Dine in Style at the Hussar Grill

Dine in Style at the Hussar Grill

I never pass up the opportunity to dine in style and when you add award winning speciality steaks and delicious wine to the mix, it is a match made in foodie heaven. We recently enjoyed a night of glorious food at The Hussar Grill at The Grove, and if you haven’t been yet, be sure to add this spot to your list of places to dine out. Beautiful decor; mirrored walls lined with wine racks and stacked with a collection of old Reader’s Digest books. It’s elegant and chic with plush, quilted chair backs and tables draped in crisp white linen. While you definitely go to The Hussar Grill for the food (and top notch service for that matter), I love the ambiance and the decor. It’s a grander version of traditional chain steak houses, but it’s also cozy and welcoming and has that old school, quality charm. We had the most magnificent meal. Seriously, I kid you not, I could hardly stand up straight, but in a good way. It might have been the delicious 50th Anniversary wine we enjoyed *wink* , but more likely that my tastebuds were experiencing euphoria. On arrival, we were greeted by the smartly dressed…

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Good Food, Great Friends at Culture Club

Good Food, Great Friends at Culture Club

Pretoria friends of ours suggested we go for lunch “in their hood” to the vibey Culture Club Tapas Bar this past Sunday, and I felt like I had discovered a whole new world of awesome dining experiences! Nestled in a really cool restaurant strip called “The Villiage” in Hazelwood, this spot was such a great find! We had the best food, the best service and honestly, such a chilled and relaxed noon-into-dusk Sunday, it made me feel like I was back in Europe! If you haven’t heard of Culture Club before and you’re close to Pretoria, then be sure to add this spot to your list of amazing dining experiences. I plan to make my way through the whole “Village” because it’s such a great place to spend winding down your weekend – with good food, great friends, great ambiance and of course, great cocktails in hand! As for my photos, these are the best I could do for this little outing. Sorry, but when you have six people all eagerly diving into all the colourful and interesting Tapas as they arrive at your table, it makes “getting the perfect food shot” quite challenging. I too was amongst those diving into the delights, and only…

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Durban’s Finest – The Oysterbox Hotel

Durban’s Finest – The Oysterbox Hotel

If you’re looking for a great place to stay whilst in Durbs, I highly recommend The Oyster Box! The hubs and I recently got to spend a night in this beautiful hotel, where we both enjoyed a night of R&R and a spa treatment thanks to ELLE Magazine! If you grab the latest issue of ELLE (February 2013) which has just hit the shelves, then you can read all about our stay there as well as the must try treatment we both got to experience. While we were staying at the hotel, we decided to enjoy a little din din in the lovely Grill Room. It’s quite pricey, but the food and service were impeccable and totally worth it if you want a little spoil! This is a great place to go for Valentines day – which is less than a month away! Anyway, here are some snaps we took during our stay, just to give you a little taste of  The OysterBox. For more information on the Oysterbox Hotel visit www.oysterboxhotel.com

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The Best Eggs Benedict in Durbs – Arts Café

The Best Eggs Benedict in Durbs – Arts Café

If you’re in Durban and looking for a great place to have brunch on a lazy Sunday morning, look no further than the Arts Café in Glenwood, Durban. A fabulous venue with a fabulous menu! They make the most amazing Eggs Benedict you’ve ever tasted! A perfect recipe, made with just the right amount of Hollandaise sauce, so that you can still taste the other ingredients. I’m all about fabulous food that looks and tastes good, but I also like to taste the different flavours and textures of the meal. Their Eggs Benedict is definitely a winner. I tried the spinach, while my other (and better) half, had the salmon on Sunday and we both agree, they are the best we’ve had! Cooked to perfection, so that when you “dig in” and cut the egg, the yolk pours out, while the egg whites stay firm and properly cooked. While you’re there you simply have to try their Spanish coffee. It’s coffee served in a glass (as apposed to a cup or mug) and flavoured with citrus and cinnamon! Mmmm! Totally unique and a must for all coffee lovers. The Arts Café is trendy and has a lovely atmosphere. Whenever we’ve…

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One night at the Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa

One night at the Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa

Last week I was fortunate enough to spend a fabulous night at the gorgeous Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town – one of “South Africa’s most luxurious hotels” as reported by CNN Traveller magazine. I’ve always wanted to stay at the Pepper Club and was over the moon when given the opportunity to experience this R400 million luxury hotel. It was a night filled with pure luxury, surprises and an unforgettable experience… My husband and I arrived at the hotel where we were greeted by name. Something that from the very first moment, makes you feel like someone special. To add to that the hotel’s CEO, Nick Seewer, General Manager David Hughes and the lovely Jeanne Cupido, who is the Public Relations Officer and the tweetie behind @PepperClub were all there to meet us and welcome us to the hotel. The question, “when can we move in” popped into my head, but I decided to keep it in my mind. We were escorted to our luxury one bedroom superior deluxe suite by the very friendly porter, Dean. The views (bottom left) were absolutely magnificent. The Pepper Club is located right in the buzzing heart of Cape Town’s hottest area, bounded…

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