Restaurant review: Brunching at Cafe Tavia, Rivonia

Cafe Tavia is popular for their wide range of freshly baked Taiwanese breads with interesting savoury fillings like red beans, chicken curry and matcha. They also ¬†have pastries and croissants with custard and chocolate fillings to satisfy those of us with a serious sweet tooth! We were invited to try out their recently introduced food…

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Cocktails at the InterContinental Hotel, Sandton Towers

I found the perfect stawberry daiquiri! It was the perfect mix of Bacardi rum, fresh lime juice and freshly muddled strawberries – not the sickly sweet syrupy concoction you normally find! We were recently invited to the launch of the New Worldly Classics Signature Cocktails menu at the luxurious InterContinental Towers and resort in Sandton….

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Turkish Fusion at 47 on Grant, Norwood

The last time I had Turkish food…was in Turkey… and it was underwhelming to say the least, usually bland, dry meat kebabs with a pile of chips.. So I was a little apprehensive when I was invited to try out 47 on Grant, a new turkish fusion restaurant in Norwood, as I was expecting much…

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New Menu at The Grazing Room, Dunkeld

The Grazing Room has launched a new sharing plates menu that will appeal to all those who appreciate fine food! Adventurous play on flavours and and textures is what Chef Marthinus and Chef de Cuisine at The Grazing Room, Jess McKinnon, is known for and it was an absolute delight to sample some of the…

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Launch of #WTP at The National, Parktown

I am a potato fiend! Potatoes are a very versatile veggie and can be prepared in so many different delicious ways. Although it gets a bad rep for being so carb heavy, it is high in fibre and potassium and can be incorporated into any healthy diet. We were recently invited to the launch of…

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Restaurant Review: Urbanologi, Marshaltown

Urbanologi is refreshingly different and a welcome presence in Joburg’s food scene. Immediately striking is the space – a cozy yet spacious industrial interior, a brewery, dramatic art and beautiful lighting.   Service is warm and unpretentious. The menu consists of tapas divided into fried, kushiyaki, cured, steamed and frozen ¬†They have a great selection…

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Restaurant Review: State5, Greenside

As a tea lover, I’m fairly new to the coffee culture scene but I suspect it will soon be on my list of addictions after tea, chocolate and wine! The lovely people at State5 Roastery and Cafe invited us out for a VIP afternoon to taste their menu and range of coffees and ice teas…

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Urban Grind Roasters, Parkhurst

When I received vouchers in my Online Tuesday Jozi Launch goodie bag from Urban Grind Roasters for a “Coffee Appreciation Course”, I was not expecting much. I thought that we would just have a cup of coffee and a short talk and tasting – well, I was pleasantly surprised! We walked into Urban Grind on…

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