A room with a view

A room with a view

Colourful, creative cooking shows chef Richard Carstens has shuffled off the 'albatross' – his words, not mine – of molecular gastronomy...

A taste of Cape Town

A taste of Cape Town

Ask a South African where to find the finest restaurants on the continent and anyone with a modicum of taste will say ‘Cape Town’, and in these fine dining establishments the Mother City really nails its colours to the culinary mast.

A wee dram on Islay

A wee dram on Islay

My cupboard at home is filled with Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Caol Ila and Lagavulin... so when the opportunity to visit Scotland for a few whisky stories came up, one island was always going to be first stop. Say helo to the salty, peaty whiskies of Islay... 

All white on the night

All white on the night

Sandwiched between the ground floor Dear Me eatery and the rooftop Tjing Tjing Bar, the White Room – only open on Thursday nights – is the latest offering from chef Vanessa Marx and owner Ilze Koekemoer.

Big city, quiet spaces

Big city, quiet spaces

Where is the heart of Tokyo? After spending nearly a week pounding the pavements of the Japanese capital, I think I have an idea. And it's not in the neon streets of Akihabara or the deafening pachinko halls of Shibuya...

Bocuse and bouchons

Bocuse and bouchons

From markets bursting with Bresse poultry, to charming local bouchons, it's with good reason that Lyon is dubbed the culinary capital of France.

Cellars in the sky

Cellars in the sky

As competition heats up in Business and First Class cabins worldwide, global airlines have found a new way to swing your business their way. Richard Holmes pops the cork on the world of high-flying wine…

Chef's Kitchen: PJ Vadas

Chef's Kitchen: PJ Vadas

"I’ve got my knives and my uniform and I can start now." Those 12 simple word are what kickstarted chef PJ Vadas' career in London, and now he's come home to spearhead a new fine dining eatery on Vergelegen, one of South Africa's oldest estates.

 

From Muizies to Mozam

From Muizies to Mozam

If you want to eat prawns in Cape Town, there's only one place any self-respecting local will tellyou to head for. To Muizenberg, to pay homage to the self-proclaimed queen of prawns...

Fruits of the Forest

Fruits of the Forest

There’s a certain frisson of excitement at the dinner table when you realise that your meal could kill you. Welcome to the delights of mushroom-hunting...

Hidden treasure

Hidden treasure

Forget cocktails with umbrellas in them: for a fine wine experience in paradise, head straight for Constance Halaveli in the Maldives...

Who is OnAnotherPlane...

RIchard Holmes headshot web smallRichard Holmes is a freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work on African and international destinations has appeared in a wide range of consumer publications both in South Africa and abroad.