Do yourself a favour and get over to the Test Kitchen for Luke Dale-Roberts’ 11-course Gourmand Tasting Menu.
Yes… I know it’s Spring already… and I’m only on Part II of winter menus, but most restaurants are going till the end of September before they change over. And if I were you, I’d get over to Tokara before chef Richard Carstens does just that.
I’m most excited about the latest addition to the Steenberg Village Centre – and not just because it’s fast, healthy, fabulous food, but I also happen to adore the owners. Hello Thai Café, you’re going to be seeing a lot of me.
We’re spoilt for choice with so many new restaurants having opened in the Cape in the last two months. This is where I will be – and have been – eating out in 2012.
If you haven’t eaten at the Greenhouse lately, you should. Chef Peter Tempelhoff has risen to the ranks of Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux Jr and Heston Blumenthal since grabbing a prestigious title in Lisbon.
The newest addition to the Bree Street strip is Middle Eastern kitchen and deli, Sababa. I popped in there last week – and it’s fab.
Finally another night-time eatery to add to the growing gastronomic destination that is the deep south – ahem – Noordhoek.
I’m ashamed to say that I STILL haven’t got out to The Restaurant at Waterkloof Estate. But when I read about this tasting menu – and after all that I’ve heard about the place – I had to share it.
When master pastry chef Vanessa Quellec left Giorgio Nava’s Caffe Milano a little while ago, we all thought that things would never be the same again. But, you know what? In the hands of Italian Andrea Lecchi, it’s going to be alright.
Food photographer Russel Wasserfall and his chef wife Camilla have started a restaurant on De Meye wine estate called The Table. It’s a great concept of sharing family-sized platters and dishes with a nod to old-school dining.
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