eat & drink

SA’s Eat Out Best Everyday Eateries announced

Where do South Africans go for their favourite burgers, coffee and steaks? The people’s favourite eateries in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga were revealed at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries celebrations in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 17 and 24 October.

These accolades were presented after a year-long period of voting and a gruelling adjudicating process. The top names in each category were determined by star ratings given by the public on eatout.co.za, in conjunction with scoring from professional Eat Out critics.

This is the third year running that Eat Out, together with Mercedes-Benz, has…
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SA’s Eat Out Best Everyday Eateries announced

A taste of Italy in Joburg with Alex Greenleaf of Rosto

In the heart of one of Johannesburg’s oldest suburbs, Linden, lies Rosto, an eatery that is equal parts refreshing, and yet strangely familiar in all the ways you’d hope. With its Italian-inspired rotisserie chicken – that’s downright better than your mother’s – and flavour-laden street food fit for any appitite, Rosto offers a menu that boasts both grand and authentic flavours.

But this is by no means a run-of-the mill trattoria. Its contemporary decor – made up of bright yellow accents elegantly contrasted by grey walls – makes for a modern local favourite with a big Italian heart.

Co-owner and Manager at Rosto Foods Alex Greenleaf shared the restaurant’s philosophy, the importance of…
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A taste of Italy in Joburg with Alex Greenleaf of Rosto

Four scenic places to enjoy sundowners in Joburg

If you’re looking for the perfect locale in bustling Johannesburg to savour sundowners this spring and summer, then you’re in luck, as the city offers something for everyone. Below are four places to enjoy sundowners in Joburg.

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Westcliff

Picture refreshing cocktails against a stunning backdrop of Johannesburg at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, as various DJs set the mood with the Flames Sundowner Sessions. These will take place until the end of summer in 2018 from 5.30pm, weather permitting. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Lounge reservations are not required.

The Living Room, Maboneng

If you’re looking for…
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Four scenic places to enjoy sundowners in Joburg

Take a tour of Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery

South Africa is home to the continent’s only commercial whisky distillery, the James Sedgwick Distillery in the Western Cape. The home of Three Ships Whisky and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, which have won international awards, the distillery is open to the public, who can experience the art behind beautifully crafted whisky on African shores.

Nestled in the picturesque Boland town of Wellington, an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s city centre, newbies and connoisseurs alike can indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience that includes tasting a few whiskies.

Tastings and tours are usually limited to 10 people, but during the festive season, 20 may do a tour. On arrival,…
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Take a tour of Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery

African foodie Instagrammers to follow

One of Africa’s treasures is its diversity of people, cultures and traditions. This is clearly reflected in our diverse cuisine. From the Cape Malay flavours of Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap, to the fresh and citrusy flavours of coastal Kenya, Africa is a melting pot of some of the world’s best dishes.

In celebration of Heritage Month, follow these foodies who proudly share the unique flavours of their regions with the world on Instagram:

Aftrad Village Kitchen

Joana Yeboah-Acheampong of Aftrad Village Kitchen shared traditional Ghanaian recipes and the process involved in making them through her live streams.

African foodie Instagrammers to follow

Season 3 of Siba’s Table is set to be a feast

Siba Mtongana has not only captured the hearts of South Africans, becoming a household name since season one of Siba’s Table, but has also gone on to inspire delicious cooking around the world that is – as the term the award-winning South African chef is famous for – simply, “va-va-voom!”

From classic recipes she’s effortlessly redefined into modern staples to unique dishes, Mtongana has conquered the Food Network, both locally and abroad. The first two seasons are among the highest-rating programmes on Food Network SA, and were the first South African programmes to be broadcast on the US Cooking Channel. She returns to our screens…
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Season 3 of Siba’s Table is set to be a feast