I don’t eat out very much – largely because I rather enjoy cooking (and finding the ingredients that go into my meals), and also because I don’t really have the budget for it.
But I do have an immense appreciation for fine cuisine, and I’m looking forward to splashing out and going a bit wild at the Taste of Cape Town Festival, coming up in two weeks’ time (24-28 March 2010).
It’s a 5-day gathering of celebrated chefs from 19 of the Cape’s most renowned and awarded restaurants, and they’ll be serving up sample-sized portions of their “fabulous, trend-setting signature dishes”. A perfect way to try an array of completely different dishes, all in one go.
And there’s plenty more to keep you entertained for a good few hours, with wine-tasting, beer-brewing masterclasses, whisky-tasting, chef’s theatre and gourmet food stalls. Plus, new this year is the 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.
Mmmmmm… I’ll be interested to see who’ll be there.
So, is anyone out there keen to win some tickets to this fab event? We’ve got 10 double passes to give away – all you have to do is fill in the form below, and send us your details. First ten correct entries drawn will each win a set of double-tickets (Standard passes only, and only valid for the Thursday event).
Competition closes at 5pm on Tuesday 16 March 2010. Winners must be able to attend the festival on Thursday 25 March 2010 (or the tickets will be given to a runner up).
**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED**
The Taste of Cape Town festival takes place this year from the 24 – 28 March 2010 at Rhodes High School, Mowbray. www.tasteofcapetown.com
- R80 Standard – 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 gastro features at the Festival
- R170 Premium – Including R100 worth of Taste of Cape Town CROWNS
Taste of Cape Town CROWNS – How they work:
CROWNS, the festival currency, can be bought along with festival tickets beforehand or on the day. Guests can use them to pay for sample dishes from restaurants or drinks from exhibitors and bars. Each Taste of Cape Town CROWN is worth R5 and prices range from 4 to 8 CROWNS per dish. Change is offered in CROWNS only.