Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Tracy Foulkes’s Caramelized Onion Thyme & Taleggio Cheese Tart – 25.04.2017

Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Asara Wine Estate is situated in the rolling Polkadraai Hills south-west of Stellenbosch in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Stellenbosch is strong Cabernet country and the big flavours come from the slow ripening of the grapes.  Summer heat is ameliorated by cooling breezes off False Bay.  The marine climate carries

Boschendal redux

Boschendal Farm We visited Boschendal recently and spent a night in one of the 7 Werf Cottages which are just outside the ringmuur of the old Manor House. Currently undergoing 5-star grading, these cottages are just perfect for a couple of days away.  Everything you would need for ultra-comfort. The one we stayed in had

Boschendal’s Full Moon Picnic – last of the Summer on Monday 13 March 2017

Boschendal at Full Moon Legend has it that energies are intensified on the night of a full moon. Meaning that your state of mind at the time, will be magnified! Make sure to increase only positive vibrations by joining Boschendal for the last Full Moon Picnic of the season. What to expect at the Full

Delaire Graff Chef Michael Deg continues to shine

Michael Deg, Executive Chef at Delaire Graff Restaurant When announcements are made for national restaurant competitions, Top Tens, The Best in the Land, or whatever, I am always surprised not to see Michael Deg’s name on the list. Here is a young chef who is passionate and dedicated and talented, who for me rises above

The Table Bay – Whisky enthusiasts in good hands with Zanemvula Mangesi

The Table Bay Hotel at sunset A genuine passion and innate affinity for whisky have helped Zanemvula Mangesi negotiate his way from humble beginnings as a barman to the food and beverage supervisor at The Table Bay. He holds qualifications in food and beverage as well as marketing but it is his natural proficiency for

Boschendal Full Moon Picnic – 12.01.2017

Boschendal Manor House in its magnificent setting As always there are all sorts of wonderful happenings at Boschendal over the next month.  The Cellar Door is open for Wine Tastings, The Deli is open for breakfast, lunch and all sorts of Estate products. There is a butchery and a bakery [no candlestick makery]. Boschendal Full

The Table Bay’s Camissa offers a Summer Menu

The Table Bay Hotel with the Chilean Navy Tall Ship The Esmerelda Camissa – the place of sweet waters, as Table Mountain is known – is also the name of an excellent restaurant in the iconic The Table Bay Hotel on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. Camissa, Table Bay Hotel's Bistro Perfectly situated in the

The Table Bay’s Easter Egg Man – Bobby Kumar

Bhupender 'Bobby' Kumar doing a little quality control at the Hugh Tea Buffet Easter time at The Table Bay Hotel is so much fun. The multitalented Bhupender [Bobby] Kumar, trained in India, is a dab hand at confectionery and creating all manner of items celebrating special occasions. Here is the Gingerbread House he made at

The Table Bay switches off its lights for Earth Hour

The Table Bay Hotel The Table Bay Hotel will again this year celebrate Earth Hour with the turning off of the lights and lighting candles in the Lounge from 20h30 to 21h30 on Friday 18th March. Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers Adams foraging Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers Adams, a keen urban forager, has created 3 canapés