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The New Kid on the Block

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The Deckhouse Crab Shack and BBQ, is a culinary experience second to none, completely transcendent of the current Cape Town dining scene. Taking the place of Jackal & Hide on Kloof Street (and conveniently situated right below our offices), this American-inspired crab shack and barbeque restaurant opened its doors last Friday the 7th of August, and it’s been buzzing ever since!

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A Conference to Bant About

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Thursday 19 February, 2015 marked a milestone in South Africa’s realm of Banting with the launch of SA’s first ever low-carb-high-fat Banting Conference which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The celebrated launch dinner, boasting celebrity guests like Tim Noakes and Mrs. South Africa, commenced shortly after the Conference AGM  at the official Banting Kitchen Restaurant based at Greenpoint’s prestigious Cape Royale Luxury Hotel.

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The newly appointed Executive Chef, Brian van Zijl, and his team wowed the prestigious guests with his recently launched Banting menu, boasting creative new dishes like Game Fish Ceviche, Norwegian Salmon with Lobster as well as the famous Banting Lasagne.

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With organiser Karen Thomson at the helm, key note speakers from across the globe including: Gary Taubes (American author of Nobel Dreams, Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion, and Good Calories, Bad Calories, titled The Diet Delusion in the UK and Australia), Steven Thomson, Professor Tim Noakes, Aseem Malhotra, Tom Raynor, Eric Westman (Author of new Atkins Diet), Jay Wortman and Steve Phinney. The first seating saw an auditorium of 500 attendees soaking up knowledge on better health practice and over 600 seats filled on day two, setting the food-focussed affair off to a stellar start.

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The conference is running from Friday, 20 February 2015 to Sunday, 22 February 2015 at the CTICC.

Visit the website: for ticket information.

Stay up-to-date on low-carb-high-fat news via Twitter: @LowCarbConv #LCHF2015 @HELPdietSA

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Nitida celebrating Seasons of Sauvignon

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Enter the World of the Durbanville Grape

Add a drop of spring to your step at the annual Seasons of Sauvignon on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October, 2014. Recognized as one of the country’s top terroirs for quality wines, the Durbanville wine valley will be hosting an array of Nitida Wines and 10 other leading wine producers showcasing their finest cultivars in the celebration of Sauvignon! Nitida_SOS_Logo Renowned for its rolling hills and Mediterranean climate, complimented by the moisture driven coastal mist and cooling southeaster from False Bay on the Indian Ocean, Durbanville wine valley finds itself perfectly positioned for the production of award winning cool-climate wines. “We carefully managed all our sauvignon blanc vineyards by partially opening up the canopy for optimal sun exposure thus guaranteeing healthy grapes, enhancing fruit development during ripening and ensuring a desirable balance of pyroxene (green) and thiols (tropical)” Says Nitida Wines Owner, Bernhard Veller. This year’s Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida wine farm will be hosted (entrance free) at the family friendly restaurant, Tables@Nitida, which has recently undergone reconstruction and doubled in size. The venue still boasts a natural outdoor amphitheatre, ideal for live concerts and picnics on the lawn, offering ample room for jumping castles and other fun outdoor activities. A variety of stalls will be on display offering an array of delicious sweet and savoury treats for all tastes. Pre-booked picnics are also available at a cost of R240 (R300 per couple on the day). Guests can kick back and enjoy the live band with family and friends whilst sipping on their favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Additional cocktails will be made available for the more experimental pallet, including the Elderflower Sauvignon Blanc slush garnished with fresh mint.

For more information, kindly contact 021 976 1467 or visit


Event:               Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida Date:                 Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 October 2014 Time:                11am – 4pm both days Venue:              Nitida Cellars, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 Entry:                Free of charge Place:               Tables at Nitida Music             70`s / 80`s band playing covers Food options:   Pancake and ice cream stands Beef fillet/chicken burgers, boerie roll and suckling pig on herbed flatbread Parking:             Available parking outside and behind Tables For more info:   021 976 1467 or Website: