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Cape Town Dining – 2019 food trends – Trend 1 – Interactive & Personalized dining

Cape Town Dining – 2019 food trends – Trend 1 – Interactive & Personalized dining

There are a couple of food trends that Cape Town is following this year. This blog is going to explore Trend 1 – The rise in demand for more interactive, personalized and meaningful dining experiences. I am tired of the anonymous experience of entering a restaurant and leaving without knowing much about the place, the food or the chef. Often without a good server the food is also left to speak for itself.   Somehow a story adds hugely to the…

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Crofter’s Kitchen – Lunch with a Rock Star Chef in her home in Noordhoek (Cape Town)

Crofter’s Kitchen – Lunch with a Rock Star Chef in her home in Noordhoek (Cape Town)

I love small intimate lunches where you can watch each dish being lovingly prepared while you relax with  fellow minded foodies.  Chefs are usually hidden in their kitchens and one does not get to interact with them.    As a foodie I am passionate about knowing what I am eating and about the people behind the place where I am eating.   I search for information before I visit places in order to gain a better insight into the upcoming experience. …

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Hottest New Restaurant addition to Cape Town – Janse & Co

Hottest New Restaurant addition to Cape Town – Janse & Co

I have a new favourite restaurant in Cape Town!   Janse & Co literally blew my socks off!  It is quite simply beautiful.  My type of decor – clean, contemporary, dark, open, Asian inspired……..yet warm.   It is almost like a well choreographed play.   The attention to detail is seen in every aspect of this shop from the design to the menu, the open plan kitchens, the simple box with the cutlery and the beautifully plated food. It was one of the…

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Chef’s Table Cape Town in the home of Chef Santi Louzán

Chef’s Table Cape Town in the home of Chef Santi Louzán

Chef Santi Louzán is the perfect Chef to launch a Chef’s table in his home in Cape Town.   He is warm, welcoming, creative, a showman and one of the most charismatic people I have ever met.  Santi hails from Galicia in Spain.  Here he learnt from his Mom and Granny to “love the ingredients” – he was surrounded by artisans and family members who were farmers and fisherman.   In his teens he moved to England with his family.   He started at…

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Taste the Cape – try a gourmet traditional South African Meal paired with Spice Route Wines in the Cape Winelands

Taste the Cape – try a gourmet traditional South African Meal paired with Spice Route Wines in the Cape Winelands

Update Feb 2019 – this restaurant has just closed down at Spice Route. Strangely enough in South Africa it is really hard to taste our local cuisine.   As such I challenge you as foodies to go searching for it………and believe me it won’t be easy!   Most of the cuisine is buried in peoples homes – and making friends with locals can take time!  Most people will leave our shores having experienced the most amazing fine dining restaurants and…

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The Foodbarn Studio

The Foodbarn Studio

UPDATE MARCH 2018 – THE FOODBARN STUDIO CLOSED DOWN AND HAS JUST OPENED UNDER A NEW NAME – CROFTER’S KITCHEN.   SAME FORMULA AS BELOW – BUT SMALLER AND MORE INTIMATE AND LIMITED TO 14 PEOPLE PER MEAL.  IT IS NOW THE SOLE VENTURE OF CHEF NICKY.  Chef Nicky.  Cost – R765 per person excluding gratuity.   To book contact Chef – Nicky Gibbs, 0837315208, nickygibbs247@icloud.com   I tried it out recently and had the most wonderful lunch – so head to this…

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