Festivals

Constantia Food & Wine Festival

Constantia

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                  

Out of Town

Gaatjie Saltwater Restaurant, Paternoster

Gaatjie Saltwater Restaurant, Paternoster

Next time you're on the West Coast, make sure you make a booking at Gaatjie Saltwater Restaurant, which has fast established itself as one of the culinary highlights of a trip to Paternoster. Set in a simple fisherman's cottage on the town's Voorstrandt beach, it is the brainchild and lifelong dream of Suzi Holtzhauzen, who says she "lives to cook". She started her vocation in all things food with an intensive three-year Cordon Bleu course at Silwood Kitchen, Cape Town, and specialises in local foods with a twist, made from locally produced ingredients, prepared the West Coast way. Specialities include West Coast mussel dishes, oysters, sardines, lobster, various fish, and a creation of anything that is                  

Eating Out

French Toast Wine & Tapas Bar

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3 FOR LUNCH AT FRENCH TOAST WINE & TAPAS BAR --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FRENCH TOAST, the wine and tapas bar in Bree Street Cape Town is offering a superb lunch time menu that offers outstanding value following the exceptional "Reason to Love Mondays" promotion where all wines under the R400 price mark is halved every Monday. Everyday between the hours of 12h00 and 16h00, patrons can stop by for a quick "in-between-meetings" luncheon or enjoy a more leisurely affair with friends at the pocket friendly price of R89.00 per person. This lunch only menu starts with a hearty "soup of the day" followed by a choice from any two dishes off the lunch menu, which                  

Eating Out

Around the World Supper Club

Date: 8 Jun 2011 Time: 19:00 Cape Town Description: La Mouette is very excited to be launching our new Around the World Supper Club which kicks off in June.  It will be a monthly occurrence on the first Wednesday of every month and the first one being on the 8th June 2011.  There will be a different theme every month based on the cuisine from different countries around the world.  We’ll be starting with France and Chef Henry has prepared an amazing menu which will be paired with wines from Glen Carlou.  Arco Laarman, winemaker at Glen Carlou will be joining us so be sure to book. Arco Laarman has joined our French Table 19:00 for 19:30 pm R240 pp including wine                  

Eating Out

Winter Specials @ French Toast

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FRENCH TOAST, the wine and tapas bar in Bree Street which has been winning the hearts and palates of Capetonians since it opened just seven months ago, will be giving its customers even more to smile about this winter – and beyond. Every Monday from now on all wines normally R400 or less a bottle will be half price – all day. The wine list at French Toast is extensive, with nearly a quarter of the offerings coming from France, Italy, Germany and Spain and the remainder a fine representation of the best this country produces. With this promotion, which ranges from De Meye Rosé – list price R98, now R49 – up to the sultry Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block which will be an affordable R200 on Mondays, patrons will be able to enjoy a                  

Eating Out

Real Restaurant Revelations: Kerin “I like to braai” D’Offizi.

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After countless attempts to get a table at the young stallion of an eatery, What’s On, I was finally awarded a table for two on the 28th of April. I accepted gracefully/graciously. I began salivating at the thought of finally being able to come together (in a moment of pure, irresistible pleasure) with Chef Kerin D’Offizi’s speciality – food. Good food. Kerin, 30, hails from our big village by the sea, Cape Town and proudly claims his undying love for the city. He trained at the well known Cape College at a time when women still wore bonnets and Cavendish was but a square of cattle grazing territory, thirteen, yes 13, years ago. Kerin still refuses to divulge information of his life as a dinosaur                  

Eating Out

La Mouette Restaurant does Autumn in Style!

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  LA MOUETTE APRIL AUTUMN SALE 2 for 1 Tasting Menu – buy one and get one FREE For the whole month of April they have decided to put autumn on SALE. You can literally buy one and get one free on their very popular Tasting Menu R240 gets you TWO x 6 course Tasting Menus! The SALE is available Tuesday to Sundays for dinner from 6pm until 10pm every night. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. And check out the mouth watering menu!   ‘Bloody Mary’ spiced tomato jelly, celery, tomato espuma and black pepper _____________ Cheese and truffle croquettes tomato and basil dressing _____________ Butternut squash soup   gorgonzola, sage and onion espuma _____________ Roasted                  

Eating Out

We review Blakes Lounge and Bar

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Blakes is one of those Cape Town venues that have the good fortune of being able to boast that most important of selling points: a view. And not just any view, mind you, but a jaw-droppingly spectacular vantage point looking directly at the imposing edifice of Table Mountain. That's why the top level of Blakes is really the place to start as you enter through the venue's large Asian doors and are faced with the first of the venue's three levels: the Kimono Lounge & Persian Deck. Arriving for dinner on a weeknight, this plush and dark club section was predictably empty, so we took the stairs up to the second level – the bar and restaurant area. Here we found the Long Bar, with a large and welcoming bar                  

Night Life

The Sugarhut Club to spice up Cape Town’s nightlife

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Cape Town has a new concept in nightlife entertainment to spice up the East City Precinct. Taking inspiration from the UK-based franchise of the same name, The Sugarhut features themed bar areas, laid-back lounges and world-class fusion food. Conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Cape Town’s up and coming East City Precinct, the venue is spacious enough to accommodate the jet-set party crowd, yet intimate enough to appeal to older, more discerning customers. Comprised of a series of individually themed zones, décor at the The Sugarhut is elegant and enchanting. Boho-chic meets ultra-glamourous with a combination of low-slung lanterns and sparkling crystal chandeliers, with fluorescent hot pink and cool blue                  

Eating Out

New restaurant at Val de Vie Wine & Polo Estate, Paarl

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Looking for an interesting new venue in the winelands? The Polo Club Restaurant and Lounge Bar at Val de Vie overlooks pristine polo fields and is surrounded by the majestic Franschhoek and Paarl mountains. You can sip award-winning wines from the estate while watching world-class polo from the terrace outside. Newly appointed chef Dewald Hurter trained at Buitenverwachting wine estate and spent many years as an Executive Chef at Madison on First and the luxurious five-star Pana Lodge Boutique Hotel. He focuses on Casalinga-style Italian food, with specialities like the Risotte di Pesce laden with prawns, mussels and calamari and the freshly made traditional pizzas, with a special recipe light base and selection of delicious