I’ve already mentioned how excited I am for the Good Food and Wine show 2015, it is a date that I add to my calendar with glee each year and each year the event gets better and better! This year not only are they having the event on the weekend of October 30th but they are also having an exclusive breakfast with chef Rick Stein. He is one of the chef’s my mother used to watch for years and years, I used to watch only to see what new adventure his dog Chalky went on, but all my very young mind was interested in was cartoons and MTV. Now, I am older, slightly wiser and love watching an assortment of cooking shows showcasing the best that cuisine has to offer, and let’s be real Rick has cooked for the best, The Queen & Prince Philip, Margaret Thatcher to name a few, and has travelled extensively honing his craft.
An exclusive Eastern Mediterranean-inspired meal with the legendary chef
This year’s organisers of the Durban leg of the Good Food & Wine Show are delighted to announce an exclusive breakfast with Rick Stein, to be held at The Oyster Box in Durban on Thursday, October 29 at 8.30.
Booking for the Eastern Mediterranean-inspired breakfast – based on Stein’s recent television series and book From Venice to Istanbul – can be made by phoning 031 514 5000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is R595 per person and includes a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival, an exclusive goodie bag and the chance of winning a weekend for two at The Oyster Box. Seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
A selection of Stein’s cookery books, including From Venice to Istanbul, will also be on sale at the breakfast with the legendary chef and author on hand to personally autograph purchased copies.
The Oyster Box’s chef Kevin Joseph, who is drawing up the menu in conjunction with Stein, promises a feast fit for a king and queen and says: “Guests are going to be surprised and delighted with what we have planned for the menu. But I promise they won’t be disappointed.”
One of the dishes that Stein and Joseph have let slip will be what the British chef calls ‘The Turkish King of Breakfasts’ which is eggs with tomato, red pepper and green chillies.
Joseph adds: I am excited about drawing inspiration from such an industry legend and I am looking forward to hosting Rick Stein in my kitchen.”
Details for the Durban 2015 Good Food and Wine Show are:
Dates: Friday October 30 to Sunday, November 1.
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road, Durban
Hours: Friday Oct 30 & Saturday Oct 31, 10:00-21:00; Sunday, Nov 1, 10:00-18:00
Adults: R90 at the door
Age 12-18: R60
Children under 12: Free
Senior Citizens: R60
Wine Tasting Prices:
Wine Combo Ticket: R115 (Includes entry, wine tasting glass & 5 wine tasting vouchers)
Wine Glass: R30 (Includes GF&WS glass to keep and 5 tasting vouchers)
Additional Wine Vouchers: R 25 (1 booklet with 5 wine tasting vouchers)
Celebrity Chefs Theatre Prices:
Local Chefs: R75 (excl GF&WS entry)
International Chefs: R100 (excl GF&WS entry)
Tickets: Available through Computicket (www.computicket.com) or at the door.
Go to: www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za
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