Looking for Last Minute Things to Do On Valentine’s Day?

Whether you are in a relationship or single, Valentine’s Day is meant to be celebrated.  It is a celebration of love, whether its romantic love, love for a parent, sibling love, self love etc.  Let’s just celebrate love bakithi!


If you still have no idea what you are going to do, here’s a few things to consider doing  this Valentine’s Day:


Gourmet Dinner or Picnic at Durbanville Hills

Lucky are those in love as Durbanville Hills is offering you several choices to treat your beloved on 14 February. And if you’re single, why miss out? Gather your best friends and enjoy an evening of great food and wine!


The Durbanville Hills Restaurant is offering a special five-course dinner at R325 per person that includes oysters, a trio of shellfish, beef fillet, gorgonzola and pecan nut spring rolls, and meringue mille-feuille to round off the evening.


If you prefer to spend a balmy evening out of doors, stretch out on the lush lawns for a picnic costing R495 for two. After a glass of bubbly and oysters you can share the bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé that comes with a wicker basket brimming with bread, pâté, barbecued chicken breasts, salsa, salads, olives, cheeses, preserves, quiche, strawberries and chocolate dip, cinnamon heart biscuits and coffee, tea or hot chocolate.


The restaurant will also be offering its food and wine pairing as well as its à la carte menus for lunch.


Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the cellar on 021 558 1300 or by sending an email to info@durbanvillehills.co.za


 Two Oceans Shiraz Rosé, a Match For Valentine’s Day


Whether you are heading for a romantic picnic spot, a white sandy beach to watch the setting sun or celebrating at home, Two Oceans Wines’ Shiraz Rosé is the perfect wine to enjoy with your loved one on Valentine’s Day.


The 2014 Two Oceans Shiraz Rosé with its gorgeous romantic hue is a fresh and fruity wine.  Bursting with strawberry and raspberry flavours the wine is well balanced and the perfect partner to grilled seafood dishes, pasta’s, chicken or sushi.

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The wine retails for R38 a bottle and is available from all major liquor outlets and supermarkets nation-wide.


Meet a Potential Someone through Single Taste

A Singe Taste is all about bringing together like-minded single people for an evening of amazing food and wine to meet, mingle and see if there’s a possible love connection.  Evenings are hosted in a no pressure, relaxed format and give the guests the opportunity to individually connect with up to 5 other singles on a personal level as well as mingle with the entire crowd

On Valentine’s Day, A SINGLE TASTE is hosting one of their signature singles-only dinners at an absolutely amazing venue with one of Cape Town’s most talented chefs.

A Singles-Only Valentine’s Dinner
Saturday, 14 February, 2015  |  19h00 for 19h30
4-Course Gourmet Dinner + Wine Pairings

Book online at http://reserve.asingletaste.com or via email atservice@asingletaste.com


If you decide to stay in and cook for yourself and your partner, try out these delicious recipes:

Tshohlo with Mango Atchar Mini Quiches, served with Nederburg Foundation Rose 

Roasted Harissa Prawns with Tomatoes, Baby Marrows and Mushrooms, served with Nederburg Ingenuity White

No-Bake Isijingi Cheesecake with Raspberry/Strawberry Compote served with Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Special Late Harvest 


Happy Valentine’s Weekend Everyone!

Author Info


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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