Taste of Cape Town

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A new foodie festival kicks off this evening at Camps Bay High. It’s called ‘Taste of Cape Town‘, and, going by the website, it certainly promises to titillate any food-lover’s tastebuds (I’m already drooling in anticipation):

“Taste of Cape Town is an amazing four day celebration of fine food and drink, set in the prestigious Camps Bay High. This summer, 16 of Cape Town’s top restaurants and chefs will be serving a stunning selection of sample sized signature dishes to Taste of Cape Town visitors. If you love eating out this is an opportunity too good to miss.”

It’s not just about the restaurant offerings, though – you can also up your own culinary skills by watching top chefs at work at the Chef’s Theatre, learn how to brew your own beer, taste and buy speciality food and ingredients to enjoy at home, taste wines (and find out how to pair them with food) and so much more.

Taste of Cape Town runs from 3-6 April 2008 at Camps Bay High. There are two sessions daily (except Thursday and Sunday) and tickets are for either the afternoon or evening sessions. Standard tickets cost R80 (entrance only, includes welcome drink) and premium tickets R170 (this includes R100 worth of Taste of Cape Town ‘Crowns’ (1 ‘Crown’ = R5) which are used to buy a selection of over 50 dishes cooked by Cape Town’s top restaurants).

From what I heard on the radio earlier today, it seems that restaurant dishes will cost between 4 and 8 ‘Crowns’ (ie R20-R40), and beer and wine between 2 and 4 ‘Crowns’ (ie R10-R20).

Sounds good to me – all that remains is to pick a day! See you there…

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