My take on the Toffie Food Festival held on 3/4 September in Cape Town- the icing on the cake and the cracks in the pudding. An independent view.
What springs to mind when you think of Venice? Gondolas. A sinking City. Masked Balls. Forget the cliches and join me on a tour of the Rialto Food Market, colourful and bustling, with tips for your next visit.
Set in the breathtaking grounds of the Castle, I attended the Prague Food Festival in May a few weeks after attending Taste of Cape Town. These are my discoveries and tips if you're attending next year.
Sprawled across a dusty plot along the R27 in Paarden Eiland, a mish mash of gazebos, vehicles and trailers order themselves in rows displaying objects of the sort that reflect an organised chaos- the Milnerton Flea Market has been in existence for over 15 years. Previously at different quarters, the traders have become a familiar sight each Saturday and Sunday, as cars stream in both directions toward Table View or the city centre.
Often the scene of throngs of Cape Town's beautiful people - the hipsters in stovepipes and fedoras, the organic free-range squad and the bare foot cooks seeking artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, the Neighourgoods Market recently won Eat In's award for Best Market in it's region.
You're invited to join Eat In for their fourth annual produce awards (the Best in Local Produce) on Thursday 17 March at the Old Biscuit Mill. The awards are open to the public for the first time and entry is free of charge!