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Mexican food adds new flair to South African menus

Mexican cuisine currently has South Africans salivating, as its flavours and flair steadily sweep through the nation. It is so popular that in 2016, Famous Brands – of Mugg & Bean, Wimpy, Debonairs and Steers fame – acquired a 51% controlling stake in Fourways’ Salsa Mexican Grill to get a jump start on what is sees as the next big thing in the South African fast-casual restaurant environments.

Restaurateurs John and Lyn Davis spotted the same gap in the market back in 2014 when they opened Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria in the small, scenic Mpumalanga town of White River. In…
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Mexican food adds new flair to South African menus

Thrilling destinations to add to your bucket list

ST HELENA

Book now to be one of the first guests at the new luxury Mantis St Helena hotel, which will be completed in September. You’ll be enchanted by this outpost in the Atlantic ocean and its fascinating history. Play on the world’s most remote golf course, visit the house where Napoleon died in exile, dive, bird-watch and enjoy great hiking trails. Over 2 000km from the nearest landmass – Africa – St Helena boasts a spectacular variety of landscapes and vistas, nearly 500 endemic species and impressive marine biodiversity.

BERLIN, GERMANY

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Thrilling destinations to add to your bucket list

WINTER CUISINE FROM THE CAPE

It’s the season to enjoy hearty meals that warm the soul, and what better place to enjoy this than at some of South Africa’s finest restaurants. Here’s a look at a few winter menu offerings and specials to taste in and around the Western Cape.

FABER at Avondale, Paarl

Eric Bulpitt and Jonathan Grieve Bulpitt make use of the estate’s gardens and farm to harvest fine produce, and have a zero-wastage policy. Expect delectable, warming dishes such as duck ravioli with nasturtium pesto and duck broth, as well as hen’s egg, mackerel bokkoms, pickled garlic, grand padano with herbs and flowers from…
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WINTER CUISINE FROM THE CAPE

Moët Party Day 2017: A Q&A with Aimee Kellen

Nothing says celebration like the sound of a champagne cork popping! So ahead of Moët Party Day – taking place in 80 countries around the globe on 17 June 2017 – we asked Aimee Kellen, Moët Hennessy Champagne Portfolio Manager, about this global celebration and all things champagne.

Q: So Aimee, tell us a little more about Moët Party Day 2017.

On 17 June this year, Moët & Chandon will be hosting the second edition of Moët Party Day, a 24-hour international celebration of all life’s memorable moments, taking place in leading cities around the globe from London to…
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Moët Party Day 2017: A Q&A with Aimee Kellen

Bushfire – hotter than ever

Don’t make my mistake and let it take you 10 years to get to the MTN Bushfire Festival. If last year’s festival was anything to go by, the 11th edition (26-28th May) in Ezulwini Valley will be lit!

Swaziland may be small, but the BBC named its larger-than-life annual music festival the best in Africa. It’s a truly global event in terms of the performers and audience, and I danced – craft beer in hand – among 16 000 or so visitors from 58 countries. Whether you think you can dance or not, you’ll be tapping your feet, swaying or…
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Bushfire – hotter than ever

The first Radisson RED – a hotel with a millennial mindset

The V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District, which is shaping up to be a hive of cultural activity for travellers and Cape Town locals alike, will soon be home to Africa’s first Radisson RED, a unique hotel inspired by art, music and fashion.

The hotel opens its doors in the third quarter of 2017, and will offer a unique take on modern hospitality, according to Dale Simpson, curator of Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. “Radisson RED is inspired by the trends and lifestyle of the ageless millennial, tapping into modern, high-tech travellers,” he says.

“In addition to 252 contemporary rooms…
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The first Radisson RED – a hotel with a millennial mindset