Paris Foodie Escapades: Chez Ribe Review

Tired of pushing through crowds around the Eiffel, or walking through the burning heat?

Chez Ribe is a convenient stop-over near the Invalides, where you can stay within your daily budget, with a value-for-money seated lunch somewhere cool, clean and interesting.

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: La Petite Ferme Review

I guess that in light of my upcoming trip to Paris, french cuisine is beginning to fully enter into my foodie rotation. The French have a reputation of refinement – proud of their centuries old heritage, which has become the penultimate standard of all that is classy and cultured. There’s something to be said for…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Coco Safar Review

There have been wars waged over territory housing nectar of the gods. Blood spilled in the quest to own Mother Nature’s most inspired creations. Human’s lust for the finer things knows no bounds, which is evident in the modern landscape, sculpted intricately to showcase excess, mastery and delight. Cape Town has not remained untouched by…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Waverley Hills Review

“It all comes back to the basics. Serve customers the best-tasting food at a good value in a clean, comfortable restaurant, and they’ll keep coming back.” – Dave Thomas You could probably count, on one hand, the number of places you would willingly travel hours to, for a single meal. The food needs to have…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Norval Foundation Review

There is such a profound awareness to Nina Simone having said that it is “an artist’s duty to reflect the times.” Today’s foodie escapade, is beholden to a huge and new South African cultural offering: The Norval Foundation. Considering the sum of its parts, The Norval Foundation can be summed up as a relatively new…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Upper Bloem Review

Like everything worth doing and having in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, good food is an investment that yields substantial dividends over time. My latest foodie find, understands that irrespective of the variegated cultures intrinsically tied to the fabric of the Mother City’s ethos, eating has a universality which shepherds all kinds of people…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Bilboa Restaurant Review

Maybe I’m an outlier in more than one way. I seem to be one of the few people who get a wonderful dining experience when I deign to visit Cape Town’s most celebrated luxury strip: Camps Bay. I’ve reclined on luxurious seats while having overpriced quality food, and I have sipped on a wealth of…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: The Shortmarket Club Review

It’s Winter Menu-Palooza in the Mother City right now. In the grand style of major cities around the world, winter and the fall season mean chefs rolling out Prix Fixe – or “fixed price” – menus. In Cape Town, every restaurant, bistro and cafe, is thirsty for your money and company. With so many eateries aspiring…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Allée Bleue Wine Estate

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron Fall is seen as the season of death and decay, nature shedding its past…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Allée Bleue Review

You’re sitting at work, bored and angry at whoever decided you needed to be born without your permission. Pack your bag, get in a car, and head for Franschhoek – I’ve got a place for you to unwind. Franschhoek is known for its serenity and lazy sunny days, but it is celebrated for its wine…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: RAFAEL Lebanese Cafe Review

Name any human that doesn’t adore food variety? Yeah, name one! I’ll wait… You couldn’t think of anybody because we’re all indecisive bottomless pits which thrive on excess and tasty goodness. Lebanese food not only has a stellar reputation for being some of thee most scrumptious and freshest food in the world, but they’re also…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Ceviche Bar Review

What if the nature of winter food was re-imagined?
What if you could – not wipe from memory, the adoration for food from the hearth – but introduce a dynamism to a Winter Menu?

Say hello to today’s foodie escapade stop: Ceviche Bar.

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate

Pleasant. Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate is the epitome of pleasant on a Sunday afternoon. The expansive Vergenoegd estate, with its expansive 360 views of some of Cape Town’s best cityscapes, rests rather demurely, just off the highway to Stellenbosch. The estate has been headlining in the Cape Town youth demographic, most recently, due to their…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: The Dairy Den Review

SWEET TREATS FOR ME! Today, we celebrate making it through half of the week, with sweet treats of the dairy persuasion. Cape Town is starting to develop more refined options for its niche’ish markets, and Sea Point seems to be the hub of quick and cool nibbles…but are they pushing out something tasty? Today’s foodie…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Sentir Tapas & Spirit Space Review

There have been whispers of the death of Cape Town’s infamous tourist attraction Long Street. Strange mutterings of its descent into nightlife obscurity, were whispered in the air…but I’ve discovered something of a treasure within Long Streets oldest building! Today’s foodie escapades take me to the lower end of the Cape Town central business district,…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Lekker Vegan Review

Like I said the first and only time I ever reviewed a Vegan joint: “By definition and stereotype, I am a carnivore in the truest sense of the word. I’d damn near dropkick asparagus, to get to some gosh darn beef!” However, in the continued spirit of expanding my knowledge in this new year, and exploring…

New York foodie escapades: Le Pain Quotidien Review

Fashion Week, and the hustle and bustle of Hudson Street, New York, can really get you exhausted quickly. I’ve found myself taking breaks in boutiques and cafe’s in Midtown, alike. Starbucks is my home away from home thanks to Frappuccino delights, but it was Le Pain Quotidien – a few meters away from New York…

New York foodie escapades: La Bergamote Review

A sit down lunch every day, while travelling, is not always feasible; but thank goodness I played my cards right, and ensured I got to experience a variation of good foodie joints, while in The Big Apple. I’ve had South Africa’s interpretation of some of the worlds most beloved foods, and been duly impressed by…

New York foodie escapades: Petrie Court Cafe Review

The Metropolitan Museum of the Arts is an unparalleled archive of a large sum of the worlds finest heritage pieces…as well as housing a few eateries serving surprisingly good morsels of grub. Somebody said you cannot do The Met in one day…well I sure showed them; and built up quite the appetite strolling through the…

New York foodie escapades: Maialino Review

As if experiencing the rich artistry and elegant hospitality of The Gramercy Park Hotel wasn’t enough, I was presented with the opportunity to dine at the in-house restaurant, named Maialino. Fine dining is not something too foreign to me, as Cape Town boasts its own eclectic and elegant fine dining wonders, but New York establishments…

Cape Town foodie escapades: La Parada Del Mar Review

So my move away from the seaside didn’t last long. Don’t judge me, because even in the throes of winter, Camps Bay is an absolute treat. Today’s foodie escapade took us to: La Parada Del Mar. You can never go wrong with a taste adventure, and La Parada Del Mar eloquently delivers a tapas dining…

Cape Town foodie escapades: The Hungry Herbivore Review

By definition and stereotype, I am a carnivore in the truest sense of the word. I’d dropkick asparagus, to get to some gosh darn beef! However, in the spirit of expanding my knowledge and exploring all dining ventures which Cape Town has to offer, I tried the other side of the foodie spectrum. This weekend,…