gardens and serious art collections, it’s worth staying a few days. And did we mention the wine? It was tough to single out a handful, but these restaurants on wine farms … Continue reading The wondrous wine country: Exceptional dining experiences in the Cape Winelands