eat & drink

Belly of the Beast: An eatery that turns the tables

Picture an eatery nestled in the heart of Cape Town that only serves dishes made up of seasonal, locally sourced produce and where the menu – which will offer no menu options or set number of courses – changes every day to the excitement of only 20 patrons. This is the vision of Neil Swart and his business partner, Anouchka Horn of the famed Arugula Bistro in Welgemoed. The pair are set to revitalise the Capetonian dining experience through Belly of the Beast.

With the location soon to be revealed, it will be a nose-to-tail eatery that will ensure that every part of the…
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Belly of the Beast: An eatery that turns the tables

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

Four Seasons The Westcliff has your festive season dining sorted

Yes, it’s that time of the year for putting your plans for the festive season in place. If you’ll be enjoying a staycation in Johannesburg, or visiting the vibrant city from places far and near, the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff has your festive season dining with friends and families covered.

Sunday 24 December 2017

Enjoy lunch at Flames from 12pm-2pm or a family dinner from 7pm-11pm at R1 200 per person to kick off the festive celebrations. Indulge in an extravagant cheese table with whole local and international cheeses, served with crackers, lavash, homemade chutneys and preserves, while being serenaded…
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Four Seasons The Westcliff has your festive season dining sorted

Top Tsogo Sun chefs prove Christmas can never come too soon

A bit of Christmas cheer at any time of the year certainly can’t hurt, and Tsogo Sun spread just that with its chefs’ culinary prowess this July.

The hotel chain’s Christmas in July tasting menu, held at Punchinello’s at Southern Sun Montecasino, comprised festive dishes by eight top chefs from Tsogo Sun’s leading restaurants.

The eight-dish menu was prepared by chefs Kenneth Ngubane, Ruben Daniels, Deena Naidoo, Mathew Foxon, Sandi Richmond, Gareth Jordaan, Clinton Bonhomme and Prenolan Naidoo.

To set the tone, Ruben Daniels of Back O’ the Moon at Gold Reef City served up watermelon and goat’s cheese salad with gingerbread-spiced yoghurt and…
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Top Tsogo Sun chefs prove Christmas can never come too soon

EB Social Kitchen & Bar’s winter menu is as warm as the Mediterranean

Exclusive Books’ Social Kitchen & Bar in Hyde Park has introduced a new menu to warm patrons this chilly season, with Chef Russell Armstrong’s new Chef’s Selection paying homage to Mediterranean flavours.

“This winter, we have been inspired by the comfort food that is synonymous with the warm waters around the Mediterranean – Spain, Morocco, Italy, the South of France, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East,” explains Armstrong.

From falafels, turmeric cauliflower with artichokes, to the Fishmonger’s Choice with chermoula (Algerian pesto) and more, it’s a tasty menu centred around sharing. Pop in to enjoy a five-course lunch menu for R420 or a seven-course dinner for…
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EB Social Kitchen & Bar’s winter menu is as warm as the Mediterranean

Launch of Godet Cognac

Cognac-lovers in South Africa will soon be introduced to a new player set to take a major piece of the market. French family-run Godet Cognac recently launched a range of their finest Cognacs locally.

Godet House, which is one of the oldest family-owned Cognac houses, dates back to the 1500s. Its distinctive blends featua floral, fruity nose palate, which has earned Godet a reputation for elegance and sophisticated balance.

The Cognac house is based in La Rochelle in France, the birthplace of the spirit. Godet is one of a select group of Cognac-makers to produce its blends using grapes from all…
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Launch of Godet Cognac