Just thinking about mussel chowder makes your mouth water, right? Well, we don’t blame you; the rich and creamy dish is incredibly delicious. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to prepare, and you can make your food fantasy a reality with this quick and easy mussel chowder recipe that’s been dreamt up by our executive chef, Stèfan [...]
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Is there anything better than kicking back after a long week and sipping on a cocktail? Since your answer will likely be, “No!”, we’ve put together a quick and easy recipe for our our signature cocktail, the Amarenapolitan. Of course, we highly recommend that you pop into Damhuis Restaurant and let our cocktail guru, Julian [...]
Nowadays, family outings mean more than just taking the kids out for a good time; it also usually means that the fur babies are tagging along, too. Luckily, there are a number of dog-friendly restaurants and eateries in Cape Town. We’ve rounded up some of these hotspots that allow you and your canine companion to [...]
If you’ve visited Damhuis Restaurant, you’ve probably seen Julian mixing and shaking one of our signature cocktails behind the bar. The Stellenbosch-born mixologist used to spend weekends and school holidays playing soccer on the beach right in front of Damhuis Restaurant. And, after completing his studies at Proteus Technical High School, Julian found himself joining [...]
There is no doubt that a successful restaurant can only truly thrive if a proper manager is on the floor ensuring everything is running smoothly and everyone (colleagues and customers) are happy. In short, it is a tall order. But Zelda Williams is a natural. As the eldest of 3 siblings, Zelda developed a knack [...]
From an early age, pastry chef Benja de Villiers’ happy place was in the kitchen - in front of the oven watching her creations transform into tasty desserts. After being inspired by both of her grandmothers who were fond of baking and creating recipes, the Melkbosstrand- born chef went on to complete her professional cookery [...]
It might not be the first thing that pops into mind when it comes to dreaming up a dessert, but once you’ve tried poached pears in red wine, you won’t get it out of your head for days after. Damhuis Restaurant’s pastry chef, Benja De Villiers, puts her own spin on this dessert and make [...]
At Damhuis Restaurant, we pride ourselves on being a close family of people who care about top-notch food and service. At the helm of our very busy kitchen is executive chef Stèfan Meintjes. Stèfan has been in the food industry since the age of 16. After a gap year in the United States, he returned [...]
The West Coast offers a wide range of things to do and places to see, and it’s right on your doorstep. This stretch, which starts in Blaauwberg and spans until St Helena Bay on the R27, is a must-visit for locals and visitors alike. Rich in cultural and natural diversity, the West Coast is home [...]
Pickled fish is one of the most popular dishes in Cape Town, especially around Easter time. Of course, it’s an aromatic and delicious meal that can be enjoyed anytime of the year. Originally conceived by Cape Malay fishermen who wanted to preserve their catch, pickled fish has stood the test of time and is a [...]