Tag Archive: Food & Wine

July 22, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

5 Things El Burro Is Doing Right

5 Things El Burro Is Doing Right

Ask me to recommend a restaurant in Cape Town and I’ll point you in the direction of El Burro every time. Not only because the food is truly delicious, but because they have got a few key things so right, that you can’t go wrong dining there. 1. Twitter First of all, their address and […]

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May 26, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Wine Yourself Warm: Reds For Winter 2014

Wine Yourself Warm: Reds For Winter 2014

I love red wine and white wine with equal fervour. A good chardonnay, a nice Pinot Noir…I’ll have both thanks. But when it comes to winter, there’s just something special about a big bottle of red. Maybe I’ve romanticised it, but I have visions of swirling red wine in front of a roaring fire while […]

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May 14, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Eating #Stellenblog: 8 Places To Eat In Stellenbosch

Eating #Stellenblog: 8 Places To Eat In Stellenbosch

I just spent 5 days eating, drinking and exploring my way through the beautiful Stellenbosch region of the Western Cape, where some of the country’s top winemakers and chefs are changing the way South Africans and international visitors alike eat, drink and experience wine and the winelands– in a good way. When I first moved […]

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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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