I recently filmed a feature on the dynamic bistro, Café Hemingways. From the moment I stepped into the restaurant, I was transported to a different era and I knew this was going to turn out well. More than fancy food and delicious drinks, this place has something special going on. They have mastered an era… Continue reading From the brink of closure to fine dining and gourmet cakes
There’s a restaurateur about the city who calls himself The Secret Jozi Chef, and after spending a delightful evening with him and 19 other guests, I believe he should be a secret no more. Paul Maciel recently opened The Cookery beneath his Italian restaurant Pronto, which is located at The Colony on Jan Smuts Avenue.… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: My night in secret Napoli
Young professionals generally don’t start their careers high up on the corporate ladder. During a recent conversation with an intern friend of mine, I realised that an entry-level salary can really constrain one’s eating habits, but it can also force the true foodie to save for those winning dinners. I recently came across a food… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: Kitchen Party
People who know me well, will be aware of that alcohol is never my beverage of choice, with the exception of a celebratory glass of champagne — that never quite gets finished. I have, however, always had a fascination with wine. Over my many “wine conversations” with friends, I have realised three things: I have… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: Stop and smell the bouquet
It’s unlike any high tea you’ll ever have. It’s in a palace, where there’s a grand staircase, a grand piano and African grandeur at its best. The Palace of the Lost City, strategically nestled deep in the Sun City resort, maintains a high level of exclusivity for its hotel guests, which day visitors can get… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: Tea and tiny cakes at the Crystal Court
Braamfontein, one of Johannesburg's oldest suburbs, boasts a unique food culture with modern twists on hundreds of classic recipes. The 162-year-old suburb, which has undergone a 13 year process of urban renewal, has seen entrepreneurs transform abandoned buildings into trendy restaurant spaces, artisanal shops and business centres. And, it doesn’t matter what time of the day you pop into the… Continue reading Eat your heart out, in Braam!