UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED!Taste of Cape Town 2013

Taste of Cape Town is an event I eagerly look forward to every year. I’ve been attending Taste for far longer than I’ve been writing about food. It’s always a fun and delectable evening out (usually evening, though I did attend an afternoon session once)

What’s Taste of Cape Town about?

Taste of Cape Town is a local food festival that showcases some of our top food talent (restaurants) as well as artisanal suppliers and selected retailers.

This is what the organisers say:

The Pick Pay Taste of Cape Town is the Mother City’s premier food festival and is coming to town from 11 – 14 April at the Green Point Cricket Club. 12 of Cape Town’s best restaurants will fashion special menus of starter sized dishes for the occasion, including signature dishes created by our featured chefs designed to reflect their philosophy and showcase seasonal and premium ingredients in an unbeatable alfresco gourmet setting.

Enjoy a feast for the senses with top chefs demonstrating live in the Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre or learn how to create and pair simple, stylish and utterly delicious canapés with a wide range of fine wine to complement the balance of flavours in the Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience. Plus over 100 boutique exhibitors, artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries will provide a bounty of the country’s finest food and drink on offer, ensuring that you can sample and shop for a range of produce in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market. With world class restaurants, chefs and produce, Taste of Cape Town is a sumptuous, indulgent foodie day out.

Who should go?

Love food and booze? Of course you do. Or would you like to sample tastes of restaurant food you haven’t had time or pocket to try before? You can now, by purchasing a variety of small taster plates. It’s a great way to decide if you want to visit the restaurant to sample more. In most cases the answer will be: yes! Lots of wines and other drinks will be up for a sampling too.

I find it’s a lovely way to spend time with a bunch of food-loving friends. Hit the stalls arm-in-arm and when you tire of them, disperse for a walk with your lovie, share a kiss behind a stall (I’m not saying this is what I do!), and return to join the friends.

Taste of Cape Town is about our city’s food story. You should share in it.


11 – 14 April 2013 at the Green Point Cricket Club. Check the Taste of Cape Town site for times and schedule.

WIN: An Exclusive dinner for two with Chef Bruce Robertson at his home **

Dinner at The Boahouse

Dinner at The Boahouse

When the Taste people gave me this to give to you, I took a long, deep breath. I’ve been meaning to book a very coveted table at The Boathouse but still haven’t! You’ll be eating a meal that food bloggers (i.e me) would love to get their grubby paws on. You can go on any date you choose, valid for a year.

We’ll also throw in 2 tickets to Taste of Cape Town!


1. Tell me what your favourite food in Cape Town is, in the comments section (please keep it brief) AND

2. Vist the Food and the Fabulous Facebook page and leave your name on the competition post (Like the page while you’re at it, please).


Winner will be drawn on Thursday morning, 11 April 2013.

**Terms and Conditions apply- note: Dinner at The Boathouse is available on Friday evenings only

Taste of Cape Town is about our city’s food story. You should share in it.

CONGRATULATIONS NIKiTA! You’lll hear from us soon.


Taste of Cape Town 2013

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