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When looking at some popular food trends for 2020, one that really stood out to us was experiential eating and drinking. Dining out has become so much more than just having food cooked for you by a chef – it’s also about the experience. Factors such as location, interior design, plating and serving, preparation of the food and drink and the restaurant or bar staff all contribute to the eating and drinking experience, enticing all...

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How many of you have ventured out of your comfort zone when it comes to eating? Whether it’s intermittent fasting, flexitarianism, beeganism, veganism, health-conscious eating or food substitutions, we got down to decoding different ways of eating – some of which we had never even heard of before!   VEGANISM How can you tell if someone is a vegan? They will tell you! Okay, with all jokes aside, veganism is considered the kindest-to-animals diet. Vegans...

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There is always an occasion to celebrate something – Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, date night or even just a night out. We started a tradition many years ago wherein we would enjoy a food safari, meaning that we move from one restaurant to another, enjoying only one course at each. The Market at the Lifestyle Centre is the ideal spot to do just this! A food safari is such a fun-filled day or night out,...

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The South African Young Wine Show gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year, Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall champion at the SA Young Wine Show, following 2010’s triumph with a Sémillon. In addition to the General Smuts Trophy, Flagstone’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc...

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Pinotage On Tap is coming around again! KZN folks, it’s that time of the year again – where the pinotage flows plentifully and the music never stops! The first 6 months of 2019 are officially done and dusted, signifying the start of Diemersfontein’s iconic Pinotage On Tap event!   There are certain highlights on anyone’s annual event calendar, such as your birthday, Christmas, Easter, a bucket-list overseas trip and so on, but for the avid...

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We got the inside scoop at six of Ballito’s best restaurants. We met with each head chef, chatted about their main dish on offer, and got to be food critics for the day! Here’s what went down…