New menu for refreshed Reuben’s

OOCT Reubens New Menu - Seared Scallops, cauliflower puree, miso roasted sweet corn, sauteed mushrooms, pancetta (HR) 1

After a decor refresh over winter, chef Reuben Riffel has reopened his eponymous restaurant at Cape Town’s glamorous One&Only hotel with a focused new menu that sees the quality of cooking dialled up a notch. While retaining the bistro homeliness, the complexity of the dishes shows that Reuben and his team of chefs are out to impress.

His trademark plate of chilli-salted squid with Vietnamese nuam choc dressing on a crispy leaf salad never…
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Cape Town’s upcoming foodie hotspot

Images courtesy of The Shortmarket Club

Images courtesy of The Shortmarket Club

The Shortmarket Club promises a fantastic culinary experience for patrons who visit from its opening date in June. And with Luke Dale-Roberts heading the enterprise, it’s sure to make waves in the South African food industry.

Dale-Roberts has partnered with his wife, Sandalene, his top chef, Wesley Randles, and manager Simon Widdison in opening the restaurant just off the iconic Bree Street.

Although Dale-Roberts’ focus remains on The Test Kitchen and The Pot Luck Club in Woodstock, he will…
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New culinary sensation to hit Pretoria

Images courtesy of Chefs @ 366

Images courtesy of Chefs @ 366

Former chef to Nelson Mandela, Chef Brett Ladds, will be launching his own ground-breaking restaurant in Pretoria in the near future. Chefs @ 566  will see Ladds’ dream come to life as it provides diners with an interactive culinary experience.

This has been a long-time dream of Ladds who – having cooked for a number of prominent figures and aided in establishing of multiple businesses – will bring invaluable experience to the table.

“Food must only be made with love; the taste…
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Dale-Roberts’ Jozi restaurant to open in January

Luke Dale-Roberts soon to be starring at The Saxon in Johannesburg.

Luke Dale-Roberts, soon to be starring at The Saxon in Johannesburg.

The news that esteemed chef Luke Dale-Roberts was opening a restaurant in Johannesburg certainly made waves in local food circles a few months back (read the Sawubona story here). The great news is that his pop-up restaurant at The Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa opens in January.

Dale-Roberts – owner of The Test Kitchen (the 2015 winner of the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant of the…
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Myoga Restaurant

Myoga Restaurant - Mushroom (LR)

Truffle Chawanmushi (Japanese egg custard).

Could I have stumbled across the most comfortable restaurant in Cape Town? Perhaps ‘comfortable’ conjures images of slouchy couches and diner-style food, but Myoga is streets away from this. On the ‘plush’ side of comfortable, it offers roomy tables and poised armchairs. We were there on a rain-sogged mid-week evening and even though the restaurant was buzzing, we could still hold an easy conversation without having to shout above the noise. On the (dare I say it?) more romantic side…
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Fun Things to do in Perth

 

Perth is the perfect combination of cosmopolitan city and beach life. Image courtesy iStock.

Perth is the perfect combination of cosmopolitan city and beach life. Image courtesy iStock.

Beach Life: Perth’s many beaches are very easy to access and offer barbecue facilities and a range of activities, including swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kite-surfing and paddle-boarding. The most popular beaches include Leighton and Port Beaches, South Beach, Trigg Beach and Cottesloe Beach (among many others).

Fremantle Markets: Situated in the original market building, built in 1897, there are more than 150 stalls filled…
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