Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards

I may be a day late and a dollar short with this post but I definitely can't not talk about the Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards. Particularly as this year I am part of the EAT Out restaurant review team here's the link so you know it's real! http://www.eatout.co.za/Awards/Award 

Once again the Western Cape took top honours with eight of the Top ten restaurants. DW Eleven-13 being the only Jozi restaurant to make the Top Ten cut. Really makes me wonder about Jozi, Do we not eat good? Are our chefs not award worthy? Enough with the rambles

A big congratulations to the Italian Jozi eatery Cafe del Sol for taking the Best Italian Restaurant Award, well deserved!

The top ten restaurants:
1.     The Test Kitchen
2.     The Tasting Room
3.     Jordan Restaurant
4.     Overture
5.     Rust en Vrede
6.     DW Eleven-13
7.     La Colombe
8.     The Greenhouse
9.     Terroir
10.   Hartford House
Best Italian restaurant:
For the full list of winners head over to Eat Out and grab a copy of the Eat Out 2013 MAG
Courtesy: EAT OUT

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On THE WKND SOCIAL brunch menu

We are in the thick of finalising the finer details of THE WKND SOCIAL brunch menu for this Saturday. I have a tasting today in fact.
The menu is a combination of my brunch favourites with a few Americanisms. Although the menu is executed by the restaurant (yes it's a secret location still) I am serving a helping of my love into the dishes by making the bacon jam and the dulce de leche myself.

So this week I'm making fresh batches of Dulce de leche and Bacon jam that are featuring on the menu.

The Bacon Jam Journey
I turned these ingredients

Into full on bacon jam goodness! Bacon jam is the best parts of breakfast, bacon maple syrup & coffee all in one jar.
Bacon Jam on toast with cream cheese

Homemade dulce de leche
While dulce de leche was doing it's thing in a water bath in the oven. It's pure decadence but uber cheap to make, I love a good sweet deal!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The WKND Social November Edition

The Collective is at it again! We told you it's a monthly right!

The WKND Social November date has been announced Saturday 17th November. Like THE WKND SOCIAL facebook page and follow us on twitter @THEWKNDSOCIAL for more details.


Let's brunch and day party!