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February 21, 2020

Alternatarian cooking demo

ALTERNATARIAN COOKING DEMO It was an exciting moment when a group of gourmets gathered to be inspired by alternative options in our Alternatarian cooking demo. ...
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December 13, 2019

From casual restaurants to roof tops

FROM CASUAL RESTAURANTS TO ROOF TOPS HEARTFELT THANKS Restaurants and chefs continue to inspire us. We wish to thank them for their loyal support. They remain ...
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December 3, 2019

Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic

Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic accepts another honour CONGRATULATIONS TO... chef Chantel Dartnall, the team at three-plated Restaurant Mosaic, and South Africa, for this well-deserved award ...
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November 29, 2019

Celebrate this time, come on!

CELEBRATE THIS TIME, COME ON! LOU-LOU'S Every Friday is a reason to celebrate. Last Friday I met a fellow food-lover for a light bite at the ...
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November 8, 2019

Casual in the Cape

TASTE THE GOURMET GUIDE'S WEEK QUENTIN AT OAKHURST After a whirlwind time, last week it was time to find downtime. Sunday provided free time in which ...
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November 1, 2019

From city to island

ULTRA LUXURY ALL THE WAY SPACIOUS, SECLUDED, SENSATIONAL Sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean witnessed over the rim of a glass of Moët & Chandon, what ...
recipes
October 30, 2019

PINEAPPLE-FENNEL PARFAIT

INGREDIENTS Caramelized pineapple 1 fresh pineapple cut into 3cm cubes 45ml bourbon 200g brown sugar 1 vanilla bean pinch salt Coconut cream 500g ...
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September 27, 2019

Cavalli

FROM SOIL TO SOUL ONE-PLATED RESTAURANT When a special friend, born a Virgo, still a filly, requested the perfect place at which to celebrate her milestone ...
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September 13, 2019

TRYN

A RESTAURANT WITH LEGACY AND NEW LIFEts in It was with a glass of Steenberg’s prestige cuvee, 1682 Brut Chardonnay MCC, that we toasted the ...
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August 27, 2019

Ye olde pub lunch

THE TEST KITCHEN My man loves fine dining, but, when push comes to shove, may say ‘yay’ to pub grub over refined fare, with the ...
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August 6, 2019

A family affair

IN MEMORY OF MARGARET Let’s celebrate all women this week, perhaps with a pink gin? When my son mentioned that his micro-brewery and nano-distillery were making ...
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July 19, 2019

A heartful of feast and family

A HEARTFELT FEAST AND FAMILY SAXON HOTEL, VILLAS & SPA You can check out, but you may never (want to) leave… Checking into the award-winning Saxon Hotel ...
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June 21, 2019

Rust en Vrede

RUST EN VREDE I’m not sure that waking up, in eager anticipation of dinner that night, is normal? Chef Fabio Daniel at Rust en Vrede ...
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June 7, 2019

Sandwiched between the covers…

Sandwiched between the covers… This week we celebrated the start of Winter and the downpours that are filling our dams in the Cape. We also ...
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PASSION

REUBEN RIFFEL OF REUBEN’S 'humility and passion' Reuben is a much-loved, well-respected and popular celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality, yet remains humble. Having played a ...
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PEOPLE

FABER 'showcasing Mother Nature' When the team is led by Mother Nature, and all parts operate in perfect harmony, the results show on a plate. Avondale ...
Cape Town

SALSIFY

'secondary ingredients make the hero sing' Chef Ryan Cole, after four years of flexing his culinary muscles with prowess ...
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PRIDE

GILES EDWARDS OF LA TÊTE  'focusing on the ingredient' When you are welcomed into the stark restaurant you will immediately be inspired by the sense of ...
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PROMISE

CAROLIZE COETZEE OF TOKARA RESTAURANT 'the shape of things to come' At Tokara Restaurant in Stellenbosch there is a young chef who is embracing the opportunity ...
Cape Town

JANSE & CO

'uncomplicated, pure and provident' An eye-catching floral mural on the wall welcomes you as you enter from busy Kloof ...
Cape Town

FYN

'Japanese-influenced, Cape-celebrated cuisine' Speaker’s Corner may be renamed culinary corner and the only tablecloth in sight may be the ...
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PROPERTY

LORD NELSON RESTAURANT 'a sense of occasion' The landmark pink lady, aka The Nellie, is where since 1899, people have donned their Sunday best (gloves and ...
Awarded restaurants

ABALOBI Provenance Awards

ABALOBI is proud to partner with the JHP Gourmet Guide™ for the 2020 Provenance Awards. The term ‘provenance’ in relation to a product, means something’s ...
Cape Town

UPPER BLOEM RESTAURANT

'small, seasonal, sensational plates of the Cape' This creative collaboration of La Mouette’s chef patron Henry Vigar and former ...
En route

THE CHEFS’ TABLE

'creative coastal fine dining' Locals are quick to laud The Chefs’ Table in Umhlanga for cementing Durban in the ...
One plate

EIKE

'celebrating nostalgia here and now' Dorp Street in the leafy university town of Stellenbosch draws locals for an edible ...
One plate

THE WERF RESTAURANT

'origin showcased with authenticity' Boschendal (Bos-en-dal) means bush and valley, and The Werf, the kitchen. Here happy cows graze ...
Jo'burg etc

COOBS

'farm-style fare with finesse' On the bustling restaurant strip of Parkhurst there is a stalwart that has remained steadfast. ...
Jo'burg etc

VIEW

'eye-catching, exquisite continental cuisine' Hugging the hill overlooking Johannesburg Zoo, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff commands the best views ...
Cape Town

AUBERGINE

'where the food flows behind the wine' Whilst the historic building, circa 1830, had new life breathed into it ...
Plated restaurants

CAMPHORS AT VERGELEGEN

'an authentic expression of place' Upon entering the estate there is much to catch your eye – more than ...
One plate

CAVALLI

'from soil to soul' ‘Cavalli’ means horses in Italian. In South African culinary terms, it means excellence. Settle yourself ...
One plate

CHEFS WAREHOUSE AT MAISON

'an ever-escalating avalanche of farm-style flavours' This farm is an inviting home, sophisticated yet rustic. Orchards and vineyards draw ...
Plated restaurants

FOLIAGE

'Franschhoek’s terroir and ethos on the plate' Chef Chris Erasmus has broken the confines of fine dining to start ...
Plated restaurants

INDOCHINE

'a culinary trip from Africa to Asia' There can be nowhere more beautiful to treat yourself to adventurous, unforgettable ...
One plate

JORDAN RESTAURANT

'simple sophistication in an enviable setting' Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is where chef George Jardine and his head ...
Jo'burg etc

DW ELEVEN-13

'celebrating uniquely South African cuisine' You’ll be warmly welcomed to the pride of Dunkeld West. Décor is modern and ...
Jo'burg etc

FERMIER

'refined farm-to-plate dining' Located within an earthy nursery setting near Pretoria, complete with abundant hot houses and open-air gardens, ...
Plated restaurants

LA PETITE COLOMBE

'a superlative flight of fancy' This member of the La Colombe family (meaning ‘dove’) is a treasure. As you ...
One plate

LE COIN FRANÇAIS

'paying proper tribute to heritage and ingredients' A short walk from the foot of the French Huguenot Monument takes ...
Jo'burg etc

GREI

'a modern, herbaceous journey like no other' The Saxon Hotel is an urban sanctuary that draws discerning guests and ...
Jo'burg etc

MARBLE

'a home-grown international experience' Celebrity chef David Higgs is revered for his consistency; his reward is Marble being fully ...
One plate

RUST EN VREDE

'elegantly playful with a sense of occasion' A sense of a special occasion awaits on this 320-year-old wine farm ...
One plate

TERROIR

'source to sauce, excellence all the way' Many locals and visitors are drawn to Kleine Zalze wine estate and ...