Red berry aromas, cherry, cranberry. Unusual but attractive light hue to the wine, could almost be a rose. Drink with pasta, salad, lamb,duck. 12% ABV. R80.
Archive for July, 2012
Celebrate the final days of winter in style and head off to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate on Saturday, 4 August for Franschhoek Winter Wines. Known as one of SA’s leading wine destinations, more than 20 of the valley’s finest wineries will be showcasing their top winter wines at this exclusive event.
My dining out surprise of the last couple of months came during a meal with friends in Majeka House.
I experienced wonderful cuisine at the hands of Head Chef Tanja Kruger just before she headed off to Paris for a stint with Michelin starred chef Alain Passard.
It was a surprise as Majeka House had not been [...]
When I hear the words ‘chain restaurant’ my blood usually runs cold. I automatically think of mass produced processed food with ‘assemblers’ in the kitchen, no chefs in sight.
Someone mentioned that newly opened Rock Sushi Thai was part of a chain, although I’d never heard of it. Some guy from Hermanus who has a restaurant [...]
The BBC shipping forecast has always had an hypnotic effect on me. All that bloody weather…… nothing like a forecast to evoke images of nature.
“Tyne, Dogger. Northeast 3 or 4. Occasional rain. Moderate or poor.
Rockall, Malin, Hebrides. Southwest gale 8 to storm 10, veering west, severe gale 9 to violent storm 11. Rain, then squally [...]
This is a great, easy to prepare dish that keeps most people happy, particularly hungry kids coming in after school and looking for a winter warming bowl of something tasty.
180g jar of chilli sauce.
450g lean beef mince.
2 tsp ground cumin.
1 beef stock cube.
2 red peppers, sliced.
400g can of kidney beans, drained.
1 small bunch of [...]
Food Network, the 24/7 food entertainment channel broadcast in South Africa on DStv, has signed one of South Africa’s most well-known and respected chefs, Jenny Morris, to develop and host Food Network’s first commissioned show in South Africa.
Jenny Morris aka Giggling Gourmet
Jenny Morris, also known as The Giggling Gourmet, is an author, [...]
First Bottelary Hills Wine Route winemakers lunch takes place at Hartenberg Estate on Sunday, August 26th.
The Bottelary Hills Wine Route has organised a series of Winemakers Lunches
The first lunch takes place at the Hartenberg Estate on Sunday, 26 August.
This is your opportunity to experience great food paired with the best wines the area has to offer and also to get up close and personal with the winemakers.
There’s nothing like a [...]
Cookbook launch of the week, and the month, is Jane-Anne Hobbs’ Scrumptious Food for Family & Friends.
Jane-Anne is probably one of the most respected online food writers in South Africa, and her blog, Scrumptious, is widely read. She is a great cook, and her down to earth philosophy about food is represented in this beautifully [...]
A new website is aiming to provide a forum connecting wineries with those looking to work a vintage.
Set up six months ago, TheCellarhand.com was created by George Read, based on his own experience working four consecutive vintages in various countries around the world.
Despite his praise for the experience of seeing the diversity of winemaking approaches in [...]
Where did you grow up?
What were your earliest food influences & memories?
I loved spending time in my godmother’s kitchen especially when the whole family had to roll up their sleeves in preparation for the big church bazaar. My job was to prepare the makataan or as we call it, kafferwaatlemoen, for the jam [...]