Featuring stylish fireplaces and a range of seating plans, Balata Restaurant is mostly known for its sumptuous breakfasts and light lunches, but Balata has become one of the most sought after restaurants in fine dining Since 2013, Balata Restaurant has partnered with StreetSmart South Africa as part of the organisations’ initiative to raise funds for street… Continue reading DINE AND DONATE WITH BALATA AND STREETSMART!
South Africa’s best restaurants reflect the dynamic & multicultural nature of our country. American Express recognises South Africa’s reputation for culinary excellence and has been at the forefront of supporting the vision to create exceptional dining experiences since 1978 American Express went all out at a dinner acknowledging and honouring the restaurateurs, chefs and those… Continue reading BALATA RESTAURANT WINS TOP SPOT AT THE 2018 | 2019 AMERICAN EXPRESS DINING AWARDS
Have you ever wondered who and what is behind the inspiration of the food we eat? A week or so ago I had the pleasure of seeing Chris Tustian, Executive Chef at Kloofzicht Lodge in action. I observed him smiling, laughing and talking about food to a potential bride and groom at their pre-wedding Dinner.… Continue reading LET’S CELEBRATE CHEFS TODAY AND EVERY DAY
Ahhhhh, love….what would we be without it? All around Guvon Hotels & Spas we are putting our reddest foot forward - that can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day is coming to town! How will you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? While we all know that love should be celebrated 365 days a year,… Continue reading LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND
Few things are as truly South African as our beloved national flower, the Protea. Its exotic looks and longevity make this a treasured gift on any occasion. Imagine my joy when select items from the Anthonij Rupert Protea wine range found its way to the newly launched Balata Restaurant wine list this month. Now Balata… Continue reading SOME PLEASANT SURPRISES ON THE NEW BALATA RESTAURANT WINELIST
We've always known that Fairway Hotel is definitely worth bragging about, but now we have confirmation from the rest of the world. TripAdvisor has released the hotel category winners in their 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards. The top 25 hotels in South Africa are determined based on reviews from TripAdvisor users (both local and international) and… Continue reading FAIRWAY HOTEL UNDER TOP 25 BEST IN SA, SAYS TRIPADVISOR
In an age of less is more, I am still astounded by the number of friends who rent storage for the one-half of their possessions that don't fit into their house. I bow deeply to the Millennials who have a pack-up-and-go lifestyle, and I get really grumpy at old school corporates who do not understand… Continue reading HOW TO BE THE BEST FATHER XMAS EVER.
SIMONSIG FOOD AND WINE PAIRING 29 SEPTEMBER I've always been a huge fan of Simonsig wines and exactly 12 months ago the extended family hopped onto a train and spent a few glorious days in Cape Town which included a wonderful day at Simonsig Wine Estate. Fast forward to 2016 and we are sitting high and… Continue reading IN VINO VERITAS.
American Express® last night revealed the country’s most coveted culinary list, the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards, at a chic event held in Johannesburg. Balata Restaurant at The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort was acknowledged for its excellent standards by winning this award for the 5th time in its six years of existence,… Continue reading BALATA RESTAURANT DOES IT A 5TH TIME AT THE AMERICAN EXPRESS FINE DINING AWARDS.
The Fairway Hotel calls their Cosmopolitan "Sex in the city, in a glass". For those in the know, this claim to fame can only be enhanced by the live afternoon acoustic sounds planned for every first Saturday of the month, starting in September, from 13:00 to 16:00. Enjoy the relaxed sounds while savouring the golf… Continue reading SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY AT FAIRWAY HOTEL’S ACOUSTIC SATURDAYS.