Warm greetings from La Mouette Restaurant!

La Mouette

We are delighted to share our Early Spring Tasting Menu available until the end of September 6 course Tasting Menu R185 Snack Salty crisps, ‘cocktail’ espuma, sweet corn arancini Green pea soup Goats cheese, confit onion, mint oil and lavoche Smoked potato and truffle salad Smoked potato puree, salt baked potatoes, thyme, truffle dressing, onion and brioche crumble Or Fritto misto calamari, artichoke puree, spring vegetables, rocket, chilli and lime dressing Roasted chicken Crispy pastilla, parmesan gnocchi, baby gem lettuce and pea puree Or Fontina tortellini Butternut puree, baby spinach, parmesan and chestnut sauce Rhubarb crumble Vanilla panacotta, custard, orange meringue, black pepper crumble and rhubarb                  

Eating out this Christmas in Cape Town

Christmas in Cape Town

The time to eat, drink and be merry has arrived. Diets are pushed aside and culinary skills are put to the ultimate test as your mother-in-law peers over your shoulder whilst you stuff the Turkey. However if you prefer not be stuck in the kitchen this Christmas we have compiled a list of establishments that still have space available to devour you favourite Christmas fare. From all of us at What’s Up Cape Town, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy, prosperous New Year! December 24th 2012 – Christmas Eve Christmas Eve at Nobu Cape Town with indulgent and mesmerising dish such as Sake Roast Whitefish with Jalapeno or the Chocolate Bento Box; a dark chocolate fondant with green tea ice cream and a sesame seed tuile to                  

Beefing it up Wagyu style

Wagyu Beef

Top Chefs, foodies, cooks and the discerning diner are talking about the hottest meaty option to hit South African menu’s - Wagyu Beef - be it a delicious burger, a succulent sirloin or a tasty T-bone - Wagyu is an absolute meat lovers treat! The word Wagyu refers to all Japanese beef cattle ('Wa' means Japanese or japanese-style and 'gyu' means cattle). South African beef is generally very lean compared to other countries’, but it is actually the fat that produces and enhances the flavour in the meat, this is the main reason why Wagyu is so delicious because compared to other beef, it has incredible fat marbling that renders down to produce a wonderfully intense flavour. South African Wagyu cattle are farmed solely on Woodview                  

May the wors be with you…

Gourmet Boerie Cape Town

Round of applause and a standing ovation for the South African sausage has gone gourmet! A little spiced mince and a sausage casing is definitely NOT what boerewors is all about… If you are a patriotic South African you will appreciate this imaginative new local is lekker eatery that has taken the traditional boerewors roll to a new level! So just how creative can you be with a boerie roll you ask? Kate Marek, Silwood culinary sorcerer has created these gourmet boerie delights: The Breakfast Boerie, The Gorgonzola, The Hangover, The Herbiwors, and even a special Kiddies Boerie. Pick your boerie and eat it - you have a choice between traditional, lamb, chicken or vegetarian boerewors, with an Ostrich boerewors in the pipeline. All                  

Upper Eastside Hotel to host first MasterChef dinner

An evening out with MAsterChef South Africa

The Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock will be hosting a series of exclusive dinners prepared by some of South Africa’s very own MasterChef finalists. Kicking off on Thursday, October 18, diners at the hotel’s Liberty’s restaurant will be treated to the culinary magic of Sue-Ann Allen and Ilse Fourie, who achieved runner up and a top five position respectively in the inaugural local series of the global cooking phenomenon. Together with expert input from the hotel’s executive chef, Simon Kemp, the pair will be using the freshest seasonal ingredients including herbs from the hotel’s recently launched organic rooftop garden – the first of its kind at an urban hotel in South Africa. In addition to interaction with the MasterChefs                  

Keenwä the taste of Peru in Cape Town

Keenwa Peruvian Restaurant Cape Town

Peruvian foodie enthusiast and culinary brainchild behind this little gem is the rather swanky and dashing German de la Melena. With his heart torn between two cities he decided to settle in the Mother City and bring Peru to the table. With a keen eye he picked a spot that would become the next “in-thing” in the heart of Cape Town on the popular Fan Walk and nestled his business just below the Buitengracht fan bridge in a beautiful double storey Victorian building. The name Keenwä stemmed from the starch based superfood Quinoa, a type of grain or seed that originates from the mountains of Peru and Bolivia, since the pronunciation of Quinoa in English is very different to what it sounds like in Spanish, German thought it would be                  

Cape Thyme… Passion, Perfection and Personal touch

Cape Thyme Cape Town

How many of us have the time to cook and prepare a meal at home? With ever growing tight schedules and busy lifestyles, it is far easier to pick up a take-away or thaw pre-prepared meals stocked in our freezers - pop them in the Micro and Wham Bam Thank YOU Maa’m dinner is served! But is this conducive to a healthy lifestyle? Do these meals have the goodness and nutrients that our bodies require? Unfortunately not… Jacinta Adonis realised the need for a wholesome, healthy meal alternative to suit the lifestyles of folks that are continuously on the go. With special attention to good-for-you, Cape Thyme focuses on low GI meals specifically for diabetics; low cholesterol options and weight control suggestive plans. With the demand                  

Mincing it up – The Dogs Bollocks Burgers

Roodehek str Cape Town Dogs Bollocks Burgers

The Dogs Bollocks is making mince meat out of the Cape Town burger community. The recipe to success? Simple really… an unpretentious atmosphere and simply delicious burgers. The Dogs Bollocks is snuggled between two buildings in a garage-come-alley at no 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, just off Buitenkant Street. The brainchild behind the Dogs Bollocks burgers is none other than esteemed restaurateur Nigel Woods. His hands on approach keeps him busy flipping the limited amount of fifty burgers a night. Picture the burger of you dreams, jam-packed with all the yuminess you can imagine - oozing deliciousness, tightly wrapped up snug as a bug in a sheet of newsprint – ready for you to devour. Salivating much? These larney                  

Cook Franschhoek – Bon appétit!

Master Classes in cooking

Franschhoek is cooking up a storm this weekend with the second Cook Franchoek festival which kicked off at 10am this morning. Delicious aromas are drifting from farm to farm as some of the Cape’s top Chefs demonstrate their talents in Master classes at a selection of wine farms, restaurants and demo kitchens. So why Franschhoek? Simply because it is home to some of the finest wining and dining our country has to offer not to mention the most stunning surroundings! Cook Franschhoek is an opportunity for cooking enthusiasts and foodies to admire, learn, listen and eat the dish prepared by acclaimed Chefs and leave hopeful of being able to re-produce the delightful dishes in your own kitchens. Top Master Chefs include Liam                  

Planet Green Salad Bar

Crispy Green Salad with ingredients of your choice

Do you receive those mails that circulate the office that make you want to stop eating all together? "Margarine is one molecule away from being classified as plastic or KFC chicken is 100% processed, with lumo pink dyes added and extruded into little balls coated with the colonel's "secret" recipe" EWW! grossness! Well it is making us more conscious about where we eat, what we consume and where it comes from. This is how Planet Green salad bar in Kloof street was born “We noticed that people are becoming more interested in having a healthy alternative to traditional greasy takeaways, so with the interest of nutrition in mind and the willingness to provide an alternative, we came up with the perfect