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The Foodbarn Studio

The Foodbarn Studio

TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL THEY GET THEIR LIQUOR LICENSE SORTED OUT Ever since the closing of The Flagship there has been a gap for an intimate dining experience on the Cape Peninsula.   The Flagship was my idea of heaven – 5 courses paired with 5 wines by a passionate chef who introduced each course while you stared at him and the sea view.   As such I was terribly excited to receive a call from Chef Franck Dangereaux to hear…

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A touch of Reverie with Chef Julia Hattingh – Reverie Social Table

A touch of Reverie with Chef Julia Hattingh – Reverie Social Table

Reverie ………….a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.   A daydream………. a fantastic visionary Chef Julia Hattingh has created a space where people will quite simply come together for dinner.   The table seats 18 people who will gather at this table d’hôte restaurant to relax, laugh, chat, interact and enjoy an evening where Chef Julia will send our her inspired creations for you to dissect, photograph, nibble and chat about with your neighbour.   Each…

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The Dog’s Bollocks grows its family to include the Bitches Tits & Deluxe Coffee

The Dog’s Bollocks grows its family to include the Bitches Tits & Deluxe Coffee

The Dog’s Bollocks has found a wife and she has the slightly rude name that I am sure must be grabbing drivers attention as they head down Buitenkant Street.   The Dog’s Bollocks are now serving breakfast and lunch – admittedly all under different names – what a fabulously unusual approach!   At the back of the L-shaped property Deluxe micro coffee roastery have moved onto the property. I headed down there yesterday to try their new delicious sounding sandwich…

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Don Pedro is back – and it’s fabulous again!

Don Pedro is back – and it’s fabulous again!

Don Pedro’s was a legend in Cape Town for many years – it was a spot where everyone turned up to hang out in the early hours of the morning after partying all over town. Slowly it became run down and more and more dingy. It was bought last year by the Madame Zingara group – its owner Richard is flamboyant and owns the wonderful tented Madame Zingara theatre/circus which has been a run away success in this country.  This later…

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On a Roll – Dog’s Kitchen! Cape Town opens its first gourmet hot dog restaurant!

On a Roll – Dog’s Kitchen! Cape Town opens its first gourmet hot dog restaurant!

Rolling on with the blogging we went to try out On a Roll and to chat to Peter Ayub in his Dog’s Kitchen.  This blog has been sitting in my drafts folder for a few weeks as life has been rolling on!   I better hurry up with it as it looks like there will be lots of gourmet worsies to chose from by the time I publish this! I am definitely spotting a move away from fussy fine dining and…

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Quirky new restaurants in Cape Town – The South China Dim Sum Bar in Long Street

Quirky new restaurants in Cape Town – The South China Dim Sum Bar in Long Street

It is such exciting times – Cape Town has its first Dim Sum Bar!!  Quirky!! Seriously quirky. Ed & Clint saved their money from working weekends at the City Bowl Market in town and used it to transform an absolute hole of a spot in Long Street into a fab and funky little Dim Sum Bar.  This spot was formerly a very tiny night club with solid black walls.  One can see that this restaurant has been decorated on a…

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Bruce Robertson’s new venture – dining in his home in Scarborough Cape Town – The Boat House

Bruce Robertson’s new venture – dining in his home in Scarborough Cape Town – The Boat House

From 1 February Bruce Robertson, one of South Africa’s most well known chefs (former owner of the Showroom in Cape Town), will be opening a spot that celebrates  “The Art of Table d’ Hôte” – ie the opportunity to dine in his home in Scarborough.  The new venture is called The Boat House.  This is really exciting as I have been watching this trend on the television in a number of documentaries – it has become very popular in New York.  In…

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A slice of Heaven-on-Earth in Hermanus

A slice of Heaven-on-Earth in Hermanus

I don’t seem to find enough time to blog – life just seems to get so busy and things just pile up!  So now, we have a big pile to work through and share.  This series of blogs is going to share some new places I have found as well as some of my favourite places and experiences in the Cape Town and the Cape Winelands.  As always – I want this website to be a place where fellow foodies…

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BABEL – A DELIGHTFUL FRESH FOODIE PARADISE IN THE CAPE WINELANDS

BABEL – A DELIGHTFUL FRESH FOODIE PARADISE IN THE CAPE WINELANDS

I am completely in love with this new addition to the winelands.  I am firstly going to let the pictures speak for themselves ……… For the last two years the property Babylonstoren has been growing an organic garden that features over 300 different vegetables, fruits and herbs.  Each morning they harvest for the restaurant and the new hotel.  The restaurant offers the most fantastic innovative salads – chose a Red, Green or Yellow salad that will contain what is freshly…

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Cafe Paradiso is fabulous again! Great courtyard for relaxing and kids cooking/entertainment

Cafe Paradiso is fabulous again! Great courtyard for relaxing and kids cooking/entertainment

Cafe Paradiso used to be one of my absolute favourite spots in Cape Town.  We used to spend many many afternoons there relaxing and getting a little intoxicated in the sunshine.  This spot had a magical combination of a large outside area, lovely buzzy setting and fairly good food.  It was sold and rapidly the food went downhill and so did the service.  I had two bad experiences and had not been back there for at least 3 years.  …

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