It’s the tastiest date on the South African foodie calendar and an event where trends are born. The new look Good Food & Wine Show kicks off in Cape Town from 23 to 26 May and is bang on with what’s hot and fabulous in food and cooking fashions.
The enduring appeal of celebrity chefs continues and appearing at the Cape Town show is the inimitable Gordon Ramsay, who is without a doubt one of the best chefs in the world and has several successful restaurants and a number of TV shows to prove it.
Comfort food gone global while baking has taken the world by storm so heading for our shores is master pâtissier, author and TV chef Eric Lanlard who counts Madonna and the Beckhams among his celebrity clients. Also coming to the Cape Town show is Australian chef and star of Bill’s Food, Bill Granger who is known for delicious food that is easy to create at home.
Locally sourced food and children’s nutrition are the leading trends in 2013 and the Good Food & Wine Show is bang up-to-date with these global predictions.
Getting children into the kitchen and involved in cooking for the family is the future of a healthy nation. So what better inspiration to our children than winner of the first Junior MasterChef Australia Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia, who came in the top four of the competition.
The Good Food & Wine Show is more interactive than ever before – the whole family can interact with local and global foodie personalities who are showcasing their culinary skills while exhibitors have the opportunity to communicate directly with their target market.
Here are a few of the top attractions at the 2013 Good Food and Wine Show:
The South African Bar Show
Visitors can expect a host of vibrantly themed interactive exhibition stands that showcase the very best in spirits, liqueurs, beer, craft beers and sparkling wine brands. Visitors to the show can learn how to mix perfect cocktails, pair liquor brands with food, make the best party drinks and find out what makes a great after dinner drink.
Creative Coffee Theatre
The Creative Coffee Theatre is an interactive hands-on workshop zone where visitors and trade can learn from professional baristas how to create speciality coffees, create latte art and make the perfect cuppa. This area will also be hosting the regional and national barista championships; the winner will represent South Africa at the world championships.
Little Chefs Kitchen
Sponsored by Woolworths, Junior MasterChef Australia winner Isabella Bliss and her twin sister Sofia are sure to create a stir with the young ones when they present hands-on workshops MasterChef style for children aged 4-7 and 8-12.
Brilliant Baking Theatre
Baking is gaining world-wide popularity and this theatre is devoted to all things sweet, baked and tempting. BBC celebrity baker Eric Lanlard will anchor this interactive theatre featuring baking workshops, recipe and technique demonstrations.
Best of the Cape
Sponsored by the City of Cape Town, the best of Cape Town’s restaurants will showcase their winter menus paired with the finest wines.
Presented by magazine editors and authors who are mums, this zone will have interactive demonstrations together with Q&A’s with leading nutritionists, teachers and occupational therapists on how diet affects children’s behaviour and how best to feed your kids.
Spar Wine & Food Pairing
Learn how to pair a myriad of different canapés, sweet and savoury, with various wines.
DSTV Celebrity Chef Photo Booth and VIP lounge
Have your photograph taken with your favourite celebrity chef!
Booking and ticket prices for the Cape Town show:
Tickets cost R110 for adults for R55 for children. This includes more free theatres than ever before. Visitors will also receive a coupon book that will allow for massive savings and specials.
For more information, visit the Good Food and Wine Show website.
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St Yves Beach Club has been helping you party properly for four years. On May 4, 2013 they close their doors down for the very last time. As usual, a very lucky That’s Cape Town reader will get the chance to win double tickets to the event. The doors open to VIP guests from 8pm to 10pm and includes a welcome drink and cheeses platters.
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Here’s a note from the owners of St Yves Beach Club:
Ladies & Gentleman,
Over the past four years, we have experienced the most incredible memories filled with amazing DJs, brands, incredible staff and of course you. It is with a pain in our hearts to let you know that St Yves will be closing her doors on Saturday 4 May for the last time as the venue has been taken over for hotel development.
We invite you all to come and experience the magic of St Yves in this incredible location for one last time, as we say au revoir and see her out in style.
We welcome you all to come on up and get down with us.
All our love and see you in the not so distant future
Jack, Dale & Shaun
For more information kindly contact Leozette at email@example.com or for table bookings, contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further updates, event images, DJ line-ups and enquiries visit the St Yves Beach Club Facebook page.
Name of the event: St Yves Closing Down Party, Au Revoir!
Date: 04 May 2013
Time: 10pm – 4am
Address : St Yves Beach Club – The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.
Cost: R100.00 at the door
Dress Code: No effort, no entry
Visit the event page for more information.
Cape Town will be spoiled in May with two renowned international artists performing in the Mother City. The ever popular rock band Bon Jovi will be bringing their signature rock ‘n roll to all their faithful fans at the Cape Town stadium on Tuesday, 7 May 2013 and teenage pop star Justin Bieber will be here to entertain and steal the hearts of teenage girls all over Cape Town on Wednesday, 8 May, 2013.
World famous American rock band, Bon Jovi, will be playing live in Cape Town on Tuesday 7 May as part of their worldwide “Because We Can” Tour. Audiences can look forward to legendary hit songs including “Living on a Prayer” and “It’s My Life” as well as debut songs from their new album “What About Now”. Sexy lead vocalist, Jon Bon Jovi, and his talented band members have performed over 2700 concerts in more than 50 countries, this is sure to be one memorable concert.
Teenage girls from around the world have fallen in love with Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber, who was discovered on Youtube at the age of 13. In 2009 The singer and song-writer was the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record (My World) to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. He has since sold more than 15 million records worldwide and has won many accolades including Artist of the Year at the 2010 and 2012 American Music Awards. Bieber will be performing live in concert on Wednesday, 8 May, 2013.
Are you coming to Cape Town for Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber Concerts in May? Do you prefer partying into the early hours of the morning and crashing at a hotel instead of driving back to your place? Need accommodation? Don’t worry, Leisure Hotels has a special offer to suit your needs.
Leisure Hotels offers a single room at the prestigious 4 Star deluxe Strand Tower Hotel for only R750 per night or a double room for only R850 per night. Both offers include a full buffet breakfast.
If you want to feel the heartbeat of Cape Town then the Fountains Hotel is the place for you. For only R700 per night for a single room or R800 per night for a double room including breakfast, there is no other place you would want to be.
Take advantage of these fantastic offers, which will be running from 6 – 12 May 2013. Please email reservations at Leisure Hotels to make a booking.