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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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Story of a Plate: Smoked tomato risotto with mussels at Source

On the menu: Smoked tomato risotto, bacon, leek and baby marrow, steamed mussels We loved the innovative presentation of this dish, the great tomato flavour, it’s contrasting textures, as well as perfectly cooked risotto. Tell us a bit about it? Chef Warwick Taylor: I like runny risotto… so many people throw in cream and mascarpone …

Review: Marigold

A relative newcomer in Franschhoek, Marigold is part of the Leeu Collection which acquired Le Quartier Français and has replaced its erstwhile icon restaurant, The Tasting Room, with an offshoot of another Cape icon, La Colombe, in the form of La Petite Colombe. Marigold, billing itself as “authentic Indian” is not part of the same …

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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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