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EAT OUT AWARDS – SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP RESTAURANT AWARDS

EAT OUT AWARDS – SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP RESTAURANT AWARDS

Each year I wait with eager anticipation for the results of the Eat Out Awards.  South Africa does not have a Michelin rating system for food – as such awards such as the Eat Out Awards, Rossouws Restaurants guidelines and American Express ratings of the restaurants mean a lot to us.  But out of all of them – the Eat Out Awards have always been my definitive guideline.  This year however, it seems that they got rid of the panel…

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Harbour House – Cape Town Waterfront opens!!

Harbour House – Cape Town Waterfront opens!!

One of my favourite restaurants in the Cape is Harbour House, Kalk Bay.  I eat there about twice a week on tours.  It is consistently good and people just simply love it there.  Part of the magic is the fact that they have a great location in Kalk Bay – they are in the harbour next to the community fishing boats and boast floor to ceiling views of the ocean and the peninsula. Combine this with great decor and you…

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The Biscuit Mill Market – Cape Town – a few delicious pictures to make you hungry!

The Biscuit Mill Market – Cape Town – a few delicious pictures to make you hungry!

I spent last Saturday at the Biscuit Mill Market – and took some delicious pictures to share with you!! The Biscuit Mill Market was the first artisenal market in Cape Town which celebrated our small local suppliers of anything from fresh produce to chaucuterie products through to cider, beer & the great art of cocktail making! This is where you will find Cape Town foodies on a Saturday morning – be warned it gets packed – so go early in…

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The Kitchen and a creative revolution in Woodstock Cape Town

The Kitchen and a creative revolution in Woodstock Cape Town

Every time I blink, something new opens in Woodstock, a somewhat grungy suburb in Cape Town.  It all seems to have started with the renovation of an old biscuit mill building into a creative/arty small funky shopping centre.  Woodstock boasts some beautiful architecture – which over the years has been allowed to run down as the areas property prices remained depressed.   The opening of the Biscuit Mill shopping centre and the start of the Fresh Goods Market (Cape Town’s…

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Overture Restaurant – a hidden gem in a hidden valley

Overture Restaurant – a hidden gem in a hidden valley

Ok – so the local Capetonians are reading my headline and saying – it is not so hidden – we have found it!!  And no doubt many others have too, as it has consistently been rated as one of the Top 10 restaurants in the country for the last three years!  It however remains one of my personal favourites and I return regularly. We must however not forget that fellow “foodies” visit us from other parts of the country and…

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Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s is a smash hit among both the township locals and visitors to the Cape who are keen to get a feel of “real” Africa.   Mzoli’s is an African food BBQ/Braai restaurant located in the heart of Gugulethu township.  In Africa a meal is not complete unless there is meat!  So, whatever you do, do not take your vegetarian friends with you! Note that in order to get there you have venture into the township areas of Cape Town…

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Tashas – an overnight hit in Constantia, Cape Town

Tashas – an overnight hit in Constantia, Cape Town

Ever since it opened, the Constantia crowd have been queuing outside the new Tashas restaurant at the Contantia Shopping Mall.  They accept no bookings – so it is simply a matter of arriving and waiting…..and wait you will at most times of the day!  Tashas is a Joburg chain that is set to fill a gap in the restaurant market in Cape Town.   To me four things stand out with Tashas in Cape Town: For years Johannesburg has offered…

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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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An Italian Restaurant that I would recommend to Italians – Meloncino

An Italian Restaurant that I would recommend to Italians – Meloncino

I first heard about Meloncino from an Italian visitor to Cape Town.  They raved that the meal that they had at Meloncino was the best Italian meal they had had in South Africa, and for that matter as good as what they would find back home, if not better.  A high compliment from a discerning Italian!  As such a few months later we went down to try it out.  Being a bit budget constrained at the time – we simply…

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A day out in the Cape’s oldest Wine Regions

A day out in the Cape’s oldest Wine Regions

My company Cape Fusion Tours focuses on offering wine & gourmet experiences of the Cape region South Africa.  As all of my tours are private, each day tour gets tailor made to the client’s interests.  Last week I had returning clients who had booked to do two more wine tours with me on their stay in South Africa.  It is great fun to have guys who have been before as it takes the preassure out of having to go through…

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