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Leefstyl | Lifestyle > Kos & Wyn | Food & Wine

Kos & Wyn | Food & Wine


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La Motte invites to taste hand-crafted wine sorbets
2007-04-23
La Motte, the prestigious family-owned wine farm and boutique cellar in the Franschhoek winelands, now offers its guests the unique opportunity of tasting hand-crafted La Motte wine sorbets throughout the year. These refreshing sorbets are prepared from three premium La Motte wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Millenium. Indulge in the delicate Sauvignon Blanc sorbet with finely balanced tropical flavours such as litchi, granadilla, pineapple and green aromas. Experience the intense blackberry fruit,...

My kitchen table: With the arrival of autumn ...
Michael Olivier - 2007-04-12
I just love this early autumn weather - the extreme heat of the Cape summer is a thing of the past, leaving us with champagne days; April breezes kick up flurries of early dried leaves on the pavements; and there is dew on the lawn early in the morning when I let the dog out and drink my cup of steaming Assam tea, listening to the olive thrushes proclaiming their territory and drinking in the fresh morning air. After the hectic summer it is time in the evenings, with our legs under our kitchen...

Splashy Fen 2007 – more comfy than ever before!
Easter Weekend - 2007-03-20
Press Release 5 March 2007 Splashy Fen 2007 – more comfy than ever before! If you’ve not yet made plans for the Easter long weekend, then why not head off to the Southern Drakensberg for the annual Splashy Fen Music Festival from 5 to 9 April. Aside from the great music, with performances by over 70 of the country’s hottest established and up-and-coming artists, there’s also a host of other fun activities to keep you entertained while enjoying the beautiful natural...

NONONO!!! A dance party unlike any other
Friday 30 March - 2007-03-20


The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre
28 March - 8 April - 2007-03-20
S P B T The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Returns With two full-length ballets: Giselle 28 March – 1 April 2007 and Swan-Lake 3 – 8 April 2007 accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vadim Nikitin from Russia Artscape Opera House Media Kit Media Release Quotes from Media Reviews Brief History of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Profile of Director Konstantin Tachkin History of Giselle History of Swan Lake Synopsis of Giselle...

Inner City Banquet
Herman Lategan - 2007-03-16
Just a few years ago Cape Town’s city centre was a dreary lunar landscape at night. Tired office workers migrated back home, to the suburbs. It was deadly quiet, no atmosphere, and dangerous on top of it. Tourists were mugged, and warned about criminals and street urchins. Culinary strips such as Kloof Street, Green Point and the outer suburbs flourished, but the heart of the city had no beat to it. Thankfully, all that has changed now. The nightlife of the inner city has been reclaimed...

Hier staan tradisie en passie skouer aan skouer
Johann H Crafford - 2007-03-15
Nes jy dink die Kaapse wynlande kan jou nie meer onkant vang nie, verras hy jou uit ‘n rigting waaruit jy dit allermins verwag. Ek doen die wynding nou al byna vier jaar (dis nou van leer en ervaar van die wingerdstok en sy nektar tot gereelde besoeke aan wynmakers oral vir my eie plesier en dié van ander). Ek het al half begin dikkop raak oor al my kennis en ervaring, en toe kry ek ‘n uitnodiging van die Beaumont-familie van Compagne’s Drift by Botrivier om hul ope dag...

Chenin Blanc Public Tasting
Jo'burg & Cape Town - 15 March & 19 March 2007 - 2007-03-05
WINE magazine in association with MIELE PROFESSIONAL brings you a prestigious public tasting, this time featuring 10 of the country's leading examples of Chenin Blanc. Mulderbosch winemaker, Mike Dobrovic, will lead the tastings. Tickets are R100 a head. Bookings can be made by emailing smart@rsp.co.za or telephoning 0860 100 203. Wines on offer are as follows: FIVE STARS KWV Val du Chêne Chenin Blanc 2004 The FMC Forrester Meinert Chenin 2004 (Ken Forrester) FOUR AND A HALF STARS Kleine...

Two Waterfront restaurants win international Wild Bull Trophy
2007-02-27
Not unlike the pride experienced by those running with the bulls in Pamplona, grown men have been known to shed tears of joy when awarded the Spanish Wild Bull Trophy in Madrid. The Greek Fisherman Restaurant and City Grill Steakhouse were honoured recently when they won the 2007 International Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering. They beat thousands of other restaurants in the selection process to each win this coveted international trophy. They were selected through a nomination process...

Eikendal bied familie makietie met buitelug oesfees
25 Maart 2007 - 2007-02-26
Verruil jou Sondag braaiboud vir ‘n lui-lekker kuier in die Helderberg Wynlanddistrik wanneer Eikendal eerbied toon aan sy gesogte druiwe met ‘n loslit Weintaufe Oesfees wat sorg vir ligte-luim familievermaak op 25 Maart 2007. Hierdié makietie, eens slegs beskore vir die eienaars en ‘n handjievol vriende ter viering van nog ‘n suksesvolle oesseisoen, het volrond ontlont in ‘n gewilde hoogtepunt op die wynland-feeskalender, met hope ontspanning en plesier...

Gaan geniet gerus die Darling-wynervaring
Johann H Crafford - 2007-02-21
So halfpad tussen Kersfees en Nuwejaar bel Amerikaanse vriende uit die Groot Appel my. Hulle kom in Maart weer ‘n slag in ons reënboogland kuier en wil dan ‘n “minder bekende” wynroete besoek. Ek moet weer vir hulle ‘n lekker wyntoer reël, met proeë (ook uit die vat) en lekker kos. So gevra, so gemaak. Maar waarheen? Ek gooi ‘n paar name na my vriend met die swaar suidelike aksent en hy besluit op Darling. Hoekom? Want die naam klink vir hom...

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
Michael Olivier - 2007-02-12
Thought I’d use the old saying for what a bride should wear as the basis for my story to you this time. Something old Well not old really, but perhaps something a little forgotten? Wineries that have been around for a long time, making great wines consistently. Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch and Landskroon in Paarl are just two such places. I was on Simonsig Estate recently, a bit of a reminisce as my wife, Maddy, worked there some thirty years ago. Johan and Francois Malan, owners...

David Helfgott vier 60ste met konserte in S.A.
2007-02-07
David Helfgott, die legendariese konsertpianis wie se lewe op meesterlike wyse in die Oscar-bekroonde rolprent SHINE uitgebeeld is, sal sy 60ste verjaardag met ‘n reeks konserte in Suid-Afrika vier, insluitend een op die dag van sy verjaardag, 19 Mei. Kaapse gehore sal op 9 en 13 Mei die geleentheid hê om na Helfgott te gaan luister en Gautengse gehore op 19 en 20 Mei. Helfgott, wat bekend is vir sy unieke en hoogs persoonlike vertolkings tydens sy klavieruitvoerings, het in 1998, 2001...

Murray’s Food Trails – The ''Eastern Eastern Cape'' Food Trail
Paul Murray - 2007-02-07
A feature of the Eastern Cape landscape is the return to game, and less evidence of merino sheep farming. The modern world and high technology have created new markets for cloth. Wool has become too expensive for the ordinary person in the street. When one is travelling across the plains of Camdeboo between Graaff-Reinet and Pearston, a lonely road that stretches for miles, the game feeding off the veld is marvellous to see. The eland, after having been hunted out in the 18th century, are back, and...

Cookbook of the Year goes to ...
2006-12-08
Cookbook of the Year was awarded to Marlene van der Westhuizen and Stephen Inggs’s Delectable (Pan Macmillan) at the Jenny Crwys-Williams annual Big Brunch on Saturday, 9 December 2006. "If you haven't heard people speaking about Delectable, you will, very soon. It's an exquisitely photographed cookbook so redolent of France you can almost taste the olive oil, smell the garlic, swallow the fragrant raspberries. Marlene van der Westhuizen spends much of the year in her French kitchen,...

The Lafayette Food Trail
Paul Murray - 2006-11-14
Dining at Lafayette will transport you across three continents: Africa, Europe and the United States. Eating here is as exotic as the revolutionary ideas of the Marquis de Lafayette himself. He was the first Frenchman to come to the assistance of the Americans in the revolutionary wars against the English. There is a deep irony here. It was at a dinner on 8 August 1775 where he met the Duke of Gloucester, who showed great sympathy with the Americans in their struggle against the English, who...

Delectable!
Great recipes and conversation with South African chef, Marlene van der Westhuizen

Marlene van der Westhuizen - 2006-10-24
Delectable (Food from Rural France to Urban Cape)Author: Marlene van der WesthuizenPhotographer: Stephen InggsPublisher: Pan Macmillan & Rollerbird Press (August 2006)ISBN: 1-920075-01-1 Win a copy of Delectable! Author Marlene van der Westhuizen is a trained chef who is known for the wine and food pairing she does regularly for terroir and vertical wine tastings. She also launches new wines and promotes wine cellars. She loves doing food and cooking demonstrations in both her kitchens: one...

Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge 2006
30 October & 3 November 2006 - 2006-10-19
Taste the best wines from the WINE magazine Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge 2006 WINE magazine in association with TOPS at SPAR brings you another prestigious public tasting, this time featuring 10 of the country's leading examples of Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines. Graham Beck winemaker, Pieter Ferreira, will lead the tastings. Tickets are R100 a head. Bookings can be made by emailing smart@rsp.co.za or telephoning 0860 100 205. For further information, please contact Inke...

A Celebration of Horse and Wine
20 - 21 October 2006 - 2006-10-12
A family-fun day in the countryside! Horse activities and vaultingHigh jump competitionOld time carriages Gymkhana 20 horse breeds in action, including miniature horses Stunt artist Pony rides in the vinesDonkey carts Farm activities Real gold treasure hunt Picnics beside the pool Art exhibition by 16 well known artists Loads of entertainment for the children Cultural and heritage activities Live music   Bring clothes and toys for the needy and get 20% off all wine purchased on the...

The Harlequin Trail
Paul Murray - 2006-10-10
In the world of stage drama, as a source of stage comedy, Harlequin is usually cast as the servant of a lover of some sort, and ends up foiling his master’s plan. All along he pursues his own interest in Columbina, a fictional character in the Commedia dell’Arte, whose meaning is "Little Dove". She too is a servant, comic like her lover Harlequin. Two things supersede Harlequin’s lust for Columbina: his fear for his master and his outright desire for good food. The...

Kosher winner dispels a myth
2006-10-02
Tempel Kosher Pinotage was the first of its kind to be made in the world and the 2003 inaugural vintage won a Silver Medal in the Michelangelo International Wine Awards in both 2004 and 2006. Now the 2004 vintage has just won a Gold Medal at this year’s Michelangelo International Awards. Tempel Pinotage is not only scoring unrivalled success but is also raising eyebrows everywhere as it dispels the myth that the Kosher process interferes with a good wine. Kosher means ritually pure but, until...

The Belthazar Trail
Paul Murray - 2006-08-17
Dining at Belthazar is a rich experience. It's not just about sitting down and enjoying your meal in the company of friends. It's that too. But it's much more. This amazing and unique Cape Town Waterfront dining spot allows the patron to play off its many talents.And talented it is!It admits to having a wharf warehouse feel about it. Stacked, exposed wine cases from South Africa's wine estates reach the top of the ceiling. There are 600 fine wines to choose from, including rare vintages.At the same...

My kitchen table: Highlights of 2005
Michael Olivier - 2006-07-07
As the year approached its end, I looked back on 25 great experiences of the year for me. I hope that you will try some of them to create the same magical moments for yourself, magical moments to look back on and from which to draw joy during 2006. And of course it's all about beds, books, plates, people and wine, in no particular order. 1. The food of the double Franks. The two Franks of Constantia Uitsig, frankly producing fabulous food. La Colombe's Franck Dangereux, the most passionate chef...

My kitchen table: Wonderful cookery books
Michael Olivier - 2006-07-07
I must tell you about a series of the most wonderful cookery books which have passed across my kitchen table recently. This will certainly make your Christmas gift choices easier. The author of one of them was someone I had had a long-time dream to meet: Lyn Hall. Lyn was born in South Africa and grew up in Durban. She went to live in England some years ago and has become totally immersed in food, wonderful food people and teaching. On meeting her I was taken in by her beauty and her trés...

My kitchen table: The aromas of comfort food
Michael Olivier - 2006-07-07
The kitchen table has been busy this past month with the onset of winter. A whole new variety of foods find their way into the food halls of our supermarkets and even the little corner shops. Suddenly we are charmed by the wonderful flavours of seasonal fruits like quinces, persimmons, granadillas and a variety of soft-skinned easy-peeling citrus - and strawberries. How amazing that we now have day-neutral strawberries which ignore the Circadian cycle and simply continue flowering and producing the...

My kitchen table: The end of summer
Michael Olivier - 2006-07-07
As the temperatures drop at the end of summer and those of us resident in the Cape hope for some meaningful autumnal rains, thin summer comforters are replaced with winter duvets and thoughts turn to comfort food. Last week I had lunch with Franck Dangereux, my favourite Cape chef, and was privy to some of the dishes on his winter menu. Franck cooks at La Colombe on the Constantia Uitsig Estate. I am not sure how I have lasted for almost 60 years without eating bourride, having read about it and...

My kitchen table
Michael Olivier - 2006-07-07
I am reading Elizabeth David. Again. This time it's a collection of her works called South Wind through the Kitchen, chosen after her death by people who knew her. I am reminded - again - that this lady is not only a wonderful writer but also a social historian; she also almost single-handedly introduced the British to European and Middle-Eastern Food after the horrors of the Second World War and the food rationing which continued until the early 1950s. She has an ability to use words that make...

My kitchen table: Old food, colourful food, great food
Michael Olivier - 2006-07-07
With all the fashion for Asian food, fusion food and con-fusion food, there is something comforting about old food, colourful food and great food. I have been fortunate to have been exposed twice recently to one of the greatest of the old food cultures - the food of Italy, perhaps the best known of the earliest of the foreign cuisines in South Africa after French. (Chinese was perhaps next, followed by the slew of nationalities that makes eating out so exciting in Cape Town and indeed many cities...

The Italian Trilogy Food Trail
Paul Murray - 2006-07-07
The Rotunda on Beach Road, Sea Point is gone! Now the view really works. Stand on the site where it once stood and gaze over Table Bay. You can see the sea. Turn around and look in the other direction towards the mountain. You look straight at one of Cape Town’s landmark buildings that looks like a giant-sized fish tank - La Perla! The restaurant is about to celebrate its Jubilee Year! Recently, hotelier friends from Milan made their twenty-seventh visit to Cape Town. Dining all over in...


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