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The new bubbly kid on the block

Prosecco has been on the rise in recent years. In fact, Prosecco has seen such massive success in the past decade that Italy now exports over 600 million bottles of Prosecco per year as opposed to the approximately 150 million was exported in 2008.… Read more

Carla’s: Best prawns south of the Zambezi

There are restaurants that are worth a special journey to experience the cuisine they offer. This is in fact the basis of the Michelin start rating system. Carla’s in Muizenberg is one such restaurant.

Tucked away on vibey York Road, Carla’s has been around for about 20 years, opening its doors when Muizenberg was a seaside slum, the now thronging beach front dominated by the eerily derelict Empire cinema.… Read more

The Sweetest Thing: irresistible tarts

he cynics among us believed it was never going to happen. After cable thieves brought the Metrorail southern line to a stop at Retreat in October last year, the coastal section to Fish Hoek would simply rust away over time and become another relic of a looted state.… Read more

Pinotage for a steal

I don’t know about everyone else, but I am not feeling any festive cheer this year. Zero. None. Fokol. I don’t know whether it is because I am working right up until the 23rd and I have done no Christmas shopping or if it is just because Christmas no longer holds the kind of magic that it did when I was seven years old.… Read more

Mediterranean fare down south

It’s just been announced that Metrorail’s southern line to Fish Hoek is open again, so if you want to take a trip out of town but don’t want to deal with the mad traffic, Kalk Bay is a good option. Of course, there’s always a cost; you’ll have to endure the grimy metrorail coaches.… Read more

Chart Farm: Food and roses, wine if you like

There is no foot traffic, you can’t see it from the road, and even if you know it’s there, finding the entrance can be tricky. For these reason’s, Chart Farm is one of the lesser known Cape Town treasures.

You’ve got to take the Trovato Link turnoff just as you’re coming down Wynberg Hill, turn right at the T-junction into Klaasen’s Road, go back under the highway and keep a sharp eye out for a small brown sign.… Read more

Rosé – The wine rookie

It is with equal parts excitement and trepidation that I announce that the wine column for Mother City News has moved to Joburg! The big smoke! While it might seem counterintuitive to write a wine column from the heart of Gauteng, fear not.… Read more

Fruit from the southern slopes

Our wine columnist Sadé Allcock is relocating to Jozi to manage a boutique hotel in Houghton, but don’t worry, this is a brief hiatus, she’ll be back to fill you in on the best plonk to purchase as our world renowned Cape wines are available in the big smoke.… Read more

Steenberg Farm: A rich experience

Our efforts to sample the high-end cuisine at Steenberg Farm’s Bistro Sixteen82 were almost stopped in their tracks at the gated entrance to the estate.

Instead of the usual filling out of names and contacts on clipboard, the security guard demanded my driving license.… Read more