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Capital Craft Beer Academy

Capital Craft Beer Academy has so much to offer with 160 craft beers, burgers, ribs & a relaxed atmosphere under the trees in the Greenlyn Village Centre, Menlo Park.

Not sure what to order we started off with a tasting of 6 very different craft beers. Our waiter PJ Waugh impressed us with his extensive knowledge of the different beers available which made this more of an experience. Who knew that beer could be that interesting.

The beers in our tasting are from all over with one very special home grown beer from Silverton, Pretoria.

Time 4 Wine @ DK Burger Bar - Welgemeend Wine Estate

Time 4 Wine was hosted by DK Burger Bar with Welgemeend Wine Estate

Welgemeend has been producing classic French-style red blends since 1979, with emphasis on elegance and a fine balance between fruit and alcohol. Junel Vermeulen, representative of the farm, took us through five very different wines produced by this estate. 

 

DK Burger Bar offers craft beer, gourmet burgers and a view of the Waterkoof golf estate. What else do you need? 

Whether you are looking for a relaxing spot for drinks after work or an intimate private function venue, DK Burger Bar will suffice. 

 

 

Traditional Portuguese Seafood Feast

The festive season is almost upon us and the restaurants are stocking up.

To get into the spirit of the "silly season" we decided to go hunting for some decadent seafood.

We visited o'Galito Woodlands, Friday 16 October 2015 for lunch and selected the freshest products available for our seafood platter, recommended by the manager.

Make sure to always ask the staff or managers what they suggest you order as they have inside information and can guide you to make the correct decision.

For starters we ordered, traditional Portuguese chicken & prawn rissoles, which left us wanting more. They are very tasty and some of the best rissoles I have had.

This dish is not on the menu but only available when in stock. Remember to ask for them.

Time 4 Wine @ Brooklyn Mall - SA vs Germany

Time 4 Wine was hosted by Con Amore Home Brooklyn Mall. 

Our theme for the evening was SA vs Germany, where we mostly discussed the aromatic white variety, Riesling. 

 

Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling white wines. 

Because of Riesling’s sweetness and acidity, it makes the perfect accompaniment to spicy food. Strong Indian and Asian spices are a perfect match with Riesling. 

 

 

 

 

 

Time 4 Wine @ Brooklyn Mall - Summertime Wines

Time 4 Wine was hosted by Con Amore Home Brooklyn Mall. 

Our theme for the evening was Summertime wines - MCC (bubbly), white wines, cocktails and summer reds. 

 

Cape wine master Junel Vermeulen had us mesmerized as usual by her passion for wine. 

 

Some of the things we learned was how to easily make a few colourful cocktails for the next “pool party”. 

 

1. Red cocktail - bubbly & cassis

2. Breakfast cocktail - bubbly & orange juice

 

3. Blue cocktail - bubbly & blue curaçao, add a cherry to make it look even more attractive.