Features, Food & Drink / 31.08.2018

Bartending as a career has really taken off, and competitions such as Protégé and World Class are providing platforms for talent to shine and helping to launch people like Julian Short, owner of Sin + Tax, into the limelight they so deserve. Julian’s highlight for the year is being able to support not one, but two salaried professional barmen at his establishment. His eyes light up when he says, “A few years back there was no way you’d have been able to make a career out of bartending in...

Features, Food & Drink / 21.08.2018

We love good food, and we also love trying all the latest and newest restaurants in Sandton, so that we can share them with our avid foodie readers. Acclaimed international chef, David Higgs has just opened his latest offering, Saint ‘Pazzo Italiano’ in partnership with entrepreneur Gary Kyriacou of Marble fame, in the brand spanking new The Marc precinct in Sandton and a visit to Saint is nothing short of an experience from start to finish. While Marble has gained kudos for celebrating quintessentially South African fair, Saint sees the...

Features, Food & Drink / 10.08.2018

If you enjoy tasting great wines in beautiful surroundings, then you are in the right city for one of the best events on the wine calendar. The Sommeliers Selection wine tasting festival is heading back to Johannesburg for the third year and promises to be bigger and better than ever and with a range of wines to suit every palate and pocket. The Sommeliers Selection is the only South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, in categories fashioned around the perfect varietals...

Food & Drink / 06.08.2018

The gardens at The Maslow Hotel are a real treat, the green lawns and the balcony overlooking the sparkling pool are popular on the weekends, and it is clear to see why. They are about to become a bit busier thanks to the latest offering from the hotel - a unique Pairing High Tea – which offers a modern twist on a centuries-old tradition. The pairing will take you on a culinary journey of 5 courses no less, as decadent treats are artfully paired with handpicked specialty teas in a...

Food & Drink / 23.07.2018

Ash Heeger is one of the coolest chefs on the Cape Town block. Fearlessly female and sporting more tatts than some blokes we know, this pint-sized chef is making waves and literally going from strength to strength. Her restaurant ASH is currently (at the time of the interview) in the throes of being remodelled and renamed and the news should be hitting the streets soon about the new name and theme. We caught up with Ash to find out a bit more about her, her passions and food and of...

Features, Food & Drink, Lifestyle / 19.07.2018

We might be in the middle of winter but that doesn’t mean we have to lock ourselves up and stay indoors, because some restaurants offer blazing fireplaces to keep you warm and toasty all season long, which is why we’ve rounded up a list of the top restaurants with fireplaces in Joburg: Remo’s Maximilliano (Waterfall Corner) Remo’s Maximilliano is tucked away at Waterfall Corner Mall and gives diners a slice of modern Italy with their high ceilings and wooden interiors. On colder days, their soaring fireplace warms the place up very quickly....

Food & Drink / 13.07.2018

One of our favourite Italian restaurants has to be Jamie's Italian located in Melrose Arch, we love the double volume dining area, and the mix of wooden tables and tiled walkways, and the fact that the kitchen is fully open, allowing the public a chance to catch a glimpse in to the buzz of the kitchen - which it certainly does do when it is busy! Jamies has been serving up yummy Italian nosh for a few years now, and have just issued a few changes to their highly...

Food & Drink / 02.07.2018

Much excitement in the foodie world, and whatsapp notifications were buzzing wildly last week as Luxury Franschhoek guesthouse in Franschhoek, Le Petit Manoir shared the announcement that ex head chef of Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s Michelin-starred restaurant, JAN, in France will be opening up a new fine-dining restaurant in August. Kevin Grobler shares that Franschhoek has always been a special place for him and is part of the reason he made the move back to South Africa’s shores, brings a wide range of culinary skills and experience to the...

Features, Food & Drink, Home / 20.03.2018

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff has launched a new pop-up restaurant this March with Michelin Star chef, Vincent Lucas. Vincent Lucas is Chef and Owner at Etincelles (“sparks”) in Sainte-Sabine-Born, France and promises to create an intimate pop-up culinary experience, in true French cuisine style. His quaint, village restaurant is the second one of his culinary ventures to be awarded the coveted Michelin star recognition by the illustrious global dining guide.  At Etincelles guests enjoy a spontaneous, experimental menu changing daily. [caption id="attachment_2221" align="aligncenter" width="605"] Vincent Lucas[/caption] Joburg’s most knowledgable diners will...