Craft Beer Gift Boxes

Darling Brewery - Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Brewery

In operation since 2010, Darling Brew is one of South Africa’s first well established and award-winning microbreweries situated in the small town of Darling, Western Cape. They brew a wide range of premium specialty beers – including traditional lagers, ales, oat ales, pale ales, wheat beers and exotic darks – that are loved for their flavour, quality ingredients and brewing process.

Each beer in their range has unique characteristics and is dedicated in honour of an endangered species.

Award-Winning Darling Brews

 

NOMU – Inspiring Creative Kitchens

NOMU is not just a food and lifestyle brand, it is a unique expression of passion for highest quality flavour and experience.

NOMU is an original South African food and lifestyle concept by Tracy Foulkes. She is the heart and soul behind NOMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NOMU range of products

This South African brand is inspired by what is needed in your kitchen. A now global brand, NOMU's extensive range of award-winning products include herb and spice rubs designed to inspire creativity in your kitchen.

How to Use:

  • For a quick and easy flavour fix, simply drizzle your choice of meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables with olive, sprinkle generously with NOMU Rub, then get your hands dirty and rub the flavour in. Cook immediately or leave to marinate before roasting, grilling, frying, simmering or sizzling over hot coals.
  • For a quick and easy marinade, stir a tablespoon or two of NOMU Rub into olive oil and apply the mixture to your choice of meat or vegetables. Allow to marinade for at least an hour before cooking as desired.

 

Cape Herb & Spice: A vibrant blend of cultures and flavours – from the tip of Africa to the tip of the tongue!

Founded in 1994, Cape Herb & Spice is based in Cape Town, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city situated at the tip of Africa. Their location is significantly situated along the West-African trade route explored by sailors in the 1400’s. The Dutch East India Company, a dominant force in the spice trade, went on to establish a settlement in Cape Town in the mid 1600’s, which acted as a midway point for their exchange with Asia. This mix of European, African and Asian cultures has given the city a rich culinary heritage, and it's against this background that the Cape Herb & Spice company was formed.

 

How to Use:

Generously season a nicely oiled cut of steak about 30 minutes prior to cooking. The sprinkle insert allows cooks to lightly dust the rubs onto their food without physically having to rub them in. Keep your seasoning close and top up on flavour during the cooking process.

Poultry and seafood taste just as good when prepared in this way…a classic blend of sweet and spicy steakhouse flavour notes.

 

 

Hillcrest Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil – produced on the farm by hand; from harvesting to bottling.

Hillcrest Estate is a boutique winery, nestled in the Tygerberg Hills on the outskirts of Durbanville

Hillcrest extra virgin olive oil is made of handpicked olives processed within 24 hours after picking, filtered and stored under a nitrogen blanket in stainless steel tanks at 18°C. Oil is kept in bulk tanks and only bottled when required.

The olive grove, planted on western slopes, comprises 2000 trees of oil and fruit varietals. Their unique position at 300 meters above sea level imparts a specific rich, tangy taste to the olives and a distinctive peppery aftertaste to the extra virgin olive oil.

Hillcrest oil is made up from a blend of mission and frantoio olives picked at different ripeness. Hillcrest olive oil has a medium to delicate fruity flavours and a slight bitter to sweet taste with a peppery sensation. These all contribute to excellent oil.

Hillcrest olive oil compliments fish, bruschetta, salads etc.