Category: Eat & Drink Me

Pars pro toto, Veld + Sea Foraging

I had been invited a few times as a guest of The Botanist Gin to attend one of their foraging excursions for influencers, trade and media however due to scheduling issues I was never able to attend. And so, with the past few weeks a blur of airport waiting lounges, hotel suites and the back seats of cars crisscrossing the Western and Northern Cape … Read More Pars pro toto, Veld + Sea Foraging

Through the looking glass, Clarke’s bar and dining room.

So I’ve lived in this Mother City of ours just over a year, and to be honest the one thing that really bugs me is that on Sundays there is nowhere really to go within the city bowl (even my friends roll their eyes when I suggest that other place in Sea Point which I love to frequent) and yet there was a small … Read More Through the looking glass, Clarke’s bar and dining room.

Not all treasure is silver and gold, The Larder deli and dinner club

So it’s no surprise that I love to write about hidden gems like The Larder, especially when the food is good, the coffee is even better and it’s right on your walk to and from the office in the morning and afternoon. So, it wasn’t until after a few weeks since moving to our new offices in Claremont that I grew bored with the usual … Read More Not all treasure is silver and gold, The Larder deli and dinner club

Matthew Krone, master winemaker

It could not have been a more perfect evening for a bissextile celebration as guests, friends and industry came together in the quaint courtyard of Societi Bistro in support of Matthew Krone (@Kronematt). This independent winemaker, and new father, has quietly been making a name for himself in the industry, however, the with the launch of his maiden prestige cuvée Methode Cap Classic (MCC) Alexandra … Read More Matthew Krone, master winemaker

Mad dogs and Englishmen, The Botanist Gin

Acclaimed polymath and inventor of all things English, Sir Noël Coward once quipped “a perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.” A man of his times perhaps but Raphaël Cristini (@RCSA_BA) is a man of ours. For those not in the know, and not surprising because this King of Cool generally … Read More Mad dogs and Englishmen, The Botanist Gin

Some like it hot, Jarryd’s Eatery

I thought when I moved to Cape Town it meant that I no longer had to eat in a mall, but I’m happy to break that rule for what has become THE spot for all-day breakfast and healthy lunches by locals and tourists alike. Started by Jarryd and Ariel Segal, this espresso bar and eatery has been around for a good few months now. … Read More Some like it hot, Jarryd’s Eatery

Dim sum and then some, Beijing Opera

Twice in as many weeks, friends from KZN and I have crossed the threshold of Beijing Opera for dim sum (and then some) that I had to put my love for it on record. As with many of Cape Town’s premiere food establishments that have roots as something else entirely, in this case, a sporadic pop-up dinner club, this full-fledged restaurant recently celebrated its … Read More Dim sum and then some, Beijing Opera