Boplaas spirits soar at Michelangelo Awards

                The Boplaas family of Nels continues to gain deserved fame at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition (MIWSC) by claiming three Gold medals and achieving the highest score for a South...

Greek dips and fondant potatoes at Greg’s table

  This week three sides from last week’s main course. After 15 trips to Greece in 40 years I have eaten plenty of tzatziki and hummus all over that wonderful country. These two staples of Southern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking are marvellous and so...

Greg’s Table–delicious ginger soft pork belly

                  You are going to love this recipe—all you need is TIME and patience. Totally uncomplicated, deliciously satisfying—the smells throughout the house are so fabulous you just want to dig in at some...

Boland Cellar Paarl’s new Chenin MCC-a cracker

Boland Cellar Paarl is a company well known for the quality and well-priced wines they have been offering ever since their formation in 1941. The company belongs to more than 50 owner growers and the wines are made by a talented team of winemakers with a sure feel for...

Outsider wins at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

One of THE top events in the Cape wine calendar has always been the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. This famous Portuguese cork producer puts its money where its mouth is and supports this very important challenge at a much anticipated media event. This year there was...

Try my glazed Moroccan BBQ prawns

I can’t believe I actually cleaned 24 magnificent Argentinian prawns to make this fabulous dish—but I did! Added immeasurably to the taste which was superb, slightly smoky, spicy but not too much, nice and messy on the fingers and just the thing to celebrate Heritage...

Delaire Graff scores in Tim Atkin 2020 SA Report

Tim Atkin is a British Master of Wine, international judge and writer whose annual report on SA wines is eagerly awaited. This year was no exception, with many wines scoring over 90 points in his estimation.  In search of the best in SA he tastes over 1000 of our...

Greg’s table–Fabyɘlɘs Russian burnt honey cake

We both love cooking—two different styles—mine very Mediterranean, no measuring, the other very precise with careful preparation. We NEVER work in the same kitchen—there would be war. During lockdown we watched a lot of cooking channels and came across this recipe on...

Try our yummy white cheese and tomato tarts

This week it was time to move beyond the pizza and take away scene to something a bit more elaborate and oh so satisfying. This take on the wonderful marriage that is cheese and tomato was just the thing to wake up those dormant taste buds, smooth and crispy with very...

SA wines excel at Mundus Vini Germany

Mundus Vini, one of the world’s great wine competitions, takes place in Germany, where wines from all over the globe vie to be the best in their categories. This year’s summer tastings have just concluded in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (where else?)  under very...

Delicious marinated beef pot roast from Annatjie Melck

  This week we tried this recipe from Annatjie Melck but of course had to make some changes which worked out fine—nothing drastic . For instance I didn’t think it necessary to lard the topside. By all means do so if you like but we found it worked very well just...

Stellenbosch on (virtual) Stage

            Book these live virtual Stellenbosch concerts and get a free R100 voucher  Award-winning Afrikaans Rock outfit, Spoegwolf, hits the stage at 19h00 on Saturday, 29 August for a thought-provoking listening experience. With their...

SecretEATS –virtual dining for a great cause

Support StreetSmart and keep up social distancing while sampling gourmet food and premium wines from the Constantia region delivered straight to your door. Guests will be wined and dined in the first of three Cape Town virtual experiences hosted by SecretEATS on...

New vintages launched by La Motte

  One of the most beautiful estates in a part of the world renowned for them is the one at La Motte in Franschhoek. Not only is it the home of some superb wines but there is a renowned restaurant there under the sure hand of master chef Eric Bulpitt, and an...

Italy comes to Paarl at Giuseppe’s

                                    Well this isn’t quite Greg’s table, but this week I have decided to give it up for a Suid Agter Paarl Road hidden gem, Giuseppe on the Bel Air...

The mystical olive –man’s ancient companion

    The olive has always had deep significance in Western thought. One of the first intimations of its religious significance is the dove returning to Noah’s Ark with an olive branch in its mouth, signifying the end of Yahweh’s wrath at his wayward children....

International Triple Gold for Tokara Olive oil

Tokara, one of South Africa’s premium producers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), has excelled with three gold medals at the 2020 Aurora International Taste Challenge. Held annually to recognise food product excellence, this was the first time that olive oil and...