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Year End Function & Team Build Venue – Fresnaye

We would love to share our versatile space with you! The Peppermint Palace (as it is affectionately known) is the private home of Denise and Gavin Levy on the hillside of Fresnaye. The unique gem, Ginger & Lime, was first created by Denise to fulfill a long time dream of sharing her passion & knowledge of food & her travels with […]

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Join us at the Enchanted Cirque Production this September

We are excited to announce that the Ginger & Lime food studio is partnering with the Enchanted Cirque Production as they begin their world tour in Cape Town this September. We have now been welcomed into the Enchanted family and we are thrilled at the opportunity to contribute to the success of their incredible productions this season! Please come join […]

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The Power of Food in Connecting People

We received this amazing email about a guests experience at Ginger & Lime food studio. Food really does connect people. Firstly a big thank you for the amazing morning at Liam [Tomlin’s] cookery class in Ginger and Lime last Saturday. It was the perfect end to our holiday and we really appreciated your hospitality. As […]

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Creamy Seafood Cottage Pie Topped with Creamy Mash Gratin

CREAMY SEAFOOD COTTAGE PIE TOPPED WITH CREAMY MASH GRATIN 100g Butter 1 Onion peeled and roughly chopped 3 Garlic cloves 1/4 bunch fresh thyme 50ml white wine (optional) 400ml whole milk 100 ml fish or chicken stock 1 bay leaf 500g firm fish like Salmon, Kingklip, smoked haddock (you can add mussels, calamari and clams […]

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Wintery Thai Tomato, Red Pepper and Ginger soup

Spicy Thai Tomato, Red Pepper and Ginger soup topped with Avo and coriander Serves 6 – 8 Take a rough mix of the following: Roma, vine and cocktail tomatoes halved  (about one kg) 2 -3 Red Onions quartered 3 -4 Sweet Potatoes cut roughly into chunks 6 Garlic cloves squashed 2 inches of ginger sliced 3 Red Peppers, […]

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Love Cape Town Tourism International Media Lunch

The Cape Town Tourism International Media Lunch at Ginger and Lime food studio Cape Town tourism brought international media to Ginger and Lime for a South African feast. The Food SNOEK PATE WITH HOMEMADE MIELIE BREAD VEGETARIAN SAMOSAS WITH A DANJA CHUTNEY BOEREWORS SNACK on braai with tomato relish/ mustard/ caramelised onions/ rolls SEARED VENISON […]

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Avanti – Creole for Adventure – Denise visits the Seychelles

I believe that things can’t stay still, they need to continually grow and evolve. And so it is with Ginger & Lime. Once the rough concept became a reality, it seemed to have a life of it’s own, on a journey that almost runs parallel to my own life, and I am able to detach […]

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Food of the Seychellois – Créole Fish Curry

Inspired by Denise’ recent trip to the Seychelles Créole Fish Curry Ingredients 200g firm white fish cut in chunks 40g chopped onion (1/2 cup) 230g chopped fresh tomato (1 cup) 15g crushed garlic (2 T) 4g turmeric powder (2 tsp) 30g olive oil (3T) salt and pepper to taste 1g curry leaves (6) 10g curry […]

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Arabella visits us with a plant based menu

MENU for 13 May 2017 @ 10am PLANT BASED WITH ARABELLA Quinoa and chia porridge with coconut cream, vanilla and cinnamon topped with seasonal fruit, almonds, buckwheat and a mint jus Buddha Bowl with spice paste, baby corn, beans, snap peas, mushrooms and broccoli with brown rice served with fresh coriander and chilli Saffron flatbreads […]

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Autumn favourite Recipe Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon French Slow cooked beef with mushrooms and red wine ·      1.5kg beef shin, cut into chunks ·      4 large shallots, peeled ·      400ml red wine ·      350ml beef stock ·      50ml ruby port ·      2 Tbsps. Tomato puree ·      10g porcini mushrooms, soaked ·      1 tsp Worcestershire sauce ·      3 sprigs of thyme ·      125g brown mushrooms ·      250g portabellini mushrooms ·      250g baby button […]

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Liam Tomlin and his all new Thali Indian Tapas

Liam Tomlin, the creator of Thali and Chef’s Warehouse in Cape Town visits our food studio each month to bring us mouth watering TAPAS in a demo style cooking workshop. You may have noticed chef John Van Zyl sous at some of these events and he joined once again in April. John will be back […]

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Travel Agent & Cape Town Tourism Brunch

The Ginger & Lime food studio team hosted a brunch at the Peppermint Palace in March for travel agents and other like minded individuals in the Cape Town Tourism scene. Much fun was had and we think the fig dessert went down rather well! For more information on how we can work together please email […]

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Cooking Courses for Au Pairs and Housekeepers – Cape Town

Introducing by request THREE BRAND NEW Weekday lunchtime courses Mon 13 March: Cooked with Clara:  real, honest food made simple (see menu) 10.00am- 1pm R575pp Thurs 23rd March:  Home Cooking made Easy Part 1 for Home based executives & Housekeepers (see menu)  9.30 – 1.30pm R850pp  (10 max) Thurs 20 April:  Authentic Indian Curries with Saba (see menu) […]

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Vegan and Plant Based Cooking – Nathalie Larsen

Nathalie is a private chef who’s foodie intentions are pure! With a passion for healthy, honest, clean cuisine she aims to inspire you to get back in the kitchen where the real magic happens. Let’s live better and feel better by eating better. Her recipes are all delicious and with commitment, is easy to integrate […]

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Japanese Cuisine in February 2017

We had such good fun at our recent Asian Fusion course – this one aptly named  和食 Japanese Cuisine. Adrian Shields visit us for some delicious food including a gorgeous beef dish and the new style sushi we experimented with. The menu in February included: On arrival Edamame beans with chili salt Roasted baby carrots with […]

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Ginger & Lime ON SET in Yzerfontein

It is these early mornings that allow for reflection.  It is so peaceful and calm at this time of the day, the silence is comforting. Sometimes you fight against it, “Just another hour of sleep, please…… I am SO tired!”.   But then that first cup of strong tea, and the slow awakening of the […]

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Recipe | Festive Mince Pie Ice Cream

FESTIVE MINCE PIE ICE CREAM Take one tub of good bought vanilla ice-cream and let this soften slightly out of the fridge. Break up one packet of mince pies in smaller pieces. Mix these together, and add in some extra cinnamon, and a few mixed unsalted nuts (optional). You could add a glug of sherry […]

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A Gift that Keeps on Giving

Stuck on what to get that special someone this Christmas, or maybe you are attending a wedding and are loathed to buy the couple yet another toaster. Well how about a voucher to attend one of our cooking experiences. An interactive and hands on cooking class in Fresnaye. Vouchers can be purchased for yourself and […]

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The Exclusive Supper Club at Ginger & Lime food studio

GINGER AND LIME SUPPER CLUB at The Peppermint Palace ~ launching February 2017 ~ This is a new division of Ginger and Lime which will allow a limited number of priority guests to be part of a series of magical evenings where they will be treated like royalty and enjoy a special feast at the PEPPERMINT PALACE. […]

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2016 Fab Festive Food Cooking Course

TBC*: INSPIRATION MENU for 13 December 2016:  FAB FESTIVE FOODS COURSE a Cape Town Interactive Cooking Class in Fresnaye Bookings: info@gingerandlime.co.za includes menu, drinks & menu booklet a tantalizing platter of: Smokey cocktail tomatoes Olives marinated in thyme,  lemon rind and roasted garlic oil Grilled Red Peppers and Baby Marrows Lemony marinated mixed mushrooms with […]

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Denise Travels to England November 2016

I love what I do, I am so truly blessed to have all these awesome experiences, and it just feels so wrong not to share some of the highlights from this recent trip with you.  Of course some of them will appear in the dishes that we create, but just in case you don’t come […]

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Denise Travels to Paris November 2016

If you haven’t joined us already on the England leg of this journey, click here for Part I of Gavin and my travels to Europe this month. We were staying on the Blv Haussmann, which again was so central that we walked everywhere.  The AMBASSADOR is one of the Marriott hotels, and as Gavin is […]

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Easy Entertaining – the December edition

Don’t miss our Easy Entertaining – the Light & Healthy Edition Thursday 8 December 2016 from 6:30pm Bookings: R650pp – info@gingerandlime.co.za includes menu, drinks & menu booklet Inspiration Menu Roast red pepper Hummus with grilled cumin carrots and roast sweet potatoes chips Halloumi grilled with fresh lemon and oregano served with coriander chutney Zucchini Carpaccio Poached Fish (salmon […]

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Summer Seasonal Menu in November

Don’t miss our Summer Seasonal Menu on Tuesday the 29th of November at 6:30pm. Cost to book is R575pp and in addition to all dishes made as the meal it includes drinks and your recipe booklet. To book please email info@gingerandlime.co.za or give Kim a call on 0720411038 According to PicknPay our November seasonal list looks […]

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Recipe: New Style Sashimi

If you have not yet had a chance to visit one of our Asian Fusion evenings, please do! Our next Asian Fusion cooking experience will be on Tuesday, 8 November 2016 at the Peppermint Palace from 6pm. To book or for more details please email Kim on info@gingerandlime.co.za. In the meantime, try this lovely recipe at […]

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Mediterranean Italian Cooking Experience

Inspiration Menu for 11 October – 6:30pm Bookings: Kim on info@gingerandlime.co.za Light, fresh and healthy:  Mediterranean  lifestyle APPETISER: Griddled Halloumi with smokey tomatoes and fresh oregano SOUP: Creamy Cucumber soup with fresh herbs PASTA: Linguine with lemony Prawns, baby tomatoes and rocket Penne Gorgonzola SALADS/SIDES: Deconstructed Salad Nicoise with freshly griddled tuna Grilled Artichokes with […]

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Spring has Sprung at Ginger and Lime food studio

On September the 20th Ginger & Lime food studio hosted a Spring Menu feast at the Peppermint Palace in Fresnaye. Our guests had an incredible time getting stuck into the menu recipes, the evening flowed wonderfully and the kitchen chatter was delightfully deafening. We were also super fortunate to have editor of Eat Out and food […]

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Tapas Lunch with Le Creuset

On Friday 23 September 2016, Le Creuset invited some of their loyal customers for a taste of contemporary cool as chef Ivor Jones (of Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia) served up a mouth-watering tapas menu, creatively bringing together different cuisines for an enticing fusion of flavours. Award-winning Chef Liam Tomlin was also on hand to join […]

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TV Show Star and Private Chef Neill Anthony visits Ginger & Lime

You’re invited to a master interactive class that will show you how to cater for the ultimate dinner party! Who better to lead the “lesson” than our favourite Food Network chef Neill Anthony from the hit series “Private Chef”. Neill will demo all dishes and talk our guests through what you can pre prepare so that you […]

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French Cuisine Experiences at Ginger & Lime

Please arrive hungry and drinks/recipes are included in the booking fee. Bookings for this Cape Town cooking class: info@gingerandlime.co.za List of cooking classes & experiences in Fresnaye this month: click here Our menus often look like this: To start: Aubergine Pate with Toasted French Bread French Onion Soup Then: Sliced Seared Entrecote (Beef) topped with a Cafe […]

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Cape Malay Interactive Cooking Class

Cape Malay cooking is regarded as the closest thing to local traditional South African Cuisine that we have. The Cape Malay food is unique to the Cape Town area and consists of a fusion of Asian, Malaysian, African and European traditional ingredients. The Bo-Kaap district is where the Cape Malay people historically lived and it’s where you will find the […]

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Sunday Morning Musings by Denise

… And my very appropriate angel card for the day! I was reminiscing over the past few days, about the path that I have been on with Ginger & Lime, and all the fantastic things that have been happening.  The journey has been an incredible one, and has personally stretched me beyond anything I thought I […]

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Himalayan Salt Slabs for Cooking

5 Easy Steps to Cooking on Himalayan Salt: Heating Himalayan salt slabs requires following some basic steps. Allow between 30 to 45 minutes to achieve the desired cooking temperature. Your Himalayan salt plate will crackle slightly while heating, especially the first time, as micro-fissures appear, giving the pink salt the elasticity it needs to expand […]

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Our tables decked with Clear World’s San Pellegrino

You may have noticed the gorgeous shelves filled with delish water, thanks to Clear World (South Africa) our guests enjoy this at most of our food experiences. The primary item that Clear World sponsor to Ginger & Lime is the world renowned S.Pellegrino, this bottled water origins pure from a source at the foothills of […]

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A little visit to Italy and Aurora Restaurant

Almo and I can just not stay out of the kitchen, here are a few snaps from our incredible day at the Hotel Villa Aurora Lezzeno, Lake Como in Italy. Below is an excerpt from their website. AURORA restaurant overlooks Lake Como, one of the most beautiful views in the world. The beautiful position of the […]

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Make Dim Sum with Chef Kuan Lai

Ginger and Lime welcomes back ex-Executive Chef from Kitima restaurant, Kuan Lai! Kuan has recently launched a series of Asian Master Classes that form part of the amazing Kuan Kitchen Club. The next class Kuan will be putting on will be on the art of Dim Sum making. A favourite with almost everyone, Dim Sum is so tasty […]

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Ginger & Lime signs up with Street Smart

‪#‎EatOutHelpOut‬ Eating and donating in a StreetSmart Restaurant is a responsible way of helping a street child. When you donate to this initiative your donation works towards helping street children and children at risk re-integrate into society, your donation gives hope through family reunification and education and skills training. Find out more about how a difference has been […]

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This is Me shoot with Adrian Shields

I thought I would share some of the photos I had done with Cape Town Photographer, Adrian Shields in 2015 with you. Adrian first visited our food studio with his wife Jaimi, who is our social media assistant, in February 2015 after she started working with us, since then their faces are regularly among the […]

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