Food & Drink, Home / 12.03.2019

Hayman's London Dry Gin has launched in South Africa. Made in England using a 150-year old family recipe of just ten botanicals steeped in English wheat spirit for a full day before distillation, it is a fresh, bright and classically balanced gin with crisp citrus, subtle notes of exotic spice. Here are three cocktail recipes to spoil your friends and family this weekend: TRUE ENGLISH GIN & TONIC 50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin 100ml premium Indian Tonic Water Twist of Lemon peel 1.Fill a highball with cubed ice. 2. Pour in the gin. 3. Top up...

Features, Food & Drink / 12.02.2019

The perfectly refreshing drink for summer - and with it's pink tinge - also perfect for Valentine's Day beverages, has to be without a doubt Malfy Gin Rosa. As the name hints, this gin is a delightful pink colour and comes in a beautifully frosted bottle decorated with traditional Italian glass painting techniques, with the liquid within bearing testament to the centuries of experience and heritage behind the Vergnano family and the traditional pot stills used to produce it. Malfy Gin Rosa expertly combines classic Southern Italian citrus, pink grapefruit...

Food & Drink, Home / 11.02.2019

Finally trying to get up the courage to tell someone you love them can be nerve wracking - so what easier way to let the object of your affection know that you like them, than with a cool Cadbury P.S. Bar - in your own language! Yup, now you can #FindLoveInYourLanguage with these limited-edition chocolate bars that will help you say “I Love You” in the different languages of South Africa, including sign language. The limited-edition message bars can be shared across the country this Valentine’s season, offering South Africans...

Food & Drink / 08.02.2019

The super popular Van der Linde Restaurant - which is fast becoming one of Jozi's favourite eateries - will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in style on 14th February, this year. The eatery which is named after Johannes Van Der Linde who founded the area of Linden, which at the time was well known for its rich soil which allowed for beautiful fruit orchards, some of which still exist today. The restaurant is made up of several components - the Bakery & Deli, the Gin & Juice Bar, the Restaurant and...

Food & Drink / 07.02.2019

The name Forti’s is synonymous with great food, amazing wines and a general ambience that makes any visit here, be it lunch or dinner, one to remember. Surrounded by beautiful artworks and décor, on occasion well known opera singers (or even Forti himself) will burst in to song, and this out of the ordinary experience makes the occasion even more memorable. A passionate chef indeed, we caught up with Forti Mazzone to find out more… Where did you grow up, and how did you wind up in the restaurant industry? I...

Features, Food & Drink / 25.01.2019

Although Dolci Café have been open for a number of years they are one of our favourite light meal and brunch spots in Joburg, and even better news, they have just launched a high tea menu – just in time for the festive season. This Italian owned and run Trattoria and Pastry shop is all about authentic foods, great quality products and artisan cakes, cupcakes and Italian Pastries. Run by husband and wife team, Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and hubby actor Clayton Boyd, as well as their partner Zoran Mijailovic, Dolci...

Features, Food & Drink / 21.01.2019

One of the best kept secrets in Joburg’s whisky bar category, but we don’t mind letting the secret out, it’s only fair - has to be The Maxim Lounge (affectionately known as Maxim by the locals). Maxim is all about leather, cigars, whisky and polished surfaces and serves as the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink, or a post evening night cap, in a luxurious surrounding. Located next door to the incredibly popular Maximillien restaurant at The Da Vinci Hotel and Suites in Legacy Corner Mall, Sandton, Maxim Lounge is...

Food & Drink / 09.01.2019

New Fitch & Leedes Spicy Ginger Beer, the intrepid mixer with a sense of adventure, is taking the enjoyment of fine spirits to the next level. The first South African ginger beer made specifically as a mixer, Fitch & Leedes Spicy Ginger Beer is a perfect fit for fine rum and whisky. This premium ginger beer brings out the sweet undertones in the spirit while allowing the pleasant spiciness of the ginger beer to shine through. Priding itself as the understudy to greatness, Fitch & Leedes understands the time and...

Features, Food & Drink / 04.01.2019

We love discovering new spots and J. Rabbit’s has just opened its doors where the old Griffin used to be located. In case you were wondering it is named after that famed cartoon character, Jessica Rabbit and the vibe and décor lend itself perfectly to that notion, too. Following the speakeasies of yesteryear, access to the bar is through the laundromat in the front of the building before arriving in the plush Mexican styled bar at the back. Offering one of the biggest selections of tequila we have ever seen,...

Features, Food & Drink / 28.12.2018

Who doesn't love a yummy burger or rack of ribs - we certainly do, and are firm believers that a great burger can cure a number of ills - and seeing as it is the festive season, we feel that we may be visiting the newly opened Ribs & Burgers restaurant, located in the bustling new The Marc precinct in Sandton quite a bit! Ribs & Burgers is a global Brand, and have outlets in Australia and in England and is fast becoming South Africa’s favourite boutique fast casual...