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ZIMBABWEAN-BORN GREGORY MUTAMBE ON HIS WINE JOURNEY

“I started my journey in a winery in Zimbabwe, of all places!” chuckles Gregory, down the line from Cape Town’s 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, where he’s Head Sommelier. “Zimbabwe has only two wineries, so it was highly unlikely that I’d end up in the wine industry.”

Nonetheless, he found himself working as a Cellar Assistant at Mukuyu Winery, the oldest winery in Zimbabwe, situated in Marondera, east of Harare.

His work in the cellar soon sparked a fascination with wine. “I had to ask questions to learn more about winemaking, which led to me wanting to know more” he says….
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ZIMBABWEAN-BORN GREGORY MUTAMBE ON HIS WINE JOURNEY

Where to dine in Dubai

With its diverse mix of nationalities and cultures, its growing collection of restaurants run by star chefs and its increasingly influential annual Food Festival, Dubai has rapidly become a top destination for enjoying delicious cuisines from all over the world. Innovative and award-winning culinary establishments are opening all the time, adding to the city’s gastronomic profile. Read on for our pick of the most exciting venues to look out for in 2018.

Elegant dining

Morimoto Dubai

An award-winning concept by Masaharu Morimoto, who shot to fame through the Japanese edition of Iron Chef and is renowned for…
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Where to dine in Dubai

SA’s Chantel Dartnall named Best Female Chef

Local chef Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic continues to create culinary magic, garnering acclaimed success both locally and abroad. On 25 October, Dartnall was named the world’s Best Female Chef at The Best Chef Lady Awards 2017.

Blazing a new path, Dartnall also placed at number 32 on the Best Chef Awards Top 100 list for 2017. The only South African on the list, she was the highest positioned woman and one of only three to make the top 50, alongside Spain’s Elena Azark (33) and France’s Anne-Sophie (47).

The awards have celebrated the world’s top chefs in respect…
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SA’s Chantel Dartnall named Best Female Chef

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

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