Category Gastronomy

Chilli or not? It’s a yes or no question really (but maybe not in Mauritius)

With lots of different cravings in mind (Briyani, dhall purri, roti), I make my way to the food counter. Sure enough, there’s vegetarian roti. I order two pairs sans chilli. While the lovely lady heats up the rotis, my eyes survey the rest of the food offerings. I’m tempted. Lamb curry. Chicken curry. Chicken tandoori. Pulses. I want to eat a bit of everything. Either I’ve been out of Mauritius for far

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Rosso: flavoursome Italian cuisine at Amwaj Rotana JBR, Dubai

While there are several highlights to my stay at Amwaj Rotana, I want to share my dining experience with you, dear readers. It was such a delightful evening we had at Rosso, the award-winning bar-restaurant at that hotel. I hope you’re reading this on a full stomach! Dining at Rosso We dined at Rosso on our first evening in Dubai. It was a very special moment – this being our first international

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Saturday bliss: reading at The Book Lounge and hot chocolate at Haas

Lately, I’ve been craving reading in my spare time. Unless I make it a priority, I find that a lot of other activities often get in the way. Are you also like that? Do you find that you want to read a book but can never get to it? Making time to read One technique is to treat it as a priority and not letting anything hijack the time you’ve

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Restaurant Review: Nomad Bistro Fusion

With a restaurant that bears my name, how could I resist the allure of eating there? Therefore, you can imagine how thrilled and excited I was to be invited by the co-owners, Mohit Sureka and Chef Mardia Swartz for an exclusive tasting before they opened officially. (I felt honoured!). Wherever there’s food, I’m there. And it didn’t disappoint, in fact there were so many delicious dishes that I couldn’t pick my

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Restaurant Review: Scheckter’s Raw

Ever since becoming more mindful of what I put inside my body, my choices in where I go eat out have become more selective. And so, what a delight that Scheckter’s Raw recently opened up in Sea Point (Cape Town), serving organic vegan food made with love. The first time I went there, I grabbed a salad from the fridge to peck on while waiting for the real order: Organic Lucuma Hummus and

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Boschendal Garden Tour – foraging for my own vegetables

Upon leaving Groot Drakenstein in the early hours of the morning (to me, this means around 9am), we first stopped at Boschendal for a tour of their beautiful gardens. Beautiful is an understatement, actually. We were fortunate that we were offered this tour. And a complimentary glass of bubbly to begin the day! Better than a caffeine shot 🙂 Megan, the Food Garden Manager had a wealth of knowledge to share

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Honest Chocolate Bonbon Workshop in Cape Town

While January marked the first month of work for many, I returned to Cape Town and continued to explore this beautiful city. Upon browsing upcoming events, I was thrilled to see that the awesome peeps at Honest Chocolate were organizing a Bonbon Workshop. The first time I savoured a chocolate bonbon was a few years ago with a Parisian guy who loves chocolate more than me (yes, such a person does exist). Seeing that

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Restaurant Review: Best of African cuisine at GOLD Restaurant

The best part of discovering any country in my opinion is to sample the local cuisine. Oh what delightful sensation as your palate comes close to all kinds of new flavours. Oh the exhilarating joy to find the vegetable you know so well back home cooked totally differently. And the best part is that it tastes even more delicious! Today, I share such an experience with you. Come along with me

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Earth’s organic offerings – a culinary experience to remember

As a (ahem, refined) foodie, I am curious (and get incredibly excited) about different types of cuisine, restaurants and any events revolving around – you guessed it – food. When I heard about two highly-acclaimed Chefs collaborating under one kitchen for one evening, I simply had to be there. And when I was invited by the lovely PR team of the Table Bay Hotel to be a guest at the

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