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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

Q&A with AtholPlace Executive Chef Willie Malherbe

AtholPlace Restaurant is located within the elegant, boutique-styled AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Sandton. Known for its creativity in food preparation, the restaurant – which extends out onto a beautiful terrace overlooking the manicured lawn and sparkling hotel pool – has fast-established a reputation of being one of the best eateries in the city.

The restaurant is about to launch a new winter menu that promises to continue titillating the taste buds of its discerning clientele. Sawubona caught up with the restaurant’s Executive Chef Willie Malherbe to chat about the ins and outs of the new menu.

When are you launching your winter menu?

In…
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Q&A with AtholPlace Executive Chef Willie Malherbe

WATCH: Gin tasting, anyone?

The Woodstock Gin Company in Cape Town offers craft gin with interesting flavour combinations, while educating you about the science behind its formulations. Andrea Williams showed us the ropes on a walk through this gin haven and gave us a chance to see how the gin is made. We also got to sample a selection of the spirits, which are made with heart and passion.

WATCH: Gin tasting, anyone?

La Boqueria: A food market tour in a single restaurant

In the heart of Parktown North on 17th Ave lies new kid on the block, La Boqueria, a restaurant that celebrates some of the world’s  beloved food markets – from London’s Borough Market to Barcelona’s La Boqueria on Las Ramblas – and the age-old cooking disciplines behind revered delicacies.

With a menu flavoured with indulgent and healthy popular street foods, La Boqueria offers a little something for any time of day with a global flair. The menu offers dishes such as a slow-cooked paella prepared in a traditional hearth to scrumptious, warm churros for dipping into a hot bowl of decadent chocolate.

La Boqueria…
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La Boqueria: A food market tour in a single restaurant

James Clark on “eating on the go” in Cape Town

The Cape Town Eats City Walking Tour hosted by Cape Fusion Tours goes under the skin of the city, taking you away from the fine dining establishments to places that may be overlooked when exploring the city without a guide. These are the spots where locals eat and play.

We explore the city from all sides; its history, the people and their cultures and cuisines, as well as contemporary Cape Town and its artisanal trends. Cape Town is a city that has been changing at a rapid rate since the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

What started out as a run-down central business district…
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James Clark on “eating on the go” in Cape Town

Top chefs explain why simple ingredients and primitive cooking are best

Over the past 20 years, molecular gastronomy has pushed boundaries and challenged chefs around the world. Whether you call it a revolution or a trend, it’s essentially shifted the international food scene into a new era. But what’s next?  Three of South Africa’s top chefs – David Higgs, James Diack and Russell Armstrong – weigh in on how primitive cooking methods, quality ingredients and simple dishes are shaping plates around the country.

The death knell to molecular gastronomy was delivered by the pioneer himself, Heston Blumenthal who in an interview with The Guardian’s Observer earlier this year, stated that things…
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Top chefs explain why simple ingredients and primitive cooking are best