Gåte at Quoin Rock is the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner

Gåte at Quoin Rock the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner  (Cape Town). Gåte restaurant’s exceptional gourmet cuisine has been affirmed by triumphant wins at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards. There is much to celebrate on the lavish Quoin Rock estate and these accolades highlight the skill of Head Chef Nicole Loubser and her team. The World Luxury Restaurant Awards are seen as the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury restaurant industry, offering international recognition as voted by guests, travellers and industry players. Gåte has been declared the 2019 Global Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner, and well as the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner. It also secured the 2019 Molecular Cuisine Global Winner honour, plus the 2019…

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Cape Town’s First PINTXOS BAR Opens

Cape Town’s First PINTXOS BAR Opens The Pintxos Bar at Sotano has opened on trendy and bustling Bree Street in Cape Town. It the first dedicated Pintxos Bar in the Mother City. Pintxos (pronounced ‘peen-chos’) are small bites of Northern Spanish deliciousness. This Basque cuisine originated in San Sebastian, and is the region’s answer to the more common tapas from Spain. Typically consumed early evenings after work, pintxos are small tasty bites of food served on bread, using traditional ingredients like fish, cheese, olives and meats.\ Expect combinations such as tuna remoulade with sliced black olives; cream cheese & aioli…

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Harbour House Presents: The Restaurant @ The Nek

  Harbour House Presents: To the delight of Cape Town foodies, Harbour House Constantia Nek has given this much-loved destination a new lease of gourmet life. Stellar chef Dylan Laity joins the Harbour House Group to launch our first fine dining restaurant at the landmark Constantia Nek site. The latest exciting development for the picturesque setting is The Restaurant @ The Nek, with local talent Dylan Laity proudly at its helm. Dylan comes to The Restaurant @ The Nek from The Roundhouse in Camps Bay, where he earned himself two consecutive Top 21 Restaurants and One Plate Awards in the prestigious…

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INCOGNITO – Now Open at The Alphen Boutique Hotel

INCOGNITO NOW OPEN We are proud to announce the opening of our striking new bar in The Alphen Gardens. Our contemporary bar and events venue, Incognito is The Kove Collection’s latest addition. Housed in a striking steel and glass structure. Visiting this stylish space one can enjoy the contrast between modern architecture and the historic beauty of The Alphen’s gardens and the Manor and Mill Houses. An acoustically engineered design makes the bar an ideal location for any occasion whilst a curated cocktail and small bites menu caters for after-work drinks, intimate meals and exclusive events. View our menu here.…

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Family Fun & Furry Friends In the Winelands

FAMILY FUN AND FURRY FRIENDS IN THE WINELANDS FULL DAY – DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 17H00 It can be tricky to visit a wine region when travelling with children. Fortunately, the South African winelands lends itself to family experiences. Adults are able to enjoy themselves while kids are entertained with fun and educational activities. This full day tour of the winelands includes wine, cheese, grape juice, animals, glass blowing,chocolate and more. THE HIGHLIGHTS: ● Meet rare birds before tasting wine while youngsters enjoy a juice tasting with an educational activity at Spier ● Enjoy a wine & cheese tasting at…

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Gourmet Food & Wine Tour in Stellenbosch

GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR IN STELLENBOSCH FULL DAY – DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 18H00 With a wine making tradition of over three hundred and fifty years old, the Stellenbosch region boasts the country’s oldest wine route as well as some of South Africa’s top restaurants and award-winning wine producers. This full day, gourmet food and wine experience in this historic region will stimulate the senses and leave you spell-bound by the natural beauty of the area. THE HIGHLIGHTS: ● Start the day with Cape Blend Canape pairing, the wine served with carefully constructed canapes designed to highlight the nuances…

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Ultimate Foodie Tour in Franschhoek

ULTIMATE FOODIE TOUR IN FRANSCHHOEK FULL DAY – DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 17H00 This full day, winelands tour is a feast for the senses. The producers of the Franschhoek valley, itself renowned for its culinary prowess, boast a smorgasbord of superb food and wine pairings carefully curated to showcase the wines of the region. Stimulate your senses with a variety of these pairings while you explore this famous destination. THE HIGHLIGHTS: ● An informative walk through the magnificent gardens at Babylonstoren followed by wine tasting ● Enjoy locally raised and cured charcuterie perfectly paired with local wines at a nearby…

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Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch & Franschhoek

BEST OF THE CAPE WINELANDS STELLENBOSCH & FRANSCHHOEK FULL DAY – DEPART: 08H30 | RETURN: 17H00 Discover the very best of the world renowned Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine regions as you sip on some of the best wines South Africa has to offer. Learn about the rich history of a winemaking culture over three hundred and fifty years old and indulge in regional food and wine pairing in a region celebrated for its culinary prowess and heritage. THE HIGHLIGHTS: ● Learn about the legend of the Wedding Cup and taste a superb range of wines at Warwick Wine Estate ●…

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Disaronno Celebrates La Dolce Vita at True Italic

Disaronno Celebrates La Dolce Vita at TrueItalic   In celebration of Italian Republic Day, Disaronno paired up with True Italic, an authentically Italian eatery owned by brother and sister duo Luca and Natasha Di Pasquale, to commemorate La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life. With strong influences from his Italian background, Luca drew inspiration from all around Italy. “The challenge in creating the dishes for me was exciting,” notes Luca. “I am always looking for inspiration to recreate traditional Italian dishes drawing on modern flavours to create classic dishes with a contemporary twist while still respecting the ‘Italian way’.” With a…

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Saxenburg paired Supper Club at Blanko

  THE SUPPER CLUB Experience three courses of cuisine lovingly prepared by our chefs and perfectly paired with award-winning South African wines for just R395 per person. Edwin Grace, Winemaker at Saxenburg Wine Estate will personally guide you through the art of food and wine pairing. Places are limited, so reserve your seat at one or all of the dinner dates in this exclusive series now. Don’t drink & drive, rather stay the night! Contact our reservations team for rates. Venue: blanko. Date: 28 June 2018 Time: 18h30 for 19h00   Contact us for more information or Email: anthony@ambienz.co.za Follow us on…

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