Coffee cocoa ribs, cured Blesbok and Memories of a Sweet Shop are some of the signature dishes and interesting morsels making their way onto the adventurous palates of festival goers this year. Pick n Pay and Taste of Cape Town are proud to present the city’s trendy, interesting, much-loved, and traditional restaurants, along with their genius chefs.
Festival organiser, Justine Drake is excited to grow the pop-up restaurant feature at the show, with seven restaurants and their chefs showcasing their masterpieces. “It brings with it a very adventurous way to enjoy the diversity of tastes Cape Town is known for.”
A Taste of the Pop-Up Line-Up
96 Winery Road with Chef Natasha Wray
Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House with Chef Tanja Kruger.
La Mouette with Chef Henry Vigar, returns.
In addition to the pop-ups, eight restaurants have been chosen to represent the spectrum of tastes of the Mother City by dishing up their signature creations in starter sized portions. Some of these restaurants include favourites from last year
Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa with Chef Christo Pretorius
Beefcakes Burger Bar with Chef Wonderful Ndhlovu also returns.
Camissa Brasserie at The Table Bay Hotel with Chefs Jocelyn Myers-Adams and Jason Franco,
Longridge Restaurant with Chef Bruce Von Pressentin.
Robertsons Butcher Block in association with The Big Green Egg:
- A gastro theatre dedicated to all things meaty. Chef Craig Elliott collaborates with local butchers to harness Robertsons 90 years of sourcing and blending spices in a revamped version of the braai.
Consol Mixology Theatre: This interactive theatre lifts the lid on creative cocktails.
Simply Asia and Singha Beer Experience: Enjoy an authentic Thai dining experience partnered with Singha beer.
Lindt Al Fresco! 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 on sale.
Food Market: Full of hand-picked artisanal producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market.
Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre gives visitors a unique opportunity to see the city’s top chefs in action – featuring demos, culinary challenges, entertaining tutorials and enlightening Q & A sessions.
Pick n Pay Wine & Canapé Experience is an interactive area where visitors learn how to create simple, stylish canapés to pair with wine.
2oceansvibe Media and Jack Daniels team up to create a vibey cocktail bar where visitors can meet their favourite 2oceansvibe presenters, enjoy Jack Daniels cocktails and listen in on live broadcasts. ‘Me and Mr. Brown’ will also be performing in this rocking tent.
Cape Town Angels Benefit Stage: The Cape Town Angels bring a line-up of performers including Two Minute Puzzle, The Motherland, Saalim Ismail, Elton Goslet and Princess Pop. The College of Magic will have performers on the floor too.
Party Tots Kids Zone: For the little Taste fans, this area is open for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions during the festival.
Culinary currency: The South African Gold Coin Exchange is the official sponsor of the festival currency, Scoins. Festival visitors use these Scoins to purchase dishes and drinks from exhibitors and bars.
The nitty gritty details
Standard R80 Tickets
- (R100 at the door) include entrance to the festival and tasting glass.
Premium R180 Tickets (R200 at the door) include entrance to the festival, a tasting glass and R100 Festival Scoins.
Tickets for the Taste Clubhouse Experience by DStv are R685 and include fast track entrance to the festival, tasting glass, R150 Festival Scoins and complimentary bar service (malt, wine and soft drinks) in a private clubhouse and includes a Taste of Cape Town gift. Kids under 12 enter free of charge.
All tickets can be bought online from www.itickets.co.za or by calling ITickets on 0861 000 291 as well as Pick n Pay Tickets www.pnptickets.co.za or call 0861 000 858.
Green Point Cricket Club, Corner Vlei and Fritz Sonnenberg Roads
Dates and Times
3-6 April 2014
Thursday 3rd: 18:30-22:30
Friday 4th: 18:30-22:30
Saturday 5th: 1st session 13:00-1700 and the 2nd session 18:30- 22:30
Sunday 6th: 12:00-17:00