Just out by @cntraveler is Cape Town's 20 best restaurants. An insightful article by @janehbroughton
A word of congratulations to @thepotluckclubct @theshortmarketclub @thetestkitchenct "Cape Town’s gourmet revolution kicked off amid the vineyards beyond the city, but these days it’s just as evident in the buzzing, cosmopolitan streets below Table Mountain and on the ocean’s edge. Local gastronomy has an authentic, homegrown identity at last, influenced by the global provenance-driven, farm-to-fork movement while incorporating regional culinary heritage and indigenous, often foraged flavors." The full article here: https://bit.ly/2xDRmxU
Scroll ➡️ for some photos from my amazing tasting menu experience at @thetestkitchenct. This restaurant in #CapeTown , South Africa is considered to be one of the best in the world. We loved the food and the super casual vibe (usually high ranking restaurants have such a formal atmosphere). #ChowOrNever#DISHcover#SouthAfrica
One of the most magical birthday presents a girl can ask for, all thanks to my guy @dutchmanincpt🖤 The Test Kitchen is full of enchantment, exquisite food and wine, and a sincere effort to make it a memorable experience. #thetestkitchen#capetown#30thbirthday
One of the most magical birthday presents a girl can ask for, all thanks to my guy @dutchmanincpt🖤 The Test Kitchen is full of enchantment, exquisite food and wine, and sincere effort to make it a memorable experience x #thetestkitchen#capetown#30thbirthday
The @StandardBankZA #Cheninblanc#Top10#Challenge#winners for #2018 have been announced. This year’s #winning#wines include five #newcomers and five regulars in the wake of unprecedented optimism in the #grape variety.
The challenge drew 113 #wooded and 46 #unwooded entries, all tasted blind by the five-member panel, with 27 wines shortlisted for the final top ten line-up.
The winning wines listed alphabetically are:
Cederberg Private Cellar Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2016
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017
Jean Daneel Wines Signature Chenin Blanc 2016 (#debut )
Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanc 2016
Mulderbosch Vineyards Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2017 (debut)
Slanghoek Wynkelder Legends Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016 (debut)
Spier Wines 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2017
Stellenrust ‘53’ Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2017
Wellington Wines La Cave Chenin Blanc 2016 (debut)
Wildekrans Barrel Select Chenin Blanc Reserve 2017 (debut)
This year’s #judging#panel comprised:
@cathyvanzyl (#CathyvanZyl , MW & chair), #RichardKershaw MW, @richardkershawwines), @jpwineandfood (#JamesPietersen from Wine Cellar), @tinashe_nyamudoka (#Tinashe Nyamudoka, #TheTestKitchen ), #SimonField MW (UK) and associate judge #SpencerFondaumiere (formerly at Burrata) as an observer.
Photography by @danienelphoto.
Starting Cape Town the 50 Best way with a brilliant tasting menu at The Test Kitchen. 1. Beef tartare (preview) 2. Winter citrus 3. TTK poke bowl 4. Snacks and cocktails in the Dark Room 5. Pig head salad 6. Springbok 7. Millionaire shortbread and gummies (not in that order) Thanks to chef Luke Dale-Roberts and team @thetestkitchenct and to my brilliant host @tamsinsnyman #TTK#TheTestKitchen#OldBiscuitMill#Worlds50Best#springbok
We are so pleased to announce that our Cavalli ‘Capriole’ MCC & ‘Foal’ Verdelho have been included on @thetestkitchenct wine list. ⠀
Be sure to get @tinashe_nyamudoka ‘s expert pairing recommendations on your next visit. ⠀
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I had this “bitter” cocktail in the Dark Room @thetestkitchenct - and it made me smile, after a very long Monday today, this cocktail would have made me smile, that or a bath, alas a 3 minutes shower will have to do.
This is your #fridayfoodie weekend suggestion which involves The Shortmarket Club & The Test Kitchen and it just so happens that there is a great feature on both in the latest Cape Town Etc.
The Shortmarket Club situated on 88 Shortmarket Street, CBD is perfect for all things, but treat yourself to an early Saturday breakfast between 8:00 till 10:30am.
For dinner (but make sure you book way in advance, bookings open on the last day of each month at midnight) take a drive to Woodstock for The Taste Test Kitchen journey, it will "change your life" as said by Cape Town etc. The 21- course tasting menu will take you through a culinary experience to satisfy your taste buds.
Date night w/ @jennabjk at Test Kitchen by Tasting Room! We got:
1) Nurunji (browned crispy rice) kale salad with raisins and fresh cheese (누룽지 케일 샐러드). This was so good
2) Onion soup flatbread. The flavors were so good but I wish the bread texture was different.
3) Meatball spaghetti. I liked the Asian fusion flavor - the spicy sauce on the meatballs had a soy sauce base and it was a nice spin on the traditional spaghetti & meatballs
Plus a generous half bottle of Pinot Grigio!
O restaurante The Test Kitchen em Cape Town traz a proposta do chef inglês Luke Dale-Roberts de oferecer uma ampla viagem através da culinária mundial utilizando ingredientes sul-africanos. As reservas são feitas pelo site do restaurante e abrem de 3 em 3 meses para receber 40 clientes por noite. Fique atento porque as reservas para outubro, novembro e dezembro começam no dia 1/9! Durante sua estadia na África do Sul, hospede-se no 26 Sunset Villa.⠀
We are still so proud of Luke Dale Roberts from @thetestkitchenct taking a spot on @theworlds50best Restaurants Awards – one of the globe’s biggest awards celebrating culinary destinations.
Says Roberts, "My team and I worked extremely hard to evolve The Test Kitchen to what it is today.It’s thrilling that it has paid off." Thank you Adriaan Roets @ahhhdriaan from @the_citizen_za for this write up. #thetestkitchen#restaurant#food#cheflukedaleroberts#awards
Read the full review here : https://bit.ly/2J5gNMv
#tbt#Throwback to probably my favourite night out this past holiday... EIGHT courses of the most amazing explosions of flavour that looked just as magical as they tasted - with a different wine pairing to accompany each course! 😩 That's A LOT of wine!!! You'll understand why this is the only food pic I have from that night...and why I wouldn't even be able to tell you what exactly I had to eat! 😆 We all paid for it dearly the next day but it was totally worth it! I'm sure you'll agree @illana_abrahams and @wondaboyserge ✨👌🏽
The latest edition of #Woolworths#TASTE Magazine includes a fantastic feature on Luke Dale Roberts and his recent Test Kitchen @thetestkitchenct pop up @shangrilamauritius @shangrilahotels. "At the beginning of every new venture, it's always just a few thoughts on a piece of paper, until you get to the location and see the lay of the land. We're definitely adapting as we go along and adding a Mauritian twist to the menu for example using coconut water and palm heart in some dishes," Luke Dale Roberts explains how to take inspiration from traditional flavours as far as possible. Story written by @lyndylu. @@wwtaste @donnellyabi @airmauritius @tourism.mauritius @katewilsonza
I had the most lovely night at the test kitchen (Tulsa’s premier foodie club!) which I’m now a member of and have the knife pin to prove it. Chef Trey Wilson created a beautiful menu for all of our enjoyment and talking to some like minded interesting people was so wonderful. Honestly it was a night to remember and was so magical. It was my first one I ever attended and I love the experience and would love to go back! Also I have a tomato allergy and the chef created dishes for me to replace the ones with tomatoes and everything was delicious. He and the hostess checked up on me multiple times to make sure I was having a good time and I really really was. I can’t stress how amazing this night was! I had such a good time and everything was delicious! #foodie#foodblog#thetestkitchen#foodieclub#foodblogger#foodlover#bougiegirl#bougiebitch#bougie#fancyfood