Decadent treats, unique handcrafted drinks, nostalgic flavours and interesting new food creations are what you can expect at this year’s Taste of Cape Town. The festival will have the same, much-loved format, but with some exciting new flavours.
“Our 8th year promises to be more festive than ever, with loads of new features, a collection of delicious restaurants and of course the sun, sea and mountain that make Taste of Cape Town so iconic,” says Justine Drake, Festival Director.
Held at the Green Point Cricket Club again, Cape Town’s popular food festival will run from 10-12 April 2015.
Part of the excitement will be The Table Bay Hotel’s Pop-Up Restaurant where Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams will be offering a delicious menu from which you can sample some of her innovative dishes.
Look out for her
House smoked and cured ostrich Carpaccio with hibiscus vinegar reduction and Healey’s cheddar crisps
Dukkah spiced springbok short rib with Van Ryn’s 12 year Distiller’s Reserve sultana jus, pickled agave shoots and baby carrots, sweet potato puree
Crispy confit crocodile with num num puree and confit fennel and apple slaw
Deconstructed peppermint crisp
White choc and salted caramel caramel cheese cake, peppermint creameaux, oreo soil, butter scotch sauce
If you want to taste some really good food, Jacques Erasmus owner of the divine Hemelhuijs Restaurant in the heart of the city will be offering
Gnocchi, aubergine, pear pesto, truffle cream, Roasted duck & beetroot rolled in cucumber, home-made plum sauce and his delicious Sichuan fried calamari, shaved daikon, miso dressing
Another ‘well worth a visit’ will be the Fairtrade Stand. Fairtrade, and especially Fairtrade Wines like Place in the Sun, is big in South Africa. And has a huge impact on the farm workers and suppliers of Fairtrade grown products for processing. There will be producers on the stand and you will be able to learn about the impact you can have by buying the excellet Fairtrade Products.
Also the Castle Milk Stout marquee go and enjoy a wonderful tasting experience where there is a lounge area with the smooth sounds of a DJ on the decks. Savour the full flavours of Castle Milk Stout and learn how well it pairs with food.
More about this year’s festival
Taste of Cape Town 2015 will operate on an official festival currency known as crowns. Festival goers use these crowns to purchase their pick of sample dishes and drinks from exhibitors and bars. Each Taste of Cape Town crown is worth R5 and prices range from 4 to 8 crowns per dish.
Standard tickets pre-booked cost R80 which includes entrance to the festival and a tasting glass (R100 at the door).
Premium tickets pre-booked cost R180 and include entrance to the festival, a tasting glass and R100 worth of crowns (R200 at the door).
The Taste Clubhouse Experience for R750 includes fast track entrance to the festival, a tasting glass, R150 worth of crowns and a complimentary bar service (malt, wine and soft drinks) in a private clubhouse as well as a Taste of Cape Town gift.
Kids under 12: free of charge.
Tickets are available at www.itickets.co.za or phone iTickets on 0861 000 291.
For updates on the festival line-up, news on chefs and their dishes, stay in touch on Facebook www.facebook.com/tasteofcapetown or Twitter: @tasteofCT or visit www.tasteofcapetown.com
Venue: Green Point Cricket Club, Corner Vlei and Fritz Sonnenberg Roads
Dates and Time: 10-12 April 2014
Friday 10 April: 18:30-22:30
Saturday 11 April: 1st session 13:00-1700 and the 2nd session 18:30- 22:30
Sunday 12 April: 12:00-17:00
Taste of Cape Town is part of the largest food event in the world, celebrating the city’s status as an internationally recognised gourmet centre. Taste Festivals collectively draw over 325 000 visitors annually, is hosted in 18 international cities, linking cities as far flung as Amsterdam, Auckland, Dublin, Dubai, London, Melbourne, Milan and Sydney through a shared love for ground-breaking food, dining out and chefs that make it possible.
Information from Errieda du Toit Public Relations