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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.

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Platter’s 2019 reveals its Five Star wines and more

Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2019 was launched at Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel earlier this week and a total of 90 wines achieved the coveted Five Star status this year. All wines that scored 93 points or higher in the primary assessment went into a second round of tasting, conducted blind (without sight …

Story of a Plate: Octopus Casserole at Saint

On the menu: Octopus casserole, chorizo, bean, kale, garlic We chat to chef David Higgs at Saint, the new “twisted” Italian restaurant he opened a few months ago with business partner Gary Kyriacou in Sandton, where Jean-Pierre recently enjoyed the bean casserole with wood-fired octopus. David Higgs: I think the Italian inspiration behind the dish is mostly the …

Story of a Plate: Driftwood Canapés at The Chefs’ Table

On the menu: Served as an amuse bouche, this is not listed on any current menus, but Executive Head Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn agreed that Jean-Pierre’s description of “Driftwood Canapés” has a nice ring to it. Even if you didn’t have an official name for it, clearly a lot of thought went into both the ingredients and …

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