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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

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

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