Food and Drink

Posted by | March 17, 2016
Parc Wine Pairing Evening

Shouldering sidewalks, on the corner of streets, facing onto parking lots, Durban is dotted with little pockets of hidden, chef-owned-and-run restaurant gems. One such corner is between Esther Roberts Road...

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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 | December 8, 2015
Breakfast Bounty at Harvey’s

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 | August 16, 2015
Gazi – New Greek Souvlaki Bar

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 | 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 | February 19, 2015
Cuisine Crawl at the Oyster Box Hotel

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 | December 10, 2014
Lucky Shaker

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 | September 25, 2014
The Circle Café

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 | 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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