Category Dining Out

Experiencing Dash Restaurant’s Winter Menu

“Tonight we’re going to have food put on the plate by an interior decorator,” my dad quips to my mum and I last Sunday afternoon, “we better have dinner before we go out.” Nonsense, I tell him, I’ve looked at Dash’s winter menu and there’s ‘pan fried loin of venison, parsley mash and carrot puree’ as an option, that sounds filling enough.

I’ve been invited to visit Dash Restaurant at the Queen Victoria Hotel on the border of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. I’m taking my mom, as August is her birthday month and she deserves a treat. My mum comes in a pair, so we’re taking my dad along. He also deserves a treat.

The sky is displaying a spectacular sunset that Cape Town offers as an apology for some rather dismal weather in winter...

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A Winter’s Outing to Holden Manz Wine Estate’s Franschhoek Kitchen

a beautiful setting for a winter's lunch

One of the things I love to do in summer is to drive out to Franschhoek.  Over a year ago I was lucky enough to win a lunch at Holden Manz Wine Estate’s Franschhoek Kitchen.  Work and life commitments had prevented me from booking the lunch.  At the beginning of July I moved house, and that was when I decided that a trip into the country would be a perfect way to unwind after the move.

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Raise a Toast to Cape Town’s Summer Season!

Wine @ The Mill is The Food Crew’s preferred supplier for wine.

The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, where Cape Town’s trend setters enjoy the market every Saturday, is the location of this little gem of a wine shop. Wine @ The Mill is open from Monday to Saturday and and specialises in top producing boutique wine estates, mostly at the cellar door prices.

The Food Crew offers our clients the opportunity to meet with Wine @ The Mill’s owners Tanya Becker and Nigel Cattermole at their shop to select fine wines for their vacation or event, alternatively our clients can order from Wine @ The Mill’s online shop and The Food Crew will liaise with Tanya and Nigel for the collection/delivery of the wine prior to the clients arrival in Cape Town or their function...

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Food and Wine Tasting with Bon Fromage and Slanghoek

Yesterday evening I attended a very generous cheese and wine tasting at Bon Fromage, the cheese restaurant in Newlands. We were treated to five cheese and wine pairings, the cheese being chosen by Bon Fromage owner Brian and the wines from Slanghoek.

Brian hosts these wine tasting events regularly, and a very reasonable cost of R100 per person gets you an informative cheese and wine pairing, followed by dinner and a cheese platter. At every wine tasting you can order the wine at the cellar price, which is always good value for money.

I was surprised when we were offered a choice between Roast Vegetable Pasta Bake or Potato and Bacon Bake as a main course – I always considered Potato Bake to be a side dish! I chose the Potato and Bacon Bake and was more than happy with my choice, which ...

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