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DINING NEWS Dawn Kennedy – Jul 1st 2011, 00:00 Recently the Baxter Theatre Centre has added a touch of elegant deliciousness. I have a fond memory of maybe 10 years ago, interviewing Mannie Manim, then theatre manager of The Baxter. He invited me for lunch and I wore high heels, anticipating a Chardonnay-filled afternoon. My […]

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Saboroso, as in delicious. Enjoy a good dip

DINING NEWS Apr 20th, 16:07 At the tender age of 26, Inacio De Gouveia might seem young to own a restaurant. But consider that Rembrandt van Rijn painted The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp at the same age. Inacio seamlessly blends innovation and tradition, adding a personal flourish to Mediterranean staples. If your taste […]

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Roberto’s signature restaurant: Where style and soul meet.

DINING NEWS Dawn Kennedy – Aug 31st 2011, 00:00 Roberto was previously executive chef at the Twelve Apostles where he delighted diners with the fynbos menu that he pioneered. However, his long cherished dream was to open his own place. Finally, on July 22nd the dream was fulfilled. On that evening, as champagne glasses, chinked, […]

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Reuben’s at the One and Only

DINING NEWS Dawn Kennedy – Apr 25th, 12:31 How did pumpkin soup find its way onto a menu in the restaurant of Cape Town’s six-star hotel? It’s a kind of cheeky imposition. My dining companion, 021s editor Bernard Franz, hates soup from the squash family, and so I was surprised when he ordered the pumpkin […]

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DINING NEWS Oct 15th 2010, 23:44 “Ah, good, lousy location,” says my companion, as we approach Il Leone’s terrace, which offers an uninspiring view across the Translux bus depot. According to his philosophy,worthwhile Italian ristorantes are often found in grungy surroundings, as they rely on good food alone, and not scenic views, to attract customers. […]

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Eight – going beyond the seven deadly sins at Spier’s pioneering farm-to-table restaurant

Dawn Kennedy – Jan 17th, 07:07 “It’s perfection,” says my companion, glancing at the couple outside nuzzling intimately under the dappled shade of the oak trees. I agree, then can’t help muse on the way our human quest for perfection has led us to excessive sterility, compelled us to package and parcel nature – when […]

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Affordable excellence at Bosman’s Restaurant, in Paarl’s Grand Roche

DINING NEWS Dawn Kennedy – Jan 17th, 07:12 You know you’re living in a topsy-turvy world when, in one day, you find yourself paying the same price for a bowl of lentils in an Indian restaurant in town as you do for a main course of salmon trout prepared by one of South Africa’s top […]

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