With the bright days of spring here, Haute Cabrière has recently released the 2016 vintage of its much-loved Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend and its elegant Unwooded Pinot Noir.
I have to say that I’m not used to having chefs throw food at me – especially at media lunches – yet that is pretty much what happened to me recently! Happily it wasn’t done in anger and was all part of the spectacle at what was a most memorable lunch at the 1693 pop-up restaurant in the historic 1693 cellar at Bellingham Estate.
GlenWood is home to some of South Africa’s hidden wine gems. One of these is their maiden vintage Grand Duc Noblesse – a noble wine indeed.
Award-winning restaurant, LUST Bistro & Bakery, has announced the appointment of Johan van Schalkwyk as new Head Chef. Upholding a high cooking standard, the new chef’s aim is to focus on fresh and organic produce.
Franschhoek film lovers who were saddened by the closure of The Screening Room will be glad to learn that a community initiative is underway that aims see its screen light up again.
On 8 September, a rather rainy day, Pick n Pay’s Stuart Downie and his son, Jake, paid a visit to the Franschhoek Valley Sports Centre. Stuart had been approached by Score – the organisation running the centre – to assist in getting together soccer kit for the 9 to 11-year-old boys.
A truck carrying a variety of agricultural chemicals caught fire on the Franschhoek Pass early on Monday, 5 September 2016. The pass was closed while firefighters and hazmat teams dealt with the incident and was only reopened late on Tuesday, 6 September. The chemicals were being transported from Paarl to the Grabouw and Villiersdorp areas.
He was the most famous rooster in the land, but alas he is no more. Hendrik, the much loved, feared and respected mascot of Café Bon Bon died on 5 September at the age of 8 years. Hendrik had not been well for some months and it seems the past winter was just too much for him.