The annual Paarl Ommiberg "Round the Rock" Wine Festival is fast becoming a favourite harvesting fair in the Paarl Winelands, and on March the 9th 2013, celebrations take off in full gear at Nederburg. Gather family and friends for a day filled with exciting harvesting activities, live entertainment, wine tasting and delicious food at the beautiful wine farm.An access card valid at participating wineries which includes a tasting glass and a programme can be purchased for R100 at the Visitor center. Tickets are on sale for R80 per person through Computicket. At Nederburg your ticket entitles you to a free tasting of young wines straight from the tank or barrel and an oven-fresh onion tartlet, to complement the young wines. You can
We took a meander down Loop Street, anticipating a dreary lunch in some streetside shop, with a Coca-Cola sponsored sign. Luckily for us, good karma and the will of the gods places in front of Open Art. Nosey parkers as we are, we wandered up the stairs (and what may as well have been along the yellow-brick road) to have a peek. What a fantasmagorical place. Firstly, the gallery. It is so so rare that I like that much modern art in one place. In addition, my attending lunch-mate and I, NEVER agree on art. So that fact that we were both standing there smitten at the sight and smell of oils and enamels, is really quite something. The gallery has that "we tidied up the garage" feel to it. Nothing pretentious, nothing clinical.
For those of us that reside on the 'burbs side of the mountain, we occasionally feel cheated of the abundant trendy little bistros and food-stops that one stumbles into so frequently in town. While I love the picket-fence-school-bell atmosphere, I do often catch the city-bowl-itis and drive into town just for the sake of seeing and doing something different - and perhaps being in a place where the average customer does not tick either the "soccer mom" or "geriatric" box. Luckily though, as the Mother City does, the Southern Suburbs are rejuvenating and thanks to places like The Kitchen, The Bromwell and The Old Biscuit Mill (which started it all), what was industrial Woodstock/Salt River (I'm never really sure of the
For those of you that haven't yet - GO. I was out on a first dinner date, expecting the discomfort of a swanky place and what I got instead was Bizerca - in the words of Deslandes himself, "It’s not fancy French dining, which can be stuffy and intimidating, but true bistro style, which is relaxed without compromising on quality". Award-winning Australian chef Laurent Deslandes. Although it should go without saying, it seldom is the case that a restaurant's real show-stopper is what it serves - but such can be said of Bizerca. really was the food. Bizerca, encapsulates what a fine dining experience should be - An EXPERIENCE. The set menu changes bi-monthly, while a chalkboard denotes the delicacies of the
Summertime is around the corner and it’s time for a well-balanced diet. We recommend carrot cake, pumpkin pies, tomato tarts and almond croissants, and furthermore, where best to find them… For sweethearts with a sweet tooth and late night cravings, Limnos bakery, Claremont, is a slice of rapture - lush interiors, amidst heady aromas of buttery cinnamon, cocoa and roasting coffee beans. Their cakes look as delectable as they taste and their marbled chocolate cheesecake left us in a state of childlike wonderment. Although also superb in the sun, Limnos Claremont uniquely and perfectly succeeds in creating an enchanting, evening bakery experience. Taking pastries to new levels of opulence, is The One and