Herman Gibbs

Good food and wine adventure with Le Franschoek

The Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa invites you to the ultimate food & wine tasting experience on Friday, 30 October, 18h30 for 19h00. Enjoy a gourmet meal paired with a wide range of carefully selected wines from Groote Post wine estate. Dinner only: R395 per person EAT & STAY: R2495 per (includes dinner, room and breakfast) Booking is essential. Please …

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South Africa’s Duke Strikes Again

MEGAN JACOBS, Celebrity Services Africa (CSA) Communications Only a few days before the Springboks facile win over Samoa, South Africa scored another famous victory. On September 12, Duke of Marmalade’s filly Simple Verse triumphed in the St Leger horse race. In any other year perhaps this wouldn’t be worthy of a South African newsreader’s attention. However, this is not any …

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‘Gino Fabbri is Completely Nuts’ coming to Cape Town

The celebrated straight-jacket comedy ‘Gino Fabbri is Completely Nuts’ is heading to Cape Town. The one night only comedy skit will be hosted at the Barnyard Theatre Willowbridge on Friday, 16 October 2015. The show comes to Cape Town audiences off the back of a successful run at the Barnyard Theatre Emperors Palace, Musiekskuur and Cresta earlier this year. Eastern …

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Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, Stony Brook Vineyards pair up

On Wednesday, 30 September 2015, not on the usual last Thursday due to Heritage Day, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel welcomes Stony Brook Vineyards for another instalment of the Hotel’s popular monthly Wine & Dine Evenings. Executive Chef, Hajierah Hamit, has planned a five-star gourmet set menu, each course specially prepared & paired with a complementing Stony Brook wine. An ambassador …

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The Peninsula calls on hotels to save the rhino

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel are hoping South African hotels will be encouraged to follow their lead for Heritage Day and Tourism Month. The Peninsula, known for its commitment to social development, and Adrian Gardiner of Wilderness Foundation, will throw down the charity gauntlet at a FEDHASA’s GM’s lunch on Friday 18th September, challenging hotels across South Africa to join in …

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Tsogo Sun celebrates ultimate food & wine pairing challenge

THE third annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge culminated in a glittering awards celebration at the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel in August 2015. Tsogo Sun’s 54 on Bath, Beverly Hills, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani and their combined Cape team (The Cullinan, Southern Sun Waterfront and Southern Sun Cape Sun) were among the 25 top participants from across the …

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Tsogo Sun chefs ready to roast the opposition

TWO TSOGO SUN executive chefs and one Tsogo Sun culinary team of four will be competing in next week’s finals of the prestigious 2015 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year competition, taking place on 10 September in Umhlanga, Durban. SunSquare Cape Town executive chef, Shaun Bruce, and Southern Sun Waterfront executive development chef, Henrico Grobbelaar, were selected as finalists in …

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Big ups to Ginger & Lime!

By Denise Levy, Principal of Ginger and Lime, the cutting-edge food We can’t keep it to ourselves, as we are jumping up and down with excitement! We have been nominated as one of the finalists in the CapeTalk and Sage One Small Business of the Year Awards. This is something we do not take lightly and are so honoured to …

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Time to steak out at La Mer

Reviews by Herman Gibbs, Jane Jones, Cape Dreams online magazine If you’re a red meat lover and you’ve never been to the La Mer Restaurant and Grill at the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point, you never know the meaning of melt-in-your-mouth tender. La Mer’s renowned executive chef Craig Carmichael has over 20 years’ experience under his belt …

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New GM for Radisson Blu Le Vendome

HERMAN R GIBBS, Cape Dreams Editor This is not your average Dick, Thom and Harry. For starters, his first name Clinton has a presidential ring about it. Clinton Thom is the newly-appointed general manager for Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point. He is also the general manager of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands. His 16 years’ …

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