Muisbosskerm – the first restaurant of its kind to open on the Cape West Coast. Free from haute cuisine and cutlery, Muisbosskerm is unquestionably the most popular open-air eatery in South Africa. Since its inception in the early Nineties, there have been many interpretations but none have come close to the real thing. Although my … Continue Reading

For just about anyone that’s read F. Scott Fitzgerald, the term Art Deco conjures up fantasies of flapper dresses, crystal coupes filled with French champagne and bare ankles kicked up to the Charleston. While the dress code may no longer include plumes of ostrich feathers, such flights of fancy remain intact in the very spirit … Continue Reading

While I’m sad to see the back of winter, I am eagerly awaiting summery climes and fresh citrus flavours. Seedless and juicy, LemonGold® lemons are the ideal choice to make this densely syrupy LemonGold, olive oil and almond cake inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. LemonGold®, olive oil and almond cake Prep time: 30 mins /Cook time: … Continue Reading

Although I’m a West Coast girl at heart, if there was one town I’d be quite content to escape to, it would be Stanford. This little riverside hamlet is – in my opinion – the jewel of the Overberg region. Settled on the banks of the Klein River, Stanford marks the halfway point between the … Continue Reading

While the weather in Cape Town might suggest otherwise, I’m craving bright summery seafood dishes. Enter my grilled Monkfish with chorizo, clams and ClemenGold®. Often an overlooked option, monkfish makes a deliciously sustainable alternative to lobster – especially when topped with a rich sauce of tiny briny clams and smoky chorizo. Full of bold flavour, … Continue Reading