Archive for category: Food

Rustic Chic: Fine Dining at the Foodbarn

Rustic Chic: Fine Dining at the Foodbarn

Fine dining… in a barn? Only in Cape Town can such an oxymoron exist. This far-flung city at a distant tip of the African continent is home to some of the world’s finest chefs, look and yet it (and they) are famously laid back. The result of the mixing of […]

The Great Gatsby (Sandwich)

The Great Gatsby (Sandwich)

You’ve read the book, anabolics you’ve seen the movie… but have you eaten the sandwich? Here in Cape Town, ambulance a Gatsby is far more than an iconic literary figure. While the character Gatsby was elusive, somewhat mysterious, his sandwich alter ego pretty much puts it all out there for […]

A Little Bit Country: Lunch at Babylonstoren

A Little Bit Country: Lunch at Babylonstoren

If “farmer chic” isn’t a thing yet, sovaldi it really ought to be. After working at a major travel magazine for nearly five years, misbirth you find your travel bucket list runs about as long as the Great Wall of China (yes, that’s on it, too). But few destinations and […]

Saturday Ritual: Old Biscuit Mill

Saturday Ritual: Old Biscuit Mill

Locals are a huge fan of hitting up the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock on Saturdays, infertility where Cape Town’s famed Neighbourgoods Market sets up shop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While some shy away from the Biscuit Mill’s blatant hipsteriness (not to mention its recent proliferation of American […]

High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel

High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel is a local icon, symptoms so I couldn’t think of a more fitting venue to ring in the end of my very first week as an official Cape Town resident. Grand white pillars welcome you into a sprawling complex with rose-colored buildings dating back to […]