Food & Wine

Avos: versatile, vibrant and valuable

‘Value’ is the new consumer buzzword. Think multipurpose products that do more than one job; time-savers that offer added convenience; and health-conscious products that are not only practical, but good for you too. Yup, value is the next big thing, and it’s in demand by consumers the world over who want more from their everyday necessities. Good thing then that the local avo season has just kicked off. Why? Because these green bundles of joy tick all these boxes to provide the ultimate in value.
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My Chef celebrates the day of the Hamburger

The humble hamburger is quite the chief of western culture fast food. Burger joints, takeaway food outlets and all-night-eateries serve them up in their millions – with many a condiment including cheese, salad, gherkins and pickles, bacon and an endless list of sauces.
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Mmmm…. What’s for lunch at the Big Easy?

Who doesn’t love the luxury of a lunch-time invite to dine as special guests, and be the first to cast eyes upon and indulge in mouth-watering new menu ideas? Well, that’s what we did recently when we were invited to the Big Easy Winebar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els at the Hilton in Durban, to discuss the influence that social media has on capturing our food experiences, as well as sample a few of the new additions that Chef Janine Fourie will be introducing to the menu. And believe us… these are some dishes to die for…
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Introducing Kalahari Craft Beer: Beer to quench a desert thirst

The Kalahari Desert, situated in Botswana, Namibia and regions of South Africa, is synonymous with words like ‘hot’ and ‘dry’. Although the desert terrain can be harsh on the body, there’s one new feature within the Kalahari that is kind to the taste buds: Introducing Kalahari Craft Beer.
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Indulge in hearty winter soups at Constantia Glen

Warm up to a trio of delicious homemade soups for the ultimate winter wine tasting experience at Constantia Glen. The selection of wholesome winter warmers on offer from 3 May till the end of August, is a good reason to get cosy at the picturesque boutique wine estate situated just 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre.
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Krone Vintage Cap Classique

Krone, masters of vintage Cap Classique from the historic Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate in Tulbagh, have released the 2016 vintages of the Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut and Night Nectar Demi-Sec Rosé.
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Diverse & opulent winter menu sizzles at Grande Provence

Experience the opulence of diverse cuisine styles and savour perfection on a plate with the sizzling hot winter menu at The Restaurant at Grande Provence in Franschhoek.
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Red wine and comfort food, a roadtrip adventure

For the better part of the year (especially in sunny Durbs), winter is this mythical thing, much like the Lochness Monster. But on rare occasions we find ourselves hauling out our winter woollies and craving some hearty, warming comfort food. We set off on a culinary road trip with wine consultant, Jan-Nico Coetzee, to uncover some of the best places to eat beautiful food and drink glorious wine.
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Craft Beer Pairing Dinner at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els

The craft-beer market has gained a substantial following in recent years, appealing to adventurous beer drinkers looking for new and unusual tastes. Sean Roberts – co-founder of That Brewing Co., situated in the heart of Durban – is passionate about brewing and serving up a range of tasty crafted beers to an appreciative local following.
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Kick start your weekend with #FridayFIVE@5 at Constantia Glen

Red wine rules at Constantia Glen when #FridayFIVE@5 kicks off the weekend.
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Durban Get It Magazine – May 2017

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