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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.

The Buffet

Story of a Plate: Rabbit and Truffle at The Shortmarket Club

On the menu: Rabbit terrine, fig leaf baked ricotta, wild honey, lemon and porcini velouté. Jean-Pierre recently enjoyed this starter dish as one highlight of an overall excellent meal at The Shortmarket Club. We chat to chef Wesley Randles about what may seem like an unusual combination to local diners in Cape Town. Welsey Randles: …

Can a restaurant keep its charm in a mall?

From our February 2019 newsletter: There’s a well-known pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, called Roberta’s. Opened in an old warehouse in 2008 by two friends who bought equipment from a shuttered pizzeria in Italy, it has “a D.I.Y. feel, like a Bushwick loft, The ceilings are high, with beams exposed, and the floor is poured concrete”. …

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