Review: Foliage, Franschhoek

Review: Foliage, Franschhoek

What does Franschhoek taste like? If restaurants had terroir then I’d say it’s to be found at the top of town, in a kitchen where you’re as likely to find a basket of pine needles and freshly picked ferns alongside a fillet of yellowtail. 

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...

Lovely La Colombe

Lovely La Colombe

Bells, whistles, glitz and glam are in short supply at La Colombe, but this fine-dining stalwart in the Constantia winelands continues to impress.

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.

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...

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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.