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The Foodbarn – restaurant review

There’s nothing in the words “barn” and “village” to suggest a great seafood restaurant. Yet The Foodbarn in Noordhoek Village sets a gold standard for ethical fine dining in the fish department. The clue’s on the door: A big sticker of the SA Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s logo with its green, orange and red fish. Chef […]

March 17, 2015
by Daisy Jones
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Les Pallieres Les Racines Gigondas 2009

If you’re good for R2 000 on wine and food over the course of a weekend, you could get a ticket to the Swartland Revolution. Or you could do what a group of six of us did, which was pool the money, buy some wine and get two of South Africa’s top chefs to cook, […]

November 12, 2012
by Christian
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Steenberg Magna Carta 2010

An invitation to the annual Steenberg Magna Carta new release party is becoming the most desirable in the winelands. Last night the launch of the 2010 vintage, this wine served next to Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc 2007, the 2009 next to Chateau d’Yquem “Y” 2008 and the 2007 next to Château Pontet-Canet 2004, the red presumably […]

September 21, 2012
by Christian
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