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It’s Sussex month at the Local Grill

Every month the Local Grill in Parktown North features a particular breed of beef on it’s menu. The restaurant has not been named the Wolftrap Championship Steakhouse 2013 without reason and one of those is the way it goes about offering its customers something different on its menu. The month of October will feature the…


A Chat with America’s only Sushi Concierge

Have you ever heard of a sushi concierge? Well these are the people that you need to have around when dining on sushi if you want to do it right. It would appear that the western world has corrupted sushi to such an extent that nothing we eat when dining on sushi is as it…

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Holden Manz welcomes autumn with hearty winemakers’ dinner

Warm up for the cooler weather and book your seat for the next Holden Manz winemakers’ dinner at the Franschhoek Kitchen on Thursday, 18 April at 19h00. Joined by fellow Franschhoek estates Lynx, Stony Brook Vineyards and Haut Espoir, the evening promises pure gourmet pleasure, with each dish prepared by Executive Chef Maryna Frederiksen paired…

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Kaapse Vonkel & Oysters on Cuvée terrace at Simonsig every Saturday

Round up your friends and head down to Cuvée, Simonsig Estate’s signature restaurant for a relaxed afternoon of bubbly, oysters and local music talent, served on the terrace and lush lawns every Saturday between 15h00 – 18h00. Spice up a slow afternoon with aphrodisiacs from the West Coast seas, whilst sipping on South Africa’s first…

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Societi Bistro | Cape Town

Societi Bistro is a neighbourhood “local”, a sanctuary for Capetonians and visitors looking for a home from home, taking time to savour a meal and enjoy the company of family and friends. Head Chef Stefan Marais describes the restaurant as being a mixed French/Italian style bistro with more slow braised, creamy French style dishes in…

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Restaurant offers discount for well behaved kids

I can’t really say that I’ve experienced the problem of naughty kids at the table next to me, the restaurants I go to never seem to have them. But here is one which obviously does and to incentivise parents into keeping control over their pack they offer a nice little discount for compliance. Via: Huffington…

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Keenwa Peruvian Restaurant, Cape Town

Keenwa first opened its doors in December 2010 on Waterkant St, one of Cape Town’s most vibrant area’s. The building itself is a double storey Victorian and was quickly transformed by owner German de la Malena from a motorbike accessory shop to what it is today. German de la Melena, was born and grew up…

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Fine Dining in Mauritius, Safran’s Kurma Sutra

You could call Ramesh Bundi of Safran Restaurant, the Nikola Tesla of the tandoori oven. Like the late master of lightning, Bundi zaps existing flavours, textures, and tastes to invent something simple yet always ingenious. There aren’t many Indian restaurants where you’ll find sea bass, scallops or salmon on the menu, but Bundi is more than a…

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Gourmet French Wine Evening at Restaurant Mosaic

Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient will be hosting another memorable gourmet wine evening when it welcomes French wine maker Christophe Durand who will be serving premium French wines, as well as his own gems from Vins d’Orrance. The event takes place on Wednesday, January 30, at 6pm. Born and raised in France, to a family…


How to eat sushi

If you would like to eat sushi like a professional take a look at the video. The most surprising fact however is that you should be eating sushi with your fingers! Save those trees and stop using chopsticks!

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Cafe offers discounted coffee for polite customers

An Italian Cafe is on a mission to improve the manners of its customers by charging more for coffee unless they follow a few simple guidelines. Patrons who simply say “a coffee” will be charged R33, those who add a please to the sentence pay R22 and for those happy people who add “good morning ” to…