A few weeks back Grant and I stole away for a romantic dinner, at the new contemporary Italian restaurant, Blanko at the Alphen Hotel. You may remember it as 5 Rooms Restaurant. Well, the space has been given a new lease on life and a fresh, modern look. [Read more…]
Food tastes better when you eat it with friends and family!
I recently visited The Mess, a new restaurant and bar, in De Waterkant Village in Green Point. The Mess Restaurant truly emphasises the fun, social side of dining. Their “Sharing plates”, celebrate the finest ingredients and different flavours from around the world. [Read more…]
I am quite a health conscious person and try to stay away from fried food, that said, bring out crispy tempura prawns, and all resistance crumbles! I was recently sent the Philips Airfryer to try out; admittedly I was a bit sceptical at first. One of the health benefits it promises is fried food with up to 80% less fat! I am not sure about you, but I did not think that this could be possible. [Read more…]
Gone are the days when a hamburger, is merely a beef patty on a bun! Gourmet burgers have replaced the sad, somewhat tired grey patties, served on a soggy bun, with equally soggy salad items. The more inventive you can be with your burger creation the better, which is why I loved the sound of the Hellmann’s Chorizo and Maple glazed Bacon Burger. [Read more…]
I recently took my girls on a lunch date to local foodie heaven Saucisse Boutique Deli, at The Old Biscuit Mill. Saucisse or ‘little sausage’ in French, is a family-run speciality meat and cheese deli, in the heart of Woodstock, Cape Town. [Read more…]
We all have those moments when cooking and even menu planning can feel like such a drag! Imagine if someone could take the headache out of not only planning your meals but also shopping for the ingredients, making it possible for you to simply enjoy the creative process. You may recall me mentioning UCook on Social Media recently but for those of you who do not know, it is an online service, which does all the hard work for you. [Read more…]
If you are looking for a quick, easy to make starter then my Smoked Peppered Mackerel Pate, is simply perfect! The idea for this recipe, came from my darling sister in-law, in the UK. [Read more…]