Montgolfier Day – 21 November

236 Years since the first balloon flight! The 21st November marks the 236th Anniversary for the first untethered hot air balloon flight. This most certainly is a celebrated date on the ballooning calendar. The hot air ballooning community is rather small in South Africa; considered a speciality flying skill (different to the requirements of being a “fixed…

Revenge Travel

I do not consider myself adventurous (not even at the best of times) however after a 4-month work-from-home lockdown and the stress of re-opening a business under the fear of Covid 19 I needed to just get away.

World Chaîne Day 2020

April 25, 2020 ” Be active and be creative, raising the spirits at this time is especially important “ Nobody would have believed in February that in April we are in the middle of the biggest tragedy of modern history. Everything has changed in few weeks! However World Chaîne Day can offer us a channel…

Talking Wine with Charlie Stein

Charlie Stein, youngest son of acclaimed British chef and restaurateur Rick Stein admits he probably has one of the best jobs in the world – tasting and selecting the wines that will feature on the wine lists of his fathers’ eight England-based restaurants. Charlie also gets to travel extensively, as the guest of winemakers the…

Are you ready for Middelvlei’s Braaibroodjie Challenge?

Although travelling seems impossible at this stage we invite you to transport your imagination to Middelvlei Wines, which is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. A small yet dynamic farm, which has been owned and run by the Momberg family since 1919. As you enter the gates leading to the farm you are…

Wining and dining with Jack Stein in South Africa

When your father is acclaimed British chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, food is sure to play a large part in family life.

It’s little wonder, then, that sons Jack and Charlie are following in his footsteps in Wine, Dine & Stein, a lifestyle series exploring the wine and food of Cape Town’s Durbanville Valley.

COOKING AND SERVING (SURVIVAL) IN THE TIME OF COVID-19.

Like the 1985 novel by Gabriel García Márquez – Love in the Time of Cholera – our industry is “sick in his heart and in his stomach” similar as the main character Florentino Ariza longs for his lover, Fermina.  The hospitality industry is longing for their patrons and regulars. 

In the hot seat with Letoya Makhene on Tropika Smoooth Fan

This week, Letoya Makhene was in the hot seat on SABC 1’s exciting new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smoooth Fan as she set out to find her smooothest fan.  During the show, viewers at home uncovered some interesting facts about the star during the exciting live quiz show. In Tropika Smoooth Fan, four die-hard celebrity fans…

Africa’s Magical Mootee in World’s Top 10

Mootee Bar opened their doors in Melville, Johannesburg, less than a year ago and already this critically acclaimed hot-spot is taking the very essence of Africa to the heart of the cocktail culture globally. Now Mootee Bar is recognised as one of this year’s top 10 best new cocktail bars in the world by the Spirited Awards.

It’s Wine, Dine & Stein Time…

Jack and Charlie Stein – sons of acclaimed British chef Rick Stein – have been filming in Cape Town recently, completing two episodes of a new food series from Oxyg3n Media called Wine, Dine & Stein. They will return in January to shoot the remaining 11 episodes; with @JagComms.

The SECRET is out!

CLANDESTINE DINING CONCEPT, SECRET EATS, RETURNS TO ITS SOUTH AFRICAN ROOTS FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION SecretEATS is an exclusive dining experience unlike any other. Top, talented chefs and young, rising stars are invited to step out of their everyday kitchens and into a mystery location to create a once-off dining experience that leaves guests hungry for…