The Taste of Cape Town
Giving away 10 double tickets to the Taste of Cape Town to 10 of Milk and Cookies dedicated followers.
Last year pretty much started off the Milk and Cookies journey with a first look into the Cape Town foodie world through the eyes of the Taste of Cape Town. It was awesome. Taking a canapés course for free, was pretty much the highlight and a delicious bonus of eating the fruits of our labour wasn’t too terrible either.
This year is the second journey to the Taste festival and now certain chefs are like celebrities and to taste their cuisine in one feast of an evening is going to be a belly full of magic.
It’s a down to earth festival that’s definitely worth a check, especially if you can get yourself some free tickets, which you can do here….
What do you have to do?
Why is the food in Cape Town is just so good?
Then sit back and enjoy the deliciousness that might be yours right around the corner.
And, indulge yourself in some treats…..
Info from the Taste of Cape Town Festival:
Venue: Green Point Cricket Club, Corner Vlei and Fritz Sonnenberg Roads
Dates and Time:
11-14 April 2013
Thursday 11th: 18:30-22:30
Friday 12th: 18:30-22:30
Saturday 13th: 1st session 13:00-1700 and the 2nd session 18:30- 22:30
Sunday 14th: 12:00-17:00
Other culinary highlights include:
Food Market hand-picked artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market. Sip on Bain’s Mountain Whiskey or the Fairtrade wines on offer while dipping into pesto, munching on gourmet cheese and stocking up on pantry stuffers to get you ready for autumn entertaining.
For those looking for a 2013 dinner party wow-factor, the Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre will feature live demos by top chefs. For the hands-on visitors, the Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience will reveal the secrets to creative pairings of canapés and wine in an interactive area.
Cape Town Angels Benefit Stage: An eclectic group of performers the likes of, Janie and The Beard, Natasha Meister, Philip Malan, and Silent Side are brought to Taste of Cape Town by the Cape Town Angels.
LINDT Al Fresco. Luxurious, with a hint of the forbidden – nothing stirs the senses quite like Swiss chocolate. LINDT’s Master Chocolatiers from the Cape Town Chocolate Studio create fresh LINDOR truffles and pralines by hand to enjoy along with LINDT Hot Chocolate in the alfresco dining area. The LINDT shop will have decadent goodies from their EXCELLENCE and CREATION ranges on sale, to satisfy the craving on the go. At the Chefs Theatre the LINDT Chocolatiers will do more sweetening up, demonstrating their master craft with amazing chocolate sculptures.
Royal Thai Embassy puts Thai chefs on show preparing popular dishes in cooking demonstrations throughout the festival. Savour the culture, traditions and lifestyle through authentic dishes and flavours. To add to the experience visitors will also get a chance to enter the lucky draw and win a round trip for two to Thailand.
Taste Fest App: Apple, Android and Blackberry users can enjoy an interactive map to navigate the show and stay up to date with the Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre timetables with a ‘My Diary’ feature to make the most of the visit. The app puts all the interesting facts on chefs, restaurants and festival exhibitors in the palm of the hand. It is available to download from 30 March from your device’s app store.
Do Good/ Feel Good by supporting The Chipembere Rhino Foundation. They are committed to on the ground assistance in the protection and conservation of Africa’s rhino. Show your support by stocking up on branded caps and shirts at the festival.
Cape Town Angels. A non-profit company driven by a group of young professionals operating in and around Cape Town. Through commitment, partnership and collaboration they share “The Magic of Compassion” by boosting other social responsibility initiatives and developing community based projects.
Green as you go “Taking the environment into account and ensuring best practice in terms of sustainability can only add to the flavour experience that epitomises Taste,” says Drake.
The sponsors, Pick n Pay and Orbit Sugar Free Chewing Gum, place a high premium on environmental issues and actively promote and operationalise sustainability in their core activities. Pick n Pay is considered South Africa’s “greenest” retailer with multiple green awards, including the Retail Sector of the Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA) 2013.
The festival has partnered with green companies Interwaste which will be providing recycling facilities on site and Green Home Products, leaders in biodegradable food packaging, who will supply the eating utensils and bowls- all made from natural and renewable materials. Water suppliers San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna preserve their sources and look for solutions for controlling and reducing the environmental impact from conserving water.
Culinary currency: Restaurants and special feature areas operate on the Festival Crown, the event’s official currency. Festival visitors use these Crowns to purchase 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.