Rossouw’s by Diners Club is an independent-minded restaurant and food site that explores and comments on the dining scene of South Africa. Rossouw’s was founded in 2004 and is now aligned to the Platter’s South African Wine Guide.
In our latest newsletter we explored the issue of fine dining: There seem to be an abundance of dining “styles” these days, including some new hybrids, like “fast fine” and “fast casual”, and older movements getting modern attention, like “nose-to”tail” and “farm-to-plate”. But what about good old-fashioned “fine dining”?
The Proposition The beauty of winter in the Cape is that you can walk into your favourite restaurants without worrying about reservations (though some exceptions apply). The curse is that they may well be closed*, or keeping erratic “off season” hours. It’s a lottery, or a project for organised minds who call ahead (and don’t make …
By Darrel Bristow-Bovey. “Can I get the manti as a takeaway?” I asked. The waitress stared at me as though she hadn’t fully understood. “A takeaway,” I said, miming someone wrapping a small parcel and then handing it to another person who nods and smiles and takes it from the first person and sniffs it …
All meals are paid for and all reviews are written by JP Rossouw unless otherwise noted. All opinions expressed are those of the author.
In reviewing restaurants, preference (but not exclusivity) will be given to those that focus on modern or traditional South African cuisine and/or local and indigenous ingredients.
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