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 […]

Our next road trip about to start!!!

We are really looking forward to our next road trip due to start early next week – can’t wait!!  some very interesting and exciting adventure lined up… Leaving Cape Town and traversing through the Karoo with a few pit stops, sleep overs and culinary experiences along the way toward Gauteng and once there we will be […]

Lots of interesting stories coming…..

Tiny and I have recently been on a an amazing trip around South Africa and have experienced some truly delightful culinary explosions… From Lesotho, Eastern Cape, Karoo and West Coast and culinary delights from some of the finest Cape restaurants as well as some delicious wines – certainly our flavour of the month is Bosmans […]

A GOURMET FOOD & WINE PAIRING AT BOSMAN RELEASE WEEKEND

The Bosman family, owners of the successful and highly acclaimed Bosman Family Vineyard wines, will host their annual Release Weekend on their farm Lelienfontein in Wellington on the 24th of September 2011. Join me and Tiny and enjoy a leisurely day on Heritage Da y, tasting wines paired with delicious canapés in various stations inside the exclusive […]

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 […]

Winter warmth at The Grand Café and Beach

I was well chuffed to be going to The Grand café and Beach for a 3 course lunch, having spent a number of lazy and boozy afternoons enjoying the beautiful setting on the beach. The morning dawned grey and wet and this I admit dampened my enthusiasm, it was chilly and miserable. Dressed up warmly […]

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 […]

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. […]