Tag Archive: Food & Wine

May 14, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Special Dinner Spots in Cape Town

Special Dinner Spots in Cape Town

I’m big on celebration dinners. Anniversaries (1 month, 3 months, 5,5 months…), birthdays, paydays, Mondays, Wednesdays, those rare occasions when payday falls on the last day of the month which happens to be a Friday (magical!) … I’m always up for a dinner at a special restaurant and a glass of bubbly. Don’t buy me […]

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May 8, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Eating #Stellenblog

Eating #Stellenblog

I mentioned on Twitter this morning that I have eaten a whopping 55 courses since Friday evening and despite my ever-expanding girth, I somehow still have room and excitement for more. I might be a behemoth by the time I get back to Cape Town, but I am not letting that stop me from enjoying […]

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April 14, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#EatCapeTown: Azure at the Twelve Apostles

#EatCapeTown: Azure at the Twelve Apostles

As Capetonians, we don’t normally eat out at the restaurants within our five star hotels. Not because of any price point issues, just because we aren’t really a “hotel-socialising culture”. We rarely visit hotel bars or make dinner reservations in the hotel restaurant unless we staying over. This is something that I will definitely be […]

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March 19, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Wine: Busting Myths & How To Get Into Wine, For Beginners

Wine: Busting Myths & How To Get Into Wine, For Beginners

I didn’t grow up with wine-drinking parents. I’m from Johannebsurg and in my family wine was pretty much whatever came in a box. I didn’t really venture too far beyond anything other than Four Cousins. It was only after I moved to Cape Town four years ago, that I started learning more about, and falling […]

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March 14, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Where To Eat In Cape Town With Hard-To-Please Customers

Where To Eat In Cape Town With Hard-To-Please Customers

When it comes to food in Cape Town, I could talk for hours. I mean, I could literally bore you to tears with my food-talk.  Want to know where the best breakfast spots are? Looking for a great place to have a cocktail? Planning a big date? No? Well I’ll tell you anyway. Ask me […]

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March 11, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

REVIEW: The Rumbullion at The Roundhouse

REVIEW: The Rumbullion at The Roundhouse

I’ve driven past the little sign pointing to The Roundhouse countless times, without ever knowing the magic that was just a few meters away. Obviously I’d heard of the fine dining restaurant, but I had no idea of the beautiful lawns and relaxed outdoor restaurant surrounding it… Known as “Cape Town’s best kept secret”, The […]

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January 28, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Recipe: Kumari’s Banana Curry

Recipe: Kumari’s Banana Curry

While I was in India, I spent a day in the kitchen of a lady called Kumari. She offers an exclusive cooking demonstration that teaches you how to cook 13 of her most famous dishes, before you sit down on her stoep, a banana leaf plate in front of you and her big-eyed cow looking […]

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November 20, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

Eating Woodstock

Eating Woodstock

Over the past couple of years, Woodstock has become well known for culinary excellence at the Old Biscuit Mill, both at Saturday mornings’ Neighbourgoods Market and at famed chef Luke Dale Roberts’ fine dining establishments The Test Kitchen and the more recent The Pot Luck Club. Not to mention firm favourite, Superette.  Woodstock street art Adding […]

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May 23, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

#BrandyBlogGurls With Van Ryn’s

#BrandyBlogGurls With Van Ryn’s

In more alcohol related news, I recently became a brandy drinker. And by that I mean: “Someone who regularly partakes in the act of drinking the fine liquor of brandy and enjoys it immensely.” You see, up until last weekend, the only experience I had ever had with brandy was by association. I’d kind of […]

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May 21, 2013   /   by natalie   /  

Avondale & Chef Reuben Riffel Pair Up For Winter

Avondale & Chef Reuben Riffel Pair Up For Winter

“Avondale Wine Estate and Chef Reuben Riffel would love to invite you to join us for an Extraordinary Winter Warmer Pairing” is an example of the exact kind of email I like to find in my inbox. A couple of weeks ago I was in a minibus with a group of lovely ladybloggers en route […]

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