Food and Drink – General

Posted by cuizine | December 8, 2015

A formidable feast awaited us at a media breakfast at Harvey's Umhlanga. Andrew Draper, (newly bushy-bearded) chef patron of Harvey's, had recently initiated a bit of a summer upgrade to...

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Posted by cuizine | August 16, 2015

There's been a notable increase in new restaurants north of the Umgeni River. And dominating that scene are reliable, bankable cuisine style favourites: pizzas, pastas and burgers. And mostly no...

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Posted by cuizine | June 10, 2015

Famed for it's 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 cuizine | May 9, 2015

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 cuizine | February 19, 2015

To kick off 2015 with a gourmet start, the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga recently hosted an imaginative “Cuisine Crawl” flavour tour. If you’ve ever experienced a “tasting plate” at...

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Posted by cuizine | December 10, 2014

One of the very first posts I published on this website was about the SA World Class Mixology championships that was held in Durban over a year ago.  It was...

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Posted by cuizine | September 25, 2014

A fairly sizable group of us descended upon the Circle Café to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had never been and was keen to give it a try, having heard...

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Posted by cuizine | September 22, 2014

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 cuizine | August 5, 2014

This week Durban is host to the International Union of Architects World Congress, the UIA2014. This occasion has been the catalyst to the launch of all sorts of wonderful things,...

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Posted by cuizine | June 25, 2014

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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