Saturday, June 22, 2013

It's a House

Create, share and connect is the main aim of this creative new concept in Green Point Cape Town. I went a few nights ago to watch a band called Al Bairre.

When you walk into It's a house you feel welcome as if it really is somebody's home, there is a large circular bar in the centre where everybody gathers with old and new decor scattered around the interior making for a very interesting place to look at.

Each night is different at this venue you will have movie nights both good and bad, band nights, comedy and much more or you can hang out during the day and rent a cubicle filled with everything you need in an office and mingle and share ideas with the other creatives.

There is a small Cafe to the one side where you can even get eggs on toast all day for just R10 as well as other sandwiches, burgers, smoothies and juices etc.

Al Bairre rocked "the house" literally, they had everyone jumping around to the catchy sounds, I will definitely go back and will try their food next time.

It's a House
Tel: 021-4182411

Picture's and article copyright by Tamsyn Wells

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wagyu Beef Burgers

Wagyu is maybe not a new thing in South Africa, I remember a bit of hype when Gordon Ramsay had it on the menu at One and Only Hotel for about R450 per 100g but it is basically a type of cattle from Japan which genetically has more fat marbling than our Beef. It is also known as "Kobe Style" and the farmers often feed the cows beer or sake and massage them, the beer being used to make them hungry  and the massage to keep their muscles from tightening, regarded as a national treasure in Japan where only the emperor would eat it. Wagyu beef has been labelled as the most juicy, tender and tastiest in the world. So when Carol came in to bring us samples of their Wagyu Burger Patties we all went crazy and bought a kilo each.

So Woodview has made a cross between our Angus beef and Wagyu which they supply to certain restaurants and hotels, the offcuts are made into these delicious burger patties which are available at a few burger joints in Cape Town, Royale is one of them and I have also seen them available at Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants. 

They are best cooked from room temperature so the fat can render down while cooking and they suggest a soft roll with little accompaniments so you can taste the meat. It is quite alarming how much fat comes off while cooking but it is omega 3 and 6 so just enjoy the flavour all the fat is imparting on the burger. It really is tastier and juicier than any other burger I have ever tasted and I would definitely buy th

You can reach Carol Grassman on 021- 5574740 or 0716433631

Pictures and article Copyright by Tamsyn Wells