The Slick Restaurant Group have opened Cape Town’s newest Dark Kitchen, essentially a Food Delivery Service from their city-based central kitchen for their popular Waterfront restaurants: Balducci, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs and Wings & Things. Their food offerings also include two exciting new brands: Pizzaway (handcrafted artisan pizzas which originated in Naples) and Whattaburger (offering value-for-money 130g burgers). Watch this space for regular new developments.

Nestled in Stellenbosch’s Paradyskloof Valley is Vriesenhof Wine Estate, with its south facing slopes that have been used to cultivate grapes that produce wines of character since the eighteenth century. But one cannot discuss character and Vriesenhof without mentioning larger than life owner and cellar master Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, who was one of the great characters of Western Province Rugby and is today one of the senior statesmen of the Cape wine industry.

Canned wine may currently be getting consumers’ attention but, in reality, it is not new – already in the mid-1930s three sweet wines made their appearance on the American market. Californian Smile with Vin-Tin-Age Port, Tokay and Muscadel were presented in flat top tins (as pull-tops were not yet invented) which had to be punctured in order to pour out the contents.

Chef Bernice’s easy lunchbox sweet treat _____________________________________   Capsicum Culinary Studio – South Africa’s largest chef school – has tasked its chef lecturers at their six campuses around the country to come up with delicious dishes for the whole family to enjoy. Chef Bernice Warner from the school’s Port...