eat & drink

SIBALICIOUS MEALS HEADING SAA’s WAY

Siba, who refers to herself as a culinary expert, rather than a celebrity chef, says she finds inspiration in everyday moments. “To me, food is love and absolutely anything that ignites the same feeling in the soul is inspiration to me.” She adds that she lives her brand: “I believe it’s important to be completely immersed in your industry if you want to be the best, which I do.”

Siba completed a Bachelor’s degree in food and consumer sciences, majoring in nutrition and food sciences, which she believes elevates her offering, as does feedback from her fans, particularly on social…
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SIBALICIOUS MEALS HEADING SAA’s WAY

4 DELICIOUS ITALIAN-INSPIRED EATERIES TO TRY

This month we’re tucking into an array of delicious Italian-inspired treats – and we didn’t even have to leave SA’s shores!

Forti Grill & Bar

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” This is the philosophy behind chef Fortunato Mazzone’s food at Forti Grill & Bar in Pretoria (Time Square, Menlyn Maine). A combo of fine dining and Italian cuisine, peppered with recipes passed down through the family (“Prawns of My Father” has been on the menu since 1976), the vibe and small touches bring the Italian character home, with wine, art and music integral…
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4 DELICIOUS ITALIAN-INSPIRED EATERIES TO TRY

THE JOURNEY TO AFRICA WITH CELEBRITY CHEF, COCO REINHARZ

There are three things that spark light in Chef Coco’s eyes: When he talks about his wife, Nassim, and his three daughters, Timorie, Noémie, and Annayah; when he talks about his mother and when he discusses his passion for food.

Chef Coco’s journey into the culinary world started many years ago, at the hands of his Burundian grandfather, a fellow chef. He believes this love of food was genetically transferred to his mother, who in turn infused it into his own DNA. “I am slowly transferring this love to my own daughters,” he shares.

Chef Coco’s family left Burundi for the…
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THE JOURNEY TO AFRICA WITH CELEBRITY CHEF, COCO REINHARZ

WOMEN IN WINE: THE FORMIDABLE TEAM BEHIND KUNJANI WINE ESTATE

Almost seven years ago, South African businesswoman and fledgling winemaker Pia Watermeyer met German entrepreneur Paul Bath (whose family has a winemaking background in Germany) at a wedding on a Cape wine estate. A long-distance relationship emerged from this fortuitous happenstance, leading to many passionate conversations and bottles of wine being enjoyed over long lunches. The couple’s shared love of dancing and wine led to the purchase of a wine estate in Stellenbosch that would later be rebranded as Kunjani Wine Estate.

Kunjani” is an isiZulu greeting that translates to “how are things going with you?”

An unconventional greeting…
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WOMEN IN WINE: THE FORMIDABLE TEAM BEHIND KUNJANI WINE ESTATE

There’s a new head chef in town at AtholPlace

Described as “a home away from home”, award-winning boutique hotel AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is a Johannesburg destination highlight for many a reason. The latest of which is new Head Chef Omar Koenen, who joined owners Morukuru Family in February.

Hailing from the Netherlands and boasting a passion for food ignited in his teens, the 25-year-old is something of a maverick, with an innate ability to communicate through food.

READ MORE: Chef Sullaphen serves up a culinary odyssey at the Radisson Blu Anchorage

Prior to his move to South Africa in 2015, the young chef, who has Indonesian roots, trained at various Bib…
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There’s a new head chef in town at AtholPlace

THE TEST KITCHEN LAUNCHES “THE DROUGHT KITCHEN”

It’s no secret that the word on every Capetonian’s lips at the moment is the terrible drought that has Cape Town in its grip. And with little respite in the weather and Day Zero looming, the potential impact on the local economy, specifically the hospitality industry, is devastating.

In April 2018, The Test Kitchen will introduce a reduced-water dining experience which will run exclusively for two months until end May. The Drought Kitchen – essentially a pop-up within The Test Kitchen – has had Luke Dale Roberts and his team focusing all their creative energy on coming up…
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THE TEST KITCHEN LAUNCHES “THE DROUGHT KITCHEN”