We do love our food and wine festivals down here in the Cape - they are the perfect excuse to experience a whole variety of tastes and flavours, all condensed in one place. Which is maybe another reason we love such festivals: we're often a bit too laid back to go out and visit each restaurant or winery. The Constantia Food & Wine Festival is back, taking place between Friday 4 and Sunday 6 May 2012 at the Constantia Uitsig Cricket Oval. Which is also convenient for those who don't like travelling too far out of Cape Town. This popular annual event showcases over 40 of the finest wines and delicious food from the valley's award-winning restaurants. Organisers promise that visitors will be treated to
We are told that Cloete's Restaurant at the Alphen Hotel in Constantia has recently undergone a complete refurbishment taking it back to its former historical glory. The restaurant also has a new chef, Simon Kemp. Word out there is that prices are very reasonable - R160 for a two course and R200 for a three course meal. 17 on Loader will be planning a trip any day soon! Tel 021 794 5011.