An Oasis in Sandton – Burkleigh House

  Recently Tiny and I were in Johannesburg for a rather long seminar which necessitated us being confined to the monotony of a chain hotel in the heart of Sandton, which as you know are generally somewhat soulless albeit enormously practical and cost effective – at least that is what I had assumed; until by […]

Signal Restaurant at The Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town

  With the backdrop of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, the cool Atlantic sea breeze whistling between the many luxurious yacht moored by the terraces and the call of the odd cheeky seal makes the iconic new lady of Cape Town the most desirable place to hang out – The Cape Grace Hotel! What an […]

A taste of London – what a treat in store…

After experiencing a delightful Taste of Cape Town in the Mother City of South Africa in May last year I am so excited about this event in London next month which promises to be culinastic!!  as of today Jamie Oliver has confirmed his attendance at this years show – his dry wit and delightful manner an exquisite accompaniment […]

Interview with Erik Wolf, President & CEO of International Culinary Tourism Association

Being fascinated with Culinary Tourism as we are at THS Magazine I did an internet search a couple of years ago to see if anyone else out there was equally interested; as I really believed that this was a vastly underestimated sector of the tourism industry. It was then I fell upon the International Culinary […]

A SCRUMPTIOUS AFTERNOON AT THE GRAND CAFE AND BEACH

You cannot resist this place! I did ask the powers that be to allow the sun to come out, well, this particular request was ignored – it rained, it was cold and windy –  real Cape winters day, one of the very few we have experienced yet this winter! So I was curious how an […]

THE GRAND CAFE AND BEACH, GRANGER BAY, CAPE TOWN

I know you are going to be jealous when I tell you that we the MANICTRAVELLERS are off to experience the delights of THE GRAND CAFE AND BEACH in Granger Baytomorrow!!! Yep! For lunch and some of their own pink Sparkling wine!! oohhh!!! I can’t wait!  So the Sun BETTER come out tomorrow! Set on […]

The TAJ Hotel and We Love Real Beer team together for a gastronomically exciting evening 29 July 2011.

Next week if you are in Cape Town – I have just uncovered a MUST DO for you to attend!  Tiny and I will be there, for sure!  A Beer tasting of a range of unique beers from number of micro breweries including Camelthorn Brewing Company, Darling, Jack Black and Napier Breweries to name a […]

Yellowtail in a lime and chilli sauce

Watch the Video: Creating a Green Thai Curry and Yellowtail in a lime and chilli sauce paired with Camelthorn Brewing Company beers Watch the video: Presentation and Tasting of the final product Yellowtail in a lime and chilli sauce This is an amazing recipe that is so simple yet so tasty and guys the ladies […]

Cluster d’Hote Restaurant, Sutherland

In one of the oldest properties in Sutherland you will find something extremely special if you are a foodie – a gastronomical feast of note! Built in and around 1880 this magnificently restored building by the Marais family on Piet Retief Street houses a really fine restaurant owned and run by Johann and Anelia Marias. […]

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Watch the Video: Creating a Green Thai Curry and Yellowtail in a lime and chilli sauce paired with Camelthorn beers Watch the video: Presentation and Tasting of the final product As always with any recipe, I use the following principles.  Buy the freshest, best ingredients that I can afford. I try to understand what each […]