The Street Food Festival perfectly captures the foodie culture, which has kept icons such as Borough Market in London going strong for the last 1000+ years. South African in origin however, this festival is as unique as the melting pot in which it continues to bubble. Now in its third year, the Street Food Festival is taking place on Sunday the 4th of September in Cape Town at the Street Side Studios in Woodstock, and in Johannesburg on Sunday the 28th of August at the Cosmopolitan in Maboneng, Johannesburg.
The Best Food and the Industry’s Best Minds
Hosting not only the food market crème de la crème, the Street Food Festival will also gather some of the industry’s top palates to discuss their food views, inspiration and businesses. Experts such as Keletso Motau, Thithi Nteta, Mokgadi Itsweng, Alice Toich, and Dinesh Patel will explore the single most universal aspect of our daily lives – food.
For the Love of Food
For as long as we have been eating for pleasure, food has taken on cultural significance. There’s no doubt about South Africa’s diversity, which is what makes our food markets so inspiring. The Street Food Festival will showcase a cornucopia of Afro-fusion cuisine; gourmet sandwiches, Mexican cuisine, Asian street food, paella, cold brew coffee and churros amongst many other mouth-watering delicacies.
The Contemporary South African Food Market
Aside from culture, the single biggest influence on consumer temporary market-style street food is that of artisanal quality; local sourcing, freshness, uniqueness and most importantly limiting the amount of hormones, preservatives and unnecessary packaging we consume. The result is a fresh mix of contemporary South African food, which is lovingly hand crafted for those who veer away from mass market consumption.
Cape Town’s Own Blissful Weekly Food Market
This same sought after artisanal sentiment is evident in the Earth Fair Food Market – which is why some of its top stalls will be featured in the Street Food Festival. The Earth Fair Food Market is open on Thursdays, located outside the St. Georges Mall entrance to Taj Cape Town between 11h00 until 15h00.
Tickets to the annual 2016 Street Food Festival are available from Quicket.co.za – R50 to enter the market, R550 to watch the speakers and R400 for Friday night Dinner. The dinner is exclusive to Cape Town and seats are limited so you will want to book now
Taj Cape Town provides luxury accommodation in the heart of Cape Town and is home to fine dining establishments as Bombay Brasserie and Mint, the Local Grill. Taj is also walking distance from Bree Street and a short drive from the Cape Town Street Food Festival.
Taj Cape Town presents “The Gallery”, a new fine dining concept celebrating the synergy of three art forms – the art of winemaking, culinary art and fine art.
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, The Gallery consists of two adjacent rooms both displaying the featured artist’s creations, all of which are available for purchase throughout the month. One of the rooms is also used for wine tasting and sales and as all wines can be purchased at cellar door prices, a quick stop at The Taj Cape Town on your way home is a must!
The adjacent room also hosts the exclusive Chef’s Table. The Chef’s Table accommodates six to ten guests with the dining experience starting from R795 per person including wine pairing, or R595 without the wine pairing.
The August schedule celebrates Woman’s Month with works by Capetonian Fine Artist Sue Greeff, wines created by Simonsig’s Debbie Thompson – one of the first ladies in the South African wine industry – and a delectable, gastronomic line-up including dishes like seared scallops and our unique take on Beef Wellington, all masterfully prepared by Taj Cape Town Sous Chef, Samantha Lloyd.
Keep up to date on the latest exhibitions at The Gallery as well as all the exciting happenings at Taj Cape Town by Liking our Face Book page. Our September line up is already jam-packed with new flavours – wines from Avondale, artworks by Daniela Puccini and a delectable 6 course menu by Taj Chef, Wynand van Rensburg. To book the Chefs Table, call 021 819 2066 or email us at email@example.com.
Boasting fine restaurants and the exquisite Jiva Grande Spa, reservations are essential for securing your place at one of the most sought after hotels in Cape Town. Do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and availability or make a reservation on-line at www.tajhotels.com