If you have never ever heard of the Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town, you have been living under a food and beverage rock. 🙂

Taste of CT


I will include the official press release below, but let me tell you from my perspective all about Taste.
Last year I went on the Friday evening to the Green Point Cricket Club, just to check it out. You see, it runs in sessions. Afternoon and evening. I had gone to the evening one, loved it so much, I thought, yes, let’s go Saturday too. Then I went Saturday afternoon… and Saturday evening…and then Sunday…. Needless to say, I was satiated to the max. The vibe was unbelievable. Music, eating, drinking, laughing and eventually even dancing.
It was just great. Yes, I was tipsy almost all of the time, but sweet flipshizzle was I in my happy place.

If you’re a foodie you’ll be in your element.

If you’re a lover of wine you’ll be in your element.
If you’re a lover of chocolate and treats, you’ll be in your element.
If you’re a lover of an outdoors festival type vibe, you’ll be in your element.
If you’re a lover of live music with crazy good beats, you’ll be in your element.
If you’re looking for a night out but are not kwaaaaait the Tiger Tiger goer, you’ll be in your element.
If you’re a Tiger Tiger lover, it’s a great place for pre-drinks, you’ll also be in your element.

Point is, it’s flipping rad. And I want you to try it out so much, that I’m going to give you tickets to go.
In fact, I’m going to give 20 of you, and your special food and wine loving someone, tickets to this year’s Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town.

If you would like a set of tickets to Taste.

Take a picture of your boooooring lunch and tell me why it is YOU who needs some menu inspiration. Cups of water, empty plates are all acceptable. Basically, I want you to need help in the kitchen, and inject some life into your taste buds. (Once you have won, I will need your cell number, email address and the session you would like your tickets for.) Send pic on facebook/twitter/email.

The options are either: 

Thursday 11th: 18:30-22:30

Friday 12th: 18:30-22:30

Saturday 13th: 1st session 13:00-1700 and the 2nd session 18:30- 22:30

Sunday 14th: 12:00-17:00

Send your pictures to me on twitter @kerimiller or to my email with the Words  TASTE TIX.

Winners will be announced later today. GOOD LUCK

Taste of Cape Town

beautiful setting at the Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town

Taste of CT



Pick n Pay Taste of Cape Town in association with Orbit Sugarfree Chewing Gum,

11 – 14 April, Green Point Cricket Club.

Hard core gourmands, trend hunters, enthused food lovers, serious foodies and dining enthusiasts will tick off indulgent experiences on their culinary bucket list when Pick n Pay Taste of Cape Town in association with Orbit Sugarfree Chewing Gum, comes to town for four days of food nirvana from 11 to 14 April 2013.

“Over the past six years Taste of Cape Town has become a much-loved gathering place forCapetonians who adore food, swoon over chefs and can’t resist the hunt for new flavours,”says Justine Drake, festival director. “Award-winning chefs, champagne, oysters, craft beer, exotic cocktails and a host of other foodie delights –  Taste of Cape Town 2013 restaurant festival is the last word in all things delicious. Taste is a celebration of the very best food and drink that Cape Town has to offer. Bring your friends and shop, eat, drink and mingle under the slopes of breath-taking Table Mountain.”

The event is an integral part of Cape Town’s international status as a food hub, and part of the growing collection of Taste festivals held across the globe. Drawing over 325 000 visitors annually, Taste Festivals form the largest food event in the world, hosted in 18 international cities, including Amsterdam, Auckland, Dublin, Dubai, London, Melbourne, Milan and Sydney. Locally Cape Town Taste is followed by Taste of Durban (July) and Taste of Joburg (September). Taste of Christmas Joburg also joined the fold last year.

The world of culinary influences on Cape Town’s food scene, from the most modern toheritage food, can be experienced through eleven of the most exciting restaurants on the local food scene, along with the chefs that make them great and the dishes that carry their mark. Invited by Taste of Cape Town to participate, these restaurants fashion special menus of starter sized dishes.

Taste the seamless blend of international and indigenous food offered by Henrico Grobbelaar of The Twelve Apostle’s Azure Restaurant and the organic, seasonal and very South African flavours from Natasha Wray of 96 Winery Road. De Grendel Restaurantdebuts at the festival with Ian Bergh and his modern rustic food unlocking the heritage of  the Graaff family farm, while Shaun Schoeman of Fyndraai Restaurant on Solms-Deltastands tall with ‘proudly hiervandaan’ food.  Signal Restaurant at Cape Grace will reveal their innovative take on Cape Town’s colourful past while Sanel Esterhuyse will serve upSavour at 15 on Orange’s take on world food and Jewel of India their spiced delicacies.To show how much fun can be had with food, Beefcakes Burger Bar, represented by ChefWonderful Ndhlovu, brings their wacky 50s diner vibe and sequined sensibility to the festival.Rich in flavour, culture and authentic Italian ingredients, Il Leone Mastrantonio and chef  Daniel Toledo share a passion for good eating. Dash Restaurant and Bar at the Queen Victoria Hotel, named after Queen Victoria’s favourite dog, puts a local touch on seasonal produce with Chef Craig Paterson.

Interpreting the latest dining concepts and taste trends, Taste of Cape Town is “therestaurant equivalent to winning a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s factory”.  Says Drake, “The underground pop-up revolution with its imaginative ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ spirit and energetic buzz will make its presence felt at daily sessions in the Taste Pop-Up Restaurant.Joining the pop-up line up for the first time is Bruce Robertson of The Boathouse, with hisplayful attitude and eclectic experimentation. It’s a second season for Luke Dale-Roberts of The Test Kitchen/The Pot Luck Club) to express his culinary mantra ‘taste, taste, taste’ and limitless culinary imagination in true pop up fashion. From La Colombe, Scot Kirton’ssignature dish will mirror his passion for gastronomic innovation and seasonal produce. Chef Tanja Kruger of Makaron Restaurant at Majeka house, brings her French passion and love of fresh ingredients to the festival.

“What people love about Taste of Cape Town is the fun, informal atmosphere and wonderful buzz of people having a great time, the personal contact with their food heroes and discovery of new chefs, interactive areas that are as educational as they are inspirational, beautifully designed lounge areas for chatting and chilling – and above all – a foodie playground dotted with delicious morsels.”

Drake adds that everyone decides their own pace. “There’s so much to enjoy that many guests return another day to experience it all, first savouring it slowly on the opening night or diving right into the huge selection. Others return for second helpings over the weekend, or to taste the festival’s most talked-about dishes they missed on the first go.”

Taste of Cape Town’s culinary smorgasbord also includes over 100 boutique exhibitors,hand-picked artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market.  For those looking for a 2013 dinner party wow-factor, the Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre will feature live demos by top chefs. For the hands-on visitors, the Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience will reveal the secrets to creative pairings of canapés and wine in an interactive area. Thai chefs will also demonstrate popular dishes at the Royal Thai Embassy over the four days.

There are a limited number of tickets. For booking details go to and for more info go to For updates on the festival line-up, news on chefs and their dishes, stay in touch on or

Twitter: @tasteofCT

Ticket Prices:

R80 Standard- Entry to the festival including a tasting glass

R180 Premium- Entry to the festival including a tasting glass and R100 worth of Crowns (The official currency of Taste of Cape Town)

R685 Taste Clubhouse Experience presented by DStv- Entry to the festival including a tasting glass, R150 worth of Crowns,  complimentary bar service (wine, malt and soft drinks) in a private clubhouse to use as a base for the show as well as a Taste of Cape Town gift

Festival details:

Venue:  Green Point Cricket Club, Corner Vlei and Fritz Sonnenberg Roads

Dates and Time: 11-14 April 2013

Thursday 11th: 18:30-22:30

Friday 12th: 18:30-22:30

Saturday 13th: 1st session 13:00-1700 and the 2nd session 18:30- 22:30

Sunday 14th: 12:00-17:00


Twitter: @tasteofCT



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