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.

The salty kiss of Islay

The salty kiss of Islay

A love affair with the 'Queen of the Hebrides' takes time. She hides her charms behind a flinty exterior of rough seas and bogs and grey clouds, just as her single malts ward off undetermined suitors with a veil of iodine, sea salt and peat.

Sea sells Sauv Blanc

Sea sells Sauv Blanc

The R362 from Lutzville to Doringbaai isn’t exactly what you’d call vineyard country, but I discovered outstanding Sauvignon Blanc just metres from the icy Atlantic.

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...

The vines of Napa

The vines of Napa

My first taste of the United States' west coast was an impressive one, with a food and wine tour of San Francisco and the Napa Valley. All too short, but more tha a few memorable highlights made their way into this piece for Food&Home Entertaining...

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.

 

More than pub grub

More than pub grub

It’s impossible to visit London without enjoying a pint – and a bite to eat – ‘down the pub’. But not all pubs are created equal, so I took a wander through London to track down the capital’s best gastro-pubs; where fine food and real ale live happily ever after…

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.