Spek and Bone and why I’m their number one fan

Right, let’s get into it. Let’s hit the heart of it. Spek and Bone is just damn fine dining. We have visited before and we loved it before and here is the blog post to prove it. And the way I remember Spek and Bone is a casual eatery in the heart of Stellenbosch featuring…

WWF SASSI Trailblazer 2020 awards and a recipe!

The WWF SASSI Trailblazer awards is a cause so close to my heart! We have had the privilege of attend the last four years’ events to cheer along the great chefs in the restaurant industry who are prioritising sustainability in their kitchens! SASSI is not looking to curb out love for seafood (fun fact: 312million…

2019 was actually a lot

It’s the 5th of December 2019 and I am unbearable tired. And I was running through the reasons of why I could feel like this and currently it isn’t late nights or work stress. Which is great – but then what the hell is wrong with me? SO tired. Bone crushingly tired. And sad. And…

Toomuchloveliness: Faber

Faber at Avondale: My lunch of the year

That’s a pretty big title. I know. My lunch of the year! But the more I think about it the more I am like – YA! This WAS the lunch of the year! Faber at Avondale absolutely blew my mind and is cooking the kind of food that really works for me. Faber’s food is…

Toomuchloveliness: Middelvlei

Middelvlei Boerebraai – a Proudly South African Experience

We recently joined Middelvlei for a beautiful Sunday afternoon braai! I often get asked by foreign visitors where they can eat traditional South African food. It is a tricky question for me because our food is so varied against so many different cultures. But I have often said the best way is to get yourself…

2019 Winelands Winter Specials

My SUPER HONEST 2019 Winelands Winter Specials

With the great success of my SUPER HONEST 2019 Cape Town Winter Specials list I had a couple of questions about great specials in the Winelands. If you’ve been following the blog for some time you’ll know I am a huge fan of weekends away or even lazy Sunday lunches or fancy date nights out…

Toomuchloveliness: Restaurant Seven

A Winter Special with Restaurant Seven in Somerset West

We recently visited Restaurant Seven in Somerset West to try out their winter special menu. They are offering a set dinner menu of three courses for R295 per person. It was my first visit and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m excited to report we were wow’ed by the subtle blend of a casual…

Toomuchloveliness: Botanicum Cafe & Grill

Botanicum Cafe & Grill for lunching in the ‘burbs

I live in the ‘burbs and love a sneaky Sunday lunch close to home with plenty of wine and indulgent food. To be honest… I like this kinda lunch on Saturday too and wine filled dinners wherever possible. But our visit to Botanicum Cafe & Grill was a Sunday lunch and it just ticked all…

Toomuchloveliness: Macau

Macau Launches their Winter Menu

We recently visited Macau it town to try out their new winter menu! It was my first visit and I absolutely loved the decor and delicious food. Macau is an explosion of flavours. Macau draws on the country’s heritage of Southern Chinese cuisine fused with Portuguese influence from Africa, Latin American and India. You will…

My SUPER HONEST 2019 Cape Town Winter Specials

If you’ve been following the blog for some time you’ll have seen my 2018 post on the Cape Town winter specials. It started like this: The latestย Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials are hitting the internet and I am finding themโ€ฆ disappointing. Iโ€™m not sure what your disposable income situation is looking like โ€“ but a…