All-Stars return for 2014 Celebrity Chef Series

The divine ‘Redneck’ gourmet pizza which will be on offer during September, crafted by ‘super’ chef Mike Basset, head chef at Myoga at the Vineyard Hotel.

The divine ‘Redneck’ gourmet pizza which will be on offer during September, crafted by ‘super’ chef Mike Basset, head chef at Myoga at the Vineyard Hotel.

Celebrity Chef Series 2014 is here and three of SA’s top chefs are back with new signature pizzas that tell their own unique stories.

Col’Cacchio pizzeria has been inviting South Africa’s top culinary talent to take part in the Celebrity Chef Series since the campaign kicked off in 2009. In 2014 they are turning back the clock and bringing back three of these all-star chefs, Mike Basset, Jodi-Ann Pearton and Rudi Liebenberg, to reinvent their take on gourmet pizza for a good cause.

Their challenge this year is to tell their individual stories of a life in food by creating a signature pizza with ingredients and flavour combinations that reflect their own #FoodWithaStory. Pizza fans are invited to dine at Col’Cacchio pizzeria from September-November to experience the delectable line up of signature pizza creations.Continue Reading …

Outstanding wines and local fare at Elim Wine & Food Celebration

Be sure to book your spot at this year’s Elim Wine & Food Celebration.

Be sure to book your spot at this year’s Elim Wine & Food Celebration.

Saturday, 11 October, wine tasting from 10h00 to 17h00, Black Oystercatcher, Elim

Cycle & Trail Run registration starts at 07h00 Races start from 08h00 – 08h30.

Spoil your whole family with a day of outdoor activities and taste exceptional wines from nine inspiring Cape South Coast wineries at the 3rd Elim Wine & Food Celebration on Saturday, 11 October.Continue Reading …

Celebrate a Baa-Baa-licious Braai Day with Reuben Riffel

Chef Reuben Riffel in action.

Chef Reuben Riffel in action.

Flex your braai-ceps on a Cape sheep farm

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Braai buffs and grill enthusiasts can join celebrity chef Reuben Riffel for a baa-baa-licious celebration at the charming Bartholomeus Klip in the Riebeek Valley, when he will fire up a Terroir to Table feast in preparation for National Braai Day on Saturday, 13 September.

Set on one of the biggest wheat and sheep farms in the Western Cape that includes a 10,000 hectare private nature reserve, Bartholomeus Klip – a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town – is the perfect retreat for one to get up close and comfortable with the gourmet side of the grill, whilst escaping the hustle and bustle with friends and family.

Reuben will be joined by resident chef and author, Louise Gillett, to share sumptuous tastes and tricks straight from the open fire and together this blazing duo will let guests in on a few smokin’ hot secrets to master this ultimate South African pastime. Continue Reading …

Australian duo, The Presets to headline with live show at the electric dome at Rocking the Daisies 2014

Rocking the Daises, 2 - 5 October 2014 will be held on Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, Western Cape.

Rocking the Daises, 2 – 5 October 2014 will be held on Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, Western Cape.

The Presets have been recognised worldwide for their dynamic live performances, playing hundreds of shows, including key slots at renowned music festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Exit, Melt, Parklife and Splendour in The Grass – and are now ready to blow the roof off the new electronic dome at Rocking the Daisies 2014.

Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes are The Presets. The duo met while pursuing a mutual interest in contemporary music, where they then joined the instrumental, experimental band Prop, and in 2003 formed the more techno, dance focused duo The Presets. The band became quickly recognised for their ability to fuse elements of dance music with energy more akin to that of a rock ’n’ roll show. Their single, “My People” is the longest charting single in Australian chart history.

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Locals to #LOVECAPETOWN with a jam-packed September

This September the city celebrates Tourism Month.

This September the city celebrates Tourism Month.

Cape Town Tourism is shining the spotlight on citizen tourism this September as the city celebrates Tourism Month.

Says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy; “Despite living in The New York Times’ Number 1 Place to Visit in 2014, Capetonians sometimes forget to go out and enjoy all the wonderful experiences, new and old, that our city has to offer.

Every September, we give the people of Cape Town a challenge; go and explore your own back yard, your neighbourhoods, the beautiful place that is Cape Town…and Cape Town Tourism is going to help you do that.”Continue Reading …

Celebrating Remarkable Women who are shaping Tourism in Cape Town

As Women’s Month comes to a close, during South Africa’s 20th year of democracy, we honour just some of the women who have made a solid contribution to the shape of tourism in Cape Town today.

Tourism as a catalyst for change

Tourism has played a major role in growing the economy of Cape Town; positioning it as a premier holiday destination to ensure international and domestic visitors throughout the year. This in turn has given rise to a diverse businesses landscape of tourism-related businesses. It has also opened up entrepreneurial opportunities and skills development, and has made its mark on the quality of life in Cape Town by encouraging lifestyle development, investment and cross-sector efforts to create a safe and liveable city.Continue Reading …

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