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Poke Bowls “Pop Up” at Surf Riders

Poke Durban

A trend that is sweeping the globe, Poke has made landfall on Durban’s shores at everyones favourite beachfront haunt – Surf Riders Café! Not “poke” like the always awkward Facebook feature, but “POH-keh” — a raw fish salad, seasoned any way you want it. While it may seem like a new trend, …

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9th Avenue Bistro & Wicked Donuts – A match made in Heaven!

Spiced Pumpkin and Brown Butter Pecan Nut Icing

Renowned fine-dining restaurant and Durban institution; 9th Avenue Bistro has teamed up with Wicked Donuts to create a revolutionary line of “9th Avenue Collection” DOUGHNUTS! YASSSSS! 9th Avenue DOUGHNUTS!!!! If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of this will have you accepting that you will, probably soon, have to buy …

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Wine & Dine – The Big Easy

Big Easy Durban

It’s once again time for another fabulous wine pairing dinner at the Big Easy! Wine Pairing Dinner at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els Hilton Durban, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban Saturday 25 February, 2017 Cost R425 per person Perfectly balanced wines with elegance and texture – that is the philosophy …

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Beverly Hills – The Sugar Club Afternoon Tea

High Tea Afternoon Tea Beverly Hills

Tea is Now Served – The Beverly Hills serves up a bespoke afternoon tea experience. We were lucky enough to be invited to sample some of the delicacies on offer for the Beverly Hills Afternoon Tea at The Sugar Club Restaurant, with breathtaking Indian Ocean views from the upper terrace of …

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Vivo Umhlanga

Vivo Umhlanga

Vivo Umhlanga announced itself with a bang on the 3rd December, hosting a prestigious launch event that included life size champagne pouring ice sculptures, Mardi Gras dancers, designer cocktails and a live performance by local hip hop artist Da L.E.S.   Situated at 15 Lagoon Drive (the site of the old …

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CELEBRATE WORLD CAKE DAY – WITH VEGGIES!

Big Easy Carrot Cake

Cake-aholics can have their cake and eat it on World Cake Day on Saturday, 26th November! It is the perfect excuse to visit your favourite coffee shop, bake one of your family favourites or pop out and buy something decadent to enjoy for tea. Historians trace the origins of cake …

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The epitome of experiential dining – Afternoon Tea at Jeera

Jeera Afternoon Tea

For better or worse experiential dining has taken the culinary world by storm, with restaurants around the globe adopting a more interactive experience for diners. Restaurants have even gone so far as to offer “the experience” as their only real calling card – but lets not forget just how truly …

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Essence Festival Durban delivered an unprecedented experience

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Essence Festival Durban delivered an unprecedented experience to residents of Ethekwini , South Africa and global visitors with an all-encompassing lifestyle and empowerment showcase. Free and open to the public, the inaugural festival was received with overwhelming support as over 40 thousands patrons descended to the Durban ICC and DEC …

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The winners! 2016 Illovo Café Society Awards

Niki Mkhize, Maarten Spoelstra, Marian Macaskill, Craig Charity, Abigail Ormsby

On Tuesday, 25th of October 2016, KwaZulu-Natal’s top coffee cafe owners and baristas gathered at the 2016 Illovo Café Society Awards at the Bellevue Café in Kloof. The event that has been proudly sponsored by Illovo Sugar SA for the past 16 years, the awards are a collaboration between Illovo …

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