Lou Lou’s will be hosting Cape Towns most opulent and entertaining New Year’s Eve party. Dress in your most glamour party dresses and outfits but don’t forget to express your creativity with an ornate, bejeweled mask,” it wouldn’t be a masquerade without masks!”
Celebrate Summer Sundays in Cape Town by the sea at Vista Marina, sipping on a bespoke Bloody Mary with oysters to cure the hangover, followed by a decadent two course lunch, whilst listening to the cool beats of SA’s world renowned chart-topper DJs Pascal & Pearce.
For R295 per person the Sunday sessions will kick off at lunch. Add a yacht cruise with glass of bubbles for R200. Every hour from 12pm – 6pm the yacht will go out for 40 mins with MCC for those who have booked and paid for the lunch. All cruises are weather dependant.
For bookings in advance, please contact: email@example.com or call 021 814 4510 for info on group bookings and parties.
VISTA MARINA SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNDAY MENU
R295 per person
Bespoke Bloody Mary paired with three oysters on arrival to cure the hangover!
a shared salad with crostini’s
Pan Grilled Line fish, Crushed Potato and leek, Rocket, Provençal sauce with capers & olives
CHALMA SPICED sirloin served with crushed potatoes, roast vegetables wood fired marrow sauce
For table reservations please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to Vista Marina Restaurant
021 814 4510
A new steak special has arrived at PRIMAL Eatery just in time for summer!
When visiting PRIMAL every Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 18h00 – 19h00, you will receive two 250g fillets with a choice of two sides along with a bottle of Brampton Roxton and a dessert to share – all for only R600.
Book your table now!
Directions to Primal Eatery
50 New Church Street
021 422 3232
Look at these two magnificent buffet menus available at Tobago’s Restaurant. I mean, when I started thinking about this blogpost, I was going to talk about the convenience of a braai or seaside grill without the hassle. But that’s not good enough – this is no plain old home braai. This is a buffet of champions.
Ease into the weekend with a fantastic feast. Join the restaurant every Friday for a delicious buffet and enjoy a variety of grill meats, accompanied by live entertainment and spectacular sunsets. The evening starts at 18h00.
You can spend your Saturday nights under the stars at Tobago’s Restaurant, where you can enjoy a beautiful three course buffet dinner with an array of seafood on offer along with live entertainment and spectacular ocean views. It’s available from 18h00.
Both dinners are available for only R425 per person and available until the end of April 2018.
Bring on summer.
Directions to Tabago’s Restaurant
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
021 441 3000
Mother Nature’s annual bounty of grapes has always been a cause for celebration at Delheim, the famous Stellenbosch wine estate. This year’s Delheim Harvest Festival will however, adopt refreshed style when it returns for one day only, on Saturday, 27 January.
Picture an afternoon of laughter and bonhomie in the cool shade of the giant oak trees. Along with the opportunity to share in grape picking and stomping and the delights of outstanding wine, there is also great food and live music entertainment by the multi-instrumentalist rock folk duo, Bottomless Coffee Band.
Out with the old and in with the new, the Delheim Harvest Festival invites guests to come and relax at one long harvest table, whilst feasting on sumptuous harvest fare.
It’s an out-of-this-world spread for fun-loving grown-ups, sharing in the spirit of kinship at the table of the winemakers and Delheim family.
This year, only 120 seats are available – a reason to book as soon as possible. Make it a group affair and bring some friends along! You too can discover the truth in Delheim’s promise brandished on its logo: Delheim – Worth The Journey.
The annual harvest festival toasts these fruits of the season and highlights the importance of communal celebration to the family. It’s about food and wine lovers coming together; and, just as hard as the Delheim team works during harvest, so too can it party as true acolytes of Bacchus.
The Delheim Harvest Festival gets underway at 11:30, with the harvest feast served at 13h00. Grape picking starts at 12h00 and stomping takes place after lunch. Dress comfortable for these fun activities.
Tickets cost R650 per person with each including a seat at the long table; a bottle of Delheim wine per couple; as well as grape-stomping action and live music. For all your happy sipping needs a cash bar will be available, featuring selected Delheim wines.
A long table for the youngsters will also be provided. Tickets for children cost R120 but those under four get in for free.
Melissa’s have curated the perfect gifts. Choose from scented candles, sweet treats, cooking essentials and homeware.
Be it for a long-time friend, partner or a young couple who have just moved into their new place, Melissa’s has many great options with gifts starting under R200. If you don’t know someone’s specific tastes, gift vouchers are also a great idea.
THURSDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2017
TIME: 17:00 -23:00
VENUE: TAPROOM SALT RIVER
ADDRESS: 95 DURHAM AVE, SALT RIVER, CAPE TOWN
FRIDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2017
TIME: 17:00 -23:00
VENUE: TAPROOM EPPING AT DEVIL’S PEAK BREWERY
ADDRESS: 166 GUNNERS CIRCLE, EPPING 1, CAPE TOWN
SATURDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2017
TIME: NOON -23:00
VENUE: DEVIL’S PEAK DE OUDE
ADDRESS: PANDOER ST, WELGEMOED, CAPE TOWN
P.S.: If you have already purchased a Cape Town Festival of Beer ticket online, you can redeem your FREE ticket using the code GOODBEERVIBES2017 on Webtickets. Guests MUST bring their tickets with them to gain entry.
Drifter Brewing Company will launch a limited edition batch of beers on November 28 that have been aging on the ocean floor in Cape Town for one year. This will be the first in a series of underwater beers brewed by owner, Nick Bush. The concept originated while Nick scuba dived an old shipwreck in Smitswinkel Bay off of Cape Point. Due to the darkness and cold temperatures, the Cape Peninsula waters are ideal for this unique fermentation process.
Started in early 2015, Drifter is a nautical-themed brewery based in Woodstock. The name comes from a 43-foot sailing yacht that Nick’s parents built from scratch in their Hout Bay garden during the late ‘70s. Once finished, they sailed around the world on Drifter for almost ten years. After returning to Cape Town and settling down to have children, Nick’s parents decided to sell the boat in 1982. In March 2017, she drifted into Nick’s life by chance and circumstance and is once again owned by the family – 35 years later.
Drifter symbolizes adventure, creativity and craftsmanship, which is what Nick and the team strive for in their beers and at the brewery in Woodstock. This underwater beer is a perfect example of them pushing the boundaries and experimenting with natural surroundings. The beer is a classic Belgian-style tripel with hints of banana and citrus. It can be enjoyed immediately or aged for longer.
Liberty’s Restaurant is a chic restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu and all-day dining in a discreetly glamorous atmosphere. Having spent 15 years honing his culinary talents across Europe and South Africa, executive chef Simon Kemp has made the DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside kitchen his creative home.
Christmas Day Lunch Buffet
Join Liberty’s for a scrumptious, delicious Christmas Day buffet with a selection of tapas, salads, mains, sides & desserts available. Booking is essential and R580 gets you a seat at the table with a welcome drink included.
Book your table now!
Directions to Double Tree by Hilton
31 Brickfield Road
021 404 0570
Have you booked a table for a Christmas Day lunch?
Join Ruslamere Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Route for a special Christmas Day lunch buffet. With 5 different buffet stations set up, you will find all that your heart desires including the most popular Christmas trimmings. This menu is available for only R495 while a special menu is available for the kids.
Simply call 021-975-5677 to secure your seats and let them take care of the rest.
On the top floor of the Westin Hotel, On19 explores culinary delights in an event of sheer Epicurean Edutainment.
The restaurant’s Executive Chef, Anerith Smythe, displays the versatility of Mother Nature by presenting a 5 course meal focusing on One Single Ingredient. These events will be hosted on the last Friday of every month they take things to the next level. Collaborating with wine farms from all across the Western Cape, they pair the entire meal with only One Cultivar, displaying the diverse effects of terroir, climate, cellaring and vinification.
On Friday, the 24th of November, the chef at On19 will create a new five course menu for all guests to showcase the versatlity of cheeries. Each of these dishes will be paired with a acclaimed Pinot Noir that will bring out the flavours of the dishes even more.
Liberty’s Restaurant is a chic restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu and all-day dining in a discreetly glamorous atmosphere. Having spent 15 years honing his culinary talents across Europe and South Africa, executive chef Simon Kemp has made the DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside kitchen his creative home. Every week, he invites you to try a new summer special menu. The one displayed below is available until the 16th of November 2017.
P.S.: This menu is available every day from 11am – 6pm.
20 – 26 November
55 | Soup of the Week
Roasted prawn and coconut bisque
With Thai spices, toasted coconut and fried prawn wontons
95 | Chilli mint lamb tortillas
Pulled slow roast leg of lamb with chilli over toasted tortilla with humus, red slaw, mint pesto and kale crisps
65 | Amasi fried spicy chicken “Lolli-pops”
Crunchy fried chicken wings marinated with Amasi and local spices, served with sambal olek and a sour cream dipping sauce
85 | Korean spiced pulled pork & kimchi burger
With spicy mayo, Gochujang BBQ sauce, sweet potato crisps and Kimchi
75 | Vegetarian
Pea and mint pesto Linguini
Tenderstem broccoli, toasted pine nuts, Pecorino and confit red onion
55 | Dessert
Decadent no-flour brownie with Cardamom, white chocolate and lemon sorbet, maple and rosemary grilled peach and pistachio topped crème fraiche
Immerse yourself in warm ambiance and eclectic décor at Rick’s Cafe Americain with its 3 fireplaces and bar, or enjoy the relaxed, vibey loft lounge and cocktail bar spilling out onto a roof deck with breathtaking views of the mountains.
Lunch Specials in Cape Town | Ricks Cafe Americain
Every week, the restaurant is offering great new lunch specials for only R69. These specials are on offer every Monday to Friday from 11h00 until 17h00. Make sure you book your table to avoid disappointment of missing out.
P.S.: They have now also included banting options on their menu!
Directions to Rick’s Cafe Americain
2 Park Road
021 424 1100
Looking for something different to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party? Why not let the beautifully bold new packaging of the Spier Creative Block wines do the work – not to mention what’s inside the bottle, of course.
Speak of which, the new-look Creative Block wines from Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch are a South African take on traditional Rhône- and Bordeaux-style blends. Our winemakers carefully select grapes from different vineyard blocks, combining and blending taste profiles to create wines that are much greater than the sum of their parts.
The Creative Block range of blends contains either 2, 3 or 5 different varietals and each takes its name from a Spier Arts project proudly supporting South African artists. Having won many accolades both at home and abroad since its launch in 2009, this is Spier’s most awarded range of blends, enjoyed by discerning drinkers around the world.
Blending means we can get the best out of each varietal, creating a layered wine that has richness and complexity. It also enables more consistency from one vintage to the next. It’s a wonderful art and challenge for a winemaker. – Frans Smit, head winemaker at Spier.
The Creative Block 5 is the perfect companion for a slow cooked oxtail, beef casserole or fire-roasted wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil.
While the Creative Block 3 will pair well with a smoked pork belly or a mildly spicy vegetable-based Indian-style curry.
Try the Creative Block 2 with butter roasted free range chicken and seasoned goat’s cheese under the skin or batter fish nuggets with anchovy mayonnaise.
Spier wines can be tasted and purchased at the farm in Stellenbosch, or via the Spier online shop. The wines are also available at retail outlets and supermarkets nationwide, retailing between R98 – R149 per bottle.