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Interview: Chef Michel Morand shares classic French bistro food with flair @BistroMichelZA #ChefOfTheDay

Name: Chef Michel Morand Establishment: Bistro Michel #DineJoziStyleBistroMichel @BistroMichelZA! A post shared by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Jun 10, 2016 at 2:54pm PDT The simplicity of a crisp at Bistro Michel becomes an expression of creativity #DineJoziStyleBistroMichel A post shared by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Jun 8, 2016 at 9:44am PDT Q. How would you describe your […]

New weekend dining menu at forum’s L’Antico Giardino

The kitchen at forum’s L’Antico Giardino in Lanseria will open from 4th March on Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast and lunch. On the last Friday of every month, the kitchen will also be open from 3pm to 6pm for afternoon drinks and snacks – definitely one way to beat the traffic and see in the […]

Why Chef Alex Webber doesn’t have a signature dish at Workshop 55 #ChefOfTheDay #JoziChefs #SouthAfricanChefs @workshop55

Name: Chef Alex Webber Destination: Workshop 55 How would you describe your style of food? My food style is not necessarily a set thing for me, I do tend to have a more organic and raw approach to food design, but I am always evolving my style. I believe heavily in seasonal produce and will […]

Workshop 55: the ultimate shared foodie experience #DineJoziStyle @workshop55

Workshop 55 in Parktown North is a little different to other restaurants you may have visited. To kick things off, there is a R210 ‘entrance fee’, which allows you to choose three different dishes; from there, you order individual dishes. Serving the very best finely crafted drinks – the bar is renowned for its delicious […]

It’s time to dine in the city at The Marshall #DineJoziStyle

The Marshall in Faircity’s Mapungubwe Hotel combines retro, cosmopolitan glamour with the funkiness of a downtown gastropub. It’s very chic and funky, like a diner with a few luxurious finishes. We couldn’t decide between starters, and I really wanted to take as many pictures as possible, so I had Tempura Prawns with a Miso Mayonnaise, […]

Interview with Chef Sharon Glass about what inspires her to cook and to teach #ChefOfTheDay @SharonGlassChef

Name: Sharon Glass Establishment: Sharon Glass Cooking School Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: I love cooking many different types of food. I am inspired by Vietnamese, Asian, Thai food. I am fascinated with the mix of flavours from the East. But I also love Mediterranean food. Having […]

Celebrating South Africa’s culinary heritage with Chef Nti @Chef_Nti #ChefOftheDay #SouthAfricanChefs #DineJoziStyle

Name: Nthabiseng Ramaboa (Chef Nti) Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: I enjoy making honest food, what most refer to as bistro style food – food with a lot of heart. My style is ‘special meals using everyday ingredients’ – I’m about celebrating South Africa’s culinary heritage. And […]

Green Craft Beer Festival and Aces Brew Work Beer Pong

The Annual Green Craft Beer Festival and Aces Brew Work Beer Pong Event The Green. Live and the Green Craft Bar Modderfontein present the Annual Green Craft Beer Fest which takes place at the beautiful Gillooly’s Farm on Saturday, 4 March 2017. In its second year running, this event boasts more than ten local craft […]

Tsogo Sun Hotels sustain Deaf Chef programme in KwaZulu Natal @tsogosun

Oyena Mzamane is one of the many young chefs across Tsogo Sun’s hotels that simply love what they do. Oyena is no different to other chefs except the fact that he is Deaf. In March 2010, Tsogo Sun introduced a Deaf Chef project that would change the lives of many aspiring Deaf/hard of hearing chefs […]

Chef James Diack on trends & challenges restaurants facing in 2017 #ChefOfTheDay #JoziChefs #DineJoziStyle

Name: Chef James Diack Establishment: Coobs, The National & The Federal Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: I gain my food inspiration from the seasonal ingredients supplied to the restaurants by my family’s farm, Brightside in Magaliesburg. I remember growing up on the farm and getting excited when […]

Chef Coovashan (Coo) Pillay shares a day in his kitchen #ChefOftheDay #JoziChefs #DineJoziStyle @ProteaHotels @Marriott

Name: Chef Coovashan (Coo) Pillay Establishment: Protea Hotel by Marriott ® OR Tambo Airport Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: I would probably have to say home style with a chef’s touch. I enjoy rustic style of cooking and bringing in the formal elements of plating and garnishing. […]

JAN Retains Michelin Star for 2017 @janhendrikvdwes

Acclaimed South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, was delighted to learn last week, that his restaurant JAN has retained its Michelin star for 2017. Van der Westhuizen became the first South African to earn a Michelin star for his eatery – which is based in Nice in the south of France – when […]

Cape Wine Auction raises record-breaking R22.3 million for charities with Antonij Rupert Wine Estate and Nedbank

In a spectacular show of generosity and opulence the Cape Wine Auction broke their own record by raising a staggering R22.3 million on 11 February at the Antonij Rupert Wine Estate, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth. All proceeds raised at the auction, with no deduction, will be allocated to 22 beneficiaries who make a profound […]

Wine Menu presents Glenelly wine evening at La Luna restaurant with winemaker Luke O’Cuinneagain

Glenelly winemaker Luke O’Cuinneagain will be presenting some of the estate’s premier wines at an intimate wine and food pairing dinner, organised by Wine Menu, to be held at Melville’s La Luna restaurant on Thursday, February 23. Included in the tasting is the estate’s flagship wine Lady May 2011, an award-winning Bordeaux-inspired wine which gives […]

Romance reigns at the magical Sun City over Valentine’s weekend

An atmosphere of romance will reign at Sun International’s magical Sun City resort over the Valentine’s weekend this year. Restaurants at Sun City will be turning up the charm with sumptuous Valentine’s inspired menus, while the scene is set for romance across the resort with an array of experiences for couples, from rejuvenating spa treatments […]

Challenging chefs to produce great food – in a unique location #TsogoChefChallenge @TsogoSun

The Tsogo Sun Chef’s Challenge takes the hospitality group’s leading chefs out of the comfort zones of their restaurant kitchens and challenges them to prepare a meal for a select group of invited foodies in a unique location within the property. The first challenge saw Chef Gareth Jordaan of the elegant Lucé restaurant in the […]

Preview the new menu at The Arbour Café and Courtyard #DineJoziStyle @ArbourCafe

New Menu Launch – The Arbour Café and Courtyard Tucked away in the quaint little Birdhaven shopping centre in Illovo is The Arbour Café and Courtyard. The Arbour is a French-inspired café and crêperie and is home to many breakfast and coffee enthusiasts; priding itself on delicious and wholesome food, sourced from the freshest ingredients. […]

Michelin restaurant Chef Wandi Mabaso hosting an exclusive dinner in Johannesburg for 20 guests #byWandilesInvitation #DineJoziStyle

Michelin restaurant Chef Wandi Mabaso hosting an exclusive dinner in Johannesburg for 20 guests #byWandilesInvitation #DineJoziStyle Chef Wandi Mabaso will be hosting an exclusive dinner in Johannesburg for 20 guests on the 11, February, 2017, where he will demonstrate some of his skills, speak about his influences and his passion for fresh ingredients. Chef Wandi […]

Craft beer, boutique wines, eclectic meals & live DJs at Stanley Beer Yard #DineJoziStyle @StanleyBeerYard

Found inside the courtyards of 44 Stanley is one of the city’s most attractive beer gardens: Stanley Beer Yard. As far as craft beer gastropubs go, Stanley Beer Yard hits the spot perfectly and is something very unique and special. Inside is a gorgeous hunting-lodge style interior with leather armchairs, antique curios and a huge […]

Win double tickets to #BrooklynBubbles #ChampagneJoziStyle and experience the best South African food, MCCs & French Champagnes with food prepared by an award-winning chef!

The best South African MCCs and French Champagnes with food prepared by an award-winning chef! Brooklyn Bubbles – the hugely successful and highly anticipated MCC and Champagne Festival at Brooklyn Mall – takes place over a two day period this year, on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. The annual festival, a highlight on […]

Win a 750ml bottle of Bisquit Cognac V.S (Very Special) Classique worth R500! #BisquitJoziStyle @JoziStyle @BisquitSA #bisquitcognac

Bisquit Cognacs are well-known for their specific roundness and supple aromas, thanks to the hand-crafted distillation process. The aim is to create a crisp, delicious cocktail that preserves the Bisquit Cognac aromas and has very few ingredients so as to allow anyone to be able to make it. In 2008, the BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) worked with a […]

The Vegan LIFE magazine launches on 30 January 2017 by @Media24.

NEW MAGAZINE THE VEGAN LIFE LAUNCHES 30 JANUARY 2017! The Vegan LIFE (Ethical Eating For Plant-nourished People) is the new Vegan magazine launched by Media24. This 84-page glossy fills a unique gap in the market focusing on the vegan lifestyle. Veganism, a vegetarian diet that also excludes eggs, dairy and any other animal-derived products, is […]

Seriously good food in Johannesburg’s CBD at The Marshall @FaircityHotels #DineJoziStyle

Seriously good food in Johannesburg’s CBD at The Marshall @FaircityHotels #DineJoziStyle The Marshall, situated in the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel combines retro, cosmopolitan glamour with the funkiness of a downtown gastropub. It’s chic and funky diner-style restaurant with a few luxurious finishes. I think is worth a trip just to enjoy some seriously good food in […]

Popcorn is a gourmet food source @emiliosgp @MONTECASINOZA

Gourmet popcorn has taken the world by storm and now, Emilio’s Gourmet Popcorn brings this culinary sensation to foodies and snack lovers all over Johannesburg, with plans to go countrywide in 2017. Already available at various retail outlets around Johannesburg, the brand has now opened a flagship Emilio’s Gourment Popcorn store at the popular Montecasino […]

Food is chic, classy, contemporary, at Metro restaurant #DineJoziStyle by @moiradeswardt @MetroBryanston

Food is chic, classy, contemporary, at Metro restaurant By Moira de Swardt A few months ago I was invited to experience the food at Metro Lounge and Restaurant launch.  This is an established restaurant in Sandton which relocated to Grosvenor Crossing in Bryanston.  I had a good time at the launch Metro Lounge and Restaurant […]

Celebrate every moment with champagne @TsogoSun #ChampagneJoziStyle

There is no other wine that captures the romance and joy of a single moment as when the foil of a bottle of Champagne is peeled. The cork pops, the bubbles fizz and the enticing wine bursts out of the bottle. Like all great wines, iconic Champagne possesses a seductive quality, nuanced and prestige to […]

Authentic Italian cuisine is bellissimo at Pomodoro Ristorante #DineJoziStyle @PomodoroRist

If you’re looking for a taste of authentic Italian cuisine, you need to consider Pomodoro Ristorante in Morningside. Their menu defies stereotypical cliches to bring you an authentic Italian experience. Stefano Mas, chef and owner, goes to great lengths to assure diners that if a dish is not true to its Italian roots – then […]

Summer Place for all seasons #DineJoziStyle @summerplacesa

One of my foodie highlights in 2016 was at Summer Place – I was invited as a media guest by FAIRLADY magazine to their FAIRLADY Woman of the Future Awards (2016). Summer Place is a a gorgeous banqueting destination in Hyde Park, Sandton, complete with manicured lawns, impressive water features, and divine dining. It is […]

Why 47 ON Grant must be one of your Go-To restaurants in 2017! #DineJoziStyle @47onGrant

When asked, I usually tell people that I don’t have a favourite restaurant, because inevitably I get invited to so many that they all start to look and taste the same, and also being a foodie presenter on radio it is a professional liability to publicly endorse one above the other, or worse I risk […]

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