Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you are either fully prepared or like most people, you have forgotten about it totally and left plans to the last minute. Luckily, whether you sharing this day with someone special or celebrating with friends, UberEATS has you covered.
The National Eatery & Speakeasy, located in Parktown North, Johannesburg, hosted food bloggers recently to showcase a selection of their signature dishes from their new Winter menu. Chef James Diack and his team gave us the menu below, allowing us to select our own preferred dishes. This I prefer to the little and many taste plates sometimes offered to us at such events. Being able to enjoy the full size portions allows me to experience their food exactly the way you will, when you visit The National.
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2016 is offering many South Africans the chance to represent our beautiful country. Besides our athletes heading off to Brazil later this year to compete in the Olympics, our South African Culinary team will also be competing in the prestigious IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany, from 22 to 25 October 2016.
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I met Alessandro via Max Tshunungwa many years ago, and saw how he successfully managed different restaurants. Some of you might remember him as the guy with the big infectious smile, big warm hello and a hug at Col’Cacchio at the World Wear shopping mall in Northcliff or at Cafe del Sol in Olivedale. Alex always spoiled us with his love and passion for food by making us special meals which were not found on the menus at the restaurants he managed. Even when we went out and about to other restaurants, we would ask him to make up a dish and instruct the staff at the restaurant we were chilling at, how to make what we wanted to eat. Alessandro spent some of his early years growing up in Italy where his father was the Lesotho Ambassador in Italy. So this dude knows his Italian food.
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If you are like me, and you enjoy watching reality television shows like “Master Chef South Africa” and “Top Chef” then you will be interested to know that Unilever will be live streaming their Chef of the Year competition from their Unilever Food Solutions kitchens in Durban. Read the rest of this entry »
Unlike last year, I was not offered a media invite by Total Exposure to attend this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival. I guess my blog post called “Not So Delicious Food and Music Festival” about last year’s event did not go down too well. Lucky for me, a good friend of mine, Owen Hannie, gave me his VIP complimentary tickets, as I was still in two minds if I should buy tickets, after last year’s bad experience.
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I really love my tea and I have spent large sums of money looking and searching for that perfect cup. On a recent trip to Cape Town, Mishkah and I walked into the lobby of The Table Bay hotel with my mother and nieces at 22h30 one evening, in search for a good cup of tea. With the assistance of a very friendly and knowledgeable waitress, we went through their large selection of loose leaf teas. I decided on three different teas and we all enjoyed the taste experience. I made full use of this opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »