July 05, 2013
South Africa’s Chef Reuben Riffel‘s Top Reasons to #LoveCapeTown City Breaks
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
He is to Cape Town, South Africa what the Naked Chef Jamie Oliver is to London (with more clothing, naturally)… and we are proud to call top chef Reuben Riffel one of our own.
Raised in the French- inspired Franschhoek Winelands, this gourmet whiz kid has made his mark on the culinary world with three successful Reuben’s restaurants - one in Franschhoek, the One&Only Cape Town and another in Robertson. And although born and raised in Franschhoek, Reuben has developed a deep affinity for all things Capetonian.
A proud ambassador for Cape Town Tourism and Thompson Holidays’ #LoveCapeTown City Breaks programme, Reuben shared his top reasons to love his adopted hometown with us:
What are your top 3 things to do in Cape Town?
What is your hidden gem in Cape Town?
It would have to be the delicious Buratta restaurant at the Old Biscuit Mill.
What do you miss about the Mother City when you’re away?
Table Mountain, our wonder of nature.
What is the most surprising thing you’ve recently learnt about Cape Town?
The level of creativity and vibrancy amongst our local designers astounds me. It’s little wonder our hometown was named World Design Capital 2014.
How does Cape Town inspire you?
The diverse selection of people who live, work and visit Cape Town inspire me.
What is your all-time favourite “Capetonian” meal?
Do you want to experience the Mother City like your favourite local celebs? Then book your #LoveCapeTown City Breaks package now!