The Flavour Hunter: See and be seen at this cool eatery

The PlaceProud Mary 
Ideal for Friday afternoon work drinks or Saturday lunch vibes. This eatery and wine bar is attached to the Voco Hotel (it also provides 24/7 room service) and is perfect for an easygoing, but sophisticated, dining experience too.

Friday afternoon work drinks or Saturday lunch vibes. This eatery and wine bar is attached to the voco Hotel (the restaurant also provides 24/7 room service for the hotel) and is perfect for an easy going but sophisticated dining experience.  
Order This Kick off with oysters (you’ll pay about R400) to share and a glass of sparkly MCC. From small plates to cured meat and raw fish, there is something for everyone. Lunch is served from noon to 4pm and most dishes are not more than R125. Standout lunch meals are the cacio e pepe linguine and the salmon fishcakes. But if you’re after something meaty, the rib-eye frites will satiate all your carnivorous desires.

Kick things off with oysters (you’ll pay about R400) to share and a glass of sparkly MCC. From small plates to cured meat and raw fish, there is something for everyone. Lunch is served from 12-4pm and most lunch dishes are not more than R125. Stand out lunch meals are the Cacio Pepe Linguini as well as the Salmon Fishcakes. But if you’re after something meaty, the Ribeye Frites will satiate all your carnivorous wants.   
Social Media:@proudmary_sa (Instagram), @ProudMarySA on (Facebook).https://www.proudmary.co.za/
You’ll like it ifYou enjoy people-watching. Set on the restaurant precinct of Rosebank’s Cradock Avenue, Proud Mary is the perfect place to sit outside and watch Joburg’s cool kids mingle with the hippies and the fashionable people.
You enjoy people watching. Set on the restaurant precinct of Rosebank’s Cradock Avenue, Proud Mary is the perfect place to sit outside and watch Joburg’s cool kids mingle with the hippies and the fashionable. 
The Friday Mood isSee and be seen. The restaurant is large both inside and outside, meaning you have the choice of being low key or donning your sunnies and enjoying not being cooped up.

See and be seen. The restaurant is large both inside and outside, meaning you have a choice to either be lowkey or adorn your sunnies and enjoy not being cooped up in a mall. 
AddressThe Bank, 26 Cradock Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

SIP THIS 

The Estate: Ken Forrester

The Bev: The Ken Forrester Old Vines Reserve Chenin Blanc 2021

Address: https://kenforresterwines.com/

Price: R150 (at most retail stores) 

Three decades ago, Joburg restauranteur Ken Forrester decided to move to Stellenbosch to become a chenin blanc specialist. That has paid off in a major way this year — the Ken Forrester Old Vines Reserve Chenin Blanc 2021 was awarded a Best in Show Award at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Three decades ago, Joburg restauranteur, Ken Forrester, decided to shift gears and careers and move to Stellenbosch to become a Chenin Blanc specialist. That move has recently paid off in a major way in 2022. The Ken Forrester Old Vines Reserve Chenin Blanc 2021 was awarded a Best in Show Award at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. With a stellar score of 97% points, this sustainably produced wine is not only world class but incredibly well priced at under R150 from most retailers. This is a delicate, crisp and balanced Chenin that has stamped South Africa’s position and Forrester on the finest, global wine map. Visit their website for more information : https://kenforresterwines.com/

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Lerato Tshabalala
Lerato Tshabalala is an author, podcaster, a tastemaker, unconscious bias advocate and the M&G Friday editor

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