Over three days, this unique international restaurant festival will bring together the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, prestigious chefs and carefully selected premium exhibitors to attract Durban’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies in an outdoor fine dining celebration.
Besides the food offering from a selection of Durban’s top cooks including Marcelle Roberts (Café 1999), Graham Neilson (9th
Avenue Bistro), Jackie Cameron (Hartford House), Louise Potgieter (Havana Grill at Suncoast and Little Havana), Dayanand Shankar Poojary (Jewel of India), Michelle Barry and Martin Wayne Gleisner (Versailles Restaurant at The Blue Waters Hotel), Jabulani (Jay-Cee) Zondi (Max’s Lifestyle in Umlazi) and Suwapat Jomket (Simply Asia), there is a host of fun activities and hands-on experiences, on offer for the visitor.
Sit back and relax at the Pick 'n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre where top chefs from Durban’s extensive ‘foodie family’ will showcase their culinary skills in fun and informative cooking demonstrations, cook-off’s, culinary challenges, entertaining tutorials. Entry is free.
At the Pick 'n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience, visitors will learn how to make three simple, fun canapés and be tutored in the art of pairing them with the correct wines. Sessions run every half hour, every day. Book a place on arrival at the show to ensure participation. The cost for this unique experience is R15 per person.
Other features include the Amazing Thailand Experience where Thai chefs will be demonstrating authentic Thai dishes, and the Snowflake Pancake Feature where visitors can learn how to make the perfect pancake for every occasion.
Indulge in all things delicious at Fine Brandy by Design by Distell and taste SA’s finest brandies paired with exquisite canapés. Vistors can sip their way through the stalls of premium drink suppliers featuring Jagermeister, KWV, San Pellegrino/Acqua Panna and Redds Cider, all showcasing the drinks that complete a meal.
Celebrate Durban’s local food heroes at The Small Producers Market or take a walk through the Taste & Buy Experience and discover a mouth-watering array of gourmet food suppliers.
For those who crave a more exclusive experience, there’s the DStv Taste Club House, a private lounge that serves as the base for the show. The ticket includes fast-track entry to the show, a complimentary bar in a private clubhouse to use as the base for the show, a free tasting glass, R180 worth of Festival Crowns (the official Festival currency) and a Taste of Durban
For the kids, Heatherbelle’s Café will be hosting the KidsZone. Parents are invited to bring their young ones to a secure play area where they will be entertained with a host of activities and fun at a cost of R35 per child. From face painting and dress-up, to a jumping castle, life-size characters, a drumming group and baking, there is something for children of all ages. Children under the age of 12 get into the show for free.
For information about demonstration times visit the Taste of Durban Facebook page
To avoid the queues book online at www.tasteofdurban.co.za