Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tried & Tested…The Test Kitchen Restaurant is Fantastic!

The Test Kitchen Cape TownWinner of the Best Restaurant in South Africa 2012 Award

In the suburb of Woodstok, Cape Town, South Africa there is a restaurant called The Test Kitchen.

We had the lovely opportunity to have had lunch as well as dinner at this trendy industrial-chick restaurant. Every time the mind-blowing combinations of the world-class chef, Luke Dale-Roberts, have delighted our taste buds in every way! Having had worked as executive chef at La Colombe and then starting his own restaurant in 2010 he has developed his own special style in cooking and is charming everyone with it.

Therefore it is no surprise that this restaurant won the Best Restaurant in South Africa 2012 award.

Book well in advance since this place is fully booked for sometimes weeks in advance. Continue reading

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Aspen, Colorado – One of the top skiing destinations

Trees on Highlands Mountain Aspen

Beautiful trees line the ski slopes in Aspen

Having had the opportunity to call Aspen home  for a few months, I fell in love with this buzzing town-city-ski-resort in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains, hugging the Roaring Fork River. It got its name from the abundance of aspen trees growing in the area.

When you’re used to Europe’s narrower ski slopes, skiing the wide, tree lined slopes in Aspen is quite a treat. The slopes are real skiing jewels offering a great and vast variety of ski slopes.  For the more experienced skier, all the mountains except Buttermilk, which is great for beginners, offer loads of challenges.  And then the town is glitzy too, small wonder it’s the holiday destination of many Hollywood celebrities.

There are four mountains to choose from. Continue reading

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My Top 3 Food Finds in Windhoek, Namibia

Joe's Beer House

Joe’s Beer House is an xperience you shouldn’t miss out on

Joe’s Beer House

Yes, it is probably the most “touristy” restaurant in Windhoek…but I would highly recommend it to anyone who are in the mood for great food, buzzing atmosphere and an African experience with a German twist. Even though the restaurant is quite big it doesn’t feel like it with the different sections it’s divided in. The interior is absurdly interesting with all the souvenirs the owner has collected over time. These include a Mini Cooper and a toilet, that is used as a chair, with very fascinating stories, you will only hear if you visit the restaurant. They are so busy they usually have a second seating during the evenings, thus you have to book in advance. There is basically three places you can sit: the Boma, with a huge bonfire in the middle, the bar area and the dining area where the seating, with long tables that you share with a couple of other people, is almost exactly as it is in the Hofbrauhaus. I would highly recommend the Oryx steak with the Crepe Suzette for dessert. If you do plan on going, just make sure, it seems like there is one day during the week when it is closed. Continue reading

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