Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cape Town Gastronomic Adventure

The "Mother City", as Cape Town is known in SA, is also very much recognised for its amazing culinary experiences against the backdrop of Table Mountain, Table Bay and the Winelands. Having been to Cape Town a couple of times already, we came prepared for a gastronomic adventure in and around the City Bowl, and what an adventure it was! 
Table Bay Hotel and Green Point Stadium
We started our trip on a Sunday, and let me just pause here to recommend that you try to avoid Sundays and Mondays in Cape Town as many places are closed and you end up jumping from place to place trying to find one that is open. We were lucky enough though, to land at Hudsons - The Burger Joint on Kloof Street where a carefully crafted selection of gourmet burgers and local beer brews awaited, not to mention the staff who were just great...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tortellino D'Oro - Authentic Italian Restaurant

Source: http://www.tortellino.co.za
Food: Italian, Pasta
Wine: Good Selection, although Pricey.
Service: Good. Still room for improvement.
Ambiance: Casual, smarter in the evenings.
In a nutshell: Hearty food, nice wine and good service. Homemade pasta and excellent fresh ingredients and combinations thereof are the signature of this restaurant, with owners always present and an excellent culinary experience almost certain. Always a great choice, although rather on the pricey side. You should book for dinner.
City: Johannesburg, South Africa
Address: Oaklands Shopping Centre. C/o Pretoria Str & Victoria Rd. Oaklands. View Map
Tel: 011 483 1249
Website: http://www.tortellino.co.za/

I've always been a fan of Italian cooking for its relaxed and casual style, yet color and flavor full meals, with another take on vegetables and a great deal of olive oil. Italian food, however, is much broader than one sometimes imagines, with dishes varying from very fresh and summer toned to creamy and rich.

Source: http://www.tortellino.co.za
Source: http://www.tortellino.co.za
We've found a place right here in Johannesburg where all these flavors coincide and where you can sit down to indulge or buy a whole lot of goodies from the deli to keep enjoying at home, this place is Tortellino D'Oro... 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Daddy's Deals - Groupon's got competition!

Remember I mentioned there is a site named Groupon where you can get excellent deals in South Africa? well they apparently have just gotten some competition! Kulula has entered the deal madness too! check it out. Daddy's Deals 
Love, iSa

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Good Food Studio (Pick n Pay) - Indian Cooking Class

Photo: Pick n Pay website
First of all, apologies for the long absence, but have been busy looking for my dream job lately and hope you can understand that it has taken priority at the moment. I also felt the two long weeks of no writing, I missed it terribly and I have so much to tell you about!!!

The other night my friend Sonia and I went to try our culinary skills and learn some more. We headed to The Good Food Studio in the Pick n Pay on William Nicol. 

Photo: Pick n Pay website
We stumbled upon these cooking classes at The Good Food Studio via our daily email intake of Groupon special promotions...