Each year Taste of Cape Town brings together not just restaurants and food and wine suppliers, but a line-up of innovative and interactive programmes on cooking and eating designed to educate and entertain in equal measure.
The Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre
A unique opportunity to see the city’s top chefs in action – featuring demos, culinary challenges, entertaining tutorials and enlightening Q & A sessions. It’s also a chance to meet the folk behind the award winning Fresh Living magazine.
The Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience
An interactive area where guests will learn how to create simple, stylish and utterly delicious canapés while being instructed by wine experts who will be pairing each canapé with a wide range fine to complement the balance of flavours.
The 49m campaign has achieved several milestones since its launch last year. Various activities have taken place to mobilise South Africans to action and get them to become ambassadors of the campaign.
The successes of the campaign include the signing up of more than 71 big corporates who have committed themselves to doing their bit to save electricity.
The campaign has reached more than 100 000 South Africans in one on one conversations and more than 7 million people were reached through the above the line campaign.
Partners such as SAA, Nedbank, Standard Bank and AngloGold Ashanti have all run internal awareness campaigns with their staff using the 49M exhibition. MTN has taken the 49M campaign further through their “call back facility” which will had the tag line “Save electricity. By simply flicking off a switch, you have the power to make a difference. 49M. Remember your Power”.
The 49m campaign aims to encourage all South Africans to lead energy smart lifestyles to ensure a sustainable future for the country. Every little bit helps.
The Entertainer Cape Town is a must-have for residents and tourists, packed with two for one vouchers for dining, attractions, spa treatments and more. The 2013 edition features Belthazars, Societi Bistro, The Grand, Bistro 1682, shark diving with White Shark Project, rounds of golf at Westlake Golf Club, wine tasting at Neethlingshof Wine Estate and much more! Plus, you’ll find over 150 buy one get one free hotel nights for properties across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Entertainer Cape Town vouchers are valid until December 30th, 2013 for flexible planning. This fantastic new purchase which includes over R120,000 of savings is available at Exclusive books for R450 but order the Entertainer Cape Town 2013 book online today at www.theentertainerafrica.com and receive a 10% discount and free delivery.
Visit the Fairtrade stand and taste South Africa’s finest Fairtrade wines! Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose objective is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector.
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky
From the first scent to the last sip, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is an experience unlike any other. Internationally awarded with three consecutive gold medals, this is South Africa’s first premium Single Grain Whisky. With its unique double maturation process, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky offers an experience that is naturally powerful and pure. Jim Murray in his 2012 Whisky Bible rates it 88.5 / 100 saying “ a very good whisky definitely worth buying”. Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is included in Ian Buxton’s book “101 World Whiskies To Try before you Die” the UK’s bestselling whisky book.
LINDT, South Africa’s finest Swiss chocolate, will have their Master Chocolatiers from the Cape Town Chocolate Studio hand making delicious LINDOR truffles and fresh pralines. LINDT will also be retailing their delectable EXCELLENCE and CREATION ranges, as well as LINDT hot chocolate which can be enjoyed outside in the LINDT Al Fresco area.
The Chocolatiers will also be demonstrating their skills as real masters of their craft, building and decorating intricate chocolate sculptures in the world renowned Chefs Theatre.
Taste Craft Beer Project
The brand new and most anticipated highlight of The Taste Festival will see The Craft Beer Project showcase a minimum of 18 taps of the best quality craft beer SA has to offer. A collection of SA’s finest micro-breweries will be on hand to quench the thirst of Craft Beer enthusiasts and each Craft Beer will be expertly paired with different dishes from our featured restaurants.
Visitors can look forward to meeting Thai chefs, who will be preparing popular dishes in various cooking demonstrations throughout the festival. In addition, visitors will be able to savour the delicious Thai cuisine which reflects Thai culture, traditions and lifestyle. Finally, visitors will also get a chance to enter the lucky draw and win a round trip for two to Thailand.
Jägermeister’s one of a kind six-wheel drive monster truck will make an appearance at Cape Town’s sexiest food festival – the Taste of Cape Town 11 – 14 April. The JägerTruck will be transformed into a chill area where guests can enjoy ice-cold Jägermeister shots or cocktails. The truck will also be abuzz with action with loads of Jägermeister give-aways. Made with 56 herbs and spices, Jägermeister offers a selection of tastes from shooter to cocktail. The Jäger-Truck will be offering festival visitors a chance to explore flavours of the world famous German herbal liqueur during the four-day festival.
Asara Bistro Box at Taste of Cape Town
Estate and Hotel’s trendy pop-up Bistro Box, bringing a tasteful wine and food experience to visitors on the go or lingering in the lounge area. Asara will release some of the wines of their Vineyard and Speciality range at the event. Each wine will be paired with a selection of gourmet burgers, macaroons and chocolate, offering guests both sweet and savoury treats in flavours that are everything but the norm. The pop-up Asara Bistro Box will feature a special wine, namely the Asara White Cab – a white red wine. The Chardonnay Lightly Wooded, Nouveau, Shiraz and Cape Fusion will also be available, each wine carefully paired with the selection of uniquely designed burgers, macaroons and chocolate.
2oceansvibe Experience brought to you by Jack Daniels
2oceansvibe Media and one of their longest standing partners, Jack Daniel’s are teaming up to bring you something special at this year’s Taste of Cape Town Festival. The 2oceansvibe Star Shade Experience bought to you by Jack Daniel’s is only for the cool kids and includes Jack Daniel’s tasting sessions, cocktails for the ladies, Gentleman Jack engraving machines, outside broadcasts and a live performance by one of South Africa’s biggest rock musicians, Ard Matthews. 2oceansvibe Media are giving 150 lucky winners and opportunity to join them and Jack Daniel’s for a weekend done Jacks way, check out 2oceansvibe.com for details!