Having tantalised tastebuds in Cape Town for the past two years, the Taste of Cape Town festival is back from the 24 – 28 March at Rhodes High School, Mowbray (follow signs from Liesbeek Parkway into Durban Road). This stylish event will once again bring together the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and carefully selected exhibitors to attract Cape Town’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies.
Celebrated chefs from 19 of the Cape’s most renowned and awarded restaurants will join together to serve their fabulous, trend-setting signature dishes to an audience with a taste for unbelievable food. Taste of Cape Town is a fantastic opportunity to try new destinations, explore different cuisines and plan a whole year of dining out!
Justine Drake, Taste Festival Director, comments: “Taste of Cape Town is a much awaited highlight on the city’s social calendar. It’s a one-stop shop for the best food, wine and gourmet goodies the Cape has to offer.” With nine new restaurants, top chefs and exciting features, the reputation of Taste of Cape Town has grown into the most celebrated food festival the Mother City has ever experienced. “Each Taste festival is better than the last and this year will be no exception,” she says.
This year’s show has so much for you to taste and experience including:
The Pick ‘n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre
Fun, fabulous and informative, this is an opportunity to see the Cape’s top chefs showcased and in action on stage, featuring demos, culinary challenges, entertaining tutorials and enlightening Q&A sessions.
The Checkers Wine Route
Back by popular demand, this year’s Checkers Wine Route Taste Experience is set to rock Cape Town. Clive Torr, along with some of South Africa’s leading wine makers, will be hosting a selection of wines from more than 80 top wine estates in South Africa. The Checkers Wine Route will feature a daily programme of wine tastings, tutorials and advice on wine and food pairing.
The Grolsch Beer Academy
Featuring Beer Masterclasses by a renowned brew master followed by a quenching of the ‘thirst buds’ in the comfortable and stylish surrounds of the outdoor Grolsch Beer Experience area.
Fresh Producers Market
This new feature will showcase some of Cape Town’s local food heroes. From delicious, hand-made cheeses, biltong, sweets to exotic ingredients, herbs and chocolates – to name just a few – the Fresh Producers Market at the Taste of Cape Town is guaranteed to inspire and tantalise with real, wholesome, fresh foods and produce.
Johnnie Walker Whisky Theatre
This year at the Festival, The House of Johnnie Walker invites you on a journey to explore the flavours of the world’s greatest whisky house. Taste the bold, vibrant, Red Label, the deep and smoky Black Label, the flagship House of Johnnie Walker blend, and the enigmatic natural flavours of Green Label blended malt whisky.
Taste and Buy Experiential Exhibitors
You’ll discover a mouthwatering array of gourmet food suppliers at Taste of Cape Town. Browse the stalls and try delicious speciality food and ingredients to buy and enjoy at home.
We haven’t forgotten about kids at this year’s Festival. Clamber Club will ensure that the young ones are entertained with a host of activities for all ages. With professional entertainers keeping kiddies busy and happy, parents can relax and enjoy the festivities that Taste of Cape Town has to offer.
Make a date with Taste of Cape Town – a world-class event where visitors who are passionate about food and drinks can indulge in their passion in the company of like-minded individuals.
There are a limited number of tickets available and bookings are advised. Book through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com. Entrance is free for children under 12.
R80 Standard ticket – Entrance and free access to P’nP Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre, Checkers Wine Route wine and cheese tastings, Grolsch Beer Academy and various other features at the Festival.
R170 Premium ticket – Including the above plus R100 worth of Taste of Cape Town CROWNS.
Wed 24th March 2010: 18h30 – 22h30
Thur 25th March 2010: 18h30 – 22h30
Fri 26th March 2010: 18h30 – 22h30
Sat 27th March 2010: 13h00 – 17h00; 18h30 – 22h30
Sun 28th March 2010: 12h00 – 17h00
2010 Participating restaurants
Cape Colony at The Mount Nelson Hotel
Ginja and Myoga
The Restaurant at Grande Provence
Il Leone Mastrantonio
Le Quartier Francais and Bread and Wine
Maze by Gordon Ramsay
Nobu Cape Town
Signal at Cape Grace
Reuben’s and Reuben’s @ The Robertson Small Hotel