Christmas with Woolworths

Somebody, stop the clock!

I’m looking at my calendar now and it’s shouting that there are 26 days left of this year. How in the name of chocolate is that possible??!

The festive season has hit – and hard! Towards the end of November I had a (very) welcome 10 day hiatus from real life (as you can guess from lack of posts) and when I got back, apart from soaking in the Southern hemisphere’s sunshine-drenched days, I landed into a flurry of activity and excitement.

So much to do and so little time!


We cooked a lovely Food24 Christmas lunch on Friday at my editor’s house and invited a special guest whose restaurant, The Test Kitchen has just been named Restaurant of the Year by EatOut. Luke Dale Roberts , the talented chef and all round superhuman, has his own special Christmas range at Woolworths. We showcased that, together with Woolworths’ regular array of scrumptious Christmas offerings.

It was a day of wine, food and merriment! Take a look…

Right, so now there’s a 4 day interval until the next tray of mince pies Christmas party. *starts running on the spot*

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Lunch with Showcook and Cape Legends

Remember I said I had just got a new camera over the weekend? Well, my excitement reached an all time high when I was confronted with the perfect opportunity to get in some much needed practice!

Something last-minute came up at the office, which had me escaping my desk for most of yesterday and instead of a pre-packed paleo lunch in front of my monitor, I was treated to something a little more, should we say… sophisticated?  I was able to eat pretty much everything on the menu besides for the bread and dessert. What a win!

The function, organised by , was held at Overture on Hidden Valley Wine Estate. A spectacular 5-course lunch was enjoyed alongside wine provided by Cape Legends, with the highlight being that the food was cooked by 4 of SA’s most respected chefs – Bertus Basson, Luke Dale Roberts, Rudi Liebenberg and John Jackson from The Royal Portfolio.

Unsurprisingly, the food was an absolute treat and tickled all those ‘Oh-my-God-I-am-in-heaven’ nerve endings. Being high up on the slopes of the Helderberg on a bright, warm Spring day, eating food made by culinary geniuses is something that I don’t think I could ever get tired of. The food was perfect, the venue was perfect, the wine was perfect and the company was perfect. But as you can see, my new-camera-photographic-skills still need some work!

I guess Rome wasn’t built in a day…

A little recap

Luke in the kitchen

PS. I’ve decided I want to be like Annette Kesler when I grow up. She is SO sweet, delightful and amusing – it almost hurts.

To read more about the day, click here.