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IEatMyVeggies Mar 16, 2014 05:18 PM

I'm trying to give a friend who lives in NYC a taste from home. Where can one find some South African delicacies/bakery items/candy/food AND a large selection of South African wine (have found that most wine shops have maybe 2-5 tops of each a red and a white). Thanks

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  1. Ttrockwood RE: IEatMyVeggies Mar 16, 2014 06:38 PM

    You may also want to post on outer boroughs....
    Have you been to xai xai wine bar? All south african wines....very reasonable by the glass and a good selection of apps:
    http://www.xaixaiwinebar.com
    It looks like astor wines has 34 south african wines:
    http://www.astorwines.com/WineSearchR...

    1. ipsedixit RE: IEatMyVeggies Mar 16, 2014 06:53 PM

      Rouge Tomate has a very good selection of South African wines. Check with Pascaline Lepeltier.

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        thegforceny RE: IEatMyVeggies Mar 16, 2014 07:29 PM

        Outerboroughs, so pls excuse:

        http://www.madibarestaurant.com/

        Lovely SA event there on 3/20:
        http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-of-o...

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          JC2 RE: IEatMyVeggies Mar 17, 2014 09:45 AM

          Kaia wine bar on Third in the low 90's. Good wine, food, etc. Great South African owners/staff.

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            GaryUES RE: IEatMyVeggies Mar 17, 2014 12:37 PM

            Does anyplace serve Babote?

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              small h RE: GaryUES Mar 17, 2014 01:06 PM

              Is that the same as bobotie? If so, yes, Braai:

              http://www.braainyc.com/website/menu_...

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                GaryUES RE: small h Mar 17, 2014 02:06 PM

                Yes, thanks very much. My spelling was from an old recipe found in a cookbook 40 years ago. I had it in South Africa a few weeks ago, but hadn't seen it here (they topped it with custard, rather than egg).

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              JeffOverley RE: IEatMyVeggies Mar 17, 2014 06:49 PM

              This might not check all your boxes, but Tolani on the UWS pours lots of South African wines and even makes its own biltong as part of a fairly eclectic menu.

              http://tolaninyc.com/menu/

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