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Hello lovelies When I think of Winter, I think about comfort food with a glass of red wine. The lovely folks from Perdeberg asked me if I wanted to run a competition on my blog, where one reader can win 6 bottles of wine. Of course I said yes.  Pederberg Winery is situated in Paarl, and although I have never visited their wine estate, I have purchased their wines in the past. I particularly enjoy The Jenny Morris collection as well as The Dry Land collection. Last year, Jenny Morris and

Siba puts the focus on health Siba Mtongana spoke on the importance of healthy foods at the launch of the Westin’s ON19 restaurant’s refreshed menu. The celebrity chef, who is an ambassador for the hotel, was speaking on the latest international food trends. “Health is a huge consideration when it comes to food worldwide. That is why it’s important we make sure whatever we are advising or influencing people to eat, that we have health in mind,” said Siba. A new research paper published in the Lancet shows that South

Delicious specials add even more appeal to the fine dining restaurant Cape Town, June 2016 – Throughout autumn and winter, fine dining restaurant, Pigalle, will be offering two enticing specials inspired by favourite dishes from their widely acclaimed a la carte menu. Pigalle has become the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, offering guests live entertainment from its dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for its fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, Pigalle’s menu comprises of classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair – a direct influence from the

The inaugural JHP Gourmet Guide™ was launched at the Good Food & Wine Show on 27 May 2016 where top featuring chefs received their awards. JHP Gourmet Guide: Top restaurants, their chefs and their recipes Discover 100 diverse restaurants from haute cuisine to hot-and-happening. The guide navigates readers from major cities through country escapes en route, highlighting gourmet getaways, refined dining and fabulous food. A map, directions and GPS co-ordinates will get the reader there and a QR code links them directly to the restaurant’s website. This beautiful hard cover keepsake guide, will also

When I think of winter, hearty and comfort food immediately comes to mind. Last week I joined Zomato to review the Shimmy Beach Club Winter menu. We were spoilt with a 12-course luncheon, launching the winter menu 2016, surrounded with the most beautiful views of Cape Town. Image credit: Shimmy Beach Club Executive Chef, Adrian Cook says patrons can expect the usual Italian and Mediterranean influences that Shimmy is known for. “The new menu is full of slow food from Umbria and includes warm, rich and hearty, country-style comfort food;

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