Press release | 20 November 2015  2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards winners announced  South Africa’s shining culinary talents were honoured at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on Sunday, 20 November. The Grand Arena at Grand West in Cape Town was transformed into a luxurious secret garden for the Sunday lunch of the year, where the stars of...
I recently came across this extra-ordinary bucket list of things to do in Pretoria and surrounding areas. Thank you 3@Marion Guesthouse for sharing 94 things to do and experience in Pretoria...from a fellow Pretorian...it seems that I am gong to have lots of busy weekend ahead! Just to get you going, here are the a few of the items on...
The top 10 restaurants was announced on 16 November.... They are: The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town) La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town) The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek) Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (Constantia, Cape Town) Five Hundred at The Saxon Hotel (Sandton, Johannesburg) The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West) Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria) Terroir (Stellenbosch) The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town) Jordan...
This is a selection of my favourite venues, restaurants, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2014. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
Granita is a fine dining restaurant located at Kievits Kroon Country Estate. They do a 6 course menu with or without wine paring. Booking essential at 0860 543 848. Keep this in mind for your next special birthday or anniversary dinner. Communicate dietary requirements when making your booking.
Tin Roof Cafe Welcome to 2015 and isn't it great that you can go back to your favourite restaurant and they still exceed expectations! Tin Roof Cafe (contact 072 367 5698) in the Boschkop area, Pretoria East is still going strong and after all this time I have discovered their green carpaccio - pure bliss. In my opinion the beauty of...
Tapas has become very popular over the past few years and there are many fabulous options for tapas in South Africa. My absolute favourite is Siesta Tapas Bar and Bistro (78 Scott Street, Schoemansville, 012 253 1038) at the Hartbeespoort Dam. Every dish is a taste sensation. Some options include: Paella Orange & Avo salad Crostini Patatas Bravas Empanadillas and Empanadas Mixed mushrooms - fantastic! Nachos Very difficult...
Salt Charcuterie, Eatery and Bakery 11 Hazelwood Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria, 079 540 3483, saltcharcuterie@yahoo.co.za Open since October 2013 European concept new to Pretoria Warehouse style open plan space with additional outside seating Owner Wessel van Jaarsveld describes some menu items as gourmet tapas, small but delicious menu, small portions Chalkboard selection includes own artisan cheese, small-batch cured meats, bread and variety of condiments Choose between plates,...
The following are a selection of my favourite venues, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2013. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
Carla’s choice – Hartbeespoort Dam area Silver Orange Bistro On R513, close to the R104 fourway crossing, 082 378 2948 Booking essential Inside and outside seating available They never disappoint Their complimentary arrival cocktails is an excellent start to a leisurely lunch There fillet is utterly delicious, melt in the mouth perfect Duck samosas with homemade ginger sauce is addictive Tempura prawn starter recommended Good attentive service Siesta Tapas Bistro 78...

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