Press Release: KZN Food Heroes Star At The Oyster Box

So I’ve been sent the press release for what looks to be a super supper at The Oyster Box. We all know that nothing speaks of luxury quite like a trip to The Oyster Box (or other 5 star hotels), I mean have you seen their day spa… It’s what all girls dream of, luxury, relaxation and romantic! and now on the 23rd of July The Oyster Box will be hosting the KZN Food Heroes Dinner.


“KwaZulu-Natal is a treasure chest of amazing produce.  Sourcing fresh produce locally, in an ethical way for use in our kitchens, is first prize for the Chefs at The Oyster Box. The closer to home the food is produced, the fresher it is, the less packaging is involved, the more sustainable it is for the producer and the better it is for our guests. A win-win all-round.” KEVIN JOSEPH: Executive Chef, The Oyster Box 

On 23 July, The Oyster Box will host a KZN Food Heroes Dinner in the Pearl Room, to salute the artisan food produced in our province. Every item on the menu has been sourced from a local producer, who is a master at their craft and understands intimately, the raw materials with which they work.

The five-course dinner starts at 18h30 for 19h00, with a welcome drink on arrival and includes a paired wine from Abingdon Wine Estate, with each course.  Cost is R475 per person and booking is essential.

On the MENU:

FIELD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI, BLACK PEPPER MASCAPONE AND SALAMI CONE WITH WARM SESAME OIL – Cured meats from Esposito in the Kamberg Valley are handcrafted from pigs fed on milk, cereals and acorns in season.  With no growth hormones or antibiotics, Brett Moller and Franco Esposito’s specialties are made according to time-tested Apennine traditions.  No flavourants, colourants or ‘meat stretchers’ are used in their products.

 LOBSTER BISQUE, ROOIBOS TEA-SMOKED TROUT AND HOME-SMOKED BACON CRUMBLE – Producing approximately 5000 fish per annum, Wayfarers Trout is raised and cold-smoked on the Farm in Dargle and delivered within three days of being caught.

 WONTONS OF SHREDDED DUCK, STEWED ORANGE AND BEAN CASSOULET WITH FRESH CORIANDER PESTO Award-winning Dargle Duck in the Midlands of KZN, has created a ‘duck heaven’ for their open range ducks, which shows in the quality of the product they produce.

 APPLE-POACHED PORK BELLY, CORN VELOUTE, POTATO PEARLS AND FARM FRESH VEGETABLES – We are incredibly lucky to have the likes of Dargyle Valley Pork right on our doorstep, producing pig and pork products of the highest quality.

 BAKED CHEESECAKE, SALTED CARAMEL, SEASONAL FRESH BERRIESTo end our KZN food feast we’ll be serving a baked Cheescake, made with farm fresh smooth cottage cheese from Chrissies Country Cheese in the Midlands.

 ABINGDON WINES, are the perfect partner to accompany each course on the menu.  This family run boutique cellar in the Natal Midlands, offers pioneering wines, that reflect the unique terroir and climate in which they are grown.  All grapes are grown, hand-picked, pressed, aged and bottled on the farm.  Abingdon, is the only certified vineyard in KwaZulu-Natal.

TO BOOK CALL (031) 514 4000 OR E-MAIL


This would make a GREAT ‘warm up’ to the Taste of Durban event that is happeningfrom the 25th of July. I’m super tempted to go but unfortunately I won’t be able to make it, if you do go please let me know how it is, that menu sounds absolutely heavenly!!


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