CHEF CANDICE PHILIP LAUNCHES NEW RESTAURANT AT THE SAXON HOTEL

Get ready for herbaceous flavours and intricately-plated dishes at Grei – Chef Candice Philip’s new restaurant at the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in Jo’burg. “Grei”, which loosely translated from Portuguese, means “a society of people”, blends Philip’s love of unusual pairings and the hue of the moment.
“Essentially, grey is colour without colour. This has been a huge inspiration in developing the look and feel of the space and menu,” she says. So what’s on the menu?
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CHEF CANDICE PHILIP LAUNCHES NEW RESTAURANT AT THE SAXON HOTEL

ETHIOPIA WITH A SCOTTISH CULINARY TWIST

In a land of exotic food like injera, wat, shiro and firfir, it’s surprising to find a restaurant where the British staple of Shepherd’s Pie is the talk of the town.

That town is Lalibela in rural Ethiopia, famous for its churches carved into solid rock in the 12th century. The Ben Abeba restaurant is a far newer tourist attraction, adding unusual twists to local fare.

Ben Abeba is co-owned by retired Scottish teacher Susan Aitchison and taxi driver Habtamu Baye, who met when Aitchison taught at a school in a tiny village.

Aitchison puts the whole thing down to “one glass of wine too many”,…
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ETHIOPIA WITH A SCOTTISH CULINARY TWIST

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

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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