October Col’Cacchio pizzeria celebrity chef goes back to her roots

Jodi-Ann’s Basil McBeefy is the essence of soul warming food - beef short rib slow cooked in red wine, veg and herbs, mozzarella, red chilli and crispy basil leaves.

Jodi-Ann’s Basil McBeefy is the essence of soul warming food – beef short rib slow cooked in red wine, veg and herbs, mozzarella, red chilli and crispy basil leaves.

Celebrity Chef Series 2014 enters its second month with a throwback to 2010 when super chef and founder of The Food Design Agency in Johannesburg, Jodi-Ann Pearton, first took part in this Col’Cacchio pizzeria gourmet charity challenge.

Her 2014 Basil McBeefy pizza is an expression of her #FoodWithaStory culinary roots. She recalls fond memories of her father, Basil, preparing slow-braised beef short ribs for the family on weekends – “the most amazing comfort food and the spark that ignited my passion for food”.

Jodi-Ann’s Basil McBeefy is the essence of soul warming food – beef short rib slow cooked in red wine, veg and herbs, mozzarella, red chilli and crispy basil leaves. Continue Reading …

October Courtyard Market @ The Woodmill

October Courtyard Market @ The WoodmillFriday, 31st October is when we host our next Courtyard Market at The Woodmill!
As the months start warming up, so does our excitement for summer evenings! Yes, our monthly markets are even more enjoyable on warm summer evening!!
While cooling down with an ice-cold craft beer or perfectly chilled crisp Chenin Blanc, you can enjoy the smells of the freshly made pizzas, curries and sizzling organic mushroom kebabs. Perhaps grab your friends and start the evening off sharing a beautiful cheese, cold meat & relish board. There is just so much to chose from, and don’t worry there is plenty on offer for the sweet tooth!
Entertaining us with those heart warming contemporary folk tunes, will be The Nick Marucchi Band. This young, very talented band prides themselves for being a fun, feel good band who love to play live and entertain. They have a great following so be sure to arrive early to grab a seat near the stage.
And to round the night off, enjoy browsing our beautiful array of lifestyle goods, trendy furniture, home ware and vintage books. All kinds of treasures to be explored! 
Kids can enjoy a great night full of fun play in our well-supervised kiddies playroom!

Muizenberg Festival Making Waves

To showcase how a community makes waves of a different kind – Muizenberg will be celebrating from 5 to 12 October, showing that there is much more to Muizenberg than meets the eye. We invite you to come join us for a magical week this October!  The street festivals in Palmer Road, in 2008 and 2010, lead to a vastly up-scaled Muizenberg Festival 2014. The festival incorporates several venues, with the Muizenberg Pavilion being the focus on the weekend of the 11th and 12th.   Muizenberg Festival 2014 is an official World Design Capital project (#WDC244).

The project has been recognized by its  consistent work and won the 6th WDC pitching session in June. The festival was also successfully crowd-funded, on Thundafund. The week-long event consists of music concerts, workshops, expos, and exhibitions (see program). These items represent the celebration and co-creation of community creativity and local resources. Many of these projects are expressive of the World Design Capital’s transformative approach to design. Ensuring sustainability of this celebratory model to local economic development, the Muizenberg Festival is set to become an annual event. The initiative will grow in partnerships and participation, spearheading community-led development in the area. The program includes attractions for all, no matter the age or inclination. Some highlights include a two day free music concert, an arts & design expo, community sports tournaments, and creative arts workshops.

Find out more: Festival offices: at 36 Palmer Road, Muizenberg

Website: www.muizenbergfestival.co.za

Contact us: muizenbergfestival2014@gmail.com

Keep updated: www.facebook.com/muizenbergfestival2014

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Cracks Top 5 List

Date announced for L'Ormarines Queen's Plate 2015

Date announced for L’Ormarines Queen’s Plate 2015

LQP named one of the top 5 race days in the world

South Africa’s premier horseracing and summer social calendar event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP), has been listed as one of the world’s top five race days by The Telegraph in Great Britain, ranking it alongside the illustrious likes of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Paris), Breeder’s Cup (California), Melbourne Cup and Dubai World Cup.

Described by The Telegraph as “a day of top racing and people watching [and] a glam, sunbronzed crowd”, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate will also feature an exchange with England’s iconic Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Stakes when it returns to Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, for its 154th running on 10 January, 2015. The day’s other internationally recognised race is The Breeder’s Cup qualifier.

Trackside activities will include exceptional L’Ormarins wine and culinary creations and world-class after-party entertainment including headline international acts, enjoyed in the luxury of various exclusive areas. This in addition to the event’s traditional blue and white Best Dressed and Best Hat competitions, with the winner of the latter to be flown to England for a week next year to attend the legendary Glorious Goodwood, set to feature The LQP Stakes.

More exciting details on the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2015 will be revealed over the coming months.

Get Ready to Loopy at World Hoop Day at the Wild Clover Farm

World Hoop DayIn just under 10 days’ time, on the 4th October 2014, the Wild Clover Farm will be celebrating World Hoop Day with a day of colour, dance, entertainment and hula-hooping fun!

The global event, brought to life by 4LeafAgency in South Africa, HoopFlowLove and the UPliftment Programme, aims to spread joy to all people, young and old and to those less fortunate, through the joy and the craft of hooping. Hula Hoops have been around for centuries and since the 1950’s craze hula hoops have seen a massive revival. This fun activity, for all ages and fitness levels, is now creating circles of love around the world and South Africans will, no doubt, be showing their support! Continue Reading …

Summer picnics with French flair at Grande Provence

Grande Provence PicnicFranschhoek – Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate 

Embrace lazy summer days with a rustic French-style picnic under the oaks in the beautifully landscaped garden overlooking the vineyards of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. With scrumptious morsels and a bottle of Grande Provence wine, you’re set for a tranquil afternoon on this fabulous wine estate.

Grande Provence Chef Darren Badenhorst has added his signature touch to create picnic baskets brimming with uncomplicated bites that burst with flavour. Think French baguettes with artisanal brie, locally cured saucisson, homemade preserves, country butter and decadent chocolate brownies. A fine bottle of Grande Provence wine completes the deal.

For those who want to take their picnic experience up a notch, rabbit liver parfait, seasonal fruits, wild mushroom quiche, salad and macaroons can be added to the basket on request. Continue Reading …

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