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Posted by | February 5, 2018
Valentine’s Specials 2018

The Durban Valentine's Day specials list is heeeere! Indulge to your romantic heart's content with the list below. There's something in there to suit any budget - from posh nosh...

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The louching method of drinking absinthe
Posted by | April 5, 2016
A pleasure for the Absinthe Minded

I bet you've heard of the 'Green Fairy'. La Fée Verte. And I'm certain you've heard the stories. Banned in Europe. Banned in the US. Hallucinogenic. You're told you have...

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Posted by | March 16, 2016
The Chef’s Table Dining at the Oyster Box

The hottest seat in the house, literally, figuratively, is always the Chef's Table. If you get a chance to dine at one, grab it. It means sitting in the restaurant...

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Posted by | August 30, 2015
Slow Meat Festival Durban

The Slow Food movement is an initiative that began in the 80s in reaction to the rapidly-consumed, mass-produced fast food and packaged food that eliminated the direct relationship between consumer...

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Posted by | June 10, 2015
Oyster Box Oyster & Sushi Bar

Famed for its landmark, rather large and contemptuous cat, and also known for the gorgeous view of its lesser-famous towering torch, the Oyster Box is a go-to watering hole for...

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Posted by | May 9, 2015
Old Town Italy meets New Town Umhlanga

Considering the staggering exchange rate and the massive schlep involved with visas and flying, if you are daydreaming about journeying across the global pond, I recommend opting for a short...

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Posted by | April 26, 2015
KZN Food Heroes

The Oyster Box kicked off this initiative last year, serving to showcase some of the province's best current and up and coming suppliers. This is the exact thing that KZN...

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Posted by | September 22, 2014
The Beverly Hills food – then & now

Previously, we attended the Beverly Hills' 50th Anniversary luncheon. As an extension of that, we were invited to a mid-week lunch celebrating and showcasing classics, from the 60s and 70s...

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Posted by | September 4, 2014
Chef Gerard’s decadent prawn & chilli pasta

A while back I had the good fortune of attending a phenomenal chef's table experience at the Fig Tree restaurant at Simbithi in Ballito. This is where I had the...

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Posted by | June 25, 2014
Granny Mouse on a plate

New to the Midlands food scene is Granny Mouse Executive Chef Shaun Dampies. Having being lured away from beneath the shadow of the mountain back in Cape Town, Chef Shaun...

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