Enjoy the April affairs
With the re-emergence of Melville onto Jozi’s nightlife scene, thanks in part to other locales such as The Leopard and Jo’Anna Melt Bar opening up in the last year, it’s no surprise that new bar and restaurant Hell’s Kitchen is getting a lot of attention. Aside from the Brooklyn-inspired interiors (face-brick walls lined with plump chesterfield couches), what makes this spot extra fabulous is the owners’ focus on delicious fresh food — even their bread is baked on site.
A Taste of Provenance
Stellenzicht Vineyards, situated between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, has a lot to boast about aside from its location on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains. The new tasting room is a chic abode where the fruits of this vineyard’s labour can be sampled, contemplated and enjoyed. According to winemaker Guy Webber, a sense of provenance informed the tasting room’s design aesthetic, which was undertaken by architect Tony Totten with the understanding that provenance is not only about place, but also community and relationships. This philosophy is ingrained in many features of the new tasting room, such as the recycled wooden furniture and artwork by assistant winemaker Nataleé Botha.
Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair
WHERE: Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng
WHEN: 9–10 May
WHAT: a food and wine affair featuring the top chefs and winemakers of the Cape winelands town of Franschhoek, whose culinary and viniculture skills will be experienced among the biggest collection of sculptures in South Africa
WHY: visitors get to meet the talent behind the Cape’s most well-known food and wine destinations while ogling the art.
Decorex Cape Town
WHERE: Cape Town International Convention Centre
WHEN: 24–27 April
WHAT: the biggest local showcase of creative expression and practical home decor ideas
WHY: with established brands as well as new design talent, all aspects of the home will be covered, from kitchens and soft furnishings to outdoor ideas and DIY
COST: R80 a ticket.
- Hell’s Kitchen: hellskitchen.co.za
- Stellenzicht: stellenzicht.co.za
- Winter Sculpture Fair: wintersculpturefair.co.za
- Decorex: decorex.co.za
Words:Genevieve Putter, Julia Freemantle, Michelle Snaddon
Photographs:Annalize Nel, Valérie van der Wal, Sally Rutherford, Henk Hattingh, Etienne Stevens, supplied