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The Hindu : Life & Style / Food : The Reluctant Gourmet – On a food safari.

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South African Wine | wine news | My Year of Food and Drink.

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Pick n Pay on Nicol – the sensory store.

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Pakodas perfect with champagne – Hindustan Times.

Graham Beck Wines and The Cape Grace Hotel presents….


At Graham Beck Wines, winemaking is a combination of creative mediation between unpredictable Mother Nature, volatile modern technology and the team’s passion for perfection. Each day, they delight in learning something new in their quest for the sublime wine experience and, each day, are thrilled with the results.

Join us in the Library for welcome drinks and canapés, followed by a three-course dinner created by Executive Chef, Malika van Reenen and Graham Beck wine-maker Pieter Ferreira.

Date: 26 October 2010 Time: 19h00 for 19h30 Cost: R330 per person


tempura oyster with wasabi-ginger mayo and salmon roe
asparagus and goats feta quiche with pickled shimiji mushroom
graham beck brut non vintage mcc

beetroot cured salmon, roasted baby beets, horseradish cream and
graham beck brut rosé vintage

grilled prawns in fragrant curry with fresh apple and coconut foam
bowed head chenin blanc 2009

duck leg confit, creamed green cabbage, liquorice purée and
caramelised orange jus
the joshua 2005

poached pear, vanilla shortbread, elderflower jellies and roasted fig
and agave nectar ice cream
graham beck bliss demi sec


To make a reservation please contact René on +27 21 410 7097 or email

Please note that space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

SPAR launches new wines under Olive Brook label

SPAR launches new wines under Olive Brook label.

HOT NEWS: SA’s top chef unveils plans for a new creative project

Originally posted in General, Opulent taste on September 20th, 2010 by admin

Monday, 20 September 2010; Luke Dale-Roberts has secured warehouse premises in Cape Town at Woodstock’s bustling Old Biscuit Mill as part of his vision to create a unique fine dining experience.

Named ‘The Test Kitchen’, it will be a creative space for Luke and his team to explore the relationship between art and food. Time will be split between developing new dishes, researching flavour combinations and designs, and of course operating an intimate dining venue offering guests something quite out of the ordinary.

In under four years as Executive Chef at La Colombe, Luke has taken the restaurant to 12th place at the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, picking up Eat Out’s Restaurant of the Year along the way, and the coveted Rossouw’s three star rating for the past two consecutive years. He has recently been appointed to a hands-on consultancy role at this renowned eatery.
In planning this project Luke has been working closely with some of South Africa’s most talented designers and artists in a collaborative effort to bring a wholly original sensory dining experience to the restaurant scene.

Luke commented, “I wanted to put myself into a completely new environment, take myself out of my comfort zone. I have been spending a lot of time in the last few months with all kinds of artists.
This has been something new for me and totally inspiring. The more time I spent with them, the more I realised I wanted to try something new. This project is the realization of a vision that has been formed through the many experiences I have had before coming to South Africa, as well as during my time here. I am going to start again. Look at everything with a keener eye and take more time to enjoy the creative process”.

The Test Kitchen will start in November 2010. During the first month of operation Luke will be entertaining exclusive groups of guests offering tailor made dining expeiences on a booking only basis. Following on from this The Test Kitchen will open its doors for lunch and dinner. For bookings or further information visit or follow Luke on Twitter.

Opulent Living Magazine publishes in the November issue an exclusive story with the three South African chefs listed in the San Pellegrino Top 100 Restaurant ranking – Luke Dale-Roberts, Margot Janse and David Higgs. Make sure you don’t miss it!