Hey everyone, I’m so sorry I’ve been so quiet lately, life has been hectic, both work-wise and normal day to day. In fact I’ve been so busy that I haven’t gotten a chance to write about the Good Food and Wine Show (GF&WS)that is happening in Durban in October! I’m very exctited as the GF&WS is one of the highlights on my calendar, not only do I love eating, watching the chefs and walking around but I love the atmosphere of a bunch of foodies all gathered together.
Here is the information, be sure to but your tickets!! Tickets on sale now on www.computicket.com.
Good Food & Wine Show
The ultimate foodie experience
24 – 26 October 2014
Durban Exhibition Centre (opposite the International Convention Centre)
Durban is a hub of celebration
The Good Food & Wine Show (24-26 October 2014 | Durban Exhibition Centre) is the ultimate foodie celebration because Durban is the festival city, after all. A feast of festivity is certainly on offer at this year’s Good Food & Wine Show, giving people plenty of reasons to celebrate. Here’s a sample of what’s on offer:
Celebrity Chefs Theatre line-up includes the following (but more are being booked right now so watch this space)
- HOST OF HAYDEN QUINN IN SOUTH AFRICA ON SABC 3, HAYDEN QUINN
- INDIA’S BEST KNOWN CHEF, AUTHOR & TV PERSONALITY, SANJEEV KAPOOR
- CAKE BOSS’S RIGHT HAND MAN, MAURO CASTANO
- FOOD NETWORK SPICE PRINCE, REZA MAHAMMAD
- FOOD NETWORK CHEF, SIBA MTONGANA
- MASTERCHEF SA JUDGE, BENNY MASEKWAMENG
- FOOD NETWORK HOST & CHEF, JENNY MORRIS (the Giggling Gourmet)
The Best of Durban Restaurants – A mix of some the Durban’s flagship culinary destinations and features the Mix Masters 360 degree bar – Get your mix on with a range of summer sun cocktails.
The Beer Route – A large craft beer showcase will be on tap – literally – at the Durban Good Food & Wine Show.
The Wine Avenue – offers visitors a fine selection of boutique wines. Visitors will receive a free pack of wine tasting coupons with their R30 wine glass purchase (further coupon booklets cost R25 each). And, on the Wade Bales Wine Society wine stall, you can enter a competition to win a wine cellar worth R17 000 – a special wine fridge filled with specially selected estate wines.
Family Fun for Everyone – The Sweet Treats Theatre in association with Selati will show kids how to have some baking fun; there’s cupcake decorating on the Snowflake stand and an interactive treat for kids can be found on the Clover Tropika Smooth Ice stand.
Celebrity Book Signing – on the Celebrity Book stand after the Chef’s demo, visitors can get a signed copy of their favourite chef’s book, which are exclusive to The Good Food & Wine Show and often not widely available in South Africa.
Your Master Kitchen – Top KZN chefs will show visitors how to experience the best in the world of kitchen design, appliances, kitchen tools, master class cooking and wine demonstrations. Seating is limited so early booking is encouraged.
Extreme Nutrition Theatre with special guest, Hayden Quinn and a line-up of nutritional specialists will show visitors how to get a healthy food fix.
Celebration Cakes – how better to celebrate than with a cake? All the inspiration needed will be on show for any celebration – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
Specialty Street – See some of Durban’s artisan products under one roof – taste the mouth-watering delicacies and be inspired to create food fantasies at home.
The Coffee Route – the Kenwood Delonghi Coffee and Baking Theatre shows how to enjoy, make and serve coffee.
World of Halaal – A separate and demarcated area showcasing the wonders of not only Halaal food but all things Halaal.
Romancing the Stove with Jenny Morris
This theatre, hosted by Food Network Host and Chef, Jenny Morris, is where couples are given cooking classes. It could be seductive, it could be saucy … it could tantalize the senses but it’s all about the ingredients that hit the spot and Jenny will show people how to enhance those ingredients and bring out the flavours. Again, seating is limited so early booking is encouraged.
The inside scoop with SABC 3
Various SABC 3 Personalities have their moment to shine in the hot seat in an Oprah style talk show while visitors gather around to hear the inside scoop. This area will also be the hot seat for all local & international celebrity chef interviews.
Shongweni Farmers Market – this hugely popular market with its stallholders is bringing its country charm to the show, and will present a range of yummy home-grown products.